Daily Search Forum Recap: November 18, 2009

Nov 18, 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:

  • More Screen Shots of Google's New Beta AdSense Interface
    A couple of week ago, we reported about Google's new AdSense interface and posted on screen shot, provided by Google. I just gained access to the new interface myself and I took many screen shots. Before I provide the screen shots, I wanted to share with you both the URL they gave me to access the beta interface. The link at the top right is in red and says "Try new AdSense." When you click
  • Google AdSense Ads Get Special "Featured Ads" With Stars
    There are reports at both DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld that Google AdSense is testing a new ad format. The new ad format has "featured ads" within the ad units, with little yellow stars next to them. I was to hunted down an ad myself to confirm it is real. I spotted the ad on ukcarinsurances.blogspot.com, here is a screen capture: The ad, as you can see, has a yellow star next to it and if
  • iGoogle Users Protest Over Left Hand Tabs
    If you mossy your way over to the iGoogle Help Forum today, you may notice a bunch of threads complaining about how Google removed the top tabs from iGoogle and is forcing users to use the left hand navigation tabs. Actually, this news is somewhat old. Back in June, many folks complained that they wanted top iGoogle tabs over left tabs and we offered a way to get those. Then it rolled out to other
  • Tasty: Google Image Swirl
    I love new fun search features that have eye candy, such as the recently announced Google Image Swirl Google Labs project. It is a bit like Google Wonder Wheel but more images. The best way for me to explain it is either have you try it or look at the pictures below: I search for Apple and then click on images to be swirled my way through the various search refinements: Neat and tasty, don't
  • Google URL Search Results Snippets Showing Breadcrumb Navigation
    Google announced that when a URL is too long, they might now replace the URL in the Google search results with a "site hierarchy display," or what appears to look more like a breadcrumb trail. Technically, Google analyzes a site's breadcrumb trail and shows this instead for a "small percentage of search results." I personally cannot trigger it yet, but many are now seeing it. Here is one example: Google actually has been testing this
  • Google Poland: Scam Ads in Polish AdWords
    This site rarely ever has guest posts, but I wanted to make an exception for a long time reader and SEO who often sends me tips and advice. Kasia Bauer, a search marketer from Poland, author of Magiczne SEO & SEM blog and co-owner of Divbi.com has written a guest post on Google AdWords scams in Poland. We hear about Google AdWords scams in the U.S. often enough, to the point where Google took action.

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