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:
- Site Down? How To Use A 503 Code To Save Your Google Rankings
Every webmaster has gone through the issue of having to deal with a site that must go offline for one reason or another for an extended period of time. Either you need to move servers, a hurricane hit your servers, your site was hijacked or something else...
- Google: Previous Query Used On 0.3% Of Searches
Since 2008, Google has been using previous query to refine and personalize the search results a user may see. It is nothing new and a smart and detailed searcher might take notice when it happens.
- Google Images Drops Exact Image Size Filter
Google Image Search is now missing a neat and useful feature, to search by the exact image size. It is useful when you are looking for an image of an exact height and width.
- Google PageRank Update: November 2012
Last night, Google started pushing out new PageRank data to the Google Toolbar users (if you can find any one using the toolbar anymore). There is discussions about the PageRank update happening at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld. In fact...
- Bram Stoker Books Google Dracula Logo Upsets A Christian
Today on the Google home page is a special logo to pay respect to the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker. Bram Stoker was born today on November 8, 1847 165 years ago and died at the age of 64 in London on April 20, 1912. He is most well known for his novel...
- Mozilla IE10 Cake
I spotted this cake on Flickr, where the Mozilla team made a cake for Microsoft's Internet Explorer team for the release of IE10. They wrote, "delivered a cake to the IE team at Microsoft for their..
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- NYTimes: Google Casts a Big Shadow on Smaller Web Site, WebmasterWorld
- Why Google Went Offline Today and a Bit about How the Internet Works, Hacker News
- Great read! Algo Hunters +Pete Meyers and +Barry…, SEOmoz - Google+