Daily Search Forum Recap: October 16, 2011

Oct 16, 2011 - 10:36 am 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:

  • Results: 47% Will Try Google's PageSpeed Service, 30% Won't
    A few months ago, Google launched a CDN like page speed service and we asked, would you give Google pagespeed a try...
  • New SEO Term: Google Vibration Effect
    On day two of a new SEO term, we have Google Vibration Effect. This one comes with no explanation. A DigitalPoint Forums thread just has one webmaster stating someone told him his site suffers from it...
  • 9.2% Of You Lost Your Jobs Due To Google's Panda Update
    The unemployment rate as released on October 7th is at 9.1%, pretty high for U.S. standards. How does that relate to the SEO industry? Well, it doesn't but it is unusually close to the 9.2% of you who claimed you lost your job because of the Google Panda Update.
  • Matt Cutts Capturing Baby Pandas!
    Danny Sullivan posted yet another funny picture on his Google + profile. Danny said, "I was able to sneak into the GooglePlex last night and was able to find +Matt Cutts's office. I was shocked..."
  • New SEO Term: Google BLOOP
    Since I am offline today, figured it would be fun to post a new SEO term I spotted in the forums today and tomorrow. Today's new term is BLOOP...
  • Spelling & Grammar Not A Direct Google Ranking Factor
    A new thread at Google Webmaster Help asked a question that Matt Cutts of Google has a video answer on. The question was, is spelling and/or grammar a ranking factor used by Google...
  • Most SEOs Report Hacked Sites To Google
    A few months ago we polled our readers asking Do You Report Malware In Search Results To Google...
  • Bing Influences Many SEOs To Use Meta Keywords Tag
    About a month ago, Bing confirmed they use the meta keywords tag as part of their many ranking signals. As we said then, Yahoo did also. Most SEOs I know, at least in the publishing business, don't bother with the meta keywords but according to my poll...
  • Angry Birds At Google
    Danny Sullivan was at the Google Zeitgeist a few weeks ago and snapped a picture of when Tony Hawk wins against Scooter Braun in Angry Birds challenge at the event. He posted the picture on Google +.

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