Daily Search Forum Recap: August 24, 2009

Aug 24, 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:

  • Yahoo Search August 2009 Update
    There are signals from the forums and via Twitter of a possible Yahoo update. Yes, Google seems to be updating as well, but so is Yahoo. A WebmasterWorld thread, started on Friday afternoon, shows some SEOs and webmasters discussing changes to the Yahoo search results. The last possible Yahoo Search update was in June 2009. Vanessa Fox, former Googler and now Search Engine Land's Contributing Editor tweeted that on her sites, "Yahoo Slurp has super
  • Possible Google Update - August 2009
    There are some early reports of a possible Google web search update currently under way. We have threads on this topic at DigitalPoint Forums and an updated thread at WebmasterWorld. In the WebmasterWorld thread, in post number 3977195, senior member, BillyS, said: We started to see some pretty big changes this morning.This appears to be a return to our pre-summer positions. People first started noticing this possible update over the weekend, so there have not
  • Yahoo Search Marketing & Publisher Network Undergo Maintenance?
    I've spotted a few posts in the forums complaining about how Yahoo is reporting very few clicks and impressions on both the Yahoo Search Marketing side and Yahoo Publisher Network side. The simple answer is that this may not a bug, but rather a reporting delay due to a maintenance update. Yes, there is a lot of confusion about this update, since there was no mention of it on either the official YPN Blog or
  • Google Bolding Acronyms In Search Results
    Ever notice when you do a search at Google for nfl or seo or ppc or other popular acronyms you see that Google will bold the longer version of the acronym? Yes, Google will not only bold the title and snippet for the words NFL, SEO or PPC but also for National Football League, Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click, amongst others. Here are pictures: This is not new, Google has been doing this
  • Google Webmaster Tools Now Reporting SSL Certificate Errors
    It appears that some webmasters are now receiving warnings from Google Webmaster Tools about SSL certificate issues. A Google Webmaster Help thread has a couple people reporting receiving the warnings over the weekend. Here is a copy of the SSL warning from Google: Googlebot noticed your site host name, https://www.banknorwegian.no:443/, does not match your SSL certificate Subject Name August 20, 2009 Dear Webmaster, The host name of your site, https://www.banknorwegian.no:443/, does not match any of
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: August 21, 2009
    In this week's recap, Google began forcing even more advertisers into the new AdWords interface, some are not happy. Microsoft said they fixed the one word query fake referrers issue, again. We have listed several tools to compare Google Caffeine's index to the current index. Google Caffeine seems to be running off of Google's new file system - do we care? Bing's search results are showing up in Google. Google News now recrawls articles within

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