Daily Search Forum Recap: December 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm 0 by

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:

  • Confirmed: A Panda Refresh, Version #23
    Google has confirmed that this is a Panda refresh. This would make it version 23 and it impacted about 1.3% of English based queries. I should note, I am shocked they pushed out a refresh before the holiday seasons. Last year they promised they would not do a Panda update before the holidays. What a difference a year makes. A week ago...
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: December 21, 2012
    This week at the Search Engine Roundtable Google told us that there was no update last week, so we were all dreaming. But I spotted more signs of a possible Google update last night - I do doubt it though. Google's disavow link tool does seem to work...
  • New: Advertise Your Google+ Page On AdWords Express
    Google's Christian Oestlien announced on Google+ that you can now use Google AdWords Express to advertise your Google+ page in Google. You can do so when you see an "Advertise" link on your Google+ page. It uses AdWords Express to create and place the ads for your Google+ page...
  • Business Pictures Now In Google Web Search Map Results
    Now if you search for a business and a map/places result is featured in the top right knowledge graph area, Google may show street...
  • Google.com Replaces Mayan Logo To Respect Sandy Hook Victims
    Today on virtually all Google home pages is a special Google Doodle to commemorate the last day of the Mayan calendar, also known by many as the "end of the world." But that Doodle / Google logo is not on Google...
  • Google Aura
    Richard Hay from Google posted a picture on Google+ of the skyline behind one of the Google buildings in Mountain View, California. He called it "Google Aura" and yes, it does look like it. What a b

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