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:
- Will CPC Prices Increase With Yahoo & Microsoft Search Ad Deal?
Now that Yahoo and Microsoft are beginning to migrate Yahoo advertiser to adCenter, there are some concerns that the prices of a click will increase when all is set and done. A WebmasterWorld thread points to a press release where GroupM Search said advertisers should see a 78% increase in cost-per-click prices. Why? "Increase competition." My big question is, are the CPC prices on Google 78% higher than those on Yahoo or Microsoft? Do you
- Is There Still a Google Sandbox?
It is just about a year since we posted our poll on the Google Sandbox existing or not. The results back then had a lot of people saying it still existed on some level. Some said it no longer existed and some said it never existed. I spotted a new WebmasterWorld thread with renewed discussion on the topic. The SEOs there are debating about if it exists now, did it ever, etc. I wanted to
- Google Says They Fixed Site Performance Report Updates
Last week we reported the Google site performance reports weren't updating. Google said this morning they have fixed the reports. Googler, Asaph Zemach said: We had a slight delay in some of our processing pipelines. This should be corrected now and you should be seeing data up to Sept 17th. Let me know if you are still not getting fresh data. I checked several reports 8 hours after Asaph posted and yes, my reports which
- Google Maps Street View Bring Back The Dead?
I found an unusual but yet interesting thread at the Google Maps Help forum. Two individuals came in to the forum asking if they can get the faces on a specific Google Maps Street View image un-blurred. Specifically, they said they had family members who recently passed away and they happen to be on Google Maps Street Views. They wanted to print out a clear picture from Google Maps of their loved ones. Here are
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google has Misplaced The City of Sunrise Fl Again!, Google Places Help
- Doodle Independence Day Belize, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Juan de la Cierva, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Introducing AdWordsPS Vincent to our forum, Google AdWords Help
- Subscriber limit? Why does it say "Too many subscriptions"?, YouTube Help