Daily Search Forum Recap: May 4, 2009

May 4, 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:

  • Lack of Google AdWords Coupons Causing Lower AdSense Earnings?
    A WebmasterWorld thread started by moderator martinibuster has been getting a lot of attention over the weekend. MartiniBuster asks other members to come up with theories on why it appears AdSense earnings are lower these days then a year prior. MartiniBuster's own theory is pretty interesting. In short, he says that there are less AdWords coupons floating around these days, so less people are experimenting with the content network. Let me quote MartiniBuster: As I
  • Wolfram Alpha : The Real Thing
    I cannot tell you how many emails I get from PR companies telling me that the next Google is here. Wolfram Alpha, a "fact engine" might be the closest search engine to meet that criteria and in my opinion, Wolfram Alpha does not compete with Google, but it will be a must use search engine. Wolfram Alpha is a "fact engine" as Danny describes at Search Engine Land. Actually, before reading on here, you should
  • Live Search's HTTP Headers Malformed
    Microsoft is having a rough couple weeks. First they shut down their tests that is causing fake referral data from being spewed out and now I am hearing reports that their HTTP headers are malformed. A WebmasterWorld thread reports Microsoft is keep-alive and transfer-encoding the connection. Here is an export of the status: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET P3P: CP="NON UNI COM NAV STA LOC CURa DEVa PSAa PSDa OUR IND", policyref="http://privacy.msn.com/w3c/p3p.xml"
  • Google Knows The Answer To NY Times Crossword Puzzle
    Qwerty, a long time High Ranking Forum personality, wrote a blog post named Google Related Searches - Cheaters Rejoice. In short, he explains that Google is smart enough to know the answers to the New York Times crossword puzzle, without even seeing the puzzle. How is this done? Well, according to Qwerty: So apparently, Google hasn’t indexed the content of the puzzle and related every clue to it. Rather, it looks like it has detected
  • Google Analytics Changes Graph To Show Only Days Selected
    Starting a few days ago, it appears Google Analytics changed the behavior of the display graph based on your date selection criteria. In the past, if you selected a specific date criteria that was less than 30 days, Google would fade out the remainder of the days and highlight the dates you selected. Now, it looks like Google only shows the dates you selected. This is a small but very significant change. I personally prefer
  • Google AdSense Not Paying Some Israeli Publishers
    A Google AdSense Help thread has many reports from Google AdSense publishers based in Israel, that Google has not paid them yet. There was an issue last week with publishers getting paid late, but most of those issues are resolved by now. The issue seems to be a problem for Israeli Google AdSense publishers, even today. Google AdSense representative, Obair, confirmed the issue: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We've noticed this issue with

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