Daily Search Forum Recap: January 6, 2010

Jan 6, 2010 • 4:00 pm | comments (1) 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:

  • Yahoo Search January 2010 Update?
    There is a single report at a WebmasterWorld thread of a possible Yahoo Search update. Senior member, textex, is noticing changes in the Yahoo Search results, but clearly, the Yahoo Search Blog has not posted anything since December 15th. Typically, when it comes to Yahoo Search updates - we normally see it being reported in the forums before Yahoo posts anything on their blog about it. Also, we typically see Yahoo Search update every quarter
  • Most AdWords Advertisers Are Not Afraid to Make Changes To Campaigns
    About a week ago, I ran a poll asking AdWords Advertiser: Do You Feel Paralyzed? It is based on a WebmasterWorld thread of Google AdWords advertisers complaining that they are afraid to make changes to their account, in fear of being banned from AdWords. So I decided to see how wide spread those feelings were amongst advertisers, at large. I ran a poll and asked do you feel paralyzed? Here are the responses: :: No,
  • Google To Offer Click-to-Call Search Ads On iPhone, Android & Palm
    Google sent out an email to most of their advertisers a few days ago, explaining that they are launching click-to-call on mobile devices with full HTML browsers (e.g. iPhone, Android, Palm WebOS). It appears that this will be started automatically and as soon as Google launches this, I and other advertisers will have their phone numbers show up on mobile devices and be charged a cost-per-call when used. In fact, the cost-per-call will be the
  • Google Custom Search Engine Management Bug
    For those of you who use the Google Custom Search Engine (Google CSE), you may have run into an issue with modifying the settings for your custom search engine this morning and yesterday. A Google Custom Search Help thread has confirmed reports of a bug that prevented users to maintain their Google CSE. There are several reports of the issue in that forum, but here is one report: Today (january 06, 2010) when i access
  • Bing Support Rep Still Not Admitting Lack of Canonical Tag Support
    Two weeks ago, we reported that Bing doesn't support the canonical tag at all. I kind of blasted Brett Yount, the Product Manager of Bing Webmaster Center, that he kept on saying Bing uses it as a "hint." Today he comes back into the forum and answers a question related to it in a Bing Forum thread. Brett said, "to my knowledge, we have very little support for the canonical tag." Brett, is it a

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