Daily Search Forum Recap: January 28, 2009

Jan 28, 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:

  • Want in Google News But Don't Have Three Digits in URL? Get a Sitemap
    A content publisher asked about getting his publishing site included in Google News. In the Google News Help thread Googler, Inbal, said that you don't always need to have three digits in the URL to be in Google News. In the past, there was a strong Google News requirement to have three digits in the URL. It was how Google's News spider worked. But now, with the addition of Google Sitemaps, you no longer need
  • Is Google Politically Biasing Search Results?
    Discovery, a moderator at Search Engine Watch Forums asks if Google is using their political bias to show pro Obama search results versus negative Bush search results. Let me go on record here and say, I do not think Google is doing this, but many people do, this is why I am covering it. His argument starts by saying that we know Google and their CEO are major supporters of Obama. This is no secret
  • Google Helps Parents Catch Son Searching For Porn
    This is not really SEO related but I found this thread at Google Webmaster Help funny. A parent comes on, asks if there are any other ways porn sites can come up in their Google Web History without having access to their computer. In short, it appears the parents were away and their son went on their computer. The son then conducted a few adult related searches and clicked on to adult sites. The parent
  • Yahoo Now Calling Us Liars Regarding Their Auto-Optimization of Campaigns
    Remember when Yahoo sent out notifications about updating their Yahoo Search Marketing terms of service, which basically gave them the right to "optimize" campaigns without consent or warning? There was a huge outcry for such activity, even though this was an issue back in June 2008. They even were bold enough to turn on the content network when the campaign manager specifically turned it off. Just a couple hours ago, Yahoo wrote a blog post

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