Daily Search Forum Recap: December 8, 2009

Dec 8, 2009 - 6:30 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 Takes Google Money Scams To Court
    Google has announced they are now legally going after those companies who have been scamming unsuspecting people since March of this year. We first wrote about the Google Money Scams in March, then in June the scams got worse. In July, Google warned the public about these scams but still many fell for it. Some scammers took to the phone to scam more and more people. They even began banning scammers from AdWords in July
  • Google Barcodes The Map With QR Labels
    Google also announced that they are sending out stickers to be placed in shop windows that have QR barcodes. The goal is to allow people to scan the sticker and look up more information about that place. You can see some samples of these businesses in LA over here. How do you get one of these stickers for your business? Well, make sure you are a verified business on Google Local Business Center. Make sure
  • Tony Ruscoe, Popular SEM Personality, to Join Google
    Tony Ruscoe, the co-editor at Google Blogoscoped has confirmed he will be joining the Google team next month. Tony has been writing at Google Blogoscoped since 2006, he has broken so many stories by digging deep into Google and finding tons of hidden treasures. Tony is becoming a Googler in January 2010. He will be working in Google's London office as part of the Google Webmaster Team. He said he is not exactly sure what
  • Google Goggles & Other Mobile Announcements
    Part of Google's blitz of announcements yesterday were several mobile announcements including a really neat feature named Google Goggles. Google Goggles basically lets you snap pictures on your Android mobile device and Google will return search results based on that picture. It works best with landmarks, books, contact information, artwork, places, wines and logos. Here is a video on how it works: Other announcements include Search by Voice in other languages, such as Japanese, English
  • Google Does Real Time Search : See It For Popeye
    Google announced a dozen things yesterday, but one of those announcements was on real time search in the search results. Google teamed up with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca to make these real time search results possible. In short, Google sticks another "universal result" in the search results when they feel a real time result makes sense. For example, a search for popeye, which is currently trending due to the Google Doodle Popeye
  • Google Popeye Logo For E. C. Segar's 115th Birthday
    If you visit Google today, you will see a logo of Popeye. The logo is to celebrate Popeye's creator, E. C. Segar's 115th birthday. E. C. Segar was born on December 8, 1894. Popeye, the character, was first introduced on January 17, 1929 in a comic strip Thimble Theatre, which was renamed to Popeye later (I believe). In any event, the logo on the Google.com home page looks like this: Google typically only shows Google
  • AdSense Pirates: Being Extorted Via Google AdSense
    Seems like there is a new pirate in town, an AdSense Pirate. A WebmasterWorld thread reports one AdSense publisher being extorted by someone online, making them share half their AdSense income with them or else they would force them to be banned on Google AdSense. The publisher said: For the last several days I've been seeing 10x my normal revenue due to someone generating 1000's of clicks on ads on my search channel. I notified

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