Daily Search Forum Recap: February 15, 2010

Feb 15, 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 AdSense Video Ads, Video Ad Overlays
    Two DigitalPoint Forum threads have reports, of what I think are new ad formats by Google. These Google AdSense ads have a play button in them, that launch a video ads directly above the ad. Here are pictures, one of the pictures is from rudefox.com: I believe Google has test these types of ads in the past - but I do not see them all that often. Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forum.
  • A Living Link Building Journal
    There is an excellent thread at WebmasterWorld that is basically a webmaster's journal of his link building efforts for a specific site. Wheel, a senior member, started the thread about a week ago, saying: I've just launched a new website and am going to back it up with a link building campaign. I'm going to document my link building here, and welcome any comments. Notes: - link building pros will find this boring. Perhaps small
  • Get Your Google Maps Replacement Decals
    A couple months ago, Google mailed businesses Google Maps decals that they can proudly place in their store windows. There was some early confusion about how they worked and some bugs that caused a bit of a panic amongst business owners, but overall, things on this topic have quieted down a bit. Nowadays, one of the more frequent requests I see on this topic is that some businesses want replacement decals for either lost or
  • Bing to Fix SafeSearch Bug With Text Results
    Brett Yount from Bing has confirmed a bug with Bing's SafeSearch filter in a Bing Community thread. The issue is that when you set your Bing Search preferences to the SafeSearch setting of "Moderate Filter adult images and videos but not text from your search results," it doesn't seem to work as described. It should only block out adult images and videos, but leave adult oriented text in the search results. On Friday afternoon, Brett
  • President's Day Gets Overshadowed By Olympics: No Google Logo
    Today is President's day, you wouldn't believe the number of US based businesses that are closed today, including the post offices, banks and courts. But like every year, Google does not show a logo for the day. Just like 2009's President's Day and 2008's President's Day, Google and Yahoo do not have special logos. This year, they have an excuse, it is the 2010 Winter Olympics, which is what Google, Yahoo and Bing are sporting
  • 2010 Happy Valentine's Day from Google, Yahoo & Ask.com But Not Bing
    Today is Valentine's Day but it is also the 2010 Winter Olympics. Google & Bing decided to stick with changing their Olympics logos, while Yahoo and Ask.com placed special Valentine's Day logos up today. I am constantly updating our Vancouver 2010 Olympic Logos, which is now up to thirteen logos from various search engines and forums - so make sure to check them out. Meanwhile, here are the 2010 Valentine's Day logos - to see

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