Daily Search Forum Recap: June 21, 2010

Jun 21, 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:

  • Publishers Giving Microsoft pubCenter Second Chance
    Now that Yahoo Publisher Network is done, where do publishers go when their earnings with Google AdSense falter? Well, if they are lucky enough to get into the Microsoft's Content Ads, aka PubCenter then they can use that as an alternative. In fact, one publisher did so and is reporting at WebmasterWorld that he has been impressed with the earnings with PubCenter ads in the past few weeks. He said: This last drop in adsense
  • Google Warns Against NOSCRIPT Element
    The NOSCRIPT element is often used to provide users that have browsers that don't read JavaScript and alternative method of accessing the web site. I actually used it on my old web site when the home page was very JavaScript dependent. Today, I saw a thread where Google warned against using the NOSCRIPT tag. Googler, JohnMu, said in a thread, "the problems with noscript is that it's been abused quite a bit by spammers, so
  • Bing Logo Now On Facebook Search Results
    4 months ago Microsoft made a deal with Facebook to power some of their search results. Today, if you do a search on Facebook, the web results are powered by Bing and more importantly, carry the Bing logo. The Bing logo is only shown on the "web results" section of the Facebook results. But this is a major thing for Microsoft, showing their Bing logo on Facebook. It also gives Microsoft insight into the types
  • 31 Character Google AdWords Titles
    Google allows up to 25 characters in an AdWords title. Over time, we have seen maybe 26 characters or maybe 27, but I have never really seen over 30, that is, until this weekend. A search for property for sale in richmond returns some ads that have really long titles. Here is one that has a 31 character title length. Yes, that is 6 characters over the 25 character limit requirement. Forum discussion at DigitalPoint
  • Summer Solstice Google Logo: First Day of Summer 2010 From Search Engines
    Today is the first day of Summer, also known as Summer Solstice which happens today, June 21st. Some of the search engines have logos for the day, but Google has 4 different logos for the day. If you go to Google.com and click on the logo, it shows you a new logo, 4 times, until you end up on a search result for [summer solstice]. Here are the four Google Doodles for Summer in order:
  • Happy Father's Day From Google, Yahoo, Bing & Others: 2010 Edition
    Happy Father's Day Dads! This is my second Father's Day as a Father - so it is a great day. I wanted to share with you the Father's Day logos from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com, Dogpile and other search engines and search industry web sites for the day. Before I do that, here are links to past Father's Day logos from 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2004. Here is the 2010 Edition of the Search Industry's
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: June 18, 2010
    This week at the Search Engine Roundtable, we noticed that Yahoo and Bing should begin testing the Bing search results directly in the Yahoo Search interface any day now and launch by the end of September. Google may have tweaked the May Day ranking update on June 2nd. GoogleBot slowed it's crawling process on June 15th, was it a bug? Google promises to fix the soft-404 misclassifications. AdWords is tested related AdWords ads on the

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