Daily Search Forum Recap: June 19, 2009

Jun 19, 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:

  • (Text) Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: June 19, 2009
    I am skipping the video this week, simply because I am a bit sick and my new iPhone is arriving anytime now. So here is the text recap of what we covered at the Search Engine Roundtable over the past week. We covered possible evidence that Google penalizes on a page by page basis. Google began truncating URLs to one line and removed the file size from the search results snippet. Matt Cutts chimed in
  • Google Sometimes Truncating URLs to One Line
    Sandip Dedhia from BlogsDNA for spotting this and also Vertical Leap noticed a bit later. It Google seems to be truncating the display URL in the search results to a single line. So I decided to test this and it is not always consistently true. A search for iphone 3.0 os does truncate URLs longer than one line, here is a screen capture. Notice how Google adds ... to shorter the URL in the middle
  • Google Working on Mobile AdWords Management Interface
    A WebmasterWorld thread complains that the AdWords management interface at adwords.google.com does not rendered on the iPhone (and possible Android). In fact, I tried it and it booted me out after several seconds. I managed to take a screen shot of the page trying to load. In addition, if you try to use the AdWords interface with Safari 4.0, Apple's latest release of their browser, you get the following message: Support for Safari 4 is
  • Do You Like The Bing Commercials?
    Recently, there has been a lot of discussion around Microsoft's commercials for Bing. I saw a few on TV several days ago, and they are pretty unique. But some people love them and some people hate them. Bing finally set up a YouTube channel with many of their commercials at youtube.com/user/bing so i'll post a few here and please let me know if you like them in our quick poll below. Here is the poll,
  • Google News "Article Too Long" Webmaster Tools Errors
    We have covered Google Webmaster tools errors with News sites in the past. But this is the first time I am seeing reports of Webmaster Tools errors specific to News sites that read "Article too long" as the error. "Article too short" errors are common for News errors, but "too long?" Well, that is new to me. I spotted two threads at Google News Help Forums with complaints from various publishers. Google News representative, Inbal,
  • Poll Results On How Google Views SEOs (Innocent or Guilty)
    A week ago, we asked our readers to vote on their thoughts on if Google sees SEOs as criminals. If you remember, this is based on the double-standard that some bloggers feel Google is placing on some groups over another group. With just under a 150 responses, I wanted to share how we (SEOs) perceive how Google sees us. Question: Does Google See SEOs as Criminals? :: Only Some Groups of SEOs said 77 respondents
  • Most Our Readers Like Yahoo's New Home Page
    A few weeks ago, we asked our readers if they like the new Yahoo home page? With 127 responses in, I wanted to share the results. Most of our readers do like the new home page. 73% said they like the new home page, while 25% said they do not like it. That is a pretty good distribution. Here is the pie chart: The "other" responses were pretty much in the nature of "I don't

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