Daily Search Forum Recap: January 5, 2010

Jan 5, 2010 • 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:

  • January 2010 Google Webmaster Report
    Every month we do a recap of the past month of Google changes based on an ongoing WebmasterWorld thread. To see last month's report, see the December 2009 Google webmaster report. The thread doesn't really have many changes being reported. Most people are on the look out for the Caffeine index going live across all or more data centers. However, we have not really seen that happent yet. Maybe it will later this month, but
  • Bing Recommends Submitting to Digg & Yahoo Buzz for Indexing Boost
    Here is the weird Bing comment for the day. Brett Yount, the Program Manager at Bing Webmaster Center, told webmasters to submit their site to Digg or Yahoo Buzz to help get their pages indexed. I kid you not! A Bing Forums thread has Brett saying, and I quote: If your site pages have good content, submit them to buzz and digg. Both have a high chance of getting your page indexed. Of course this
  • Bing Search Shopping Guides
    Ever do a search on Bing and see shopping results come up, where one of the links are to a "guides" area? For example, search for [buy coffee maker] and you will see the following results: There are two "guides" listed here for this query. The first goes to How Stuff Works and the second goes to . A WebmasterWorld thread asks, how does one get to be placed in these guides. It is a
  • Beware: More MCC Google AdWords Phishing Attempts
    A month ago we reported on the first Google AdWords MCC phishing attempts. Now, it appears those attempts have started back up again. An updated WebmasterWorld thread has new reports of such scams. MCC is the higher level AdWords accounts for those who manage campaigns for clients. It is called the My Client Center, and if broken into, more than just one account can be affected. One person reported: I got one today. It said
  • 65% of PPC Advertisers Have Competed in Bid Wars
    A couple weeks ago, we polled our readers asking if you compete in PPC bidding wars. Because of the holiday season, we didn't get all that many replies, we had about 85 responses. But the bulk of those responses said they do or have competed in bidding wars on Google AdWords or other PPC networks. Here is the break down: Do You Compete in PPC Bidding Wars? :: Sometimes, When Necessary said 35 respondents or

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