Search Pulse 16: Wikipedia Nofollows SEOs, Google Follows Wikipedia, Yahoo! Search Update, SEO Titles, Google Site Command, Google Germany, 301s vs. 302s & More

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the-pulse-icon.jpgThe sixteenth edition of the Search Pulse is now available for download. In this edition we discussed the recent discussion around the Wikipedia community adding back the nofollow attribute to all external links, and if Google treats Wikipedia too well in the search results. We also discussed the bug with Google's site command search. There was a Yahoo! Search update we talked about, and also the bug with Yahoo! displayed anchor text as titles in the search results. Plus many more fun topics with Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft Live Search and some SEO tips. The topics we covered are listed below, in order of priority (based on search community buzz). You can download the MP3 file here and listen at your convenience.

Topics We Covered:

  1. SEO's Force Wikipedia to Add Nofollow Back To Wikipedia Links
  2. Google Treating Wikipeda Too Well?
  3. Google Seeing Sub Domains As Part Of Main Domain? Site Command Change
  4. Yahoo! Search Update Underway: 1/18 - 1/19
  5. Yahoo Search Replacing Site Titles in Search Results Listings
  6. Google Fixing .com Domains in UK Only Results
  7. Google Germany ( Offline?
  8. Yahoo! Indexing & Crawling Google AdWords Links?
  9. Google Maps Removes Links to Other Mapping Services
  10. Want To Switch to a New Domain? 301 Redirects vs. 302 Redirects

Lightening Round:

  1. Google Maps Suggests Over 200 U-Turns
  2. Yahoo! To Lower Minimum Bids in UK to 5P (£0.05)
  3. Google Changes AdSense Program Policies: Disallows Widely Used Ad Rotation Methods
  4. New Google AdSense Program Policies Targets Content Scrapers
  5. Google To Expand MTV Video AdSense Test With Warner Music Group and Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  6. Google Quality Score Helps Determine AdWords Ad Delivery
  7. Google Personalized Home Page Adds Expand & Collapse Per Post
  8. More Reports of Google Checkout Icons on AdSense Ads
  9. Yahoo! Slurp on the Loose?
  10. Pausing Google AdWords Campaigns Should Have No Direct Negative Consequence
  11. Brett Tabke Asks For Practical Experience With "Domain Age"
  12. Garnering Your Competitors Web Stats
  13. Wikipedia Search Engine Wikiseek
  14. Google Remove your URL Form Down For About a Day
  15. Yahoo! To Offer One Time Free Bulk Keyword Upload To Customers
  16. Brazilian Customs Regulations Delays AdSense Publishers Checks
  17. adCenter Advertisers Are Not Being Forced Into Microsoft's Content Network
  18. Cre8asite Forums Releases Educational Scholarship Funds
  19. A Look at BrainBoost by
  20. Yahoo! Launches OneSearch for Mobile Search
  21. Google Emails Webmaster Notificiation of TOS Violation & Penalty

The topic list is in order of how I wanted the conversation to go. I felt that these were the most talked about and discussed topics in the search community. Again, you can listen to the MP3 file here.

See you next week for the 17th edition!

Past Shows: - January 16, 2007: Fifteenth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: Best Search Blogs, PPC & Organic, DMOZ Back, Debra Mastaler Guests, Related Google Searches & More - January 2, 2007: Fourteenth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: Search Holidays, New Years, Google Update, Blog Tips, Social Links, Paid Reviews, X, AdWords & More - December 19, 2006: Thirteenth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: Google Link Building, Duplicate Content, CSS Tricks, Images Near AdSense, Yahoo! Directory Tag, Here Comes Panama, & More - December 12, 2006: Twelfth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: SES Recap, Versioning SEO, Contact Google, Yahoo, Google, Click Fraud, Duplicate Content, AdWords, Microsoft & More - December 5, 2006: Eleventh Edition of the Search Pulse Live: Google Spam Tools, Danny & SEW, Chris Boggs & SEW, Ask AskCity, MSN Bot, Yahoo Topics & Much More - November 28, 2006: Tenth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: Turkey Day, Google Spam, SES Chicago, MSN Update, AdWords Denial, Holiday Gifts, Yahoo Jobs & More - November 21, 2006: Ninth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: PubCon Vegas, Hefner's Sky Villa, Google Update, Yahoo's Compliance, Microsoft's Banning, AdWords Quality, Sitemaps Protocol & More - November 7, 2006: Eighth Edition of the Search Pulse Live: Google AdWords Update, MSN Search Update, PageRank Update, SEO, PubCon Coverage, Firefox, JotSpot, Yahoo! Eggs, & More - October 31, 2006: Seventh Edition of Search Pulse Live: Halloween, Yahoo's Panama, Did-It, Mobile, MSN Links, Eric Schmidt, 30 Point Penality, & More - October 10, 2006: Sixth Edition of Search Pulse Live: Tim Mayer on NOODP Tag, GooTube, Google News Porn, SEO, PageRank, Pinging, Code Search, SearchMash, Yahoo Panama UK, Mobile AdSense & More - October 4, 2006: Fifth Edition of Search Pulse Live: Google Maps Bug, PageRank Update, 8th BDay, Links, Matt Cutts, Daniel Read,, adCenter, Apax, & More - September 26, 2006: Fourth Edition of Search Pulse Live: Rankings Anywhere, Fixed, Canada Not Welcome, Danny's B-Day, Yahoo! Ad Growth, Google Product Search Changes & More - September 19, 2006: Third Edition of Search Pulse Live:, AdWords Test, Intuit & Google, Yahoo! Ads, Supplementals, Belgian Cache, OneBox Spam, Adam Lasnik on Links - September 12, 2006: Second Edition of Search Pulse Live: Google News Archive, Sitelinks, AdWords Preview, Sullivan PubCon, ChaCha & More... - September 6, 2006: First Edition of Search Pulse Live: Sullivan Leaves SEW, AdSense Lawsuit, Yahoo Blog Search, Keywords in URLs, New URLs, Navigational Search, Google Apps & More


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