Daily Search Forum Recap: May 6, 2009

May 6, 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:

  • May 2009 Google Webmaster Report
    Like every month, we try to provide you with a Google webmaster report on what is going on with Google over the past month, in terms of the SEO perspective. You can read the April 2009 report, in case you missed it. A WebmasterWorld thread reports a scary silence in the Google results. Some are a bit worried that things aren't moving around in the rankings as they normally do. But some webmasters are noticing
  • Google Testing Video Filters on Video Search
    Just a couple weeks ago, we reported about a Google Video redesign that upset users. In short, they changed how the Google Video search results displayed. Well, it looks like Google is testing search refinements on the video results pages. Sam from Oh Nuts sent me a screen shot, which he saw when using the Chrome browser (however, I could not replicate in Chrome): Compare that to the image I have on April 22nd and
  • Consumer Reports Conducting Link Exchange Requests?
    There are rumors that the incredibly popular magazine and website, Consumer Reports is sending out link exchange requests to webmasters and SEOs. A WebmasterWorld thread has a Senior Member, MichaelBluejay, saying that he has received, what he considers, deceptive emails from Consumer Reports asking for a link exchange. Let me quote you what he said: Consumer Reports wrote to me, saying they're "constantly seeking sites that complement our own," how their ultimate goal is to
  • Detailed Screen Captures of Google's New Ad Planner Publisher Center
    When Google Ad Planner launched I was really in shock and awe. Google has added a new feature to Google Ad Planner named the Google Ad Planner Publisher Center. It basically gives publishers a way to add more details about their site, so that advertisers can find their sites and better judge the traffic and demographics data of your web site. To gain access to this, you need to be a publisher and you need
  • Google Replaces Comments Bubble with "Review This Site" Link
    When Google launched SearchWiki in November 2008, it came with a little comments bubble, where users can leave comments about a specific site in the search results. Google seems to be changing that comments bubble or icon into simple text that reads "Review This Site." Here is a picture of the old version, notice the little comments icon on the right of the "Similar Pages" link: The new version has a plain and simple "Review

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