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:
- Firefox 3.5 Now Supported by Google AdWords
On June 30th, Mozilla released Firefox 3.5. On June 30th, we had the first complaints at Google AdWords Help that the Google AdWords interface was not supported in Firefox 3.5. The error message being displayed to AdWords advertisers was: Support for Firefox 3.5 is coming soon. Until then, please use an earlier version of Firefox when viewing the new interface. Google fixed it a day later, and we have confirmed reports in that thread that
- Google Finally Drops Call Tracking Phone Numbers?
We knew Google was going to discontinue the 800# call tracking feature "shortly after May 5, 2009." Well, it seemed to have continued to work, until yesterday. A WebmasterWorld thread reports from one advertiser who religiously used these free 800#s that they no longer seem to work. He said: At this moment it looks like the numbers are dead. If you were waiting to swap them out, do it right now. I am trying to
- Searchers Want "Pages From [Country]," Google Might Drop It
So Gabs spotted last week that Google was testing removing the "pages from UK" radio search button at Google UK. He was the only one I saw mention that until now, but I blogged it at Search Engine Land, because I knew it would come up again. Today, I spotted a thread at Google Web Search Help with complaints from some searchers that Google South Africa is no longer showing the radio button "pages from
- Offering SEO Before The Site Is Developed
A HighRankings Forum thread has discussion around a topic I can relate with. My company, RustyBrick, builds out custom web software and sites, including iPhone apps. I often get new customers coming to me with their request to build them a web site. They are clueless about SEO and honestly, don't have the time or care to learn about it. So we build the site for them, whatever it might be (e-commerce, CMS, social networking,
- Bing Adds Tweets Answers But How Real Time Is It?
It is amazing how many blogs are buzzing about Bing adding Twitter results for some "prominent and prolific Twitterers." It works by searching for name tweet/twitter or the @username. So for example, @rustybrick returns my "latest" Tweet. The thing is, I took this screen shot five minutes after making a new Tweet. Here is that new tweet: So we know that Bing must pull from the public Twitter API, not in real time, but on
- YouTube Changes HD Viewer? Increases Upload Size to 2GB
Yesterday, if you viewed a video on YouTube in HD format, it would display in a large format. It would basically move down all the content on the right of the video and increase the video size to the full browse width. Here is a picture: YouTube seemed to have changed it now. When you view a video in HD, it no longer increases the video size to the full width of the browser, instead
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Counting Traffic From Twitter, Cre8asite Forums
- Twitter Adds Improvements To Followers and Following Links, WebmasterWorld
- Custom Link Love For Wordpress Comments, Sphinn
- Google Analytics For Local Search Part 1 of 7: Tracking Traffic From The 10 Pack, Sphinn
- Google Click Fraud via Malware, WebmasterWorld
- Yahoo! Answers Update: Level 1 URLs, DigitalPoint Forums