Daily Search Forum Recap: December 23, 2009

Dec 23, 2009 - 4:00 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:

  • QuickMark iPhone Update Fixes Google Favorite Places QR Code Decals
    A few weeks ago, I was the first to report about Google decals going to wrong places and then we saw a flood of people complaining about the issue. It turns out that the primary iPhone app recommended by Google for scanning these decals was made by QuickMark. QuickMark had a bug that was introduced just about the time these decals came out. The bug impacted where users were taken after they scanned a QR
  • WebmasterWorld's Tabke: Google "Stiffed" Webmasters on Christmas
    Yesterday we reported that Google donated $20 million to charity instead of giving out their typical holiday gifts to publishers. We initially thought Google would not send out gifts this year, and we were somewhat right. They did not give publishers, advertisers or webmasters anything really - outside of what they earned. Brett Tabke, the owner of WebmasterWorld, commented in a WebmasterWorld thread with his true feelings. He felt Google stiffed webmasters, advertisers and publishers
  • Google AdSense Tests Searching For Targeted Ads in Console
    Last night I received an email from Google about a new feature available in my AdSense account, as a beta. The feature basically allows me to search for ads that are targeted towards my site. Searching for ads makes it a bit easier to find and block or allow these ads from being shown on my pages. Here is a picture of the new feature: Here is a copy of the email: Subject: Announcing Search
  • Top Questions Asked on Google AdWords
    The Google support representatives posted several threads in the various categories of forums. Each of the forum categories have their own frequently asked questions. So the FAQs are broken down by Can't See My Ad, Ad Position & Performance, Campaign Management, Ad Approvals & Policy, Billing & Payments, Analytics & Conversion Tracking and miscellaneous. I figured it would be nice to document them all in one place, so here they are: Can't See My Ad:

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