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:
- Google's St Davids Day Logo Insults Welsh
Yesterday, Google has a special logo up on one of their local portals to celebrate St Davids Day. Here is a picture of the cute and fun looking doodle (logo). But one person found the doodle insulting and distasteful. He said, "its like celebrating the Hanukkah with a picture of Auschwitz." He goes on to explain: While it is very nice that Google celebrates St David's Day by adapting its front page, its very insulting
- Google Explaining Why Some Sites Do Not Qualify For AdWords
A WebmasterWorld thread has an updated discussion on the mass banning of AdWords advertisers that has seemed to slow in the past month or so. It appears from the updated conversation that Google is now going to specific advertisers and not banning them outright, but now lowering their quality score and emailing them warnings. Not only that, Google is being very specific and detailed about the issues with the destination pages, as to why they
- Yes, Google Has Rich Snippet Product Info
Google has been supporting Rich Snippets for a while now. Most recently, they added a more types of markups to add to your HTML in order for Google to provide richer descriptions in the search results. One of those additions is product data and a WebmasterWorld thread now has discussion around it. There is a lot of technical detail on the Products microformats or RDFa labels at Google. Here are the fields allowed: brandcategorydescriptionname (fn)pricephotourl
- Yahoo's 15th Birthday Logo : March 1, 2010
March 1, 2010 was Yahoo's 15th birthday. 15 years - wow! Yahoo has a special doodle up for the day, a birthday cake. Here it is: Yahoo has several blog posts about the birthday. One from Jerry & David, the founders, plus they posted a Twitter challenge for the birthday. Happy Birthday Yahoo! Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums. Hat tip to Michel.
SMX West 2010 Coverage:
- SMX West: Keynote Conversation: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Below is live coverage of the Keynote Conversation: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer from the SMX West conference. This coverage is provided by Brian Ussery of Beu Blog. We are using a live blogging tool to provide the real time coverage, please excuse any typos. You can also interact with us and while we are live blogging, so feel free to ask us questions as we blog. We will publish the archive below after the session
- SMX West: Mobile Paid Search Ads
Below is live coverage of the Mobile Paid Search Ads from the SMX West conference. This coverage is provided by Keri Morgret of Strike Models. We are using a live blogging tool to provide the real time coverage, please excuse any typos. You can also interact with us and while we are live blogging, so feel free to ask us questions as we blog. We will publish the archive below after the session is completed.
Other Great Search Forum Threads: