Daily Search Forum Recap: November 12, 2008

Nov 12, 2008 - 9:33 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:

  • Yahoo & Google Forced To Censor Search Results in Argentina
    Argentina Forcing Google & Yahoo To Censor Search Results from Search Engine Land covers this very well. In short, Argentina is forcing, by court order, Yahoo and Google to censor their search results. The results being censored are for select public officials, models, actors, and sports stars. For example, a search on popular soccer player, Diego Maradona returns no results at all and a message that means: On the occasion of a court order sought
  • Google Mobile Maps Drops India Temporarily
    A couple days ago, Google Mobile Maps users reported over at Google Groups that India was no longer showing up in Google Mobile Maps. Well, to be honest, the satellite views were showing, but the ordinary map view was not showing India. People at first thought it might have been a political move by Google, but all it was, was a bug. On November 8th, it was reported and on November 11th, Maps Guide Tom
  • Google's Results Bar Often Very Incorrect?
    You know the results bar at Google? The one that says, Results 1 - 10 of about X for keyword? It looks like this: Well, it is never much all that accurate. Some novice searchers look at that to compare how popular topic A is to topic B, but that really doesn't make much sense. In addition, it is often fairly buggy. For example, a WebmasterWorld thread has some webmasters noticing the bar read, "Results
  • Disabling Google Sitelinks May Not Hide Them in Google.com
    In Google Webmaster Tools, you can disable your Google Sitelinks from showing up in the Google search results. But according to a Google Groups thread, it doesn't work. Personally, I don't know anyone who doesn't want Sitelinks to show up under their search results. So I have never really heard of anyone wanting to disable ALL their Sitelinks from showing up. But this is the first report I have seen of such a request and

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