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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 21, 2012
Google rolled out a Panda update this week, Panda 3.9.2. Google also rolled out a "diversity" update that didn't seem to work too well. Google has updated their rich snippet testing...
- Google Updates Structured Data Testing Tool (Formerly Rich Snippets)
Google announced they have renamed the rich snippets testing tool to the structure data testing tool and have have improved the rendering of the rich snippets, cleaned up the user interface...
- Microsoft Tells Apple Users To Use Bing Over Google Due To Privacy Concerns
Microsoft is targeting Google is a marketing campaign for Apple Safari users and others to switch to Bing from Google because of privacy reasons. The campaign can be found at bing.com/privacy-protection and it says that "Google hit with record $22...
- Google Maps May Be Missing Your Business Information
All the complaints about Apple Maps with iOS 6 one might forget how many issues Google Maps has had over the years and how many issues Google Maps has today. We probably spot three or so bugs per week, of which many, never get resolved...
- Apple Thinks One Search Result Per Page Is Good
While Bing is showing over ten search results on a page and Google users are complaining that Google is sometimes showing only seven results on a page, Apple decides to go with one search result per page. As a developer of iPhone apps...
- Jonathan Simon Says Goodbye To Google Webmaster Team
Jonathan Simon of Google announced on Google+ that he is leaving the Google Webmaster team at the end of this month after being with the team for over five years. What is interesting is that Susan Moskwa made the same announcement a couple days ago...
- I'm Lost Here - What Is This?
Honestly, I cannot figure out what this is. It looks like a room with a wall that looks like a Google search home page. But it is not, it is something else. A Google View? I am not sure what this i
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 301 Issue Causing Duplicate Content, HighRankings Forums
- Facebook Offers Will No Longer Be Free For Merchants, WebmasterWorld
- Google competition probe will be done by year end: trade agency, WebmasterWorld
- Questions on hreflang Sitemaps, Google Webmaster Help
- Thousands of Adsense Crawler Errors - Please Help!, WebmasterWorld
- Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo: We Want A 'True Platform' And Consistent Experience, WebmasterWorld