Daily Search Forum Recap: November 17, 2010

Nov 17, 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:

  • Yahoo Clues Brings "Search Flows" To Keyword Research
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a very cool new search keyword tool named Yahoo Clues. I did a pretty detailed write up on it at Search Engine Land, so I will try not to repeat much of that here. In short, this is a keyword tool that shows you data for only the most popular queries. Yahoo said the tool is also updated about every hour. The tool shows you demographic data, such as gender and age,
  • Google News Asking Publishers To Tell The Truth With New Syndication Tags
    One of the main issues Google has, especially with fresh news content, is figuring out where the first story or original story came from. Often you will see hundreds of different news agencies writing about the same news story, non citing where they got the news from. They all want to be known as the best, most accurate and breaking source of the news. Google News announced a new set of meta tags that allow
  • Google Voice For iPhone
    I'll probably never use it, but Google Voice for iPhone may have been one of the most anticipated iPhone apps ever. Apple has finally approved the native iOS app to run on iPhones in the United States. You can download it for free in iTunes. The features include: Cheap rates for international callsFree text messaging to U.S. numbersVoicemail transcriptionDisplay your Google Voice number as caller ID when making callsPush notifications to alert you instantly when
  • Remove Google's Instant Previews In Firefox or Chrome
    Earlier this month, Google released Instant Previews. On the whole, I think most people like them, but there are many people who don't like them. There is no good way to turn off instant previews without turning off Google Instant. Until now that is. ArpitNext created a script for Firefox and Chrome that disables the Instant Previews from showing up on your Google search results. So if you hate them and you use Firefox or
  • Google "Ads" From "Sponsored Links" Name Change Positive Impact on Click Through Rate
    A couple weeks ago, Google changed the name of sponsored links to ads as the search ads label. I personally did not think it would have an immediate or long term impact on the click through rates on the ads. But the Search Agents blog published a study showing click through rate is up since the change. Honestly, I am very skeptical of the data and it seems they are also. They looked at over

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