Daily Search Forum Recap: October 14, 2010

Oct 14, 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 Chicago 2010 Live Blog Coverage Schedule
    SES Chicago 2010 is this coming Tuesday. We are thrilled to be able to bring the event to you, even if you cannot make it, through our live blogging coverage. This is actually our 8th year covering SES events! Live blogging SES Chicago are veteran live bloggers Avi Wilensky (@aviw)& Sheara Goldenthal (@sheara) of Promediacorp, Chris Boggs of (@boggles) ROSETTA and myself (@rustybrick). We are all seasoned and experienced live bloggers - so I am
  • Bing Gets Something Google Can't Get, Facebook Data
    The huge search news yesterday was Bing's Facebook announcement. In short, Bing is now showing you search results that your friends on Facebook like. Let me be clear, the Bing organic search results are currently not changing based on your Facebook data. Instead, Bing is adding a module on the search page that shows results that your friends might like for the query. Got that? Here is a sample of a module: This alone is
  • Google Market Share Grows, Yahoo's Dips - Yahoo Questions comScore
    Danny Sullivan covered the comScore search market share stats very well. Go read it. In short for the month of September: Google: 66.1% (up 0.7 from 65.4%)Yahoo: 16.7% (down 0.7 from 17.4%Bing: 11.2% (up 0.1 from 11.1%)Ask: 3.7% (up 0.1 from 3.8%)AOL: 2.3% (no change) Yahoo claims the boost is due to how Google Instant is counted. Yahoo said, "With products like Google Instant in the market, it’s more important than ever to understand how
  • Google Updates Link Reports Before Bing
    Google announced they have updated the link reports in Google Webmaster Tools. The update adds the domains linking most to your site, the pages on your site with the most links, and a sampling of the anchor text external sites are using when they link to your site. Plus you can drill down even deeper. The best way to understand this is to see example screens or just play with them yourself at Google Webmaster
  • Yahoo Looking To Sell Again? This Time, I'm All For It
    Before Yahoo handed over their search engine and search ads to Microsoft, Microsoft actually made several bids to buy Yahoo. Yahoo, under founder Jerry Yang, rejected those bids time and time again. Ultimately, under Carol Bartz, Yahoo made a deal with Microsoft for Yahoo to give up on their own search technology, let Microsoft power and control that, for ad income and reduced cost on running a search engine. Now, there are rumors via the
  • Yahoo Closing More Directories, Now UK Directory
    Yahoo began as Yahoo by forming web directories, typically referred to as the first search engine - although human powered search engine. Yahoo began closing several European Directories late last year, including the directories in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Next month, on November 8, 2010, Yahoo is closing the UK directory. I reported this at Search Engine Land last week, via a hat tip from Martin Forshaw but didn't see any threads in the

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