Daily Search Forum Recap: July 8, 2010

Jul 8, 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 Bug Serves "Redirect Notice" On Queries With Hashes
    Google has confirmed a bug where searchers are forced through a Google redirect page prior to ending up on the ultimate search result. This only happens when you search for something with a hash, for example a search on [c# language]. If you search for that, you are presented with search results, but if you click on the search results, you are prompted by a Google redirect warning. Here is the path: You can see
  • Google Maps Car Did Not Flip Over As Street Views Suggests
    Yesterday afternoon, I was using street views to research some locations around my office and I spotted something weird. I was driving up Route 202 and it then appeared that the Street Views camera on top of the Google Maps Car started falling off the car. I quickly made a video of it happening and posted at Search Engine Land. Here is the video: Here is a before and after picture: Google sent us a
  • Google Fixed The AdSense Logout Bug?
    We have been covering the random issue with the AdSense login/logout issues for several months now. It appears some are now saying the issue is resolved. A WebmasterWorld thread has several AdSense publishers claiming the logout bug is resolved. They said they no longer get automatically logged out after 10 minutes or so. Yep, either they've fixed it at last or the autologout kicks in after a longer time - for me it seemed like
  • Really Excellent Link Building Interviews
    Rae at Outspoken Media compiled one of the best sets of link building interviews I have seen, possibly, ever. She had ten or so link building experts submit one question each and then answer all the submitted questions. The other twist was that no one was able to see each other's answers until it was published, which was now. I won't share the long and excellent answers now, but I will share the questions. Read
  • European Union May Go After Google, Some Webmasters Rejoice
    A month ago we reported that France May Fine Google Over Suspending AdWords Advertiser and most recently, Google acquired ITA an online travel booking engine. As I explained in both posts, Webmasters fear that Google continues to get into their business. With the French case, it was a pricing search engine and the company claims Google demoted their site because it competes with Google Product Search. With ITA, travel search engines are fearing Google will
  • Video Game Day Logo : Our Best Yet
    I normally do not do showcase our themes when the search engines do not have special logos or themes. But today is Video Game Day and we have a theme for you. Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com have no special logo for the day. But we have one of, if not, our best theme ever. Those of you reading this via RSS or email, make sure to visit the Search Engine Roundtable for the full

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