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:
- Silverlight No Longer Required For Bing Webmaster Tools
Bing Webmaster Tools now works fully without having to have Silverlight installed on your browser. The biggest limitation to webmaster adoption of Bing Webmaster Tools was the requirement to have Silverlight on your browser...
- Starring Google News Results Gone
With the addition of the new version of Google News launched this week, it seems like the ability to star Google News stories went out the window. At least starring them from the Google home page.
- Google Webmaster Tools Labs With Instant Previews Tool
Google introduced a new labs tool within Google Webmaster Tools for testing your Instant Previews. The tool can be found for all English users under the Labs section of Google Webmaster Tools...
- Google Search Blog For Search Only Blog Posts
Google announced yet another blog, this one is interesting to us in that it is specific to only talk about search topics. The blog is named the Google Inside Search Blog and will be exclusive for search...
- Google URL Removal Tool Now With Less Requirements
Google announced they have removed the requirement to first block the URL from GoogleBot prior to requesting a URL removal within Google Webmaster Tools. Google enabled removing URLs from within Google Webmaster Tools in April 2007...
- Yahoo's Vietnam Market Push
Yahoo posted pictures of a meeting they have with government officials in Hanoi, Vietnam. Here is a picture with the Deputy Minister there holding a Yahoo Soccer jersey and ball.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Doodle Nellie Melba, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Dentist Who Sued Yelp Must Pay Court Costs, WebmasterWorld
- Discussion: Would you want a link from a site that was hit hard by Panda?, Sphinn
- Why is Web Preview a Snippet and not an Archive?, WebmasterWorld
- Tired Of Seochat, Eh, Cre8asite Forums