Daily Search Forum Recap: December 12, 2012

Dec 12, 2012 • 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:

  • Crossed Out Keywords In Google's "Similar Searches"
    Steven Weldler posted a possible new Google web search feature on Google+. If you search for a long tail keyword and Google can't find too many matches, Google will show you "results for similar searches." Now that isn't new...
  • Google Updates AdSense Ad Policy: Only One 300x600 Per Page
    Just under a month ago, Google released a really large ad format - 300x600. The new ad format, as Google said, is "brand friendly" and is also typically called a half page unit...
  • Is Google Crawling Your Content? Check Google Translate
    Typically, if you are unsure if Google is able to crawl and index your content - you can login to Google Webmaster Tools and use the fetch as GoogleBot tool. But if you do not want to use that tool...
  • Google AdSense Now Warning Of Delayed Reporting
    Google has just saved itself a tremendous amount of time in AdSense customer support. One of the most common questions I see in the Google AdSense forums is about the performance reports being delayed, stalled or very outdated...
  • On 12/12/12 At 12:12:12 Will Google Do Something Special?
    Folks are asking if Google plans on doing something special today when the clock strikes 12:12 and 12 seconds. Today is December 12...
  • Google Takes Out The Old Chanukah Decorations
    Now if you search for [hanukkah] or [dreidel] or [menorah] or other Hanukkah related search terms, Google will show decorations in the search results. It took them 4 of the 8 days of Hanukkah to put them up, but they are now indeed up...
  • Happy Holidays From Google San Francisco
    Dennis Goedegebuure from TheNextCorner posted a picture on Twitter of a Happy Holidays setting at the Google San Francisco office. I am not sure how large the San Francisco office is but they do cel

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