As the year rounds out, the search news gets a little more lax, but we still have plenty to talk about. I started off talking about how the white hats and black hats in the industry are seeing more eye to eye, of course, excluding those that hack sites. Live Search updated this week. Google is testing pagelinks, reviews, enhanced spelling and ads in search suggestions. How do Google data points work in the search results? And why do some Sitelinks get cut off? YouTube videos are now in Google Maps. Yahoo wil drop log data after 90 days. Google released AdWords Editor 7.0, with some bugs. Relevancy in AdSense is leading to offensive ads, while Google sends out offensive holiday cards? Cuil is allegedly doing comment spam but they deny it. SEOs say the ALT attribute improves search rankings.
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Some Of The Topics Discussed:
- Are SEO Blackhats Turning White or Is The Industry Melting?
- Live Search December 2008 Holiday Update?
- Google Tests Pagelinks, Reviews in SERPs, and Enhances Spelling Correction
- Ads to be Integrated into Google Search Suggestions
- Google's Post Count: Not Too Accurate
- Google Sitelinks Being Cut Off?
- YouTube Finally Makes Its Way to Google Maps
- Yahoo to Retain 90 Days of Search History
- Google Quietly Released AdWords Editor 7.0
- Google's AdWords Editor 7.0 Has Automated Backup Bug
- Offensive Google AdSense Ads Showing Up On Publisher Sites
- Google AdSense Sending Out Scary Christmas E-Cards?
- Cuil Says it's Not Cool to Comment Spam
- Poll: SEOs Say Alt Attribute Does Improve Search Rankings