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:
- Is Yahoo Embarrassed Over Bing Powering Their Results?
As we know, Yahoo said the transition to Bing powered Yahoo organic search results is going to happen anytime this week. Well, many are now seeing the "Powered by Bing" label on the results. I see them as well, and here is a picture: You see that? The font size is what you find in little disclaimers, the type font size used when you have to say something, but you are embarrassed or don't want
- Google Search Real Estate Dominated By Single Domain For Brand Searches
Malcolm Coles provided screen shots of examples of how brand name with query type of searches are resulting in the search results being dominated by a single domain. One example he provided was a search for [apple help], but that is one of many examples: Others are seeing this as well. WebmasterWorldhas their own thread on a related topic. There is a Sphinn thread on Malcolm's post. Is this a bug? Is this a new
- Facebook, Now With Location Check Ins
The big news everyone is buzzing about this morning is that Facebook announced they are allowing people to check into locations. Similar to Foursquare. Facebook said: You have the option to share your location by "checking in" to that place and letting friends know where you are. You can easily see if any of your friends have also chosen to check in nearby. It works on the latest iPhone app or on mobile HTML5 enabled
- Google Russia's Soviet Space Dog Doodle:
If you visit Google Russia today, you will see two friendly looking dogs in space suits. Their names are Belka and Strelka and they are two dogs, amongst many, that the Soviet Union sent up to space to test safe space travel. These dogs spent a full day on Korabl-Sputnik-2 (Sputnik 5) on August 19, 1960. You can learn more about the dogs at Wikipedia. For all those cat lovers out
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Tablet PC is coming - preview, DigitalPoint Forums
- Market Research for Link Building - Who You Can Get Links From, Sphinn
- Picasa 3.8 released, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Rumor: Google Chrome O/S Tablet In Prep, WebmasterWorld
- [bug] russian text of 'Prefs' page is broken, Google Web Search Help