Daily Search Forum Recap: February 9, 2010

Feb 9, 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:

  • Google "Save Us From Berlusconi" Spam?
    I spotted a very weird Google Webmaster Help thread that I honestly do not fully understand. If you search for URLs containing the words "Save Us From Berlusconi" in that order, in Google, you will find almost 4 million matches. The webmaster who reported the issue, didn't first realize that this was beyond his web site. He wanted to know why GoogleBot was crawling all his URLs with adding on /?q=Save+Us+From+Berlusconi to the end of
  • When Not To Use Canonical Tags With Pagination
    When Google announced support for the canonical tag just about a year ago, webmasters were excited for the possibilities of a serving a 301 redirect to spiders but not users. But when should you not use it? A Google Webmaster Help thread has Google's JohnMu explaining some situations as to when you should or should not use it. In summary, think of the canonical tag as a real 301 redirect for spiders. If a spider
  • Upcoming Google AdSense Webinars
    Google's Ashley posted a thread at Google AdSense Help forums announcing upcoming AdSense Webinars. The upcoming webinars include: AdSense Optimization Basics - Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:00 pm GMT/ 9am PSTAdvanced Optimization - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:00 pm GMT/9am PSTImproving AdSense Performance using GAM - Tuesday, March 2, 2010 10:00 am GMTRealizing the potential of AdSense for Search (AFS) - Wednesday, March 3, 2010 5:00 pm GMT/9am PST You can register for the webinars
  • 3 Months Later, Google Finally Fixes RSS News Feed Issue
    Six months after the Google News RSS feed validation issues were reported in Google News Help forums, Google has fixed the issue. The first report came in a Google News Help thread on August 7, 2009. Yesterday, on February 8, 2010, Inbal from Google, said the issue was resolved. Inbal said: This issue should be fixed. If you're still seeing issues, please send us the exact steps you're taking as well as the OS/Browser you're
  • Google Turns Their Back on Boy Scouts, No 100 Year Anniversary Logo
    100 years ago, yesterday, on February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts was founded by William D. Boyce, Ernest Thompson Seton and Daniel Carter Beard. The Boy Scouts in America is a pretty significant foundation or club, with millions of members involved. 100 years is a significant milestone for any organization, which is why some people are upset with Google for not posting a special Google logo or Doodle. We have several threads, one in Google

Other Great Search Forum Threads:

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