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:
- MySpace Results Now in Google Real Time Search
Yesterday, Google updated us on what is new at Google. One of those updates confirmed the images site command change we reported last week. Another update confirmed that Google is now showing MySpace results in their real time search results. Google wrote: Also in real-time news, starting this week we officially added MySpace content to real-time search. Now you can tap into the pool of news, photos and blog posts that MySpace users have chosen
- Bing Masking MSNBot As Internet Explorer or a Rogue Bot?
A Bing Community thread reports from one webmaster that someone is masking MSNBot around as a browser, either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Here are the reported IPs and UserAgent's being reporting by this webmaster: The following IP addresses are from MSN's search bots, but use what appears to be just normal user agents. 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 The user agent looks like
- Google Ranks "Piss Christ" #1 For Chris Image Search
Google does not stop with the insults, they insulted Michelle Obama, then Jesus and now also the name "Christ." A Google Web Search Help thread has one person complaining that a search in Google Images for [Christ] leads to an image done named Piss Christ, the image is both number one and two on Google Images for that search. The story behind this image, as the poster says it "is the so-called artwork of a
- Beware: Fake Google Job Resume Status Emails Contain Viruses
A Google Web Search Help reports several users receiving an email from email@example.com thanking them for submitting their resume to Google. The issue is, the email is fake. Emails from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the subject "Thank you from Google!" are fake. They also contain a virus and they ask you to open the virus. Here is a copy of the text of the email: We just received your resume and would like to thank you for
- Why Do Google Webmaster Tools Messages Disappear?
A WebmasterWorld thread has a report from a webmaster that he is missing a message in Google Webmaster Tools, which he normally sees. The message is: Googlebot has succesfully accessed you homepage. Pages from your website are included in the google index. Typically, sites would have this message in the dashboard when everything is in good order. But sometimes the message does not show. Personally, I do not currently see the message myself, even for
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: February 19, 2010
In this week's recap, we cover the big news that Microsoft and Yahoo received approval to move forward with their search deal - which means the end of Yahoo Search to me. Bing is crawling and indexing faster. Bing is going to fix their search filter in March. 60% of publishers say their earnings are down with Google AdSense. AdSense seems to be testing in-line video ads. Is Google mixing paid with free listings? Yahoo
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Adwords phone support designed to annoy?, WebmasterWorld
- Google blackhole, WebmasterWorld
- Blogger of the Week: Eric Fransen (The key to Google AdWords in 99 seconds), Google AdWords Help
- How to understand if Google Reconsideration Request has been approved?, WebmasterWorld