Daily Search Forum Recap: February 1, 2010

Feb 1, 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 Images Preview Flip (Slider) Feature
    It seems Google is testing a new user interface for Google Images image previews. There are reports of this test at both WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums. As you can see from the image below, after you click on an image from Google Images, you are then taken to a page that lets you click on left or right arrows, to slide through the various images. I personally cannot replicate it. It seems to be something
  • Google AdWords Changing Reports-Only Access To Read-Only
    An email has started going out to Google AdWords advertisers about a change to privilege access in AdWords. The email basically says that the "report-only" access is changing to "read-only" access. Here is a block of the email that went out to advertisers. We're going to replace reports-only access with a new read-only access. In your account, all reports-only users will become read-only users automatically. This change will allow your reports-only users to have a
  • Google Says Goodbye to Internet Explorer 6
    Google announced they will be phasing out support for Internet Explorer 6 browsers on their apps. Google said: Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products --
  • Complaints: Google Maps Users Hit With Porn Email?
    Over the weekend, there were four reports of Google Maps users complaining that they received spam emails, containing pornography, from Google. The complaints come via a Google Maps Help thread and to be honest, it is not clear what exactly is happening. I know that Google is not sending out pornographic emails, but is someone targeting Google Maps local listings with spam? Why are these users complaining? The first complaint came in on Saturday and

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