Daily Search Forum Recap: April 21, 2009

Apr 21, 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 On Expired Domains & Domain Name Transfers
    For over three years now, I and others (including Danny) have been trying to get information from Google on how they handle passing link value from domain names, specifically in cases of expired domains and domain name transfer of ownership. In April 2006, I wrote Changing Domain Name Ownership Whois Information & Google Search Ranking Impact. Then Tamar wrote a nice piece summing up the history around this topic about a year ago. Then more
  • Google News Timeline Labs Feature
    Yesterday, Google launched a new labs feature named Google News Timeline which gives you a cool new way to scan news. You can scan the news using an AJAX interface based on chronological order. You can then drag the timeline from left to right or right to left. In addition, you can group news by days, weeks, months, years, or decades or restrict to a certain time period. Finally, you can add queries to filter
  • What Does The Gray Google PageRank Bar Mean?
    The last time we discussed the grey PageRank Google toolbar indicator was just about two years ago. It was then when the gray/grey color changed from meaning banned to having no clear meaning. Back then, there was a blank white bar and a blank gray bar, both with PR0s. White meant PageRank was not yet calculated for the page, gray likely meant a ban or penalty. This is no longer the case. Here is a
  • Finding Similar Images of Danny Sullivan With Google
    Google announced they have a new labs feature that allows you to find similar images using Google Image Search. To do so, go to similar-images.googlelabs.com and give it a try. I thought I try searching for danny sullivan to find similar images. The first image is this one: Attractive, eh? ;-) In any event, lets see what Google Images considers similar to this picture of Danny. Clicking on the similar images link shows me these
  • Have You Updated Your Privacy Policy for Google?
    Ever since Google AdSense began supporting third-party ad serving technology, via DoubleClick technology, Google has required publishers to update their privacy policies to specify so. Then more recently with the implementation of the behavioral targeted Google ads, Google said the privacy policies need to be updated. They even posted a help document specifying those details. Many publishers have already updated their privacy policy, because I think the deadline to do so, may have past. But

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