Daily Search Forum Recap: October 6, 2009

Oct 6, 2009 - 7:53 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 Asks For Feedback On 'Fade In' Home Page
    TechCrunch reported yesterday that Google is testing a new home page that fades in. Seriously, it fades in, here is a video: Personally, I don't get it - I don't see the value in this at all. I tried to email Google for a statement, but did not get a response yet. I did spot a thread by Googler Jaime hinting at this, at Google Web Search Help. He said: Many of you may be
  • Google Soon To Allow Cross Domain Canonical Tag: This Is Big
    Yesterday, I reported at Search Engine Land that Google is going to allow cross domain canonical tag. This means, if you have two sites (probably verified under the same webmaster tools account), you will be able to tell Google, all links pointing to domain A should point to domain B. Clearly, this is a feature that is really something many webmasters and site owners have wanted for a while. At the same time, some webmasters
  • Google Webmaster Tools Verification Download Error
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has confirmed reports of a bug with Google Webmaster Tools. The bug is someone technical, where you try to download the verification file via a URL that Google provides. That URL, which seems to be google.com/webmasters/verification/verification-file-dl?hl=en, is returning a 500 internal error. Dennis G. from the Google webmaster team confirmed the bug, saying: Looks like you found a legitimate bug. I believe we have fixed it now. Please try again,
  • YouTube Comment System Bug
    Liz from YouTube support posted a thread at the YouTube Help forum confirming a wide spread bug with commenting on YouTube videos. Liz explained the bug as follows: We've seen many of you report that you're having trouble with comments: more specifically that you receive notification of a new comment on one of your uploaded videos, but the comment never appears. This is an issue our team's aware of and is currently working on a

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