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 AdWords Ad Rank Adds Third Factor: Ad Extensions
Google announced that AdWords extensions and formats are now going to be part of the overall AdWords ad rank formula going forward...
- Google's Matt Cutts: That Scraper Isn't Hurting Your Mom's Site
Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, responded to a Hacker News thread where Dan Goldin was upset with spammer SEOs when he noticed a site was scraping the content and images off of his mother's site...
- Western Union Declines 5% Of Google AdSense Payments This Month
One of the payment methods that Google offers their AdSense publishers is via Western Union. Well, this month, about 5% of those payments were accidentally declined...
- New AdMob Developers Not Linking AdSense Accounts
Google posted a notice in the Google AdSense Help forums that those developers new to AdMob with unapproved AdSense accounts will currently not be able to link the two together...
- Google Shopping Campaigns
Google announced a new form of Google Product Listing ads management named Google Shopping Campaigns. In short, it is a new campaign type...
- Google Play Billboard In Time Square
Google Play on Google+ posted a picture of their latest billboard, this one is in the iconic location of 42nd & 8th, the full building billboard in Time Square New York City...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Do Spammers Help To Bring Traffic To Your Site?, HighRankings Forums
- Google Shopping: Optimizing Product Attributes, AdWords Community
- Picking up Western Union payments in the Asia-Pacific region, Google AdSense Help
- Should I Host The Press Release On My Website First?, HighRankings Forums
- Webmaster Tools : Partial matches lifted - does it mean anything?, WebmasterWorld