Daily Search Forum Recap: February 25, 2009

Feb 25, 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:

  • Tell Google Which Media Players You Want Supported in Google Reader
    I live in Google Reader and I am sure many of you do also, based on my FeedBurner statistics at least. That being said, Google continues to make Google Reader more useful and they have asked in a recent Google Groups thread for feedback. They want to know which media players, both audio and video, do you want supported by Google Reader. Google Reader already supports YouTube and most embedded audio files. They also support
  • Google Webmaster Tools Link Report Bugs Still An Issue
    A week ago today, we reported that some webmasters noticed the link reports in Google Webmaster Tools was not being updated or was not allowing for download. On the 19th, Google said in a Google Webmaster Help forum thread that they fixed the issue for some sites. Then on the 23rd, they said they fixed it for all sites: Ok everyone....thanks for responding here. It looks like there was a hiccup over the weekend with
  • Advertisers Are Excited For Yahoo's New Online Ad Tools
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced new ad solutions for advertisers to better target and reach potential customers. I wrote about the news at Search Engine Land, but let me sum it up here quickly. Yahoo is offering three new offerings: Search Retargeting, which gives advertisers the ability to target display advertising based on user search activities; Enhanced Retargeting, which allows advertisers to deliver dynamically generated display ads across the Yahoo! network based on user activity on an
  • Google Testing Larger Fonts On AdSense Units
    We are hearing reports from several publishers in the Google AdSense network that Google is testing larger font types in their ads. We have threads at both WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums discussing both seeing this in action and the results from the larger fonts. Some like the larger fonts because they feel it draws more attention to the ads, which leads to more clicks and more earnings. But some don't like how the large fonts
  • Is Google Latitude Anticipating Your Travel Plans?
    Yesterday, my brother-in-law called me and asked me where Google Latitude was showing him as being. I looked at iGoogle and loaded up his profile to see that Google Latitude put him in Florida, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to be exact. He told me, he was in Newark Airport, in New Jersey, waiting to board a flight to Florida, to go to that airport. He asked me if Google uses Gmail data to figure
  • Google News Dropping Publishers From Index
    It seems like Google News has been dropping publishers from their index. We have several posts in the Google News Help forum. There are a bunch of threads from upset publishers, including two large threads here and here. Jason Dowdell, Founder & Editor of MarketingShift.com was one of those publishers who noticed his site being dropped by Google News. Jason told me his site has been in Google News for over 4 years now and

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