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:
- 82% Say We Should Name Some Google Updates
Less than a week ago, we polled our readers asking should search updates be named? Well, we have over a hundred responses now, so I thought I share them with you. Overall, 82% said we should name all or some of the updates. Only 17% said we should not name any of the updates. 59% said we should name only the important updates. Here is the break down of the results. Question: Should We Name
- Poll: Will You Remove The NoFollow Attributes From Your Pages?
With the latest on how Google handles the nofollow attribute, I know of many webmasters who are removing them completely from their sites. Instead, they are either not linking out or linking out without the nofollow attribute added to the URLs. However, not all webmasters are going this route. I was curious to see from our readers how many of you are removing the nofollow attribute from your pages. Please take our anonymous poll below
- Google News Drops RSS Buttons Due To Spam?
About a week ago, we reported the issues Google News was having with some RSS feeds. At that time, Google dropped the RSS links from the main Google News search pages. The question is why did they drop the feature? Well, the feature is still there, but they removed the obvious access to that RSS link. Still, why? Well, according to a Google News Help thread, a top contributor said: The feed link was removed
- Bing Geo-Targeting With Meta Language Tag
A Bing Community thread has one webmaster who had his meta language tag set to the UK and he paid for it. Supposedly, Microsoft's Bing plays close attention to that meta tag and in the case of Joomla, the default might be set to GB. Brett Young from the Bing webmaster support team suggested to the webmaster to change the meta tag to: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="en-us"> Brett said specifically, with Joomla, "I suggest adding the
- Yahoo Tries Something Old, Launches New Home Page
I cannot tell you how many times I have reported that Yahoo has released a new home page in the almost 6 years of me covering search. I honestly cannot count the times I reported on this topic. From numerous times they tested various home page designs, to the times they released the new design, to the times they rolled back those designs. To me, this news is a big snore, but what is a
- Rotating Google AdSense Unit Colors
Did you know that you don't need to set up an ad serving system, such as Google Ad Manager to rotate between various AdSense color palettes? I'll be honest and admit, I did not know about this feature until I saw a WebmasterWorld thread where AdSenseAdvisor explained it could be done. How do you do it? Go to Google AdSense, go through the set up of an ad unit and when you pick the color
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Books Deal: E.U. Hearing September 7, 2009, WebmasterWorld
- Ads appearing on YouTube, Google AdWords Help
- Blackberry tour, Google Mobile Help
- Discover new places with Related maps, Google Maps Water Cooler
- Fix for blank tooltips in Firefox 3.5, Google Toolbar Help
- Google UK Serps - Algo Change/Update, Google Webmaster Help
- Is This a Google mistake or something more sinister???, Google Maps Help
- Quality Score Surprise! #1 Ad Position Doesn’t Improve QS, Sphinn
- Where Is Google Local? I Missed The Memo, Cre8asite Forums