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:
- Matt Cutts: Google Trends Less Useful For Spammers
What I did not mention and forgot about was the features Google Trends had prior that were removed quietly over time. Some of the "explore" features dropped out. Why were they removed?
- Search Facebook Posts & Status Updates
Last night, Facebook announced you can now search posts and status updates directly in Facebook with their Graph Search. Now this is what Facebook users have been asking for. Some things you can search for include:
- Filters Added To Google Knowledge Graph
Another addition to what was announced and launched this Sunday are filters on some knowledge graph results. Here is an example: As you can see, Google added a filter option, which shows various filter options. I used it to show a list of abstract artists in Google...
- Copy & Paste Now In Google AdWords Interface
Google quietly announced on Google+ a new feature to copy and paste within the Google AdWords interface. Google said, "we're making it faster and easier to restructure your campaigns and build out new ones with the ability to copy and paste in the AdWords interface...
- Google's John Mueller: "We Don't Use Authorship For Ranking"
Yes, Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts did say rel=author can help search quality but he did also say Google is currently not using it. John Mueller...
- When Government Shuts Down Yosemite National Park Google 123rd Birthday
Today is the 123rd birthday or anniversary of the legendary park in the United States, Yosemite National Park. It is also the first day the park is being closed because of the 2013 Government Shutdown in place today. Google, on Google.com...
- The Google Market
I spotted this picture on Flickr of the Google Market, apparently they sell wine and other alcoholic beverages there. It is in a town named Stepantsminda, which is in north-eastern Georgia. The pict
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Do You Think I Should Go With An In-House Seo Guy?, HighRankings Forums
- Google Web Designer beta now available: Build beautiful…, Google Ads - Google+
- Good places to sell links?, blackhatworld.com