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 Hides/Shows +1 Button In Search Results
As I reported at Search Engine Land as Google Operating System noticed, the Google +1 button in the search results is by default now hidden until you place hour mouse cursor over the search result. When you mouse over the search result, the +1 button appears...
- CTR Dropping For Google AdSense Publishers?
A WebmasterWorld thread has complaints from some Google AdSense publishers of low click through rates (CTR) compared to the average. I don't use AdSense that much...
- Google Drops Scholar From Navigation Bar
There are complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums that Google has removed the Google Scholar option from the main drop down navigation menu. This change came with Google's new top bar change from a week or so ago - that is still rolling out slowly...
- What Google Thinks Of An English Person
There are several threads at the Google Web Search Help forum with complaints about an offensive search result. If you search Google for [define an english person] Google returns the Wikipedia result for the term "Cunt"...
- Google Lego High Heels
I spotted this paid of Googley high heels made out of legos designed by Finn Stone posted on M Monica's Google+ page. Would you wear these?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Panda Release in Brazil, Chile, Argentina?, WebmasterWorld
- A snapshot of the way Google Search now pushes big brands to the top, WebmasterWorld
- Blogger gets G+ Sharing Feature, DigitalPoint Forums
- Christmas Time - Google AdWords Search Advertising Best Practices, Google AdWords Help
- Click-to-call in Google AdWords ads: Share your experiences and tips on using this AdWords product feature, Google AdWords Help
- Google AdWords Community Account Development - Aaron's 'Grab 1 Snack Bars' need help with Display Network Performance, Google AdWords Help
- Google Promoting Hotel Price Ads in Paid Search - Major Update, WebmasterWorld
- HP's WebOS Released As Open Source, WebmasterWorld
- Image ads in Google AdWords ads: Share your experiences and tips on how to use this AdWords product feature, Google AdWords Help
- Typing 'do' then space or / or \ results in the page rotating. Is this expected?, Google Web Search Help