Daily Search Forum Recap: August 10, 2010

Aug 10, 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:

  • SES San Francisco 2010 Live Blog Coverage Schedule
    Search Engine Strategies San Francisco 2010, the first SES SFO (formerly known as SES San Jose), is next week. We will be providing live blog coverage of the event on Tuesday, August 17th through Thursday August 19th. Not only is SES at a new location, it seems like the logo and branding may have changed as well. The new logo is on the top right of this post. Old Logo: Live blogging SES San
  • Google Updates AdSense Layouts
    It has been a while since we have seen an update to the Google AdSense unit layouts. But today that has changed, Google announced new layouts are coming to the leaderboard, medium and large rectangles units. Here is a picture of the change: The changes include: Leaderboard (728x90): the title, description, and URL are now arranged in rows instead of columns (except in the case when only one ad is showing)Medium and large rectangles (300x250,
  • Google Images Redesign Doubles Schools Bandwidth Bill
    A few weeks ago, Google launched a redesigned Google Images that lets searchers discover more images faster. There were complaints from Webmasters and some from searchers who don't like change. Today, I spotted a very interesting complaint via Google Web Search Help. The complaint comes from a school in New Zealand with 1,200 students. Their Google Image Search data usage has more than doubled their weekly bandwidth fees. The school administrator said, a typical week
  • Police Raid Google South Korea Over Wireless Data Collection
    Remember how Google got themselves in trouble over storing data collected via those Street View cars? Well, there are reports via places like the New York Times and BBC that South Korean police raided Google and took files, hard drives and documents. The police say, "we will investigate Google Korea officials and scrutinize the data we confiscated today." We intend to find out what kinds of data they have collected and how much. We will
  • Why Google Reader May Be Slow
    Roger from the Google Reader team has been replying to people about why Google Reader may take several hours to show updates from their blogs or web sites. A Google Reader Help thread shows Roger giving two excuses for a slow Google Reader update. They include: (1) A site with "few subscribers." (2) A site using Google's FeedBurner. The "few subscribers" excuse means that Google rather spend their resources crawling larger subscribed feeds more often
  • Searching For Apples? Good Luck!
    A WebmasterWorld thread has issues with a search in Google for [apples]. The searcher uses this as an example to say that Google's search results are simply "horrible" and "getting worse." What do you expect when you search for [apples]? Do you expect Apple computers or Apple the fruit? Here is his marked up screen shot that make the Google results even look worse: Now, if you compare that to Bing's [apples], you get very

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