Daily Search Forum Recap: August 19, 2008

Aug 19, 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:

  • GraphOn Sues Google for Patent Infringement
    CNET reports that software maker GraphOn has filed suit against Google for violating its patents in a multitude of Google products, including Google's Base, AdWords, Blogger, Sites, and YouTube. Is GraphOn in the right here? Forum members are not satisfied. Here are some reactions: ...in most news stories I hear about, it seems like patent holders are a pack of pedantic, nipple-twisting sharks who deserveth not a place in society. [Patents are] more often a
  • Google Maps Business Phone Verification Bug Continues
    Yesterday, Maps Guide Tom at Google Groups reported to business owners that issues with phone verification have been fixed. Forum members are not convinced. It seems that issues are still persisting. Business owners who are trying to validate their business are receiving call-backs from Google but there is no voice on the other end and the phone seems "deaf to the keytones." Even SMS seems to be impacted. For now, I guess, there's no solution
  • Did the Olympics Reduce Your Google AdSense Earnings?
    If you are a Google AdSense publisher and make a lot of money off of those AdSense ads, you may have noticed a dip in your earnings as a result of the Beijing Olympics. Google AdSense publishers report that their traffic, and subsequently, number of clicks, was lower than normal once the Olympics began. But could the Olympics really be the reason for the drop? It's possible that a lot of people are just vacationing
  • Yahoo Starts Buzzing the Whole Web
    Last night, Yahoo announced that they opened up Yahoo Buzz to the whole web. When Yahoo launched Yahoo Buzz, it was only open to less than 500 or so publishers, for users to use. Now, Yahoo has opened it to any web page on the internet, allowing any of their users to submit and buzz up any content on the web. You can read more of the news at Techmeme. To submit content, go to
  • Yahoo Begins to Indent Search Results
    I am 99.999% sure this is a new user interface for Yahoo Search. In the past, Yahoo never ever indented search results. In fact, in the past I thought they did do indenting and then stopped, but Yahoo told me that they have "never grouped results." Many search results, including a search for search engine roundtable return grouped results now. Here is a picture: This is 99.999% new behavior from Yahoo Search. Forum discussion at

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