Daily Search Forum Recap: April 22, 2009

Apr 22, 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 Video Search Results Redesign Upsets Searchers
    It appears Google has launched a redesign of the search results pages on Google Video. For example, a search on returns search results on the left side and the video on the right. If you click on a search result, it shows the video directly on that page and gives you the option to click through and watch it on the site it came from. Here is a picture: A Google Web Search Help thread
  • Rumor: Microsoft To Open adCenter Content Ads As Public Beta
    I spotted a member in a DigitalPoint Forums thread with a level of certainty that Microsoft will be announcing at adTech San Francisco today that they are opening up ContentAds (also may be known as PubCenter) as a public beta. ContentAds is Microsoft's competing Google AdSense product. An open beta means that virtually anyone should be able to sign up for the product and test it against Google AdSense. It is also rumored that Microsoft
  • Yahoo (YHOO) Reports 1st Quarter 2009 Earnings
    Yahoo announced their first quarter earnings for 2009 and it was pretty bad. Here are the highlights: Yahoo! Inc. today reported revenues of $1,580 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, a decrease of 13 percent from the first quarter of 2008. Excluding the impact of currency rate fluctuations, revenues for the first quarter of 2009 would have declined 8 percent from the first quarter of 2008. The Company’s non-GAAP operating cash flow for
  • Google Begins Pushing New AdWords Interface on Advertisers
    Starting yesterday, many Google AdWords advertisers began noticing a message in the AdWords console asking them to give the new user interface a try. Google began beta testing the new AdWords UI in November 2008 and expanded the beta in March 2009. More recently, they asked advertisers to experiment with the new UI early because it will be here soon. Well, now it is here and most advertisers can switch over to it. When you
  • Microsoft To Fix Fake Referrer Data From Live Search
    Since August 2007 Microsoft has been sending out weird referrer data to people's log files. The spam like referrers were official cloaking tests from Microsoft and should have been resolved in 2007. But they came back in January 2008 and then again in July 2008 without explanation. We are now seeing them again, starting last month. A WebmasterWorld thread said it is coming from search.live more than MSN bots. Microsoft's Jason chimed in the other
  • How To Verify My Google Profile
    Google announced you can now create verified Google Profiles that potentially can show up in the Google web search results. Danny Sullivan has the ultimate guide on how these Google Profiles work. For example here is my profile as displayed in the Google web results: It can also show up in this format: To have your profile displayed in the Google web results, you likely need to have a verified listing. How do you verify
  • '09 Earth Day Logos From Google, Yahoo, AOL & Others in Search Industry
    Today is Earth Day and many of the search engines have created special logos to remind people of the day! We have Earth Day logos from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft's Live.com, AOL, Ask.com, DogPile and others! Google: Yahoo (animated): AOL (animated): Live.com: Ask.com: DogPile: Cre8asite's logo is always Earth Day friendly: Search Engine Roundtable: We covered the logos for the past several years including 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable

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