Daily Search Forum Recap: September 13, 2010

Sep 13, 2010 • 4:00 pm | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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 Maps Does Not Use Domain For Ranking
    We keep trying to uncover more and more details on the Google Maps algorithms. Most recently we wrote about how Google Maps determines which POI to show at which zoom levels. Today, I spotted a thread at the Google Places Help thread with a Googler commenting on a ranking factor, or lack there of. Google's Jeremy Sussman, of the Google Maps team, wrote: The places algorithm does not use domain to determine place. Your business
  • Google Offers Rel=Alternate Tag For Translated Templates
    A couple weeks back, I wrote a post named Google Says Using Google Translate Can Be Against Google's Webmaster Guidelines. The post drove a lot of comments, because I kind of wrote things there to drive it. I basically said Google doesn't find their own translation worthy enough and if you used it, Google would potentially penalize your site. Google just introduced a blog post on how to handle auto-translated content and partly translated pages,
  • Google vs. Bing 9/11 Remembrance & Other Logos
    If you visited Google or Bing on Saturday, 9/11, you would have seen a remembrance to 9/11. Google's was very small and not all that noticeable but Bing's was a complete theme. In fact, some were upset that Google didn't do a special doodle. We do know that Google doesn't do special logos on sad days. Here is what Google had: Bing had this: There were threads on this at Google Web Search Help and
  • What Is Missing In Google Instant Search?
    Google Operating System has a nice post explaining the nine features now missing in Google since launching Google Instant. They include: Google Suggest always on, even if you opt out of Google Instant. There is at least one complaint, but likely many more, on this missing feature.Specifying the number of search results is gone, as I alluded to two days before Google Instant.Web history no longer in suggestions, there were complaints last week on this,
  • Poll: Do You Like Google Instant
    It has been over four days since Google released Google Instant and you all had time to play with it. My question to you is do you like it? Do you like it as an SEO? Do you like it as a searcher? I can tell you there are many people who hate it. There is a forum filled with threads of people who can't stand it. At least this time Google gave people a

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