Daily Search Forum Recap: March 18, 2010

Mar 18, 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 Says Ads Should Not Open in New Windows, Unless You're In China
    Via a FAQ on Google, which asks "Can I open the ads in a new window?" It says that you are not allowed to force the ads into a new window. But Google may open these ads in a new window for specific users, if those users are in China. Here is what the answer Google provides for this question: Generally, it is our policy to not allow Google ads to open in a new
  • Google's Porn Issue With Children Related Keywords
    I have covered way too many issues with porn on Google. But let me show you two recent examples that impacts children. (1) A Google Web Search Help thread has a report from a searcher who is disgusted that Google will not remove a pornographic image of two girls for a search on [babysitter]. What upsets me most is that this person said he/she reported the image three or four times. Of course, I have
  • What's a Link? Is It an Email?
    For all you out there that deal with clients every day, I figured I share with you a fun thread at WebmasterWorld. Let me just quote the post: I was doing some link building for my local sites where people need to copy a paste a link which is on our site in a textarea. I'm really shocked how many people don't know how to do this. Most of them don't even know the difference
  • YouTube Sets Thousand of Videos as Private
    Hundreds of YouTubers are complaining that their videos that they are uploading are being set from the public status to private status. Obviously, if you set a video to private, most people won't be able to see the videos and thus the video views that YouTubers really seek out, will be way down. Liz from YouTube support confirmed the bug in a YouTube Help thread. She said: We've seen your posts about recently uploaded videos
  • Bing Maps Adds WorldWide Telescope & Google Maps Updates Android App
    We have two different mapping announcements, one from Bing and one from Google. Bing's is the most interesting, in that they launched WorldWide Telescope data in their mapping software. Google updated their Google Maps for Android app to enable search 'n swipe, a latitude widget, and other changes. Bing's telescope feature works by going to Bing Maps, and simply panning the maps up to the sky. Here is a screen capture: Bing has partnered to

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