Search Pulse 39: Paid Links, Yahoo Site Explorer, Google Webmaster Tools, PageRank, Duplicate Content & Search Ads

Oct 23, 2007 - 10:00 pm 0 by
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the-pulse-icon.jpgThe 39th edition of the Search Pulse is now available for download. Chris had a new baby girl, congrats Chris! In this show, Ben and I chatted about the big October paid link debate and noticed that most SEOs won't stop buying link. Yahoo's Site Explorer tool is having some major quirks. Google Webmaster Tools has new features including Sitelinks management, now with 8 Sitelinks. There was a Google link and PageRank update. Ben talked about duplicate content issues. We discussed Google's improvements with proxy hijacking. Yahoo enabled blocked domains. Google has a duplicate URL issue still. The topics we covered are listed below, in order of priority (based on search community buzz).

You can download the MP3 file and listen at your convenience.

Topics We Covered:

  1. The October 2007 Paid Link Debate
  2. Will SEOs Stop Buying Links in Light of the Risks?
  3. Yahoo Site Explorer Showing Different Counts For Registered vs. Non-Registered Users
  4. Yahoo Search Showing Less Links in Site Explorer?
  5. Is the Yahoo Site Explorer API Broken?
  6. Google Webmaster Central Gets Updated with Sitelinks and More
  7. See 8 Google Sitelinks in Action
  8. Google Webmaster Link Tool October 2007 Update
  9. Google Webmaster Tools Link Update More Frequent?
  10. Google Toolbar PageRank Update (October 2007)
  11. Who Is Better At Finding Duplicate Content?
  12. Has Google Fixed the Proxy Hijack Problem? Cleaner
  13. Yahoo Enables Blocked Domains Feature For Advertisers
  14. Showing Same URL on Page One & Two of Search Results

Lightening Round:

  1. Google Says Spam Links Can't Hurt You; Again
  2. Google Clarifies its Stance on Hidden Text
  3. How To Ask GoogleBot (Google) To Crawl Your Site
  4. How Old Are Typical Google AdSense Publishers?
  5. Google and Ask Offline Advertising: Billboard Style
  6. Google Pays Out AdSense Publishers 77% Of Earnings
  7. Microsoft adCenter to Add Daily Budget Feature
  8. Google Launches Video AdSense Units But Doesn't Enable the Feature
  9. How To Set Up Google AdSense Video Units Via YouTube
  10. Google AdWords Keyword Tool Rolls Out New Features
  11.'s "Can Your Search Engine Do This?" Commercial A Knock On Google?
  12. Microsoft Doesn't Allow Ads with the Number "69"
  13. Google AdSense Makes Publishers to Wait for Referral Earnings
  14. Yahoo Reporting Error: Advertisers Reports Showing Charges in Millions
  15. China Mad at America, Sends Search Traffic from Google, Yahoo & Microsoft to Baidu
  16. More Inappropriate Nude Images Found on Google News Home Page
  17. New Features Added to Google Analytics, Urchin 6.0 Coming
  18. Search Marketing Expo 2007 New York Recap
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.

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