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:
- DuckDuckGo Not Respecting Robots.txt Directives?
There is an interesting thread at Hacker News on DuckDuckGo being toyed by Google. That part honestly doesn't interest me as much as the core SEO topic in the thread...
- Beating the Scrapers To Google
A typical issue for a new or not yet so popular content site is having their content scrapped by a site that may look more authoritative than their site. When that happens, it is possible that Google will rank the your content on a site that is not yours - yes...
- Google Bacon Number Got It Wrong
A couple months ago, Google came out with a cute feature where you can search the bacon number game. It works pretty well, well...
- Google+ Local International Phone Number Bug
A Google Business Help forum thread has a complaint from a local business owner that says Google has reverted the area code of his phone number on his Google+ Local listing...
- Google+ Photo Booth
I've been in a broken Google Photo Booth before while visiting the GooglePlex but it looks like one of the Google photo booths has a new curtain. The curtain turns this photo booth into a Google+ pho
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- How did your site perform on Black Friday?, WebmasterWorld
- Error Message in Webmaster Tools Due to People Eating Turkey?, SEOmoz Q&A
- Why might Googlebot get errors when trying to access my…, Kaspar Szymanski - Google+
- YouTube Maintenance 12/3, 7pm-12am PST, YouTube Help
- Facebook Should Reconsider Terms of Service Changes Say Privacy Groups, WebmasterWorld
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