Daily Search Forum Recap: December 17, 2009

Dec 17, 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:

  • Happy 20th Birthday The Simpsons
    I wanted to wish The Simpsons a very happy 20th birthday. I have been personally watching the show for 20 years, crazy to believe. I am surprised to see none of the search engines doing a logo for the special day. That won't stop us from posting a special theme. Here it is: I know this has no search relevancy at all - so I apologize. Happy 20th Birthday! Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable
  • Google Drops Answers.com For Google Definitions
    Earlier this month, Google dropped Answers.com as their definitions provider. A month ago or so, Google would link from the word "definition" to Answers.com, now Google links to themselves. For example, a search for [definitions] shows a hyperlink named "definition". Here is a picture: When you click on it, it now takes you to Google Definitions at Google.com/Dictionary. In the past, and since early 2005 it took you to Answers.com. I have not seen a
  • Bug: Bing Webmaster Tools Not Accepting URLs with Hyphens
    There are a few reports in a Bing Forum thread that adding a site to Bing Webmaster Tools might not work. Specifically, if the URL or domain contains a hyphen (dash) such as www.best-domain.com. Brett Yount from the Bing Webmaster team confirmed the bug, saying: Currently, we are having a few difficulties which I just received confirmation from the indexing team. They are currently working on it, but said that if you try a couple
  • Google Favorite Places QR Codes Taking Many Customers to Wrong Location
    On Friday afternoon, I reported My Google Favorite Place Decal Was Hijacked. In short, it turned out the QR code was indeed correct, but if the QR code scanner reads it wrong, it can take you to a different business. Which is what happens when I use certain scanners or if the lighting is poor when I scan using certain apps. Here is a quick video of how this went down on Friday afternoon: Now,
  • Microsoft Might Add Bing Page Score to MSN Toolbar
    Brett Yount from the Bing Webmaster Team dropped a hint in the Bing Forums that they may add the Bing Page Score (similar to Google's PageRank) to the MSN Toolbar. Bing has what they call Bing Page Score when you login to their Bing Webmaster Center. Someone asked in the thread, "is it possible to enable page rank in bing toolbar?" Soon after, Brett Yount from Bing responded saying: We might once we complete the
  • Google Invites AdSense Publishers For Christmas Lunch
    It appears that Google is not giving out holiday gifts this year, as expected. But in a surprise twist, AdSenseAdvisor in a WebmasterWorld thread basically invited all 'good standing' AdSense publishers out for lunch at Google. First, AdSenseAdvisor explained that she/he doesn't "know about gifts this year," and added that she/he "haven't heard anything" about it. AdSenseAdvisor then goes on to invite AdSense publishers out for Christmas lunch! AdSenseAdvisor said: If you're a publisher in

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