Daily Search Forum Recap: January 27, 2009

Jan 27, 2009 - 4:00 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:

  • Google's Knol About Webmaster Tools Verification
    Googlers, John Mueller and Susan Moskwa put together a very comprehensive Knol page on Google Webmaster Tools verification. So if you are new to Google Webmaster Tools and you are about to verify your site with Google Webmaster Tools. You can already see several revisions to this knol page, including one waiting in moderation by Cristina Wood. Who cares? Well, besides for this being very comprehensive, you might want to investigate it for your own
  • When Will Google Remove Third Party Content On Your Behalf
    One of the most popular topics from searchers (not SEOs) in Google help groups are about removing content in Google's search results. As you can imagine, Google is not eager to remove content in any case, so they have set up specific rules in which they will remove content. JohnMu of Google detailed which scenarios Google will remove search results from Google in a Google Webmaster Help thread. You can request removal of content in
  • Google Finally Confirms Fixing SMS Search
    On January 8th, we reported major issues with Google SMS Search not working. Then again on January 15th, we asked if Google SMS is dead or not. Well, not we finally have confirmed reports that Google SMS search has been fixed and is working. A Google representative, Bret, said Google has "recently made some changes on our end to address this issue." Now, if you want to get sports scores via Google SMS search, it
  • Chinese New Year At Yahoo.com & Google's Malaysia Site
    Yesterday was the Chinese New Year and if you visited the main Yahoo.com site, you would have noticed a cute and animated logo for the day. Here is it, just in case you missed it. But visiting Google.com did not show a logo for the day. Instead you needed to visit a localized version of Google, such as the Google Malaysia site. You would have noticed this logo: Some are upset that Google did not
  • More Google AdWords Reps Join Twitter
    In October, we reported that both InsideAdWords & Microsoft adCenter are Twittering. But it now seems like more Google AdWords representatives have joined the Twitter bandwagon. Both AdWordsPro Sarah & AdWordsPro Stephen are now on Twitter. You can follow them at: http://twitter.com/AdWordsProSarahhttp://twitter.com/AdWordsHelper Sarah is Sarah and AdWordsHelper is Stephen. Welcome to Twitter guys! Why should you care? Well, if you are an advertiser, you may be able to ask direct questions to these Googlers and

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