Daily Search Forum Recap: October 1, 2012

Oct 1, 2012 - 4:00 pm 0 by

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:

  • Google EMD Update: Exact Match Domains No Longer Rank As Well
    Late Friday afternoon, Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, dropped a bomb on some webmasters and SEOs. He announced on Twitter that Google is going after "low quality" exact match domains (EMD) to ensure they do not rank well in the Google search results. Matt said this algorithm...
  • Google Image Search Ranking Update
    It has been a while since I reported on a Google Image Search update but there seems to have been one over the weekend. A WebmasterWorld thread and Google Webmaster Help thread have posts about it...
  • Google Home Page Ads Only Bother 26%
    A few months ago, I asked you all how spammy you find the Google home page. One of the cleanest home pages available on the internet today... When users see ...
  • Chartelligence Overlays Panda Updates On Your Analytics
    This is one of those, "why didn't I think of that?" The concept is so simple, overlay data such as Panda updates on top of your Google Analytics. This way you...
  • Did Bing Really Win The Bing Challenge?
    A couple weeks ago, Microsoft announced they ran the Bing Challenge. It was basically a blind taste test of Google results versus Bing results. Microsoft claimed...
  • Former Googler, Fili Wiese, Pretends To Work At Facebook
    Fili Wiese, a former Googler who worked both on the search quality team and then on the AdWords team on click spam, left Google in August. Last week he thought it would be funny to post a picture of...

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