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 Testing Display URL At Top of AdWords Ads?
A WebmasterWorld thread reports one person seeing the display URL of an AdWords ad showing up above the ad's title and description. In fact, this person is noticing this ad behavior just for the premium ads, not the ads on the right hand side of the page, only the ads at the top of the page. I personally cannot replicate this on a Mac or PC, using IE, Firefox or Safari. So I emailed this
- Google's Change of Address Feature Currently Doesn't Work on Subdomains
A couple weeks ago, Google made me and many SEOs very happy by adding a verified change of address feature that allows you to tell Google you are moving domains. Today, I learned from a Google Webmaster Help thread that this does not work on subdomains. This might not seem like a major issue, but if you take Google's advice when moving domains, you likely want to move your site or domain in pieces. So
- Stingy Links: I Want Stingy Links
WebmasterWorld administrator, Tedster, created a thread at WebmasterWorld on the topic of "stingy links." In short, he said he was watching to a presentation by a Microsoft engineer about improving the SALSA algorithm for link structure analysis - and I noticed a very casual comment that "links from authors who are very stingy outlinkers are more informative." Yea, a "duh" moment for Tedster and possibly others. As Tedster explains, it is not just about the
- Poll: Did AdSense Font Control Help You Earn More Money?
The other week, Google released a new feature to allow AdSense publisher to control the font size of the text within their ads. This comes a few months after Google gave publishers control over the font type/style of their ads. With all this control, I was wondering if it is actually helping you make more money with AdSense or not. Please take our anonymous poll and have your publisher friends take it as well. Has
- SEOmoz Releases Their "SEO Best Practices"
SEOmoz has released their best practices guide on SEO. This time, they used actual data to back up the best practices and have changed some of their previous best practices based on the data. The post goes over the follow SEO elements: Title Tag FormatThe Usefulness of H1 TagsThe Usefulness of NofollowThe Usefulness of the Canonical TagThe Use of Alt text with ImagesThe Use of the Meta Keywords tagThe Use of Parameter Driven URLsThe Usefulness
- Push Gmail Coming to Blackberry in July, iPhone Unknown
For the first time, I have seen Google comment on when they will be bringing push Gmail to any device. In a Google Mobile Help thread, Googler Ethan responded to a request about push and the iPhone, adding that it is supported on Android devices and in July, it is coming to Blackberry devices. The only catch is that push will only be supported for Google Apps Premier Edition and Education Edition users. That means,
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Why can't I use the AdWords Qualified Individual logo in my email?, WebmasterWorld
- Yahoo Pilots "My Display" Self Service Display Ads, WebmasterWorld
- 5 Ways Negative Reviews are Good for Business, Sphinn
- Adwords cannot be managed in new Safari, Google AdWords Help
- FTC to Patrol Companies Who Compensate Bloggers, Google AdSense Help
- Google Sync update and iPhone 3.0 news, Google Mobile Help
- New Optimized Page Vs. New Site, HighRankings Forums