Daily Search Forum Recap: June 1, 2009

Jun 1, 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:

  • Yahoo Search June 2009 Update?
    BillyS, a senior member at WebmasterWorld posted that he thinks Yahoo Search might be updating now. BillyS is known for watching Yahoo Search pretty closely, but in this case, no one has come in to back his observation. BillyS said: Anyone else seeing some pretty big shifts on Yahoo? We normally get around 12% of our traffic from Y!, but today that value is closer to 18%. I don't expect that value to stick, but
  • Google Maps Makes Much Needed Update to Quality Guidelines
    Google Maps updated the business listing quality guidelines over the weekend. The new guidelines are welcomed by those who have noticed an influx of spam or borderline spam submissions to the Google Local Business Center over the past couple years. Here are the new guidelines, as of June 1, 2009: Only enter listings for businesses that you own or are explicitly authorized to represent.Represent your business exactly as it appears in the offline world. The
  • Spam Invades Gmail Users
    If you take a look at the Gmail Help Forum you will notice dozens of threads with hundreds of posts about Google's spam filter failing in a major way. In addition, you can see hundreds of tweets about the issue this morning as well. I cannot summarize all the thread, but here are the largest ones in that forum: Why is so much spam passing through lately?SPAM in GMAIL getting ridiculousEggs, bacon, and SPAM!Dear Gmail,
  • Microsoft Takes New Search Engine, Bing, Live Early
    The wait is over, Microsoft's new search engine, Bing is now live. It was rumored to be going live on June 3rd, but it went live some time early this morning. Techmeme is buzzing on the launch and Microsoft seems to be getting some pretty good press about the early launch. The demo last week wasn't as positive as what I see now from the community. I guess people like what they are seeing. Try
  • Yahoo 360 Goes Full Circle & Closes Doors July 13
    Yahoo 360º is shutting down on July 13th. 360º launched in March 2005 and I was a fan of it early on, that is until I started my own personal blog. Yahoo has been closing many properties that have not been working as they would have liked. 360º is Yahoo's latest victim. Yahoo posted documents on how to prepare for this closure. The major topics include: Preparing for July 13, 2009Saving Your 360° BlogKeeping Your
  • See a 302 Google Hijack In Action
    Back before March 2005 Google page hijacking was a serious issue. It took Google some time to tackle the issue and it was less of an issue towards the end of April. But then it sprung up again in June 2007. Since then, I have not heard much about 302 or proxy hijacking in Google. A new Google Webmaster Help thread has a new example of one webmaster being 302 hijacked. What makes this thread

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