Daily Search Forum Recap: July 29, 2009

Jul 29, 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 AdWords Bid Simulator Live For More Advertisers
    Seems like in the past 24 hours, more Google AdWords advertisers are seeing the bid simulator tool that Google has been testing for a few months now. I am personally seeing it in my account, but not in some of my client accounts. Here is how they are handling it now, in the new interface. You click on the bid price or the little icon near it: And it opens up a window with more
  • Yahoo Search Powered By Microsoft Bing: What SEMs Need To Know
    Yahoo and Microsoft have finally announced their search deal, after years of negotiation. In short, if the deal is approved by regulators, Yahoo Search will be powered by Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search Marketing (aka Panama) will be powered by Microsoft adCenter. For SEMs, you need to know when this will happen. Best case scenario, the deal will be complete in early 2010, the longest it can take for full implementation is two years. The
  • MSNBot Clicking on Bing adCenter Search Ads?
    There is a thread I have been watching at the Bing Community where one member said that he had log files that shows MSNBot (Microsoft Bing's crawler) is clicking on Microsoft adCenter search ads, possibly charging him for those clicks. This advertiser set up very specific tracking URLs for the adCenter campaigns and noticed that MSNBot came up for triggering a click on that ad URL in his log files. The advertiser asked: Why is
  • Google AdWords Quality Score Goes After Names?
    WebmasterWorld moderator, eWhisper, created a thread at WebmasterWorld on something he spotted recently with the Google AdWords quality score. He believes that AdWords has adjusted hows they handle proper names. eWhisper said: I'm seeing some odd results for names in AdWords. Many proper names have much lower QS in many accounts than a couple weeks ago. In fact, my own name, in my account, going to my website, is running a QS of 3 right
  • Twitter Focuses In On Search With New Home Page
    If you visit Twitter.com today, you may notice a brand new home page (if you are not logged in). The home page really has a strong focus on search. Here it is: Why? Twitter said to help "people access Twitter in more relevant and useful ways upon first introduction lowers the barrier to accessing the value Twitter has to offer and presents the service more consistently with how it has evolved." This is an interesting

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