This week I am a bit under the weather, but I produced my weekly search & SEO recap. Google vowed to target low quality content, content farms and on page spam and it might be going on now. We have reports from SEOs that this is happening as we speak. Google spammed their own index with Google Translate spam. Google is now censoring piracy from Google Instant results. Google does rank the site command in some order. Google Maps rolled out a new navigation element. Google Maps will notify you when they update their images. Bing revamps their image search landing page. Google begins lowercasing AdWords URLs. Browsers are blocking behavioral ads. Google plans to hire thousands of new employees this year. That was this week at the Search Engine Roundtable. Happy New Years!
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google's Next Target: Content Farms & On Page Spam
- Google's Content Farm Algorithm Live? Sites Are Dropping.
- Google's Own Content Farm: Google Translate Spam
- Google Censors BitTorrent's Name Among Other Piracy Related Terms
- Google Ranks Site: Results In Order Of Some Importance
- Google Maps Rolling Out New Navigation Icons
- Google Can Notify You When They Update Their Maps Of Your Home
- Cute Squirrels, Bing's Top Image Search For Today
- Google Lowercases AdWords Display URLs
- Keep My Opt-Outs Google Extension Worries AdSense Publishers
- Google Plans to Add Thousands of New Jobs in 2011