Daily Search Forum Recap: May 7, 2010

May 7, 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 Adds Average Position & Stars To Search Query Report
    Less than a month ago, Google wowed webmasters by adding more queries, neat charts, impressions, clicks and click through rate data to the search query report. Last night they added the "average position" data to the report, renamed the report from "Top Search Queries" to "Search Queries" and let webmasters star queries. Staring queries sorts those starred queries at the top of the report. The Google blog post said: This provides a quick at-a-glance way
  • Google Maps Hijacking Getting Out of Control?
    A Google Places Help thread reports some business owners complaining that their business listings on Google Maps continually gets hijacked by competitors. One person said, "on almost a daily basis my client's listing gets hijacked." Google Maps hijacking is nothing new, we saw it back in 2007 and 2008, but it does routinely happen. In fact, Google is aware of it and is looking for a way to prevent it from happening. Linda from the
  • When Does Google Prefers 302 Redirects?
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has a discussion around using redirects. Typically, you should always use a 301, permanent, redirect when you are redirecting a page to another page. But Googler, JohnMu, said there is one occasion where it is preferred to use a temporary, 302 redirect. When is it preferred to use a 302 redirect? John said: A 302 redirect is the correct redirect from a root URL to a detail page (such as
  • Teoma Is Back, But Still Run By Ask's IAC
    Teoma is a search engine that was a search engine founded by Professor Apostolos Gerasoulis in 2002 at Rutgers University. I personally like Apostolos Gerasoulis very much and think he is a serious genius. I also like the technology behind the search engine. On September 11, 2001(yea, I know), Teoma was acquired by Ask Jeeves in order for Ask Jeeves to focus more on competing with Google, but I wasn't confident. Eventually Ask Jeeves was
  • Google Doodle For Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 170th Birthday
    Today is the 170th Birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer of the Romantic era. Google said the doodle was produced with San Francisco Ballet. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, yes, 170 years ago and he died November 6, 1893. You can learn more about him at Wikipedia. Here is a picture of the doodle: This Google Logo can be found on every Google property now. To me, it looks
  • Google Posting Warnings To AdSense Publishers
    A WebmasterWorld thread reports Google has been sending warning notifications to some publishers via the AdSense console. The publisher said, "I just happened to log into adsense today and noticed a warning from yesterday about adsense on some adult focused pages." He even posted the warning: Google AdSense: You have 3 working days to make changes to your website. This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not accept incoming email. Please

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