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:
- Official: Google Panda Refresh On November 5th (Version 21)
We have a confirmed Google Panda update that happened this past Monday, November 5th. This would be the 21st Panda refresh or update we have on record. Before that, we had version 20 on September 27th...
- It's Official: Google's New Top Navigation Goes Live But Will It Remain "Clean"?
Since June of this year, Google has been testing a top down user interface navigation. In fact, they even confirmed the test in September and a few weeks ago, I went on record saying this will be rolled out soon. Yay...
- Google's UK Search Share Drops Below 90%
The Guardian reports via a Hitwise report that for the first time in five years, Google's search market share in the UK dropped below 90%. Technically it was a small drop from the month before, a drop of 1.41 points to 89.33%. Bing increased slightly by 0.72 percentage points...
- Google Testing Images In AdSense Text Ads
A WebmasterWorld thread has a picture (as displayed on this site) of Google supposedly placing images within the Google AdSense text ad blocks. I should note that Google has tried this back in 2006 and 2007 and then decided to ban publishers from doing it themselves in 2006...
- Green Android Birthday Cake
We have posted several versions of flavors of Android cakes before, but this is the greenest and best looking one I've seen to date. We had large and small Android sandwich cookies, we had Android po
- WebmasterWorld Awards Tedster With Lifetime Achievement Award
I covered this in my Jim Boykin buys WebmasterWorld live blog coverage but it didn't really get noticed here. Ted Ulle, aka Tedster, one of the most giving individuals I know in the search community, was awarded with WebmasterWorld's first and maybe last...
- A Google Drive On Wheels
John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analysts in Zurich, is working on building a different type of Google Drive with some of his co-workers. This Google Drive actually drives.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Does Google Know Lawyers Are The Same As Attorneys?, Cre8asite Forums
- Future Proof A Selection Of Locations, HighRankings Forums
- Google Keyword tool: share with us how do you use .., AdWords Community
- Office-hours for ecommerce sites / web-shops this Friday, Google Webmaster Help
- Small Business Link building 2013, WebmasterWorld
- WMT: "Your Average Rank is 3.4" . no it's not?, WebmasterWorld