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 News "Jumps & Flashes" In Firefox
A Google News Help thread has several reports from users that the Google News homepage "flashes" and "jumps" when you scroll through the news. I was able to reproduce the issue while on Firefox 11 on my Mac...
- New: Google AdWords For Video
Google has announced the launch of AdWords For Video. This is powering your video ads using AdWords. You'll reach viewers on YouTube and your ads can also appear on sites on the Google Display Network. Plus you pay only when viewers choose to watch your ad...
- Google Closes More Properties But Patent Search Survives
Google announced the closure of several more services as part of their continued effort to conduct "spring cleaning" on various properties. One of those moves was to redirect patents.google.com to google.com...
- St. George's Day Logo Via ZX Spectrum
Today is St. George's Day in the United Kingdom, but it is also the 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum. To celebrate the day on Google UK...
- Betsy, The Beer Slinger Droid
The Android Developer Google+ account posted a picture of Betsy, Beer Slinger Droid. This is an Android based beer dispenser in an Android uniform. How creative.
- Google's Home Grown Earth Day Logo
Most of the search engines have special logos for the day. Google and Yahoo's logos are animated, Google has a JPG that rotates between images (like an animated GIF but not) to show the evolution of the growth. Yahoo has a nice animated logo, Bing and Ask.com have really nice background themes and even Sogou has a special logo.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Sharing mail images to Google+, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- What do you think of real time service alerts in the London Underground?, Google Maps Help
- YouTube Could Face Massive Royalty Bill In Germany, WebmasterWorld
- AdWords Community on your phone, AdWords Community
- Is .de.com a good domain choice if the .de version is all ready taken?, Google Webmaster Help
- Is Bing Superior To Google in Search Quality?, WebmasterWorld
- Would You Support a Google's Decision to Ban Listings That Have Numerous Fake Positive Reviews, Google Places Help