Daily Search Forum Recap: January 4, 2010

Jan 4, 2010 - 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:

  • Google's Blue Interface (AKA Jazz) Being Seen By More Searchers
    In November, we reported on the Google Blue Jazz interface, a new Google user interface Google hopes to push sometime this year. Technically, it is not named Jazz, but I think that is the name that might stick. Only a few Google users saw the interface. But ever since the New Years period, I have been seeing more and more reports of users seeing the interface. Here is a picture of the front page: Actually,
  • Yahoo Paid Inclusion Still Live?
    Yahoo's paid inclusion program was suppose to end on December 31st. But some are reporting in a WebmasterWorld thread that the paid inclusion results are still in the Yahoo Search index. I have not looked myself, but this person is saying the paid inclusion (search submit) URLs are still in the index. He said: I still see all the paid spots working. This can be for two reasons: (1) Yahoo's Search Submit product is still
  • Malware in 2010 : Hiding in Google Search Results
    No one will deny it, not even Google. Viruses, malware, spyware and so on, is currently a major issue on the Internet. Google and other search engines has stepped up how they detect and block malware from showing up in their index. But now, in 2010, expect it to get a lot worse. Expect those who produce malware to not look to just infect computers, but to look to get around Google's malware detection techniques
  • Microsoft adCenter Offering Free Search Ads Over New Years?
    A WebmasterWorld thread and adCenter Forum thread have reports that Microsoft adCenter is reporting that clicks are not being charged. Yes, the adCenter reports are showing a $0.00 cost per click in their reports. Here are some of the reports from the advertisers: Whilst I'd love this to be real, looks like a bug as clicks priced at 0.00 aren't so common! No matter which report I call up - I'm not being charged (according
  • Yep, Googlers Working on January 1st, New Years Day
    Many of those in the SEO, SEM, Web Design and related businesses find themselves working on holidays such as New Years and Christmas. I think it is more about the self-employed mentality versus it being computer related. Of course, computer related jobs tend to be good to work at any time. In any event, it is nice to know that you are not the only one working on these days. That is why we have
  • Isaac Newton 367th Birthday Brings Google's First Animated Doodle (Logo)
    If you visit Google.com today, you will see a Google Doodle (logo) of an Apple tree. If you wait a couple seconds, you will notice that one of the apple's falls off the tree. Yes, it is Issac Newton's birthday, 367 years ago today, and it is also the first ever (I believe) animated Google Doodle (logo) in history. Here is a picture of the logo: Want to see how it was/is animated? Here is
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: New Years Day 2010
    In our New Years day video recap, I covered the last week of 2009 in search at the Search Engine Roundtable. I first showed off the various logos for New Years by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com and many others. Google also had a PageRank update on New Years eve. Google uses ccTLDs over server location. Google slapped SEOs by dropping them and web designers from the local pack. Bing's MSNBot is up to no good

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