Daily Search Forum Recap: April 25, 2008

Apr 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm 0 by

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 :: April 25, 2008
    In this week's recap, I discussed my sickness with the flu, announced the winners of the Twing schwag and how to win Yahoo schwag. Also, I discussed Earth Day and Passover. Yahoo, Google & Microsoft announced earnings. Microsoft offers paid organic search support and Google messes with AdWords. Plus a lot more, so watch the video! To win, watch the video and comment at this post below with the correct answer. Make sure to subscribe
  • Weekly Search Buzz Roundup - 04/25/08: Earth Day, Q1 Earnings are In, and Google Faces CPC Lawsuit
    I am back from Puerto Rico but the Passover holiday isn't over. It was fun, thanks for asking. ;) It rained for all of 20 minutes and I got some crazy weird sunburns and lots of bug bites. In other words, it was great fun. Seriously. Earth Day This week, while taking in a breath of fresh air, we celebrated Earth Day. Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Ask had some nice designs, and Cre8asite Forums as
  • What is Google's Stance on Image Replacement Techniques?
    A WebmasterWorld member asks if there's any penalty for adding H2 text (4 words) for the search engines because his logo is displayed in an image. The answer seems unclear. Tedster responds that he's asked Google twice about this -- one said that it can get a spam penalty and the other said it was perfectly fine if it was not keyword stuffing and was used only for accessibility. In other words, we'll need someone
  • Weekend Reading: Academic Papers by Googlers
    Have you ever wanted to see what interests Google employees? Now you can. Google has combined research written by Googlers in Papers Written by Googlers. Currently, there are a variety of sections that are broken down into the following: Algorithms and Theory Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining Audio, Video, and Image Processing Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing Education Human-Computer Interaction Hypertext and the Web Information Retrieval Machine Learning Natural Language Processing Operating Systems Science Security,
  • Google Introduces Image Advertisements on Cellular Phones
    Earlier this week, Reuters said that Google has announced technology to provide brand images on cell phones. In other words, based on a user's query, they'll be provided with some sort of image advertisement that has been scaled to fit on the screen of a mobile phone. The ads work on a CPC basis and must link to a mobile-phone optimized website, according to the article. They are also currently available in 13 national markets
  • Most Our Readers Want To Work at Google
    A little over a month ago, I ran a poll asking Would You Want to Work at Google? The results were a bit surprising, 69% of the 143 responses said they would like to work at Google. 98 respondents or 69% of our readers said they would like to work at Google, while only 45 respondents or 31% said they do not want to work at Google. Here is the cute pie chart: The pie
  • Google Tests Higher Placement of AdWords URLs
    A Sphinn thread has discussion about a new AdWords experiment where Google flipped the URL location in the ad from the bottom of the ad to above the description line of the ad. The Get Elastic Blog has a screen shot, which I used here to show you the difference, side by side: The ads on the left are typical AdWords ads, that I see now, and have the URL at the bottom of the
  • How Google Views Four Ways Of Hiding Content
    I would consider this Google Groups thread a "gem thread," since you don't always see a thread at this level - it is precious. A Googler, Wysz, discussed in detail four methods of hiding content and how Google may interpret each method. JavaScript-Only Navigation: Wysz explains that this tactic does not fool or confuse search engines, so it likely won't hurt you in your rankings but from an "accessibility perspective," he says it is "not
  • Google Maps Currently Does Not Support Multi-Language Listings
    A Google Groups thread confirms that Google Maps is lacking support for a common feature needed both here in the States and overseas, support for multi-language listings. A Google Groups member asked: As a multilingual company our website is in more than one language and each language has the same name but different URL. Should I create a listing for each language? Google's official response is that there is no way to add more than

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