Daily Search Forum Recap: May 5, 2010

May 5, 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:

  • Google Disses Cinco de Mayo, Yahoo, Bing & Others Don't
    Today is Cinco de Mayo but you wouldn't know that by visting Google.com. You would however know it if you went to Yahoo, Bing or DogPile today. Here are the logos from Yahoo, Bing and Dogpile: Here is the Festival patios cordobeses logo from Google Spain, obviously not related to Cinco de Mayo: Of course, there are complaints there is no Cinco de Mayo doodle from Google at Google Web Search Help.
  • Google Drops Search Suggestions For "X Are..."
    Sometime recently, Google seemed to have dropped all search suggestions for a keyword plus the word are. A Google Web Search Help thread reported that the words [jews are] no longer brings up any search suggestions as you type. So the searcher asked, "Are certain suggestions removed?" So I tried a bunch I knew did bring up things in the past, such as Chinese are..., Blacks are...., Muslims are... and nothing came up. It does
  • Proof Ask.com Is Dead
    Want some solid evidence that Ask.com is dead and webmasters don't care about it? Just check the date of the last post in the WebmasterWorld Ask Forum and you will see, the last post was just over six-months ago. Yes, it has been half a year since a webmaster asked a question or pointed out a change with Ask.com. Why? Because webmasters don't care about a search engine that is not a search engine and
  • Old Google News Sitemaps Format Discontinued
    This has been coming for a while now and as of yesterday, the old format for Google News Sitemaps files has changed. An updated Google News Help thread from Googler Inbal said the last day for the old format was yesterday, May 4th. Today, the old format will no longer work, so I do hope you publishers updated your sitemaps to be news specific. If you have not done so already, it is not too
  • Google Places Statistics Off, Google To Investigate
    Reportedly, since Google Places replaced the Google Local Business Center, the statistics within Google Places have been off. A Google Places Help thread has reports from local businesses that the stats are off. Joel H. from Google did confirm an issue, he said: The disparity between impressions and actions is being looked at by our team. So clearly something is not right. One business owner said, "They used to say i got 150 clicks/month on
  • Don't Ask Googlers For Help & Lie To Them
    There is a nice number of Googlers paid to help webmasters in the Google Webmaster Help Forums. In one Google Webmaster Help thread, a webmaster noticed his site dropped in the search results and came to the help area to ask a Googler for help. The issue is, he lied - and it was a bad lie. He ended his post saying, "I know nothing about these SEO thing." But then Googler, JohnMu, looked at
  • AdWords Product Managers To Post In Google AdWords Forums
    AdWordsPro Sarah, an official Google AdWords representative announced in the Google AdWords Help forums that Google AdWords Product Managers, also known as PMs, will be posting in the forums soon. Sarah said: In order to better understand top advertiser issues, AdWords Product Managers (PMs) will be posting on the forum for the next few months. Product Managers work closely with our engineering team to organize and launch new features, tools, upgrades etc. so it will

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