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:
- Two New Google Google Webmaster Hangouts
Google is hosting two new Google Webmaster Hangouts in the next two days. The first is at Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at 4pm eastern/1pm pacific...
- Google: Experts Exchange A Top Blocked Site In Google
I am not a fan of Experts Exchange, I've called it one of the most annoying sites found in Google. Well, with the Panda update it is no longer found that often in Google...
- Google's Matt Cutts Definitive Cloaking Video
Google's Matt Cutts recently did an almost 9 minute video on the topic of cloaking...
- Google Indexing AJAX Content Via POST Requests: Facebook & Disqus
Recently, people started noticing Google being able to index Facebook comments without problem. The hard part is that those comments are rendered in AJAX and only visible via POST requests. GoogleBot, Google's spider, was not able to index that type of content on the web before. Now, Google announced they have "started experiments to rewrite POST requests to GET."
- Bing Energy Drinks For Sale
Yesterday there was Chrome Beer and today we have Bing Energy Drinks. @anthonydnelson shared this photo with me on Twitter. Best part, they only cost $1.99! They do look a bit tastier than Chrome.
- Google Vince 2.0 = Google Panda 2.5.x?
One of the senior members at WebmasterWorld started a thread suggesting that the last group of Google Panda updates were more "Vince" update like than Panda update like. Vince was an update that seemed to push big brands to the front of the results...
- Google AdSense Reports For Ad Network Performance
Google added a new report that breaks down your earnings on Google's certified ad network through DoubleClick Ad Exchange. In March 2010, Google launched the Google certified ad network and it concerned many publishers...
- Google To Bill Developers For Maps API
Not totally unexpected, Google announced they will soon be charging Maps API developers for usage of the Google Maps API. Google said now that it is October, six months after they updated their terms of service, they will start enforcing the new pricing options for the API...
- SEO Stars Vs. SEO Celebrities
Rob Kerry has a wonderful post named Celebrities Killed The SEO Star. In short, Rob said, "I believe that celebrity SEOs, brands and blogs are feeding a generation of untested and poorly trained search marketers, who pass themselves off as SEO experts...
- Chrome Beer
Google Chrome is a very famous browser, but there is also a beer named Chrome by Carling. Clive Darr shared this picture of his pack of Chrome beer on Flickr.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Grow a moustache and fight cancer!, Google +
- November 2011 AdSense Earnings & Observations, WebmasterWorld
- Should I run Black Friday ads on Google AdWords? If yes, how, when and where? Can you help me please?, Google AdWords Help
- Yahoo Acquires Ad Targeting Software Firm, Interclick, For $270 Million, WebmasterWorld