Daily Search Forum Recap: March 10, 2010

Mar 10, 2010 • 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:

  • Chuck Norris Turns 70 Today, No Google Doodle?
    Google and Chuck Norris have a long history. If you go to Google.com and search for [find chuck norris] and hit, "I'm feeling lucky" button you will be taken to this result that reads: Google won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don't find Chuck Norris, he finds you. So it is surprising to see that on the 70th birthday of Chuck Norris, Google doesn't have a special Google Doodle up. Chuck Norris
  • The UK Bing Ads : Here Is a Video
    As many of you know, Microsoft is conducting a major ad blitz in the UK in order to capture market share for Bing, their search engine. Bing's product manager sent me a link to one of the new commercials, which is now on YouTube. Here is a video of the new commercial: What do you think? It looks similar to the US commercials, just with UK accents. Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
  • MSN's New Portal Now Live
    If you visit MSN.com today, you may notice a new look and feel for the site. The beta design is now the new official look for MSN. Like it or not, this is the new look for now. Greg Sterling reports that about 50% of the Bing search queries are driven from the MSN portal. So this new design may or may not have an impact on that. 50% is major and clearly Microsoft is
  • Google Shuts Down "Site Performance" Tool While Upgrading It
    An updated Google Webmaster Help thread has confirmed reports from Google's "sreeram" that Google is updating the Site Performance reports in Google Webmaster Tools. During this update, Google has temporarily stopped updating the existing reports. The Googler said: We are making some changes to the algorithms and pipeline behind the site performance feature and so had stopped updating it for a bit. We'll resume the updates soon, hopefully within a day or two. Do stay
  • Google Directing You To Wrong Country? Report The Issue
    I am finally back from my trip to Israel and one thing that kind of bothered me while I was there was that whenever I went to Google.com, it redirected me to Google.co.il. I know, that is how it should work, but imagine being in a country, like the U.S. and being directed to a localized or regional version of Google. It happens every now and then, to both Google and even Bing. But there
  • Googlers Testing TV Search Android Enabled Devices With Dish Network
    Android powered TV search boxes are being tested by Googlers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Google Inc. is testing a new television-programming search service with Dish Network Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, the latest development in a fast-moving race to combine Internet content with conventional TV. The service, which runs on TV set-top boxes containing Google software, allows users to find shows on the satellite-TV service as well as video from
  • Google Maps Adds Bike Directions & Route Layers
    A long time requested feature, bike directions, have been added to Google Maps. Both the Google Blog and Google Lat Long Blog have details about the addition. First, here is a video demo: Dark green indicates a trail;Light green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road;Dotted green indicates roads without bike lanes but are more appropriate for biking, based on factors such as terrain, traffic, and intersections. To try it out, go to http://maps.google.com/biking

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