Daily Search Forum Recap: September 2, 2009

Sep 2, 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 Promotional Credits After Upgraded To MCC
    Recently, some Google AdWords advertisers have been complaining in a WebmasterWorld thread that they were (1) being forced to upgrade to the MCC (My Client Center) section of the AdWords console and (2) after being upgraded, they lost their promotional credits in their accounts. That was reported late August. On August 31st, in the afternoon, Google apparently emailed those affected by this with the promotional credit codes. One advertiser said, "I just got an email
  • Google News Publishers SEO Tips by Google
    On occasion I share SEO tips on optimizing for Google News search results. Yesterday, Google's Maile Ohye posted a blog entry at the Google Webmaster Central blog on how to optimize for Google News results in both Google News and Google Web Universal Search. The video is definitely worth watching if you are a Google News publisher or an SEO for sites included in Google News. Here is the video: I personally love the advice
  • Saying No To Google's "Did You Mean" Response
    We all have seen them at least once in our search life time. A "did you mean" in red at the top of the Google will display for a query where you did mean to search for that. A Google Web Search Help thread asks, is there a way to tell Google, "no - I did mean to search for my search query." Wouldn't it be helpful to Google and to the searcher (to feel
  • Bing May Allow Management of Quick Preview Box
    A Bing Forum thread asks if there is a way to update the quick preview box (more info box) found on some of the search results in the Bing search page. The quick preview box is the box on the right side of the search result listing that pops up when you hover your mouse over a listing. Here is a picture: The first listing for a search on [rustybrick] at Bing is showing not
  • Yea, Gmail Went Down Again - Google Frank About Why
    Yesterday, the web version of Gmail and Google Apps went down for pretty much everyone. The downtime was about an hour plus for most people and the world stopped. Why did it happen? Basically, some routers got overloaded and shut down, which caused a rippled effect. For the full details, see Google's blog post with them being extremely clear about the technical issues (I love it when people do that). I was honestly in disbelief

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