Busy day in search! Google had a huge bug that allowed anyone with a Webmaster Tools account to remove any site from Google's index, Google has fixed it by the way. Google is issuing warnings to Google searches if they discover viruses or malware on their computers. Webmasters and searchers may be losing trust in Google PageRank. This may or may not have triggered an unusual PageRank update, putting Google back at a PR 10. Google enabled more controls for URL parameter handling in Webmaster Tools. Google says you should not use the meta refresh meta tag. Use surveys and Geocities to build links. Google is marketing for a Google AdWords reseller, Yellowbook - for real? Google Call Extensions cost a $1 per call, but they are available to US and Canadian advertisers. Google Maps redesigned and pulled non Google reviews. Google Directory is gone - can you believe it? Google Labs is going away also. Google Toolbar will not work on the latest Firefox version. An SEO firm allegedly deindexed their client's site after being notified they are fired. Google had logos for Gregor Mendel with a Pea logo and Alexander Calder with an interactive mobile logo. That was this week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Major Google Loophole Let Anyone Remove Any Site From Google
- Google Issuing Malware Warnings To Searchers
- Google PageRank Losing Trust Amongst Webmasters?
- Google's Latest PageRank Update Breaks, Google.com Back To PR 10
- Google URL Parameters Enables Finer Controls
- Google: We Recommend You Not Use Meta-Refresh
- Link Building Via Surveys
- Link Building Through Old GeoCities Links?
- Google Marketing Yellowbook's AdWords Services?
- Google Adwords Call Extensions Opens Up At $1 Per Call
- Google Maps Without Third Party Reviews
- Google Directory No Longer
- Goodbye Google Labs
- Google Toolbar Does Not Support Firefox 5
- Fire Your SEO Firm? Be Careful They Don't Take Revenge
- Google's Pea Logo For Gregor Mendel
- Did You Know Google Tried The Alexander Calder Logo Last Year?