Daily Search Forum Recap: October 26, 2009

Oct 26, 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:

  • Goodbye GeoCities: Yahoo Shuts Down GeoCities Today
    As pre-warned, Yahoo is closing the legendary GeoCities software today. This is a serious thing on the search front. Let's not forget what Google's, JohnMu, Tweeted "Surprised at how many serious sites are hosted on GeoCities: get a domain name and move your stuff out NOW!" Now he would know the value of some of these GeoCities sites. Yes, if you have not moved your content, images, videos and sites to a new platform -
  • Higher Counts of Malware Taking Over Google Search Results?
    I often see threads in the various discussion forums online with people complaining that the Google search results look weird. They often complain the wrong sites come up, or they are full of ads or there are weird pop ups. The answer to these issues is often that their computers have been infected with some form of virus and/or malware. Google has a specific FAQ page just to help people with this issue. You can
  • Google Webmaster Tools Showing Sub-Sitelinks
    I know Google has been showing many variations of sitelinks in the search results for a while now. I also know, Google began showing Sitelinks for specific sub domains and sub directories for about a year now. But I have personally never seen them shown in the Google Webmaster Tools area, to be managed. A DigitalPoint Forums thread has a screen shot of one webmaster noticing the ability to manage the Sitelinks within Google Webmaster
  • Google Warns, Don't Block AdSense Certified Ad Network
    Last week, we reported that AdSense publishers are blocking the certified ad network partners and vendors for showing up on their ads because they think it is resulting in a lower earnings mark for them. I currently have a poll on that post, asking AdSense publishers if they are noticing a lower CTR and earnings from the 3rd party certified ad network. If you haven't, please take a few seconds to take the poll. That
  • Video: Demo of Google's Social Search Project
    You heard about the Twitter news from Bing and Google but did you see the video demo from Google's Marissa Mayer on how Google will handle searches within the social network of an individual? If Google knows who your friends and family are, they can make image search, product search, web search, much more personalized. Want to see how? Check out this video of Google's Social Search labs project that hopefully will launch in the

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