Sunday, November 27, 2011

JR Duran Photographs Google Brazil Girls

I don't fully understand this picture, but it seems like Google + was at an event named FAAP where a famous photographer named JR Duran took pictures.
The picture was posted on the Google Brazil Google + page.
This post is part of our daily Search Photo of the Day column, where we find fun and interesting photos related to the search industry and share them with our readers.

Google Places Post To Page Broken

There are confirmed reports in the Google Places Help forums that the Google Places post to your place page feature does not work.
In short, you can go to your place page in Google, click on impressions, and then at the top right of the page, it gives you a box to post something to your place page. If you try it, it might appear to work, but your place page won't show the post.
Google's Ashley said this is a known issue:
This is actually a known issue and we are working towards a solution. Hopefully it will be back up and running soon!
There is not ETA for a fix but I am honestly not sure how often this feature is used.

Google + Comes To Google Places

To really no ones surprise, Google seems to be integrating Google + on Google Places search results.
Mike Blumenthal has two different examples of this happening.
Here is one of the examples, as he describes:

Google + is showing up everywhere these days, even in commercials on Thanksgiving day. :)

Google Contest: Win AdWords Account Development Help

AdWordsPro Mini posted a thread at the Google AdWords Help forum with somewhat of a contest to help AdWords advertisers improve their accounts.
In short, those who want help with their AdWords account should fill out this form and if their business model is something that Google finds appealing, they will call you and then enlist the help of the AdWords community to help build out your account to maximize its effectiveness.
AdWordsPro Mini, an official Google representative, said:
We will choose entries with good business models, get in touch with them via phone/email and then let the community help with account development by providing some basic guidance.
The questions on the form include:
  • Describe your business (1-2 sentence)
  • Select your Goal of AdWords advertising
  • Select your Goal of optimization
This may be a good opportunity for some free AdWords consulting.
Good luck!

Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This week, we covered the Google Panda update on November 18th, I named Panda 3.1. Bing Search is also probably doing an update. Yahoo Site Explorer officially closed down. I covered a pos ton who Google search quality raters are. Google changed their advanced search page, dropping the links feature. Google Images is better at showing the original source image. Google + is coming to Google Places results. Google updated their iPad search app. Google killed several products including Knol, Friend Connect, Wave, Gears and more. SMX Israel's agenda is live, please check it out. Google had a logo for Stainslaw Lem, it completely rocked. Google also had a Thanksgiving logo, but it was more about using Google +. Also, make sure to check out the other Thanksgiving day logos from Bing, Yahoo, Dogpile and others. Happy Thanksgiving and that was this week's search news at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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