Daily Search Forum Recap: June 26, 2009

Jun 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:

  • Why Google May Shorten Your Long URL in the SERPs
    A week ago we showed that Google is truncating URLs in some cases. To my surprise, Jaime from the Google Web Search team picked up the story and decided to explain why Google does shorten URLs. He decided to post the details in a Google Web Search Help thread and added a comment at the original blog post. First, here is a picture of Google shortening a URL, so you know what I mean: So
  • Want Your Google News To Show Up in Google Finance? NASDAQ:GOOG
    Google News is an extremely powerful way to drive traffic to your site, if it is worthy to be included in Google News. Google Finance is another avenue to drive traffic to your site, but how do you get Google to list your articles in the news or blog area of Google Finance? A Google News Help thread discusses just that. In fact, Inbal from the Google News team explained how to be included. She
  • Michael Jackson's Death Slows Google
    The all powerful Google and their impenetrable server farms took a major hit last night, when the news about Michael Jackson suffering a cardiac arrest and ultimately passing away broke. As CNN and News.com shows, Google was displaying one of those Google "We're Sorry" pages to searches trying desperately to find out the fate of Michael Jackson. Even Search Engine Land was suffering from the news, as the tweet confirms. I remember during 9/11, sites
  • Search Marketers: Time To Move Marketing Budgets To Bing / adCenter
    Even though I kind of mocked Bing's spam tests as being the cause for many people seeing the search share of Microsoft's Bing as seizing market share, it is not the case in most situations. In most situations, the search share you see coming from Bing is legit and search marketers are taking notice. I track a lot of web sites and in some cases, not all, Bing has overtaken Yahoo as the number two
  • I Miss Yahoo: Please Make a Come Back, Please
    It has been a very hard road for Yahoo, virtually since they began running down the path of building their own search engine and Panama (their new search marketing platform). I honestly miss the old Yahoo where we had Overture and a more personal side to them. It seems to me that Yahoo may not be able to turn things around. It seems to me that they are run down and exhausted. But I really

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