Daily Search Forum Recap: October 15, 2010

Oct 15, 2010 - 3:00 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 Testing AdWords At Bottom Again
    Google is apparently testing placing AdWords ads at the bottom of the search results, again. A WebmasterWorld thread has two people reporting seeing this recently. One said: I never noticed this before maybe it's not new. I see 3 Adwords Ads on top of the serps as usual and 3 at the bottom directly below the 10th result. There are no Ads at all to the right side of any keywords I check. Scott added:
  • Surprise: Google's Q3 2010 Earnings Up
    Fine, maybe not a surprise, but Google released their third quarter earnings for 2010 yesterday. Here are the highlights: Revenues of $7.29 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 23% compared to the third quarter of 2009.GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2010 was $2.55 billion, up from $2.07 billion previous year.GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2010 was $2.17 billion, compared to $1.64 billion in the
  • Google Product Search Adds Advanced Usage Settings
    Those of you who submit product feeds to Google Product Search, aka Google Merchant Center may want to know about a new advanced usage setting they just released. As Ronald from Google describes in a Google Merchant Center Help thread: In order to give you more control over your feeds and items appearing in Google Product Search, Adwords product extensions and Google Commerce Search, we’re launching some advanced feed usage settings in the Merchant Center.
  • Yahoo Was "Down a Bit" Yesterday Afternoon
    What else can go wrong for Yahoo, I mean, seriously kick them when they are down? Yesterday afternoon, Yahoo.com - the main web site - was offline for just about an hour. It technically seemed to be up, but incredibly slow, taking me personally close to a minute for it to load at times. I wrote about it at Search Engine Land as soon as I saw people Tweeting about it. During the outage, I

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