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:
- Cutts: Google Launched Another Update During The EMD Update
Friday afternoon, Google launched a major algorithm update coined as being "minor" that targeted low quality exact match domains - the EMD update. That being said, to make things even more confusing, @GregrySmith was able to get Google's Matt Cutts to confirm that the EMD update was not the only update happening at that time. Matt confirmed on Twitter that at least one other update was released around the same time.
- What's New & Important With Google's New Webmaster Guidelines
As expected, Google has updated their Webmaster Guidelines to really add more examples and go deeper on specific topics that might not have been covered before in the guidelines...
- Google May Be Formatting Your Phone Number Incorrectly
There is yet another known bug with Google Maps / Places as verified by Jade Wang of Google. Jade said in a Google Places Help thread that some (not many) international Google pages "that went through the new verification/merge process are having their phone numbers reformatted...
- Google: No Impact On Ranking Based On Linkage Of Google Profile
Let's say you are like me and you write at a few different sites where your Google authorship is linked to all those sites. For example...
- Google Kills News Badges, Background Images, AdSense For Feeds & Webmaster Tools +1s
Google, late late Friday, announced they are doing more "spring cleaning" of limited used products and services or products and services they rather not continue with...
- Shhh. We're At A Google+ Party
What does a Google+ party look like? I spotted a picture of one on Flickr where you see balloons and Google+ signs with people just on their mobile devices. Yep, no one is talking to each other. Tha
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Look, it's +Barry Schwartz in the news for "Technology"…, Max Minzer - Google+
- A great update from Webmaster Tools: When we discover…, Pierre Far - Google+
- Get the basics right: How to improve your CTR, AdWords Community
- Large white arrows with blue background, WebmasterWorld
- Webmaster tools, Not selected and "preferred domain", Google Webmaster Help
- October 2012 AdSense Earnings and Observations, WebmasterWorld