Daily Search Forum Recap: September 1, 2009

Sep 1, 2009 - 3:00 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 Adds Rich Snippet Testing Tool
    In May, Google announced the availability of adding rich snippets to the Google search results through microformats and RDFa aided code. The two major complaints were not being about to: (1) Know if you will be able to see the rich snippets in the Google web search results. (2) How they will look prior to them showing up in the Google web search results. We still don't have the answer to knowing if they will
  • Google's "NoTranslate" Tag To Prevent Translation in Search
    For a few years now, some webmasters have been trying to figure out ways to prevent Google from allowing users to translate their pages with the Google Translate tool. From time to time, webmaster ask if there is a way to prevent Google from displaying the "translate this page" link in the Google search results from showing up. We have such a question at Google Webmaster Help forums just the other day. Here is a
  • Bing's Home Page Picture Changer Missing For Some
    One of the most talked about features of Bing, Microsoft search engine, is not the search features at all but rather the pictures they show on their home page. It truly keeps people coming back every day. But sometimes people miss the picture shown on a day and they want to go back in history and find it. Because of that, a while back, Microsoft added a feature to see past images. They added a
  • Google AdSense Ads Hit With PSAs Again
    A week ago, Google had a bug with the AdSense contextual targeting engine which generated PSAs for all ads for a five minute period. PSAs, again, are public service ads that are shown when no ad match is found - so Google shows a free ad for a non-profit organization. This time, the issue seemed to be at least four hours, but maybe longer. First reports came in sometime last night, probably late last night.
  • Google News To Fix RSS Title Trimming Issue
    There have been on going complaints about the RSS feed Google News generates at Google News Help forums. The complaint is that Google is trimming the title portion of the article in the RSS feed. Let me show you an example. Google Lands Deal to Put Chrome Browser in Sony PCs at PC World has a ten word title. If you look at the Google News RSS feed, you will see that they significantly drop

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