Daily Search Forum Recap: April 2, 2010

Apr 2, 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:

  • (Text) Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: April 2, 2010
    I am skipping the video portion of the weekly recap and just offering you a text version due to being extremely tired. This week WebProNews posted a nice interview with Google's Matt Cutts. Bing told us they use hyphens as word separators in URLs. Google had issues paying Canadian publishers. Yahoo shut down their contextual ad program, Yahoo Publisher Network. We released four polls, one on real time spam, another on the canonical tag, also
  • Hans Christian Andersen Gets 5 Google Logos / Doodles
    Hans Christian Andersen, a famous children's author and poet from Copenhagen, Denmark would be 205 years old today - if people lived that long. He was born on April 2, 1805 and died on August 4, 1875 at the age of 70. Since it is 205 years later, Google decided to not just show one Google Doodle (or logo), but instead, they showed five of them. To see them, go to Google and just click
  • Small Google Navigation Bug
    Try this out: (1) Go to Google News (2) Search for something (3) Then click on the "Web" link at the top of the page (4) Then click back to the "News" section (5) Clear the search box and hit "search news" You will be taken to the Google home page, but it will show "News" highlighted in the top bar. A weird, small, but nevertheless, a navigation and usability bug. Forum discussion at Google
  • Google AdSense EFT Issue Impacts Canadian Publisher Payments
    There are dozens of complaints, that I found, of Canadian Google AdSense publishers complaining about issues about being paid this month. It appears that Google used the wrong exchange rate, which is not uncommon, and then cancelled certain payments to fix the issue. Somehow this technically caused EFT, or electronic funds transfers, settings to go bad in some accounts and stop payments from going forward. I have not seen an official Google response outside of
  • Another Matt Cutts Google Video Interview to Watch
    Mike McDonald from WebProNews has an excellent interview with Matt Cutts of Google. In the video, Matt and Mike discuss the latest changes taking place at Google and go over many hot SEO topics. Here is the video: More WebProNews Videos Definitely worth setting 20 minutes of time aside to watch or listen to it. Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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