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:
- (Text) Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: December 4, 2009
I am writing this weekly recap while on a flight to Chicago. I won't be able to do the video version, so hopefully this text version will do. I am on my way to Chicago for Search Engine Strategies 2009. SES is actually when I started this site, six years ago on December 2nd. We have written over 10,000 stories here since and almost 2,000 in the past year alone. On the search front, Google's
- Webmasters Wary of Google Public DNS
Google announced the launch of the Google Public DNS service, which is a free public domain name system. It is a lot like OpenDNS, but without any of the administrative controls for blocking sites or redirecting mismatched domains to a special landing page (which is where OpenDNS makes their money). Google's DNS IPs are pretty sweet, they are 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. If you want to use it, here are the configuration instructions. Google said they
- Where the Google Holiday Gifts for 2009?
Every year Google gives some of their AdWords advertisers and AdSense publishers holiday gifts. Typically, the gifts are delivered by now - but not one advertiser or publisher have posted in a forum or on a blog about receiving a holiday gift from Google this year. A WebmasterWorld thread wonders if there will be any gifts this year or not. This year was the "great recession," but Google is clearly back in spend mode (if
- Got Ideas for Google AdSense? Let Them Know Here
Are you frustrated with Google AdSense? Do you love them? Do you have ideas that you think would improve the product or service? If so, Google is now asking for feedback on Google AdSense. Do not submit the ideas here, you have to go to a Google Moderator area and submit your ideas there. AdSense Pro Jennifer said in a Google AdSense Help thread: I just wanted to let you know that we've launched an
- Google Begins Banning AdWords Advertisers Again: December '09 Big Ban
As you know, Google promised to ban AdWords advertisers at a higher rate and began doing so in late September and throughout November but promised to really step it up later last month. I spotted a new thread at Google AdWords Help which has what appears to be dozens of advertisers who started getting banned yesterday, December 3rd, at the stroke of midnight. So when it turned into December 3rd, it seems like a bunch
- Bing Goes Offline for 30 Minutes
Bing went offline for about 30 minutes. I captured a screen shot of Microsoft's search engine having issues about mid-way through. Here it is: TechCrunch said it was down for about 30 minutes. Twitter was buzzing about the news, and there were threads at Bing Community & WebmasterWorld. Bing tweeted when they came back online: This may be the first time that Bing.com has been down in its relatively short history. Forum discussion at Bing
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