Daily Search Forum Recap: November 26, 2010

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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 26, 2010
    This special Thanksgiving edition of the Search recap has some interesting topics. Google will be significantly changing the AdWords agency support model. Google Instant Previews caused some big issues with Google Analytics. Google's Site Operator seems to be less buggy, with a special comment from Matt Cutts. Google has published an excellent set of documents on controlling crawling and indexing by Google. Google may have updated the image search index. Google has their second major
  • Google's Bruce Lee Logo
    Tomorrow, November 27th, Google will show a special logo for Bruce Lee's birthday. Bruce Lee is a well known karate actor, was in many movies and may have been known to popularize karate in America. November 27th is Bruce Lee's 70th birthday. For his special birthday, Google has a Google Doodle on some of the Google properties. Some are already live, since it is November 27th in places like Hong Kong. Here is the logo:
  • Google Published Detailed Specifications on Robots.txt
    Webmasters and SEOs have new reading material for this weekend. Google has published a very comprehensive and detailed Robots.txt Specifications, Robots meta tag and X-Robots-Tag HTTP header specifications and how to control crawling and indexing by GoogleBot. There are two threads that I know of covering this new document. One is at WebmasterWorld and the other is at Google Webmaster Help. Tedster said he learned at least one new thing from this new resource. He
  • Google Places Bulk Import Not Working
    There are a few threads in the Google Places Help forum with complaints that the bulk upload feature to add new businesses to Google Maps is not working. Those trying to upload new businesses via the bulk upload spec are receiving errors. Those errors read: Unable to connect to feed processing server Please try again in a few minutes. Trying again in a few minutes or even days later did not help. One person said
  • Google Dropping AdWords Agency Support in UK
    AccuraCast reports receiving an email from the Google Dublin office that they are cutting all AdWords agency support. He wrote: Google AdWords' Dublin support team sent out an email to their agency partners, yesterday, stating that dedicated account management support for agencies will be stopped in the new year. I have emailed Google for confirmation and will let you know more details as soon as I get them. We do know that in December of
  • Pippi Longstocking Google Logo
    There is a fun Google logo or Doodle on various Google properties today for Pippi Longstocking. Pippi Longstocking is a "fictional character in a series of children's books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, and adapted into multiple films and television series." The only thing is I don't see why we would have this logo today. I don't see any mention of November 26th associated with the book or show. But who knows, I have never
  • Google Sitemaps Bug Squashed Over Thanksgiving
    On the eve of Thanksgiving, several complaints started popping up in the Google Webmaster Help forums. The complaints were that when you viewed the status of your XML Sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools, Google reported an error. The specific error read: Hm. Something isn't right. We're checking into it now. Please let us know in our Help Forum. It isn't clear if this was just a reporting glitch or a larger bug but the issue
  • 2010 Thanksgiving Logos from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask & Others
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is my favorite holiday and I have much to give thanks for. I might keep the blog stories slow today and post the stories I have tomorrow, instead of today. But to give you all that warm and stuffed feeling of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share the logos from the search industry. Of course, Google has been leading up to their animated logo today. They had two logos in the past

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