Daily Search Forum Recap: September 15, 2010

Sep 15, 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 Fix Lesbians & Explains Why Instant Results Are Omitted
    Google Instant added more advanced search completion and prediction to the Google interface. But when it launched, many asked why certain predictions and completions were not coming up. Google Instant shows search results as you type, but not for lesbian and other terms like bisexual. One such example is typing in [lesbian], when you enter 'leb' the suggestions stop coming up. Entering the whole word doesn't even render results, you have to hit enter: Google
  • Google News Search Bug or Feature?
    Since May, there have been complaints in the Google Web Search Help forum about Google News not sticking with the search query you entered after clicking on the "all x articles" link on a search result. You can replicate this yourself by following these steps: 1. Go to Google News 2. Search for anything 3. Find "aggregated" item and click on "all x articles" You will then notice the search box is blank. Here is
  • Twitter Redesign 2010
    The big news last night was that Twitter is rolling out a redesign. If you watch the video below, start about 1 minutes and 10 seconds in, you can see the new design. You can also read more about it at http://twitter.com/newtwitter or on Techmeme. Here are the core changes: New design. The site has a cleaner timeline and a rich details pane that instantly adds more impact to individual Tweets while still maintaining the
  • Bing Revamping Webmaster Communication?
    For the past month, I have been wondering why Brett Yount, former Bing's webmaster center program manager hasn't made a post at the forums he manages at the Bing Forums. I then spotted a tweet by way of BigMouthMedia that says Bing's blog editor Rick DeJarnette is no longer working at Bing/Microsoft. He wrote, "After 2 years, Bing has new plans for the webmaster blog, so it’s time to move on." So I checked Brett
  • Bing Now #2 Search Engine, They Didn't Even Have To Take Over Yahoo
    Nielsen released a report showing that Bing, Microsoft's search engine, has finally surpassed Yahoo. That makes Bing the number two search engine, behind Google. Yahoo has taken the three position. This does not apparently include the fact that Bing is powering most of Yahoo Search queries. A WebmasterWorld thread is very excited for Bing's success. One member said: Good news. I'm pulling for Bing. Hopefully we get Google to adjust their attitude a bit which
  • Agatha Christie Google Logo & More Doodles For Today
    Today Google has several special Google logos or Doodles. The logos are for Agatha Christie, shown on many European Google properties, a Bicentenario de la Independencia Mexico in Google Mexico and dia de la independencia El Salvador in Google El Salvador and da de la independencia Costa Rica in Costa Rica. Here are those logos... First Agatha Christie 120th birthday: Bicentenario de la Independencia Mexico: dia de la independencia El Salvador: da de la independencia

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