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 Author Stats in Webmaster Tools
Google announced a new feature yesterday for Webmaster Tools. The new feature is named "author stats" and can be found under the "labs" section of Google Webmaster Tools. It basically provides click and impression for content authors have written and shows up in the Google search results...
- Google Promotes Google+ With Authorship More Link
A month ago, Google enabled the ability to click the author's name in the search results and go to the author's profile...
- Google's Hotel Comparison Ads Now Live
A WebmasterWorld thread has reports of searchers noticing a new ad format available for hotels. The ad came up for a search on [las vegas hotels], although I cannot replicate it myself...
- Huge Android Balloon Art
Dan Morrill posted a picture on his Google+ page of this huge life size like balloon art of the Android character. He congratulated Google Mike Winton for throwing "quite a party." Seems like it.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google and eBay Founders Attack Anti-Piracy Legislation, WebmasterWorld
- Google Announces Analytics Enhancements For Mobile Apps Website Analytics, WebmasterWorld
- New YouTube Tests, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- "Search by Image" Extension for Firefox Not Compatible with Latest Version (Firefox 8), Google Web Search Help
- AdWords Community Account Development - Eddie's car stereo parts business is looking for a jumpstart with AdWords, Google AdWords Help
- Developing Private Network sites for Link Building - Please Advice, WebmasterWorld
- Has anyone really used Google as a user recently?, WebmasterWorld
- Max number of sites exceeded (1000 of 1000 ), Google Webmaster Help