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 Trends Now Understands Topics, Entities & More
Yesterday, Google announced a new improved Google Trends - one that is better at comparing apples to apples versus apples to oranges...
- Google: ccTLD & Wildcard Subdomain Strategies Won't Give You An "Unnatural Advantage"
Google's John Mueller responded to a detailed technical question regarding ccTLDs, wildcard subdomains and the likelihood of it being seen as doorway pages in a Stack Exchange thread...
- Smartphone Crawl Errors Added To Google Webmaster Tools
Google announced last night a new feature within Google Webmaster Tools specific for tracking crawl errors on smartphones. There is now a new filter within the crawl errors section of Google Webmaster Tools for Smartphone errors...
- Google's Search Algorithm Is Not Dictated By Their Patents
Every now and then I see a thread in the discussion forums come up talking about a patent being awarded to Google. The most recent is a thread at Black Hat World where the SEO tells webmasters to keep their heads up in preparation for something big...
- Google Maps Brings Share & Embed Feature To New Version
Google has announced on Google+ they brought an important feature from the old Google Maps to the new Google Maps. What feature...
- Google Partners Gift: Pen, Notebook & Magnets
Miriam Schwab was at that Israel Google Partners party that we showed off last week with the Google Partners Cake. But what we did not see what the gifts the Google Partners walked home with, which w
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Apple Acquires Social media Analytics Company, Topsy Labs, WebmasterWorld
- Yahoo Acquires Natural Language Tech Company, SkyPhrase, WebmasterWorld
- Yahoo's Year In Review 2013, WebmasterWorld
- Bing Search Trends 2013, WebmasterWorld
- Google Showing My Ads On Their Domains And Not Payin', Cre8asite Forums
- Site dead to Google - fixed keyword density but no recovery, WebmasterWorld
- Traffic to site has dropped dramatically since hosted by a different group, Google Webmaster Help