Daily Search Forum Recap: July 14, 2008

Jul 14, 2008 • 5:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Search Forum Recap
 

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:

  • Yahoo Rejects Microsoft's Offer -- Again
    After several months of indecision regarding the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, Techmeme shares multiple reports that Yahoo and Microsoft are no longer going to consider any sort of partnership (including one from the Yahoo press room.. The reasoning behind this is likely because of billionaire Carl Icahn's possible involvement; it would be too complicated to have a partnership that included the billionaire. Still, forum members wonder why this even happened. Why does Microsoft want Yahoo so badly?
  • Booting Your Competitors From Google's Local Results in Web Search
    Ever since Google launched Universal Search, SEMs have been trying to leverage it to get their site into the first position within the vertical search engine that is ranking in the top slot. So for searches like new york hotel where Google Local results dominate the top of the first page, securing a spot in those results may be critical to your SEO campaign for those search terms. One webmaster posted a thread at WebmasterWorld
  • Google Finally Removes Comic Sans Font From AdSense Ads
    After Google began testing new AdSense fonts back in May of this year, including testing comic sans - Google has finally decided to drop it based on publisher complaints. AdSenseAdvisor at WebmasterWorld said: Based on publisher feedback, we have removed Comic Sans from the current ad format experiment. Thanks again for your continued feedback and suggestions. We welcome any further feedback that you might have and assure you that it'll be passed onto the relevant
  • Googler, Bergy - Berghausen, Leaves Google
    I am sad to report that Mark Berghausen, aka Bergy, of Google Webmaster Central, has decided to leave Google to pursue his legal profession. Bergy, as he likes to go by, has responded to well over a 100 questions in the Google Groups forums, contributed countless blog posts, participated in the webmaster chats and come to many search conferences. Berg's first post as a Googler was on May 17, 2007. John Heneck notified me of
  • Bill Slawski, Cre8asite Forums Administrator Steps Down
    Over the weekend, we learned that Bill Slawski, aka bragadocchio, has stepped down from his administrative duties at Cre8asite Forums. Bill has been with Cre8asite Forums, pretty much since the start, back in the Yahoo club days - as a moderator in the Yahoo forum. Bill said he will be stepping down from moderating but will hopefully continue to be active in the forums as a typical member. Bill said, "I am stepping down as
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 13, 2008
    This may be the quickest recap I have done. I typically have to keep it under 10 minutes, due to the YouTube restrictions but this is even shorter. Why? Because I produced it on Friday, the day I got the iPhone - so I was tired. Yahoo and Live Search had major search updates. Google added search volume data to their keyword tool. Microsoft adCenter may be overtaking Yahoo Search Marketing. Google slapped AdWords advertisers,

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