Daily Search Forum Recap: July 31, 2009

Jul 31, 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 Webmaster Tools API Bugs
    About a year ago, Google introduced the new Google Webmaster Tools API. This API allow developers to communicate with Google Webmaster Tools (GWT), without actually accessing the front end, so they can code reports, verify sites and so on, without touching the actual GWT interface. Over the past month or so, there have been several complaints about the API not working properly. Here is a Google Webmaster Help thread with one complaint, and here are
  • Google Image Search Tests Left Bar Search Options
    A Google Web Search Help thread reports some users seeing Google Image Search adding a left bar with added search options. Google Operating System posted screen shots of this in action, so I thought I share them here. All the options displayed on the left are available image search refinements in the advanced search box or by changing the URL parameters. Google Operating System named this the "Toolbelt for Google Image Search." I personally tried
  • SEO Community Worried About Yahoo's Tools
    A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion about future of Yahoo's SearchMonkey and BOSS tools, specifically after the Microsoft & Yahoo deal, where Yahoo is pretty much giving up on search technology. If this is a concern for you, i.e. will SearchMonkey, BOSS, Site Explorer and so on, be around in a year or two from now, then you should read on. In fact, Vanessa Fox covered these questions in detail at Search Engine Land. To make
  • Did You Hear The Google AdSense Radio Commercials?
    The other day, I reported at Search Engine Land that Google was marketing the AdSense product over the radio, in specific markets. These AdSense radio ads are targeting publishers or bloggers in the realm of finance site owners, health site owners and even "mommy bloggers." A DigitalPoint Forums thread has one person who said they heard it and called it a "cheap [sounding] commercial" where "the girl was reading off cards." I wish I could

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