Daily Search Forum Recap: March 27, 2009

Mar 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:

  • (Text) Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: March 27, 2009
    I am in Israel now, so I am skipping the video this week. Here is the text based version of the weekly recap. Google seems to be pushing more search options on searchers through something being called Google Search Wheel. Google also added more search refinements and detailed (longer) snippets to Google web search. Google Blog Search finally pushed out their algorithm update for blogroll detectors. 23% of publishers say more than 75% of their
  • Google Releases Major Blog Search Blogroll Algorithm Update
    The much awaited update to the Google Blog Search blogroll detector algorithm has finally been pushed through. An updated Google Groups thread has Googler, Jeremy Hylton saying: We have launched a ranking change that reduces the number of results that are returned because of blogroll matches. There are still problems to work out, but this change appears to be a big improvement over our earlier fix. We had originally planned to launch an experiment for
  • Google Safe Search Filter Bug Still Unresolved
    February 3rd, we reported Google Won't Let Some Searchers Turn Off "Safe Search" Filter, well, almost two months later, the issue is still not resolved. In fact, Google cannot find any issue. The other day, Googler Skylar said he was unable to find any issue. He said in the Google Web Search Help thread: Thanks everyone for providing information about your computers and browsers. I’ve been passing these details along to the rest of the
  • Google Fixes AdSense Impression Glitch
    Yesterday we reported that AdSense impressions were double reporting. Well it turned out to be more than just a reporting error. Google was double or triple serving the same ads on the same site, which is not something they should have been doing. In any event, Google has announced they fixed the issue: If you're displaying multiple ad units on your pages, you may have noticed that your pageviews were higher than normal for part
  • Do Search Engines Read The Anchor Text of NoFollowed Links?
    A HighRankings Forum thread asks an interesting question. If I add links to my web page and nofollow them, does Google still read the anchor text of the link and use that in part of how they determine what my page is contextual about. For example, if I link to Search Engine Land as follows; Search News would Google or any other main search engine, take the words "search news" and place that
  • Google Offering Hosting Companies Packaged Google Pack
    Google announced they are now offering access providers, such as hosting companies, the ability to easily give their customers access to Google's Webmaster Tools, AdSense, Custom Search, and Site Search. These access providers can sign up at http://www.google.com/webmasters/provider/. Today, we're releasing Google Services for Websites, a few more tools that your hosting company can now enable to help you improve your website. This expanded program includes Webmaster Tools, AdSense, Custom Search, and Site Search, making
  • How To Remove Google Porn Suggestions
    Almost two months ago, we asked, Should Google Search Suggestions Show Adult Suggestions? In short, Google, on occasion, showed search suggestion for porn/adult related phrases, as you typed your query. The example I gave then, was when you typed "you," Google would offer a suggestion to youpron which is an adult site. Here is the before picture: A new Google Web Search Help thread shows that Google listens and does remove porn/adult keyword suggestions from

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