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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 19, 2010
This week at the Search Engine Roundtable I covered that Google is now showing even more single domain results but making them more compact. Bing Search has updated. Google is indexing Flash files even better. How will Google tackle the exact match domain problem? Do you need help with your Google Instant Previews? You can now tell Google about it. There are also ways to turn off the previews. Google launched Hotpot, a local social
- Bing Search Update: November 2010
A WebmasterWorld thread has some SEOs and webmasters talking about a possible Bing index or algorithm update that took place yesterday. These are webmasters and SEOs who joined the forum back in 2003. So they have some history. One said: Today at Bing an older site I have finally made it to page one number one for a desired term. A newer site (one year old) jumped from page five to mid page two for
- Rejected By Google News? When Do You Apply Again?
Have you submitted your site to be included in Google News but Google rejected you? Has your publication been in Google News but recently removed? The big question is, how soon is too soon to re-apply to Google News? A Google News Help forum asks that question. I tried to locate an official Google statement on this topic, either in a help document or via a Googler in the help forum but came up with
- Google Now Powering Yahoo Japan For Some?
As you know, Yahoo Japan is expected to switch over their search engine to be powered by Google and not use Microsoft Bing. Some are reporting that this has happened as of yesterday or this morning. Garya at WebmasterWorld said, "Yahoo Japan is now showing Google results." I personally checked it out myself and didn't see any powered by Google nor did I see the results on Yahoo Japan to match that on Google Japan.
- Will Exact Domains Always Rank Well in Google? Some Will
Last week, I covered Matt Cutts of Google's talk at PubCon and then highlighted only the points Matt made that I personally found interesting over at Search Engine Land. One of the points Matt made towards the end of the session was that Google will be looking at why exact domain matches rank so well. A WebmasterWorld thread is having a nice discussion around this specific topic. Also Peter Da Vanzo, one of the most
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