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 Adds More Search Refinements & Detailed Snippets
The Google Blog announced Google has added additional search refinements and detailed snippets. Here is part of the announcement: More and better search refinements Starting today, we're deploying a new technology that can better understand associations and concepts related to your search, and one of its first applications lets us offer you even more useful related searches (the terms found at the bottom, and sometimes at the top, of the search results page). Longer snippets
- Are Foreign Links Considered Spam?
A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around the topics of building links from foreign web sites, in different languages. For example, if I run a web site that is in English, focused for US users - what happens if I get some links from sites hosted in Israel, with Hebrew anchor text, linking to my English web site? The obvious answer is that these types of links are not considered spam or low quality, simply because
- Google: More AdSense Ads = Higher Revenue Per Impression
AdSenseAdvisor said in a WebmasterWorld thread that having more ads on the page will lead to higher revenues per impression. This may be obvious, that showing more ads, will lead in more revenues per page view, but not for all publishers. Some are of the belief that showing less ads increases the value of each click and then might lead to more revenue per impression. It is nice to see that a Google representative has
- Google AdSense With Matt Cutts Banners
A DigitalPoint Forums thread posted a screen shot of an unusual Google AdSense ad. Here is a picture of the ad: Matt Cutts is the head of Google's web spam team. I am not sure how many sales this type of banner would lead to, since those who are looking for SEO services, may not know Matt. But it might lead to conversion for those prospects that do their homework. In any event, this was
- Google Pushing More Search Options On Searchers?
Marty from the aimClear blog emailed me a screen shot yesterday morning, which looked like Google experimental search results. I then spotted a WebmasterWorld thread that discusses the same thing Marty emailed me. There is a new link in the Google results that says "Show Options." When clicked, it opens up other grouping options. Robert, a WebmasterWorld admin also sees it and he describes the options as: The main groupings select among... - types of
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- A Bunch Of Sites In The Same Niche. What To Do?, HighRankings Forums
- Google Penalizing Youtube Comment Spam?, WebmasterWorld
- Google's Disappearing Blog Post Phenomenon, Sphinn
- New Tool To Help Fight Web Site Hackers, Sphinn
- Optimizing For Foreign Ses, Cre8asite Forums
- UK Press Will Link For Cash, Sphinn