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 News Quality Post: Spam Getting Worse?
Earlier this month, we speculated that Google News is getting spammy, way spammier than it ever was. We based this assumption based on the number of complaints in the forum thread. Today, I spotted a Googler, Inbal, posting a single thread talking about quality in the Google News Help forum. Inbal said: Thank you for taking the time to share your specific issues about the quality of Google News sites. While we usually won't reply
- Should Google's Organic & Paid Side Get On Same Page?
A new thread at WebmasterWorld has one Webmaster complaining that pages the do incredibly well in Google AdWords have been hit hard by the MayDay update. Now, this is one person complaining, so I am not sure how much weight we should put on this report. He said: My sites and pages that are not good enough to be ranked or even indexed any more in the organic search (the results that are pushed even
- Report: Google to Start iTunes Product
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is working on their own iTunes like competitor. Here is part of what the Wall Street Journal is reporting: Google Inc. is preparing to roll out a music download service tied to its search engine later this year, followed by an online subscription service in 2011, according to people familiar with the Internet giant's discussions with the music industry. Google's proposals are still vague, say these people, and
- Google's YouTube Beats Viacom In Court
Google is proud to say that they won against Viacom after taking them to court over $1 billion for copyright infringement. Google said: Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacomâ€™s lawsuit with YouTube. This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. The decision follows established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- American Express Open Releases Paid-Search Platform, WebmasterWorld
- Four Engines, Four Ways To Generate Links, Sphinn
- Google unveils its own HTML5 site, WebmasterWorld
- Meet the World’s First Free Negative Keyword Tool, Sphinn
- Why wasn't there a Google Doodle for Alan Turing's birthday? He's practically the father of computer science!, Google Web Search Help