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, Yahoo & Ask Honor World AIDS Day
If you visit Google, Yahoo or Ask.com today, you will see they are all honoring World AIDS Day with a red bow on their logo or on their home page. Bing, AOL, DogPile and others seem to be missing the mention today (we may put something up later). Google has a ribbon under the search box which links to google.org/world-aids-day-2009.html (yes, Google.org): Yahoo has an animated logo which links to yahoo.com/worldaidsday/: Flash Version: Static Version:
- How to Match Google Merchant Products in Google AdWords Product Ads
Recently, Google opened product AdWords ads all U.S. based advertisers and merchants. So now, if you use Google Merchant Center (aka Google Base), you can tie your AdWords account to it and show those fancy product images, pricing and so on, in your AdWords ads. A WebmasterWorld thread has some advertisers a bit upset with the matching of the query, ad and the products actually displayed. Some are saying that the products being displayed for
- Google AdSense Bans Publisher For Copyright Infringement Over Their Own Copyrights
A Google AdSense Help thread reports that an AdSense publisher was banned or disapproved from Google AdSense because the content on their web site is copyrighted. This happens all the time, but in this case, the content that is copyrighted is copyrighted by them and they have the right to use this content - since it is theirs. The publisher wrote: I am the one and only owner of the copyright of all my books
- Disputed Territory? Google Maps Localizes Borders Based on Local Laws
Did you know that there are countries out there that have a dispute on where their border begins and ends? Yea, you know that. But did you know that Google will show different borders depending on how and where you access Google Maps? A Google Maps Help thread has a post from Brian from the Google Maps team who explains how this works. He said: It is Google's standard practice to show all disputed regions
- Google Suggest: "I Am Extremely Terrified Of Chinese People"
If you go to Google.com and just type in [I am] Google will then offer as the third suggestion, "I Am Extremely Terrified Of Chinese People" as a search suggestion. This is not new, it was reported back in February. But back then, you had to type in [I am extremely] to get this search suggestion, now all you need is [I am] to return the search suggestion. Here is a screen capture: Yes, Google's
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Reader’s Guide to 30 Advanced Search Marketing Blogs, Sphinn
- CSS, SEO and semantics, WebmasterWorld
- Grocers' And The Abolition Of The Apostrophe, HighRankings Forums