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:
- Blocking Sites On Google No Longer Works
Blocking sites from showing up in the Google search results no longer works. First reports came a week or so ago via Google Web Search Help where Googler, Kousha, said that "this was a known issue a while back." Well...
- Google Zeitgeist 2012 Pictures
Yesterday, Google announced the Google Zeitgeist 2012 and they posted the most trending and searched for keywords by category and geographic location. Last night, they had the annual Google Zeitgeist - Google Holiday Party - in New York...
- Google's Data Highlighter: What If It Conflicts With HTML Markup?
Google announced the launch of a new tool to help novice webmasters create rich snippet markup (structured data) for their web pages...
- Google Changes How You Search For Porn
Google has changed how their Google Images SafeSearch filter work. Now by default, Google will take the stricter approach to filtering explicit images for showing up in the image results...
- Problems With Google Maps For iPhone? Get Help Here
I am sure you all heard the news by now, Google released their new Google Maps app for iPhone in the App Store late last night after a long long wait time. iPhone users are rejoicing! iPhone users now get Google Maps level quality mapping...
- Google Zeitgeist Wall
Last night I attended the Google Holiday Party in the Google Manhattan building on 8th avenue and 16th street. The event was for the Google Zeitgeist announcement where Eric Schmidt and Amit Singhal
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Facebook Rolls Out Social Gifting To U.S. Users, WebmasterWorld
- Larry Page Interview - the direction Google is headed, WebmasterWorld
- What are the advantages of 301 redirects over…, Kaspar Szymanski - Google+
- November Forum Award Winner - geo.osm, Google Maps Help
- Facebook Makes Changes To Privacy Settings, WebmasterWorld
- Google Closes Shopping Search In China, WebmasterWorld
- Recovery from Nov 16th Google changes, WebmasterWorld