Daily Search Forum Recap: October 23, 2009

Oct 23, 2009 - 3:00 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:

  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: October 23, 2009
    Google seemed to have a minor search update, while Bing had a major search index update. Microsoft and Google both confirmed deals with Twitter on the firehouse. Yahoo added Delicious data and Search Monkey data to Site Explorer. AdWords released an update to their API v2009 and is sunsetting version 13 on April 22, 2010. Google confirmed the ad position move made for a higher click through rate. Google is indenting multiple results now. Bing
  • Running Coupons On Google Maps Business Competitors
    I spotted an old Google Maps Help thread that reported that in the past, a competitor was able to add a coupon to this guys business listing. So if you visited his business, you would see a coupon for another company. Clearly this guy was upset and it seemed like Google may have never resolved his issue (it is unclear). It seems like now some business owners are having trouble deleting live coupons from their
  • Google Reader Adds Magic Sort & Explore Popular
    I am a huge Google Reader, in fact, I might be one of the most active Google Reader users on the planet. So when they add features, I get a bit giddy. Yesterday, they added two features; an explore section and magic sorting. The explore section loops in "recommended" sources, which is an old feature, but also adds "popular." Popular basically shows you what Google deems to be important RSS items on the web but
  • Bing's MSNBot Crawl Happy?
    Most search spiders have been known to get a bit crawl happy from time to time. But the most complaints over time come from MSNBot which tends to often get out of hand and send their spiders on individuals sites are rampant rates. What is the issue if spiders are crawling your site? Well, no issue unless they crawl your site at a point where it hurts your server and resources. Spiders need to tame
  • Google AdWords API v2009 Gets Asynchronous Calls & Version 13 Sunsets April 22, 2010
    Google has released new updates to the AdWords API v2009. The biggest addition is that it now supports asynchronous calls, which allows you to make multiple requests (calls) to the API even before your first call is not complete. This helps speed things up and make the API more efficient for developers. In addition, Google announced the date that as to when the previous API, version 13, will no longer be supported. Version 13 of

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