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:
- TripAdvisor Blocking Google Places From Indexing Reviews
Yesterday we reported there was a problem with TripAdvisor reviews showing in Google Places, and said Google promised to fix the issue.
- How To Spam Google Maps For Top Google Place Listings
Mike Blumenthal has uncovered a way of spamming Google Maps for top results in the new Google Places. He describes the process as "an elegant hack...
- Bing Adds Bing Shopping Merchant Self Service Portal To adCenter
The CPC Strategy blog reported Bing has migrated the Bing Shopping Merchant portal to the adCenter portal. This is a new Merchant Self Service Portal linked to Microsoft's adCenter...
- How Google AdWords Sitelinks Impacts Organic Traffic
SEOmoz has a nice case study of the impact of turning on your AdWords Sitelinks in Google...
- Google Image Search Updating Index Within Days
Last month we reported a November Google Image Search update. The thing is...
- Google Books "Whale Fail"
The Google Books Fail Whale, when a page doesn't load, you get served this image. Google Books is having trouble finding that page...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 3 Misconceptions About Google Places & SEO, Sphinn
- Google Labs: Body Browser, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google Places SEO: Lessons Learned from Rank Correlation Data, Sphinn
- Google Shows Chrome PCs, With Shipments In 2011, WebmasterWorld
- Is Google Changing Quality Score Rules Again?, Sphinn
- New Google Groups releases, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Twitter & Facebook links affect SEO on Google and Bing, Sphinn
- Ideas for holiday or seasonal advertising, Google AdWords Help
- Mobile Networks Want Apple, Facebook, Google, To Pay For Bandwidth, WebmasterWorld