Daily Search Forum Recap: September 9, 2011

Sep 9, 2011 - 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:

  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 9, 2011
    The big search news this week was that Yahoo abruptly fired their 3 year old CEO...
  • Google Buys Zagat For Local Reviews & More
    Yesterday, Google announced they have acquired Zagat, one of the most trusted and respected local reviews sources out there - and have been for years before the internet. How will this impact Google...
  • How Video Content Can Hurt Your Site's Conversions
    One of the best ways to get exposure to your web site is to have video rank a page of yours and lists that ranked result with a video thumbnail. The video image thumbnails standout in the Google results and typically result in a higher click through rate...
  • Lazy Google Quality Raters, Can It Be?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has a post from one webmaster who decided to try to see how much investigation work a Google Quality Rater does on a whole when investigating and responding to a Google reconsideration request...
  • Questions On Google Places? Google Is Taking Them.
    A Google Places Help thread announced Google is now taking questions from businesses owners on Google Places related questions...
  • New iGoogle Design Upsets Users
    iGoogle has launched a new design and it was quietly announced in the Google Web Search Help forums. The changes were summarized by Sarah H. of Google who said: Collapsable Left Nav: The ability to hide the left navigation...
  • Google Holds Backing Contest - It's Green, It's Android
    Here is a picture from Clipper Monsoon posted on Flickr the other day of the Google Bake Off contest. It seems like the Googlers involved include Ekta, Judith, Brittney, Selena, and Sassi.

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