Daily Search Forum Recap: March 11, 2010

Mar 11, 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:

  • Yahoo Search Update: March 2010
    Yahoo announced a new search update, or what they call a "weather report" for their index. Yahoo said you may notice ranking changes in the Yahoo Search results. They said: The Yahoo! Search engineering teams are rolling out updates to crawling, indexing, and ranking algorithms. Similar to previous updates, you may notice some ranking changes and page shuffling during the process, which we expect to complete over the next few days. I have not seen
  • Google Forcing Some AdSense Publishers To Select a Local Currency
    A WebmasterWorld thread reports that some Google AdSense publishers are being forced to pick a local currency, instead of using the U.S. dollar. Three publishers claimed it happened yesterday, where they logged into AdSense and had to pick a local currency. Here are some of the messages in the forum thread: I think it is not possible to skip it any more. They should have waited untill march 31 or april 1 to let it
  • Stealing Google Maps & Local Citations
    Google Maps has been a extremely important area for SEOs and SEMs to focus on for their clients. Ranking in the Google results that have a maps result is often critical to these businesses and those map results come up more often in the web results at Google on a daily basis. So when you see bugs reported, especially ones that can end up in a competitor claiming your spot, you get worried. A Google
  • Three New Bugs With YouTube
    There are three known and confirmed bugs with YouTube. They include not being able to save changes being made to videos, and issues playing and sharing videos in YouTube Groups and Orkut. Here are the three threads created by Liz from the YouTube team: (1) Known Issue: "Save changes" button doesn't appear on "Edit video" page: We've seen a lot of reports from you indicating that on the "Save changes" button isn't appearing for you
  • Study: Searches Ignore Real-Time Search Results
    OneUpWeb released an eye-tracking study that showed how most searches ignore the real time search results. The takeaways from the study, as Greg Sterling recapped nicely include: 73% had never heard of real-time results before participating this studyOnly a quarter of the consumers cared for the real-time results compared to 47% of the information foragersThe majority of the participants surveyed were indifferent to the real-time results The Guardian notes that these real time results cost
  • Google Help Forum Search Adds 3rd Party Content
    All of the content published on this site is sourced via discussion forums, that is what makes this site unique from the thousands of other SEO blogs out there. Much of that content is sourced from the Google help forums. So when Google changes something in their help forums, I typically notice. One thing Google recently changes was the help forum search feature. Now, Google is including content in the help forum search that is

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