Daily Search Forum Recap: June 11, 2010

Jun 11, 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 FIFA World Cup & Jacques Cousteau Logo & Other FIFA World Cup Logos From Bing, Ask & Others
    The FIFA World Cup kicks off today and Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask.com and other search engines have their special logos up today. The interesting thing is that in the US, Google.com does not have a logo for FIFA World Cup but rather has a Doodle for Jacques Cousteau. FIFA does not need an explanation. Jacques Cousteau is a 100 today, he died on June 25, 1997 and was a well-known for co-developing the aqua-lung, as
  • Google Wants $25 Per Business Per Month With Maps Tags
    Last night, Google expanded their Google Maps Places "Tags" nationwide. Tags basically enhance your Google Maps listing and cost an additional $25 per month per listing. Here are some pictures of how it looks on a browser and iPhone. The tags are the yellow highlighted listings. Browser Listing: Browser Coupon Page: iPhone Listing: iPhone Coupon Page: Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.
  • Google Quietly Breaks & Fixes Starring In Google Dictionary
    Google has a feature I never use named Google Dictionary. In the Google Dictionary, users can "star" words to be put in a special list for later. Earlier this week, the starring feature stopped working. A thread was created at Google Web Search Help to report the issue. Days later, Googler Emmit confirmed the bug and said they will look into it. Emmit said: Hi all, thanks for reporting this and sorry for being a
  • Google News Drops Web Search Button
    It seems like Google News is constantly going through tests. Besides for the ones reported yesterday with editors picks and the one from last week with sharing options, Google seems to have pulled the Google News "Search The Web" button. Here is a picture of the Google News Search box without the "Search The Web" option: Now it only says "Search News" and users want to also search the web. We have tons of complaints
  • Google Releases Adwords Campaign Experiments Tool
    Earlier this week, Google announced a new beta tool named AdWords Campaign Experiments or ACE. The tool is designed to help advertisers experiment with bid changes and track what would happen if their increased or decreased their bids for certain keywords. Google said "ACE allows you to perform faster, more accurate tests by executing your experimental campaign alongside your original campaign. By performing this type of simultaneous split test, we can tell you precisely if

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