Daily Search Forum Recap: June 8, 2009

Jun 8, 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 Suggest Reputation Management Issues
    There is nothing new to Google Suggest being controversial with their suggestions. But when Google Suggest became the default on Google.com about a year ago, the suggestions became more prominent. The business of online reputation management has been growing with Google's dominance. Normally, you don't see reputation management issues about individuals within the Google Suggest area. However, I spotted a Google Web Search Help thread with one person who said that if you type his
  • Searchers Disappointed With Google Celebrating Tetris Over Honoring D-Day
    This June 6th, Saturday, is known to many as D-Day. June 6, 1944 was the day the D-Day operation began and thousands of soldiers died. It was also the 25th anniversary of the popular computer game, Tetris. Google decided to celebrate Tetris's 25th anniversary with a Google Doodle, while Bing honored D-Day with a special theme. Google Tetris Doodle on June 6, 2009: Bing's D-Day Theme on June 6, 2009: There are many searchers very
  • Guess What? Google Search to Work in Opera Soon.
    Starting around mid-May, using Google with the Opera browser was somewhat of a challenge. In short, if you went to Google.com, entered a keyword search and hit the return key, Google would not do anything. You had to manually click on the "Google Search" button with your mouse. A Google Web Search Help thread has dozens of reports from unhappy Google and Opera users. Google confirmed the bug on June 1st, saying: A fix is
  • iGoogle Feeds Not "Loading" Issue
    For about a week or more now, iGoogle users have been complaining that their feeds in the iGoogle theme are not loading. There are dozens of threads about this issue, but there is one really large one at Google Web Search Help on the isssue. Here is a screen capture of the issue, which I was able to replicate on one of the 6 feeds on my iGoogle page. Keep in mind, I don't use
  • Bing Added To Google Analytics Reports
    A week later, Google added Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, to Google Analytics. Last week we reported that webmasters were frustrated that Bing was not available in the search engine referral reports within the free Google Analytics immediately. It seems like a week later, Google finally added Bing support. Sometime over the weekend, looks like possibly on Saturday night, Google added the Bing support. If you now go to Google Analytics and click on the
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: June 5, 2009
    In this week in search, I discuss how Matt Cutts of Google's statements on the nofollow attribute used for PageRank sculpting has sent shock waves through the industry. I discuss that topic for a while, so you may want to listen to it. Yahoo Search had a confirmed algorithm and index update. Google's search snippets can be dangerous and might even get you sued. Microsoft launched Bing early, people like it but it wasn't added

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