Daily Search Forum Recap: August 27, 2010

Aug 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:

  • Does Adding NoIndex To Some Pages Impact Pages Without NoIndex?
    Sometimes I love these threads and sometimes I hate them. A WebmasterWorld thread asks if he will negatively be impacted by adding the noindex meta tag to 3,500 pages on his site. The answer to these questions is never black and white. It depends. (1) By adding the noindex meta tag to the page, you are saying you don't want those pages indexed. So yea, you don't care what happens to these pages. (2) But
  • Bing Music Results Play On Zune
    Microsoft not only has their own search engine, but they also have their own iPod named the Zune. A couple months ago, Bing, Microsoft's search engine, announced enhancements to their entertainment results, including better integration with the music results and music players. When it’s time to buy, we’ll offer you the ability to purchase and download songs from Zune, iTunes and Amazon.com MP3. But days after the announcement, the feature didn't work with Microsoft's own
  • Google Maps Compass Navigator Doesn't Change Using Click To Navigate
    You know when you use Google Street Views and there is a little compass at the top left of the page? I have a picture of it on the top right of this page. The compass lets you click on it and drag it around to point the various locations while on street views. It also dynamically rotates based on dragging the street views man around the map. But did you know it doesn't move
  • Video Sitemap Content Must Match On Page Content
    Recently, we have been talking a lot about video sitemaps and how important they are becoming in your Google optimization efforts. Here is one more tidbit for you on video sitemaps. According to Googler, JohnMu, your video sitemaps content should match that of what is found on the destination page. It makes logical sense, but sometimes webmasters don't always use the same title and description in the video sitemap file that they have on the
  • Verified A 3rd Party's Business In Google Places? Google Says Delete It
    Often a company will hire a third party search marketing company to handle their Google everything. That includes making sure they are listed and verified in Google Maps/Places. The issue is, some people, especially in the early days, verified their clients under their own Google accounts. Why is that an issue? Well, if you part ways with the client, there is no easy way to transfer the verified listing back to the client. So what
  • Google Gives Real Time Search A Home & More Features
    Google has finally given their real time search results a home at google.com/realtime. We kind of saw this coming when we reported that Google Alerts added updates to the type list. This was part of the overall announcement by Google. Here is a video explaining the changes: Danny Sullivan has one of the most complete and detailed write ups on this addition at Search Engine Land. In short, Google gave real time updates: A home

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