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:
- Inauguration Day A Big Bust for Google Advertisers & Publishers
A WebmasterWorld thread has a lot of discussion from Google AdSense publishers on how poor of a day they had on Inauguration Day. Traffic and clicks and earnings were way down for most of these publishers on the day. It seems like very few web users were out and about using these sites. So let me poll our audience, how did you do on Inauguration Day? Did You Earn More or Less Money via Google
- Google Won't Bring Back the iPhone Version of iGoogle
On Monday, we broke the news that Google dropped the iPhone version of iGoogle and it really really really update iPhone users. That being the case, I really thought Google would bring back the iPhone interface. It seems like I was wrong. Google updated the Google Web Search Help thread saying that they want to keep one version of iGoogle mobile so they can concentrate "on a single version is that not all mobile browsers
- Google Images January 2009 Update
I am now seeing early reports of a Google Image Search update via WebmasterWorld. The reports claim that Google has been adding new images to the image index and those images are now showing up in the search results. That last Google Image Search update was in October and we see them every few months or so. There is no word on if there was an update to the image filter. But we may see
- FeedBurner Counts Drop Again, Another Reporting Glitch?
Dozens of webmasters are reporting that their FeedBurner subscriber count numbers are dropping like flies, over night. There are dozens of threads on the topic, but the largest one is at Google Groups. Some publishers are noticing drops from hundreds of subscribers to just a few subscribers. The biggest anomaly is TechCrunch, which is currently sporting zero subscribers, even Arrington twittered this. I am sure this is just a temporary reporting glitch. It wouldn't be
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