Daily Search Forum Recap: January 9, 2013

Jan 9, 2013 - 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:

  • Threadwatch Returns After Five Years
    After closing down over five years ago, with only being in operation for less than a few years and being managed by two different owners - Jim Boykin decided to bring it back to life...
  • Google Maps Business Verification Delays
    Google seems to have a backlog in the number of business verifications they have to manage within Google Maps / Local / Places. A Google Business Help thread has one business owner complaining he submitted his code into Google Places 3 weeks ago but the business listing is still not verified...
  • Phone Support Comes To Google Local For Business
    Jade Wang mentioned that a specific person can contact the Google Maps support team in a Google Maps Help thread, and linked to this support form. If you click through the options, you may get to a way for Google to contact you via phone.
  • Google News "Show Sources" Number Often Wrong
    A Google News Help thread has a complaint that the number shown in the "sources" section of Google News clusters is wrong.   Here is an example, this says 3 but it leads to 4 sources: I honestly never thought the number was exact...
  • Google's Larry Page Original Business Card
    Eze Vidra posted a picture of Larry Page, the CEO of Google, business card from back in 1998.  It looks so amateurish that it is believable.  Yea, this was his business card from 1998, when the compan

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