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:
- Google's Reading Level Algorithm Graded By Teachers
Last Friday we broke the story on Google introducing a new advanced search filter named Reading Levels. In short, Google would let you filter the search results based on how basic, intermediate or advanced the web results are...
- Google's Holiday Gift In The Help Forums
Some of you may or may not remember, but Google was known for sending out some pretty cool gifts for the holiday season to their advertisers, publishers and friends...
- Late December 2010 Google Updating Possibly Brewing?
Many SEOs who have large sets of clients are able to see a change with Google coming based on tracking rankings and web analytics on mass sets. Often I can see the same based on the Google webmaster and SEO forums starting up again with complaints and questions...
- Google Wants To Give You Search Results Without Searching
How does Google create more ad inventory when there is only so much growth in web or mobile search? Well...
- Google Alfred de Musset Logo
On Saturday, December 11, 2010 Google had a special logo or Doodle for Alfred de Musset on Google France. It was the 200th Anniversary of Alfred de Musset's Birth.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Odd HTTP query string requests from Yahoo Slurp, WebmasterWorld
- There have been no Insight statistics for my account for several days, YouTube Help
- Twitter Publishes its Top Trends of 2010 From 25 Billion Tweets, WebmasterWorld
- Google creates, indexes, and ranks millions of doorway pages with scraped content, Sphinn
- Green url search results overlap ads, Google Web Search Help
- New SEO Best Practice: Whining, Sphinn