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:
- Google Panda 3.1 Update : 11/18
Friday afternoon, sometime after 4pm I believe, Google tweeted that they pushed out a "minor" Panda update effecting less than one-percent of all searches. The tweet reads: Tiny weather report: Minor Panda algorithm data refresh (affects
- Who Are Google Quality Raters?
PotPieGirl wrote an excellent post named Google Raters : Who Are They...
- Last Day For Yahoo Site Explorer
Today is the last day you will be able to use Yahoo Site Explorer. Yahoo announced late on Friday that they are closing it down today, November 21st. They said: With the completion of algorithmic transition to Bing...
- Google News Doesn't Retain Search Query From Google.com
Last week we reported Google Forgets Your Query Between Verticals. At first, I thought Google not remembering your search query on Google.com to pass through to Google News was a mistake but it might not be. Try it yourself...
- Google Indexing & Displaying Images Within Universal Search Fast
Back in April, I reported at Search Engine Land that Google was indexing images within hours and displaying time stamps on images. But since then, there has not been much discussion around the speed of Google indexing images recently...
- Before The PubCon Keynotes
Kenichi Suzuki posted a picture of some of us on his Google + page. This is what the keynote room looks like about 45 minutes prior to the keynote.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Crawler errors from Bing Image searches, Google Webmaster Help
- Lessons from Google about URL Lengths, Sphinn
- Problems with subscriptions: Publishing or receiving videos in feeds, subscriptions page, YouTube Help