Daily Search Forum Recap: March 30, 2009

Mar 30, 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:

  • Yahoo Search Update: March 2009
    It has been about a month since the February Yahoo Search update and we are now seeing reports of a new update. Threads at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums have a lot of discussion around the changes at Yahoo. Like usual, Yahoo has not yet posted a "weather report", but I bet they will today or tomorrow. There are some pretty heavy fluctuations in the Yahoo Search results and some are still update with how Yahoo
  • Google Analytics Stores Data for 25 Months
    A Google Analytics Help thread has confirmation from a Googler that your Analytics data will remain in your account for at least the past 25 months. Anna from the Google Analytics team said, "data is stored for at least 25 months," when using Google Analytics. After that, I guess you should export the data and save it locally. Is 25 months enough for you? Personally, I am not too sure. Here is a poll, let
  • Google AdSense Updates Start Screen Again
    Some very watchful DigitalPoint Forums members noticed that Google updated the Google AdSense home page. Here is the before and after. Before there was more color in that box on the left: Now, the box on the left is mostly blue: Notice the difference? Yea, pretty small, but we noticed. Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.
  • Microsoft Drops Ms. Dewey
    As a way to promote Microsoft's search technology, in November 2006, Microsoft launched Ms. Dewey, a Flash based search interface which answered your queries in a witty and sarcastic manner. Sadly, as Kim reports, msdewey.com no longer is live, in fact, the domain name is set to expire in November of this year. The irony of this is that when Ask dropped Jeeves, I joked that Dewey was the new Jeeves character in the search
  • Google AdSense Dumps Video Ads, Saw It Coming
    A week ago today, we reported how AdSense publishers were not happy with video unit payouts. In fact, they were extremely upset with how little the earnings were for displaying rich media on their sites. Friday, Google announced that they are "sunsetting" (dropping) the video ad units. Google said: After reviewing our AdSense video units feature, which allows you to show YouTube content and ads on your pages, we've found that it hasn't had the

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