Daily Search Forum Recap: July 6, 2009

Jul 6, 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 Begins Banning Google AdWords Scams
    On June 29th we reported that the Google scams were getting worse. In short, people have been promoting fake Google payout systems, such as Google Money Kit or Money System, along with dozens of other names, to convince people that Google is giving people a way to earn quick bucks. Google does have publisher programs like AdSense and other programs, but not these get rich quick scams. It has been going on for a long
  • Poll: How Addicted To Links Are You?
    Every industry has their addiction. Wall Street is known for their speed addiction, Hollywood for, well - can't list them all and so on. The SEO industry may have an addition to link acquisitions, mostly Google's fault :). In any event, I found a humorous thread at HighRankings Forum that talks about one person's addiction to links. He said: Hi I was just wondering if I am the only one that spends a lot of
  • Google Makes It Faster To Find Pornography
    When Bing first launched, it received a lot of hype around the amount of porn it found. Soon after, Microsoft added additional measures to help filter out the porn and adult content. Now, it seems like Google has changes Google Image Search to make it just a bit faster and easier to find adult or pornographic content with the search engine. If you conduct a search, you will now notice the "SafeSearch" filter has a
  • Google Tries To Save The Housing Market With Real Estate Search
    Okay, so maybe the title is a bit too much. Building out Google Maps to make a difference in the housing market is a bit of a stretch. Google announced the launch of Google Maps Real Estate Search. It allows you to: Find houses currently on the marketSearch nearby for schools, restaurants and public transportSee the property in Street View to explore the neighborhoodFind directions between the property and your favorite places The Age seemed
  • Google Blog Search Adds ATOM Feed, Latest Posts & Hot Queries
    Google Blog Search announced the addition of a few features. The most noticeable changes are to the Google Blog Search home page, where Google now shows the top hot queries and the latest blog posts from popular blogs. Here is a picture showing those two new sections: Another feature that was released was the ability to subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds. Simply click on the links under "Subscribe" in the left-hand column of the
  • July 4th Search Engine Logos (Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL & Others)
    Happy July 4th All! Here are the logos celebrating the special day from Google, Yahoo, AOL, Ask, YouTube, Bing, Dogpile and many others. Google: Yahoo: AOL: Bing: Ask: Dogpile: YouTube: Search Engine Roundtable: For past July 4th logos from the search industry, see 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 3, 2009
    In this week's video recap, we discuss the July Google webmaster report, a lot has happened over the past 30 days. Google may have had a PageRank quirk. Google penalized the porn industry and then reversed it. Google is messing with international search filters. Many of you like the new Bing commercials. Bing tries real-time search with Twitter answers. Microsoft adCenter has a quality based ranking team. Google announces the new AdWords API, v2009. Google

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