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 Search Suggestions More Local & Auto Corrects More Search Queries
Google announced three enhancements to Google, one for search suggestions and two for spelling. The search suggestions now may show you metro specific suggestions, if you are in a certain U.S. metro area. The two examples give include: (1) In San Francisco [bart] is probably not Bart Simpson; it's probably Bay Area Rapid Transit (2) In Chicago it's easy to find out about your local NBA team (i.e. Chicago Bulls) Google also made spelling suggestions
- Guy Wants To Propose To Fiancé On Google Home Page
When proposing to your fiancé, some people want to go big. What is bigger than placing an ad in the super bowl, being on the Google home page might be. That is exactly what one guy wants to do. A Google Web Search Help thread has a guy named Stanislav Ponomarev from Natchitoches, LA, who is a student at Northwestern State University, who wants to propose to his girl friend via Google. He said: um...
- Do SEOs Prefer Page Creation Via CMS Or By Hand?
A HighRankings Forum thread has one member asking if SEOs prefer to code new pages by hand or to use an CMS (content management system). The difference is often very minor, but there is no doubt that you have more control over a specific page when you code it by hand. On the other hand, it is often harder to create some order and structure to a site coded all by hand. Personally, I have
- YouTube Videos May Get "Operation Aborted" Error in Internet Explorer
We know Google (& YouTube) is not a fan of Internet Explorer but now some Internet Explorer users are reporting that videos aren't playing in IE. Some users are getting an error message that says "Operation Aborted" and are then being redirected to a page on Microsoft.com with more details. Liz from YouTube support started a thread at YouTube Help confirming the issue and saying they are working on a fix. Liz did say there
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: April 16, 2010
This week in search, I talk about Google announcing that site speed is now a ranking factor, watch the video to see how that impacts you. Google released outstanding reports in Webmaster Tools. Google created a wonderful Twitter archive search feature. Bing is now testing Tweets in search results. I discussed the topic of black hat SEO versus hacking. The Yell.com controversy on paid links is heating up. Hitwise and comScore released their search market
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google and Yahoo File Counterclaim Against Xerox Over Search Patent, WebmasterWorld
- Google offers Services on your Hosting Panel, DigitalPoint Forums
- Buying Yelp Reviews Is BAD for Business, Sphinn
- Loophole for getting top position based on freshness date?, WebmasterWorld
- Really really really easy SEO, Sphinn
- Update on Opera bug and "Old Flash? Go Upgrade" error message, YouTube Help