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 Cutting Personalized AdWords Representative Support?
A WebmasterWorld thread reports that Google has cut a few the personalized AdWords representatives from big spend advertisers. The recent report comes from a long time WebmasterWorld member, cline. Cline said he lost his representative because he stopped taking on new clients and Google said they will only provide him a rep if he brings in new clients. However, others have reported they lost their reps, and soon after, they were banned from AdWords. Some
- Funny Ballmer Firing Bing Employee Hoax
This is a hoax, this is not true, but it spread around the internet over the weekend and I found it pretty funny. Again, this is a comic, who did a skit of some sort. Microsoft confirmed this is not a real employee or ex-employee at Microsoft. The video portrays a disgruntled ex-Microsoft employee describing how he was fired by Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, over not saying "Bing" with enthusiasm. If you know the jokes
- Christians Upset Google Logo Doesn't Say "Merry Christmas"
There are dozens of complaints from Christian Google users with their dissatisfaction over the wording of the Google Holiday logo. In short, the complaint is that Google is saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." Christians are asking why Google is saying "Happy Holidays" when no other holiday overlaps with Christmas this year. Chanukah was earlier this month and the other holidays don't seem to fall out during Christmas, so why not say it as
- Google Images Bug Shifts Images Off Search Results Page
I am seeing random reports, now a total of three individual reports, in the Google Web Search Help forums where users are reporting that Google Images search results are going off the page. One user posted a picture, which describes the issue. Here is a picture: It seems like the first row of images is shown on the far left side of the browser and then the rest are displayed down the row, but under
- Google Sends Out $20 Million Worth of Holiday Presents in 2009
We thought Google was notgoing to give out holiday gifts, and in exchange, inviting publishers to lunch. But starting yesterday, Google began sending out a holiday e-mail card to both advertisers and publishers. The card basically said Google is doing something a bit different this year and instead of giving out presents, they are giving $20 million to charity on our behalf. Here is a picture of the e-card which leads to google.com/advertising/holiday2009: Here is
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google & Microsoft Pay Twitter to Index Twitter, WebmasterWorld
- Privacy - FTC Begins Exploration with Google and Others, WebmasterWorld
- Google Search and Chuck Norris, WebmasterWorld
- How to deal with a competitor trying to destroy your Google rankings, WebmasterWorld