Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- The Meta Keywords Tag Is Back, At Least For Google News
Everyone knows Google stopped using the meta keywords tag ages ago. They simply ignore it and because of that...
- Google Advanced Search Features Not Working
A Google Web Search Help thread is one of many with complaints that Google Advanced Search options are not working. In short, under the "Then narrow your results by..." options are disabled for some. When you click on them, they do not work for users...
- Google News Publishers Have Lower Organic Rankings?
A WebmasterWorld thread has one Google News publisher thinking that the stories on his site that were syndicated in Google News tend to have a lower organic ranking in Google's web search results...
- Google Maps App Is Gone In iOS 6!
If you upgraded to iOS 6 on your iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad, you may have noticed that the Google Maps app is missing. Well, it was replaced by Apple's own home grown mapping app. There are a few threads in the Google Maps Help forums asking Google where it is...
- Just Too Much Chrome
I found this weird picture on Flickr by Ana Luiza Aragao of a city made of Chrome. It might be the cover of a magazine named Info World but an older cover? Have you seen this one? I am creeped out.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Incredible Shrinking Local SERPS & Traffic Drops, LQQK Forums
- Google Maps for Android - 6.12 update, Google Maps Help
- I'm curious -- what's your preferred method to verify sites…, John Mueller - Google+
- New Google and Your Business Forum wrapup! Featuring: new…, Jade Wang - Google+
- Redesign: Developers Want Me To Move Entire Site To Wordpress, HighRankings Forums
- The Role of Human Raters in Google, WebmasterWorld
- What to do When a Competitor Tries to Get you Banned from AdSense?, WebmasterWorld