Daily Search Forum Recap: September 21, 2009

Sep 21, 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:

  • Yahoo Mail Users Starting To Get New Interface & Features
    A few weeks ago, Yahoo announced the "enhanced" Yahoo Mail. But for many, Yahoo Mail remained the same. Now I am seeing threads with people both complimenting and disliking the new Yahoo Mail interface. Many are now getting the new Yahoo Mail by default, whereas others are still using the old interface. I am not going to go through all the new interface and feature changes. The Yahoo Mail blog does that well. Here is
  • Some AdSense Publishers Still Not Able To Login: Confirmed Issue
    On Thursday we reported that some AdSense publishers were having issues logging in. We thought it had to do with publishers who had a manual review on their account, but we were not a 100% sure of that. Jennifer from the Google AdSense team posted a thread in Google AdSense Help confirming the issue and saying they have put this issue on the known issues page: Publishers unable to log in Details: We've received reports
  • Google Docs Adds Features Including Making Many Crawlable By Search Engines
    Googler, Marie in the Google Docs Help forum announced a major 'feature' coming to Google Docs that will make your documents more discoverable in Google's search engine. She explained that some Google Docs will soon be crawlable and found in the Google search results. What are the criteria for these docs to be shown in the Google index? They have to be "explicitly published using the 'Publish as web page' or 'Publish/embed' option, and which
  • Google's Flying Saucer Logos Lead to H.G. Wells
    If you visit Google today, you will notice a very interesting Google Doodle. The Doodle is designed to honor H.G. Wells, whose 143rd birthday would be today. Who is he? He wrote the 1898 classic, The War of the Worlds and is often referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction." Here is the logo: What is unique about this logo, compared to other logos is that Google had two previous logos leading up to
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 18, 2009
    In this week's recap, I take you to St. Louis with a quick recap on my laptop. Bing launched visual search, while Google launched news flip. Google added DoubleClick to AdWords. Parameter handling finally came to Google Webmaster Tools. Yahoo secretly added top query and URLs reports to Site Explorer. Bing takes over 10 percent market share. Google acquired reCAPTCHA for OCR improvement. Google says validation doesn't help with ranking boost. Google's related command is

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