Daily Search Forum Recap: May 15, 2010

May 17, 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 To Offer Encrypted Web Search
    When Google made their mistake with Street View cars, they made to to point out how serious they take privacy. In that blog post, Google's Alan Eustace, Senior VP, Engineering & Research said: Next week we will start offering an encrypted version of Google Search. Right now, if you go to https://www.google.com/ you are redirected to the non https version, http. Even if you try appending a, https://www.google.com/search?q=google, to a query you, are redirected back
  • Get a Secure Host Or Your Google Referrals Can Suffer
    We have all seen them Google Malware warnings in the search results, warning users not to click on the search results due to the site being infected with viruses. It is a webmaster's worst nightmare, a high ranking web page that has a warning from Google not to click on it. But as time goes on, malware and server hacks have become more and more common. Thus more and more sites & webmasters have experienced
  • Google Handles Privacy Blunder Well
    On Friday Google wrote that they made a huge mistake when it came to collecting Wifi data in their Street View cars. They said they unknowingly collected snippets of payload data (internet transmissions) as they drove through your neighborhoods. That means, as Google's street view cars drove past your home, they not only collected publicly broadcast SSID information and MAC addresses but they also pick up on a bit of what you were doing on
  • Italian Google AdSense Publisher To Learn Exact Revenue Sharing Percentages
    A couple months ago, we reported that Italy went after Google AdSense to require more transparency for Italian based publishers. Well, the court ruled and Google is now required to share the exact percentage of their revenue share with Italian publishers. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google "has offered greater transparency in its advertising revenue-sharing contracts with publishers, Italy's antitrust authority, Agcm, said Friday." Google said in a statement, "We have been happy to
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: May 14, 2010
    Webmasters and SEOs continue to debate on the reasons behind the "May Day" Google update, is it a self-improving algorithm or something else? Google's new design caused some discussion around less traffic referrals. Also some searchers hate it and want the old design back, so Google pleads with searchers to try out the new design longer. Google Squared now powers short answers and a new feature named something different. Some are saying that Google's links

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