Daily Search Forum Recap: November 10, 2009

Nov 10, 2009 - 7:15 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 Caffeine Index Goes Live Right Before Holiday Shopping Season
    Google has actually released a major Google index update before the holiday season. Yes, this is the Google Caffeine index, which has been in a Sandbox (testing environment) since August, is now being rolled out. If you visit the Caffeine URL at www2.sandbox.google.com, you are taken to a thank you page that reads: We appreciate all the feedback from people who searched on our Caffeine sandbox. Based on the success we've seen, we believe Caffeine
  • Google's Sesame Street Logo Finale : 12 Doodles
    Starting on November 4th, Google began displaying logos for Sesame Street's 40th anniversary. Today is Sesame Street's official anniversary, the previous logos all led up to today. That is why we have a collage of all the characters, all in one logo: Yes, 12 Sesame Street personalities in total were displayed. Not all on Google.com, some on regional Googles. Here they all are: Honestly, I think I may have even missed one. :) For all
  • Google AdWords Bug For Geo-Targeting Impacting Few
    Google has confirmed a bug with region targeting in the AdWords advertiser console at WebmasterWorld. The bug appears to be an issue with when you set the regions you want your ads to be targeted towards and when you hit the save button, it shows you an error. AdSenseAdvisor, an official Google representative, confirmed the issue on October 29th: Yep, I can confirm that, C7Mike. Assuming that I am in the office at the time
  • Does Google Handle Canonical Issues Fully?
    Tedster, WebmasterWorld's Administrator, posted an excellent thread at WebmasterWorld asking how do you think Google handles the canonical issues they find on their own? By that he means, if webmasters don't use a 301 redirect or use Google's canonical header tag to instruct Google on how to handle that URL, how would Google handle it? Would they cosmetically clean up the search results so that there does not appear to be any canonical (duplicate) URLs

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