Daily Search Forum Recap: January 21, 2010

Jan 21, 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:

  • A Real Yahoo Search Update for January 2010?
    Earlier this month, we reported on a rumored Yahoo Search update. Although it appeared to be an update, the consensus was that what people were seeing was the paid inclusion being weeded out of the organic search results. But the thread at WebmasterWorld has been updated by BillyS, who often tracks Yahoo. Billy thinks that Yahoo is now updating, for real, this time. He said: Yahoo tweaked something today around 1:30 until 3:00 Eastern time.
  • Yahoo Search Advertisers Rejoice Over New Network Distribution Feature
    Ever since Yahoo launched their new search marketing platform in 2006, advertisers wanted more control of where their ads were showing. Yesterday, Yahoo launched a feature named Network Distribution that gives advertisers that control. I wrote up a detailed analysis of the new feature about a week ago at Search Engine Land. Here is a copy of that: The network distribution settings can be found in a couple places, such as under campaign settings. When
  • SEOmoz Builds Open Site Explorer, Community Likes
    SEOmoz announced the launch of a new valuable tool named Open Site Explorer. I will not go over the features, every other blog did that. The tool is extremely powerful, but it is not completely "open" or "free" as the name implies. Either way - the tool is impressive and for the most part, the SEO industry is very pleased with it. That includes Aaron Wall who called it slick, despite being Rand Fishkin's biggest
  • Disabling Right Clicking Should Not Hurt Your Google Ranking & SEO
    A new HighRankings Forum thread asks if there is any downside in terms of SEO for using JavaScript that disables the ability to right-click on the page. The thread asks: One of my company's sites has right-click functions disabled (yes, I realize this doesn't really stop people from stealing content - it wasn't my choice). I've noticed when I use a spider emulator (seo-browser.com) that our image alt tags appear to be invisible to the
  • Bing's Auto Search Suggestions Gets More Current
    The Bing Search Blog announced that they have now made their search suggestions more current. Now, Bing will update the search suggestions every 15 minutes or so, to take into account breaking news and current trends. For example, the Australian Open is going on right now and here is me typing [aus] into Bing: Google already does this with their search suggestions, so it is nice to see Bing go this route as well. Now,

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