Daily Search Forum Recap: May 26, 2009

May 26, 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 Analytics Users Want Hourly Break Down for Day View
    Earlier this month, we noticed Google Analytics changed the graph to display only day counts selected. In the past, it faded out the rest of the month when you selected a few days. In addition, if you selected just a single day, it would break down the visits by hour. Now this is no longer the case. So we ran a poll to see what Google Analytics customers or users want. Here are the results
  • Hard Web Design & SEO Clients
    Most of us have had the client from hell but we often don't like to talk about it. There is a Google Webmasters Help thread which takes us through one client from hell. If you read through all 60 or so posts, you will see how hard this web designer is working to make this client happy. The designer tells us that the client was very happy with the design, and everything. But when the
  • Rich Snippets Showing in Google US & Beyond?
    A few weeks ago, Google announced the support of rich snippets in the search results. Most SEOs and Webmasters said they would give it a try and I did also. So far, none of the sites I have tried it on, show the rich snippet data. I do wish there was a way, maybe in Webmaster Tools, to verify that we did it right and what it might look like once it shows up in
  • Google Maps Disables Swimming Directions
    Back in March 2007, Google Maps had an easter egg that allowed people to search for directions from places like New York to London, and it would tell you to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. It was a little geek joke that caused a lot of buzz. You can see many pictures of the various examples in Google Images. But at some point, Google disabled those directions. I am not sure when, but a Google

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