Daily Search Forum Recap: May 26, 2008

May 26, 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:

  • comScore: Google Search Share is at 61.6%
    comScore released its April 2008 rankings last week, and it appears that Google has increased its search share to 61.6% up from 59.8% the previous month. Even though this is an overall view of search traffic, forum members wonder if the quality will improve in certain niches (especially Ask, now that it may target women -- of course, women would have to actually realize this and search Ask in order for this new arrangement to
  • Google Temporarily Penalizes Blogspot & Info Domains
    Over the weekend, I noticed reports from WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums suggesting that Google dropped .info and blogspot results from its index. First reports came in at around 9:50am (EST) on May 23rd at both forums. Massive panic actually started where we saw dozens of forum posts with members not understanding how Google can completely wipe off many (not all) .info TLDs and all Blogspot results. Here is one person's reaction: But banning all .info
  • Memorial Day Logos from Yahoo, Ask.com, Dogpile But Still Not Google
    Historically, most search engines do not place a special logo up on their home page for Memorial Day. I am not sure why, I know it is just a U.S. holiday - but typically, the lack of a special logo, confuses many Americans. This year, we had some search engines that historically have not placed a special logo for Memorial Day, place one. But Google, still, has yet to showcase a special logo for today.
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: May 25, 2008
    In this Memorial Day weekend recap, I discuss the recent Google changes, floating fours, case sensitivity, minus X penalties and the local universal search change. I mock Microsoft Live Search's Cashback program. I looked into Ask.com's search update and then move to Yahoo's search ad change. Google updated the AdWords billing page. Plus SEOs are not rats, go figure. Check it out and don't forget to listen for a chance to win schwag, by commenting

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