Daily Search Forum Recap: February 26, 2009

Feb 26, 2009 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Forum Recap
 

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:

  • Many SEOs Get Their Hands Dirty By Coding Web Sites
    Two days ago, I ran a poll asking if SEO companies implement SEO changes or just recommend changes to be implemented. Meaning, does your SEO company normally start with coding changes and upload files to the web server. I now have the poll results, which shows the majority of SEO companies do both. They will make coding changes and/or offer recommendations, based on what their client wants them to do. Here is the break down
  • Yahoo Search Update: February 2009
    There seems to be a Yahoo Search update taking place now. A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around the update. We do not have official confirmation from the Yahoo Search Blog yet, but we didn't have confirmation the last update either. The first report came in early yesterday morning and since then, many others confirmed seeing an update as well. Let me pull out the key findings from the thread: Link counts may have droppedSome are
  • Google Blog Search To Test New Link Command Features Next Week
    Since November 2008, Google Blog search's link command has been scanning too much information, including blogrolls. Since then, Google vowed to fix the blogroll issue with the link command back in early December. At the end of December, Google said they fixed the issue but there was still more work to be done. That was indeed true, because there are still many complaints over Google Blog Search's matching skills. Googler, Jeremy Hylton, has said that
  • Google Opens Up Ad Planner To Everyone
    Outstanding news for marketers of all kinds, Google has quietly opened up Google Ad Planner to everyone, or at least, that is what it seems. Go to google.com/adplanner and give it a try, you should be able to sign in with your Google Account and agree to the terms of service and then start using this incredibly robust and powerful tool. Google launched Ad Planner in June 2008 as an invite only program. I was
  • Yahoo Search Marketing Lowering Minimum Bids For Many
    Many Yahoo Search advertisers are reporting that Yahoo has decreased the minimum bid requirements on some keywords in their campaigns over the past couple days. A WebmasterWorld thread has several advertisers confirming this activity. In fact, I received a message from Yahoo with the exact same notification on February 24th at 8:37 PM. The Yahoo Search Marketing "alert" said: Minimum bid requirements have decreased for 'Company Name' [account #]. Some of your inactive Sponsored Search
  • Google Tries To Get Organized On AdSense Payment Issues
    One of the official representatives in the Google AdSense Help Forums, AdSensePro Jen, has posted three threads in an effort to help publishers who are having payment issues. Those threads are named: I have no visible holds on my account, and have not been paidI have requested a check reissue but not received a confirmationMy check/payment was returned or expired and I'm unable to remove a hold on my account The first thread is the

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