Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 2009

Jun 12, 2009 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | 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:

  • 6 Months Later, Google Finally Releases a New Mobile iGoogle
    About six months ago, we reported Google Drops iPhone Optimized iGoogle: Users Revolt. In short, Google dropped the iPhone flavored iGoogle and iGoogle mobile users were really upset and they were upset for a long time. Now, Google announced a new iGoogle currently being tested for iPhone and Android users. Here are screen captures: Much cleaner look for iPhone/Android users, don't you think? The previous look that people were complaining about looked more like this:
  • Google Quickly Fixes Webmaster Tools Issues
    Yesterday we reported about the new Google Webmaster Tools, with the new change of address feature and a few other new things with it. We also informed you that there were several bugs in the new interface and features. It appears that those bugs are now resolved. The original Google Webmaster Help thread seems to have confirmation that the change of address feature is now working. Plus there is an announcement post that says that
  • Google AdWords Customers Mad About Paying For Courses on New Interface
    We know that Google is forcing AdWords advertisers into the new AdWords interface sooner then later. Besides for all the complaints about the interface, some are complaining that Google is encouraging advertisers to sign up for courses on how to use the new interface. A HighRankings Forum thread has discussion around why Google is first of all forcing advertisers into an interface they don't like and then encouraging them to pay to learn how to
  • Ask Japan To Shut Down
    Some more sad news for the struggling search engine, Ask.com. Ask is closing down Ask Japan, aka Ask.jp on June 25th. Bill, the moderator of the Asia specific forums at WebmasterWorld explained that Ask.jp is "reorganizing to focus on B2B solutions. Their consumer search will cease operations on June 25." The consumer search product includes Ask.jp. Google Translate can somewhat translate the statement: From patronage, Ask.jp We very appreciate your business. This time, ask JEPI

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