Daily Search Forum Recap: October 15, 2009

Oct 15, 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 Removes PageRank Data From Webmaster Tools
    Google has removed the PageRank section in the crawl statistics in Google Webmaster Tools. This has gone mostly unnoticed, with the release of the labs feature, until now. A Google Webmaster Help thread reports the PageRank values shown in Webmaster Tools has now been completely removed. I have verified this and it is true. Googler, Susan Moskwa explained why in the thread: We've been telling people for a long time that they shouldn't focus on
  • Get Out Of Google Jail For $50, Web Site Captures Mug Shots
    A web site named ClarksburgLeak.com makes their money documenting inmates who have their mug shots taken at the local police station there and posting it on their web site. The way they make their money is a bit controversial, to say the least. If you go to jail in Clarksburg, ClarksburgLeak.com will find out, post your name, along with your picture, height, weight, date of birth and the felony type on their web site. Then
  • Quickly Share Private YouTube Videos
    I am a big YouTube user for both professional and personal use. When it comes to personal use, I want to make my videos private and share them with friends and family. The issue was that you had to get people to sign up to YouTube and then share their username with you. You then add them as friends on YouTube. It was a big hassle. Sometime in the past few months, YouTube added a
  • Google AdSense Fixes a "Hardcore" But "Minor" Bug
    A Google AdSense Help has confirmed reports from Google AdSense representatives that there was a minor bug on some web sites that did not allow the AdSense ads to be shown. This publisher has a web site about music. But some of the music, he classifies as "hardcore" music. It is believed that Google felt the site was about hardcore pornography and thus automatically prevented the ads from displaying on his web site. About a
  • Google, Heads Up, Ireland Is Not New Zealand
    Search for Google Ireland in Google and you will notice that Google does not return Google.ie but rather returns Google.co.nz. Someone should send Google a memo that Ireland is not the same place as New Zealand. Here is a picture: Ireland is only about 12,000 miles away from New Zealand. Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.
  • 3 Days Later, Bing Finally Fixes Webmaster Tools Bug
    It kind of makes you wonder how important Bing Webmaster Tools is to Microsoft when it takes them over three days to fix a bug that completely makes the tools unusable. Monday morning, we reported that Bing Webmaster Tools had an unexpected error which disallowed webmasters from accessing any of their verified domains. Many threads and complaints in the Bing forums, amongst others, were created. It took two days for the Bing forum representative to

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