Daily Search Forum Recap: August 19, 2009

Aug 19, 2009 - 4:00 pm 1 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's Caffeine Update Running Off Google's New File System (GFS)
    Shortly after Google announced the Caffeine preview update The Register published an article named Google File System II. The two are actually mostly unrelated, in that the caffeine update runs off the second Google File System, like Microsoft Word runs off Windows. But Matt Cutts confirmed in a recent interview with The Register that Google's Caffeine infrastructure, does indeed run off the second Google File System. The article said, "Matt Cutts confirms that the company's
  • Google Again Able To Charge Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Cards
    A few weeks ago, we reported about the issue Indian advertisers were having with Google being able to charge their Reserve Bank of India RBI credit cards. Google was forced to require these advertisers to fax over their credit card authorizations, which slowed the process down to getting campaigns live. On August 17th, an AdWords representative updated the Google AdWords Help thread saying they are now able to take these cards electronically. Bindu from Google
  • More Google Advertisers Being Forced into New Interface, Including Me
    Two months ago or so, we reported that some advertisers were being forced into the new AdWords interface. Well, yesterday, I and many other advertisers received the email that we were being forced into the new AdWords interface. A WebmasterWorld thread has both old and new reports of advertisers being forced into the interface. One advertiser expressed his dissatisfaction with this move, saying: Ug I was just forced into the new interface. I hate being
  • What is "Page Score" in Bing Webmaster Tools?
    Back in 2007, when Bing was named Live Search, Microsoft introduced their flavor of Google PageRank and cleverly named it "Page Score." If you verify your site with Bing Webmaster Tools at bing.com/webmaster, you should be able to see your Page Score value, X out of 5 green bars. This site has 5 green bars for the domain and our top five pages: But what does "Page Score" actually mean? A Bing Forum thread asked
  • Unofficial Google AdWords Management iPhone App
    A few weeks ago, the Apple App store for the iPhone gained its first app to manage Google AdWords campaigns. The app was developed by Webdevs.com and enables AdWords advertiser to manage their campaigns on the go. The application can be downloaded in the iTunes store for $16.99 and is named "PPC Editor." If you like to buy it, here is a link which passes through my affiliate account. This is not an app created

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