Daily Search Forum Recap: July 27, 2010

Jul 27, 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 Power Yahoo Japan: Here The FAQs
    Techmeme is buzzing about the news that Yahoo Japan has selected Google to power its search engine, as opposed to Bing, which is powering Yahoo here in the U.S. I can honestly say, I am not surprised. Yahoo Japan had the option to go with Bing or someone else like Google and they picked Google. Back in the day, before Yahoo had their own search engine, Google powered Yahoo's search results (screen shot). The Google
  • If Links Age, What Are The Possibilities
    Tedster started a thread at WebmasterWorld about aged links. He said that there is a debate about if search engines, such as Google, "age" links. If they do, is aging a link a good thing or a bad thing? He came up with four possibilities of what an aged link can mean and it includes: (1) One is that as months go by and a backlink stays in place, then it potentially gets a bit
  • Google Maps For Android Adds Google Places, aka Foursquare
    Google announced an update to Google Maps for Android. The big update is a new "Places" feature that allows you to find places near you via Google Maps. Places is a separate "App" that can be found self installed after you update your current Google Maps app on your Android device. You click on places and it asks you what places near you do you want to find. Such as restaurants, coffee, bars, hotels, attractions,
  • Google's One Language Per Page Rule
    For those of you with multi-lingual web sites, you want to make sure to keep your languages set on each URL of your web site. Try not to have some English and some French on the same page, keep the different languages on different pages when possible. A Google Webmaster Help thread has Google's JohnMu clearly saying you do not want two different languages on the same page. He said: In general, we recommend sticking
  • Google Gives Dictionary.com, Answers.com, Merriam-Webster & The Free Dictionary Top Real Estate
    If you do a search for [tenacious] or persistent] or other words and Google may show you a redesigned definitions box. Here is a picture: As you can see, it is placed at the top of the results and has links to four online dictionaries. The dictionaries include Dictionary.com, Answers.com, Merriam-Webster & The Free Dictionary. Google wrote about the change on Sunday. They didn't mention the new look of the result or the new links

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