Daily Search Forum Recap: October 5, 2010

Oct 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:

  • Bing Webmaster Center To Add Link Reports, Link Explorer & More
    At SMX East yesterday, Bing had a sponsored panel named Bing Webmaster Tools and the Search Alliance which I live blogged. In that demo, they showed off some new features coming to the Bing Webmaster Center toolset. In July they revamped their webmaster tools but dropped a key element, linkage reporting. Yesterday, Bing demoed the new link report. They also demoed a feature called link explorer that shows you what their spiders see on a
  • Funny Google Maps Street View: Pepsi Truck & Then Coke Truck
    For those that missed it, Gizmodo reported that Google Street Views had an image of a Pepsi truck unloading at (I believe) a supermarket but when you drove forward on that street view, the Pepsi truck changed to a Coke truck. Clearly the images were taken at different times but it is funny never the less. You can see it live at 3800 ontario est,montreal and here are two pictures: Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped
  • Google Webmaster Tools Adds Change Percentages To Query Report
    A few months ago, Google added impression and click data to Google Webmaster Tools. It was very cool, but today, it seems like Google quietly launched percent change and position change over time to those reports. Here is a screen shot: As you can see, next to each column it shows the percent or rank change over time. I assume the change data is based on the date range you selected compared to an equal
  • Google AdWords: "Train & Gain" Contest Begins
    Google is running an AdWords program named train and gain. The program began yesterday and it encourages AdWords advertisers to experiment with features they have never tried before and encourages them to manage their accounts on a more frequent basis. It is too late to sign up for this program now, but those who have signed up already will "receive four weeks of tips and advice on some of the most important aspects of AdWords."
  • Google Instant Won't Work Yet In IE9 Due To Trident 5
    Some Internet Explorer 9 beta users are complaining in a Google Web Search Help thread that Google Instant doesn't work using that browser. Google confirmed the issue in the thread, they said they are in the final phases of testing Google Instant on IE9. Jonathan E. from Google said: We're is in the final stages of testing Instant on IE9 and hope to be able to enable it in the coming week or so. We'll

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