Daily Search Forum Recap: April 15, 2010

Apr 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 Wows Webmasters With New Search Reports with CTR
    Google has wowed webmasters with a new feature just added to Google Webmaster Tools, the Top Search Queries report. Not only did Google add more queries and neat charts, they also added impressions, clicks and click through rate data - yes on the organic search results. Not only does this really trump keyword ranking reports, but it also unveils how important being in the top three positions on Google.com. First let me show you an
  • AdWords Maintenance Polls
    If you are a Google AdWords specialist or just maintain your own accounts for your web sites, please take the polls below. A WebmasterWorld thread asks three questions, which don't seem to be getting enough replies. So I figured I'd post them here with easy to use polls and hope to get an idea of how actively you maintain your AdWords campaigns. Please take the three quick polls below and tell your colleagues to take
  • How To Download Your Google My Maps Saved Locations
    Google removed the ability to use a "saved locations" within Google Maps. Google changed how that worked a while back and gave people a way to download their locations. The way to download saved locations has now changed. In an updated Google Maps Help thread, Cecelia from the Google Maps team wrote: I want to update the link for downloading your Saved Locations to a KML. Please use the link below. https://maps-api-ssl.google.com/maps?sidr=12 If you want
  • Searching Old Tweets Got Easier With Google
    Twitter has a lot, a lot, of content and finding old tweets can often not be a fun task. Google just made that a bit easier with Google's Twitter Archive Search. The best description of it is to just play with it, try it by clicking here. Here is a screen shot that shows the tweets for the keyword [earthquake] over time, with a timeline: Also, Google placed Twitter's logo at the bottom of the
  • Google To Build AdWords Sandbox API Visual Interface
    A Google AdWords API thread reports that Google is in the process of working on a "simple application that will allow you to visually browse the contents of your AdWords sandbox accounts." The purpose behind this is to enable developers to see the types of requests, number of requests and so on being made by their applications. This can help developers visualize the cost and impact of their apps. Eric Koleda from the Google AdWords

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