Daily Search Forum Recap: October 19, 2010

Oct 19, 2010 - 3:00 pm 1 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 Finally Brings Back "Report Offensive Image" Link
    After the launch of the new Google Image search, Google left out one quick feature, the ability to report offensive images found in Google Image search. I am glad to say, the feature has now returned. Here are pictures of how it works: Click on the "SafeSearch" link on the right of the Google Image search box. Select "Report offensive images." Then "report" buttons will be added to the images on the page. Clicking on
  • Google Sitemaps URLs Can't Handle Diacritical Marks
    A webmaster posted a new bug, at least to me, with Google Webmaster Tools at the Google Webmaster Help forums. The bug reported is that when you use diacritical mark (see here), such as words in the URL as naïve, Noël, là and so on, Google will have an issue with it. He said that you will receive a message: This Site May Be in violation of Google's quality guidelines. More Details. Then you can't
  • Search Advertiser Pulls adCenter Campaign Until CPC Prices Stabilize
    Many advertisers expected the CPC (cost per click) prices to go up after the Yahoo / Microsoft adCenter transition was complete. One advertiser said in a WebmasterWorld thread he CPC prices "soared" by 40%. He said: We are seeing a 40% increase in click costs on average since late September on existing AdCenter campaigns. Our transitioned campaigns are seeing a similar percentage increase when compared to what we were paying with Yahoo. The costs are
  • Google's Demo Slam: What Is It?
    TechCrunch reported Google is running a new site named Google Demo Slam at demoslam.com. It is a Flash site that says "Google Demo Slam: Technology is awesome. Learning about it isn't. Until now." People suspect it will be a place for developers to compete with new technologies, such as HTML5. I guess we will see. Here is a video of the Flash file there now: In any event, we should find out what the big

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