Daily Search Forum Recap: December 19, 2011

Dec 19, 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:

  • Google News Drops Author Search Command
    Google has dropped a feature on Google News to help you locate articles by authors. The feature was the author command and worked where you typed in the Google News search box, [author:firstname lastname]. Now when you search using that command...
  • Google's Chanukah Decorations
    Search in Google for [hanukkah] or [chanukah] and you will see Jewish stars decorations across the top of the Google search bar. Here is a picture: Google does this every year, but normally it separates the AdWords ads from the organic listings...
  • Google's Let It Snow Hack
    Google's latest easter egg is a search for [let it snow] where it will begin snowing on the search results screen, so much so that the results will begin to be covered by the white flakes...
  • Blue Arrows In Google AdSense Ads?
    A WebmasterWorld and Google AdSense Help have people noticing a new format for Google AdSense ads. The ads have large blue curved arrows and appear to be showing when viewing AdSense ads on iPads...
  • "Detected New Page" Message In Google Webmaster Tools
    A WebmasterWorld thread has a report from an SEO of a new Google Webmaster Tools alert. The new alert is named "Detected New Page" and warns the webmaster that a specific URL was replaced by another URL when Google feels it has been replaced...
  • Google Revamps Logos/Doodles Section
    Google announced that they have revamped the Google Doodles page. The new Doodle page allows you to "browse, watch or play with over 1000 doodles," Google said. You can also search, subscribe to an RSS feed for new Doodle alerts, filter by region and filter by time frame...
  • Snowing At Google
    Last week, Google brought in a lot of ice and snow to make it snow at the Google Android building, building B44. Vic Gundotra posted the picture above but Jason Chen created the awesome video of it h

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