This week in search we covered unconfirmed Google and Bing search algorithm updates. Google's Cutts and Mueller both individually talked about PageRank penalties for selling links. Bing is showing over ten results on a page, while Google does seven. DMCA requests have not risen despite Google's new algorithm. Google imported the Webmaster Tools site errors report. Google treats subdomains and subdirectories the same when it comes to geo-specific SEO. Does a DMOZ link have any value in 2012? Google had a really annoying playground ad on their home page this week. Google fixed a AdSense rejection bug. IAC, owner of Ask.com, bought About.com from the New York Times for $300 million. Apple beat Samsung on patent claims, is Google next? Google has a logo for Montessori's 142nd birthday, the Google founders were educated under her model. And yesterday was the 14th anniversary of the Google Doodle, with the burning man logo. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google Algorithm Update On August 28th?
- Bing Search Update - August 2012?
- Cutts & Mueller On PageRank Penalties & Selling Links
- Bing Has Over Ten Results When Google Does Seven
- Are DMCA Requests Up After Google's Algorithm Announcement? Nope.
- Detailed Site Error Reports In Google Webmaster Tools
- Google: Subdomains & Subdirectories Equal For Geo SEO Purposes
- DMOZ Link Now Without Value?
- Google's Tablet Home Page Ad Upsets Users
- Google Fixing AdSense Bug: Rejected Ad Requests
- IAC Buys About.com For $300 Million
- Apple Wins: Samsung Infringes: Is Mobile Search Affected?
- Montessori Education Celebrated With Google Doodle
- Google Burning Man Doodle: First Google Doodle 14 Years Ago