Daily Search Forum Recap: November 5, 2009

Nov 5, 2009 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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:

  • Publishers: Google News To Require A New Sitemaps File
    Big news for publishers in the Google News index. Inbal from Google announced in a Google News Help thread that in six months, Google will stop supporting the old News Sitemaps format and require you to switch over to the new format. Inbal said: Although we will support your current Google News Sitemap during the transition period of six months, you should re-submit it under the new format as soon as possible. For more details
  • Google's New Beta AdSense Interface Looks Slick
    There is currently no AdSense publisher that would say they like the AdSense management console. Yes, Google knows that and they have finally announced a limited beta for the new AdSense console interface. And let me tell you, it looks incredibly sweet - compared to what we have now. Here is a picture: As I reported at Search Engine Land, here are the new features: More detailed performance reportsEnables you to view daily stats in
  • Google Finally Creates a Dashboard to Manage Your Google Life
    One of the more obvious complaints about Google is not about their products but rather how to find all their products and manage how you have access to those products. Google just launched the Google Dashboard which brings many - not all - of this in one place. The Dashboard includes over "20 products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and many more." Here is a
  • Google's Matt Cutts Goes a Year Without Posting at WebmasterWorld
    Google's Matt Cutts, the man who is incredibly responsible the idea of webmaster and search engine communication, has gone over a year without posting anything at WebmasterWorld. His last post was on November 2, 2008 in a thread named Google.com SERP Changes - November 2008. His last post was in response to changes at Google, where Matt said "Nope, it wasn't a test, whitenight." Since then, we have covered monthly WebmasterWorld Google related threads on
  • Google NEAR Operator & Exclude Faces on Image Search
    There are two threads at Google Web Search Help where there are two search suggestions that Google has listened to as a possible addition to Google's advanced search. The first thread talks about how some searchers want a NEAR operator to search for phrases on web pages, but to specific that those pages be near each other. Specifically, the searcher said: I would like Google to be able to check for relevance based on physical
  • PubCon 2009 In Vegas Live Blogging Schedule
    PubCon Vegas 2009 is next week and like we have done for the past five years, we are live blogging this event. You can see our past coverage at the 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 live blogging of PubCon, WebmasterWorld's conference. This year, we will be live blogging the event in real time, using the live blogging tool, CoverItLive.com. We have used this tool for the past few conferences and we enjoy it, so

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