Daily Search Forum Recap: September 11, 2009

Sep 11, 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:

  • No 9/11 Logo From Google, But Bing & Ask.com Remember
    Today is the anniversary of the horrible attacks of the U.S., forever known as September 11th, or 9/11. People will be asking, why doesn't Google have a special logo up (a Doodle) to remember the day. The answer is because Google only has logos up for days that are lighthearted or fun. Today, is a special and very sensitive day for many people. Other search engines are able to post something that does show some
  • Google To "Fix" September 11 Attacks Mark on Google Maps
    If you look at the World Trade Center Site on Google Maps, you will see Google still labels it, "September 11 Attacks." An upset Google Maps user posted his distaste for such a label in the Google Maps Help forum. Here is a picture: He said: I noticed on the map of lower Manhattan, the entire former WTC area is designated as "September 11 Attacks." Surely this is more of an event than a geographical
  • Google's Sitelinks Within Search Result Snippets
    Remember a few weeks ago Google started with anchor based Sitelinks for specific sites? Well, now it seems like Google is trying to put these types of links directly in the search engine snippet (i.e. the description in the search results, under the page title). A search for pension contributions brings up a Wikipedia listing with an anchor link directly in the Google search snippet. Here is a picture: iCrossing first spotted this and @rishil
  • Yahoo Search Marketing Changes Pricing Algorithm & Adds Partner Reporting
    The Yahoo Search Marketing Blog announced two main changes that went into place yesterday. (1) The most important change was that a new pricing algorithm is in place. Yahoo said, "we're now expanding the adjustments we make to our click charges based on our assessment of the performance of traffic coming from sources within our distribution network." Yahoo added, "based on our analysis, we expect that most advertisers will see click charges drop or remain
  • Would You Allow Google to Manage Your AdWords Account?
    A WebmasterWorld thread asks if anyone has experience with allowing Google to manage their AdWords accounts. There are many stories in the thread, all not too positive about their experience with having Google manage their account. To take a step back, Google has a whole fleet of staff ready to help you set up and continue to maintain your Google AdWords account. And they do it for free. The issue is, at least according to

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