Daily Search Forum Recap: September 23, 2009

Sep 23, 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:

  • SMX East '09 Live Live Blogging Schedule
    SMX East is less than two weeks away, so if you have not yet registered, what are you waiting for! Okay, if you really, really cannot make it, we will have real-time live blogging coverage. You will see our notes, pictures, and will be able to ask us questions and comment on our coverage, as we sit in the sessions. Our live bloggers will wear out their keyboards, finger tips and Wifi, to bring you
  • Google Says, Referrer Spam Does Not Hurt Your Google Rankings
    Back in the old days, referrer spam was a way to get quick rankings by spamming other site's referrer logs. Wikipedia explains it pretty well: Referrer spam is a kind of spamdexing (spamming aimed at search engines). The technique involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referrer url that points to the site the spammer wishes to advertise. Sites that publicize their access logs, including referrer statistics, will then end up linking to
  • As Expected, Google Brings Push Gmail to iPhone
    One of the most requested features for Gmail is push support for the Apple iPhone. Google announced yesterday that they now support push Gmail on the iPhone through Google Sync. To get started with this, go here and read the various instructions. We knew this would be coming because a Googler told us back in March it would be here soon. And trust me, people are delighted it is here. There are literally dozens and
  • How I Like To Calculate Dates? Wolfram|Alpha It
    I use different search engines for different reasons. I am not the typical searcher, I am more of a "power" searcher, I would guess. I often see people complaining that Google isn't good at searching for X or Y. The reason is, Google is a great normal search engine, but there are search engines that excel in other areas and you should learn them. I spotted a thread at a Google Web Search Help thread
  • GOOG (Google) To Break $500? It Has In Pre-Market
    Google's stock, GOOG, closed yesterday at $499.06, just under the $500 mark. Will it break $500 today? Well, it has already in the pre-market trade. Personally, I felt $80 was too much for Google. But clearly, I know nothing about investing. Is $500 a good deal? Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.
  • Google AdWords Accounts Hit With "Low Share of Voice" Notice
    Yesterday, many advertisers have been complaining in the Google AdWords Help forums that many of their keywords and campaigns now have the warnings, "Low Share of Voice." Here is a screen capture of the warning: We have many threads on the topic and many complaints from Google AdWords advertisers. A Google AdWords representative chimed in, but he/she really did not have much to say, outside of we hear you, we are listening and good luck.
  • Yahoo Launches New Search Interface & Brand Campaign
    You can read all about the buzz around Yahoo's new brand campaign at Techmeme. Yea, the "Internet is Under New Management... Yours," campaign. With this, Yahoo launched a new search interface to help convince people that search is more about the interface then the underlining technology, that they hope to outsource to Microsoft. The new interface impacts their web search, image search and video search and includes: Intelligent Search Results Allows you to explore

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