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 :: December 17, 2010
This week at the Search Engine Roundtable, we covered that Bing added the links reports back to Bing Webmaster Tools. There may be a small ranking update happening at Google...
- Google: Don't Spam Maps Categories, Rather Get Customer Reviews
A Google Places Help thread has a Google Maps Product Manager, Jeremy Sussman...
- The Web Mourns The Expected Loss Of AltaVista & Delicious
The web is mourning the expected loss of beloved icons of the Internet, AltaVista, Del.icio.us, Yahoo Buzz and many other Yahoo properties.
- 3D & Offline Mode Comes To Google Maps on Android
As expected Google announced the next version of Google Maps for Android which brings 3D streets and offline mode capability. 3D Maps: Google is using vector graphics to make the rendered streets 3D so you can tilt, rotate...
- Bing Shopping Rejecting Merchants
A Bing Shopping Help thread has a couple of new Bing Shopping merchants complaining about recent rejections to inclusion of their store in Bing Shopping...
- November 2010 Retail Sales Surpass Forecasts
Retailers are beginning to let out a sigh of relief, and many third party reports are supporting evident growth in consumer shopping over the same period since 2009. A thread at Webmaster World Forums, U.S. November Retail Sales Surpass Forecasts...
- Google AdWords Editor Access Bug
Google has confirmed a bug impacting some AdWords advertisers trying to use the AdWords Editor. Some advertisers won't be able to see some of their accounts within the editor. The confirmation came from a Google AdWords representative named Bindu...
- Bing Taxi Service
Bing promotion from a while back with a Bing and Decide taxi driver.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Comscore reports Bing gains, Google, Yahoo loses Bing, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook Will Beat Revenue Targets This Year, WebmasterWorld
- Google and MySpace In New Search Deal, WebmasterWorld
- Facbook Offline, Briefly, Over Leaked Prototypes, WebmasterWorld