Daily Search Forum Recap: May 16, 2010

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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:

  • Programming Note: May 19th & 20th
    I wanted to give you a heads up that tomorrow, May 19th and May 20th, I won't be providing normal coverage here. I have five poll results scheduled to be posted each day, many with very interesting results that many of you have been waiting to see for a month or more now. So keep an eye out for those polls. We may have some guests posts or may not. I am personally going offline
  • Bing Continues To Improve 301 Redirect Handling
    Back in the day, Bing just couldn't properly handle 301 redirects but that issue seems to be coming to a close. We saw improvements on Bing's 301 handling both in October 2009 and November 2009. It appears Bing has gone on record this month that they have indeed made strides in their 301 handling. 301 redirects are known as permanent redirects. For example, I use a 301 redirect to redirect seoroundtable.com to seroundtable.com because many
  • Google AdWords Keyword Tool Adds Languages
    It seems Google is testing adding languages to the Google Keyword Tool. I am not sure if this is really new, but it seems folks at WebmasterWorld say it is. I personally see this new language break out, which is in the picture below: Pavlova said he believes this addition is a sign that Google "is developing a multilingual taxonomy, and that the category list that I've seen in English is a global categorization system."
  • YouTube 5 Years Old & Adds Hash Tag Search
    It is hard to imagine that YouTube is only five years old (as of Sunday) but it is. I wanted to share with you a neat new search feature that YouTube seems to be playing with, a form of tag search. I spotted this via Google Blogoscoped Forums, where you can search YouTube for specific hash tags. For example, a search for [#fail] currently returns these results for me: As you can see, it searches

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