Daily Search Forum Recap: April 22, 2010

Apr 22, 2010 • 4:00 pm | comments (1) 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:

  • 2010 Earth Day Logos from Google, Yahoo, Bing & Others
    Today is Earth Day and we have a collection of Earth Day logos from the search industry. Including special logos or doodles from Google, Yahoo, Dogpile and themes from Bing and even our site. To see our archive of Earth Day logos, see 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. Below are pictures of those Earth Day logos. Google: Yahoo (animated): Yahoo (static): Google's Orkut: Bing: Ask.com is running a full skin ad, which is
  • Do Links That Open In New Windows Pass Equal Google PageRank
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one member asking if links that deploy a target="_blank or similar code, which essentially opens a link in a new window - do those links pass PageRank and if so, is it diminished due to opening in a new window? I'll be honest, I never thought about such a question my whole life. I have never seen it in my ~7 years of covering SEO forums. But I found the question
  • 3D Google Maps Street Views Quick Key (T or 3)
    Yesterday, we reported the Google Maps 3D Street Views are now back in action. But then I only reported that right clicking on the map was the only way to turn them on. I was wrong. Alvin from the Google Maps team said that when you are viewing a street view image on Google Maps, you can press either the T or 3 key and "something fun will happen." That something fun is the 3D
  • Google Buzz Layer Added To Google Maps
    Google is really pushing the arguably dying Google Buzz. Now, Google is placing a layer of geo-specific Google Buzz threads in Google Maps. To view the Google Buzz layer from your computer, go to Google Maps in your web browser and select Buzz from the More... menu in the top right corner of the map. Here is a picture of turning on the Buzz layer: Here is me zooming into my University: (note: I only
  • Google Trademarks The Word "We" - Well, Kind Of
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one advertiser reporting that Google disapproved his AdWords ad due to trademark issues. In short, this advertiser said that Google disapproved the ad because of the word "we" was being used in the ad. The reason that Google gave him for the word "we" disapproving the ad was due to trademark usage. Sounds strange? Yes, it does. Even Google's AdWordsAdvisor representative in the forums replied that it sounded a bit off.

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Comments:

Pete

04/22/2010 09:52 pm

Hi Barry, The SERPS in Google, certainly here in the UK, are all over the place with many spam type sites appearing on the first page. Have you heard about this and have you any idea as to why this might be happening? I was expecting to see some mention of these issues on your site this week. Cheers, Pete

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