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:
- Canadian Google AdWords Advertisers Change to US Dollar But Take Hit Anyway
A WebmasterWorld thread reports that some Canadian Google AdWords advertisers are switching their accounts to pay in US dollars as opposed to Canadian dollars. Why? Because the US dollar is now weaker than the Canadian dollar and the conversion rates are more beneficial when paying in US dollars within the AdWords system. But to make such a change, you need to set up a new account. Most advertisers know that when you start a new
- Google Helps Wife Discover that Husband Hid Lottery Winnings
The Miami Herald reports that a woman is suing her husband and filing for divorce after discovering that he won the lottery and kept it a secret from her. The woman became suspicious after her husband disconnected the phones and television and then finally decided to search Google after she received a postcard addressed to her husband congratulating him on the purchase of a new house. Since her husband was known to gamble, she searched
- Publishers Complain that Google AdSense Video Units Aren't Targeted
We talked about how to set up Google AdSense video units via YouTube. Now we're onto the next step: people are starting to use the AdSense video units and are not getting relevant ads. For example, this user is selling golf equipment, but what is his ad? A man in a Darth Vader suit. What are the issues here? Can advertisers not preview ads before they go live? What about recurring AdSense video units? Will
- How Do You Complain if Your Site is Banned from MSN Search?
How would you go about submitting a reinclusion request for a site that may have been banned from MSN unfairly? MSNdude says that you can visit http://support.live.com/eform.aspx?productKey=wlsearch&ct=eformts and ask for reinclusion. Forum members at WebmasterWorld are frankly disappointed in MSN's reinclusion procedures. From what others say, if you've been wrongfully banned, you're forever condemned. Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.
- $110 Million Annually is Wasted by Google With the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button
Valleywag reported last week that Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, which takes the user directly to the #1 result for a particular search phrase, costs the company $110 million per year in lost revenues because the button bypasses all sponsored results (and is used in 1% of all searches). Ironically, people still don't know what it is. I remember thinking that "I'm Feeling Lucky" would randomly bring me to a website related to the search
- Sick of Blog Search? Time To Give Ask.com a Try
I have been watching a thread started by Barry W. at Cre8asite forums named Blogsearch, Google's Neglected Property back about a month or so ago. Since then, I have been trying to find a good blog search engine to use on a daily basis. Personally and professionally, I dropped all my subscriptions to blog search engine searches. The results were 95% spam and simply wasted my time. I stuck with RSS News searches and that
- How to Import Campaigns from a 3rd Party to Yahoo Search Marketing
Have you ever wanted to import a Google AdWords campaign to Yahoo Search Marketing but didn't know how? You do now, thanks to Discovery, who wrote an excellent guide on Search Engine Watch Forums. On the Yahoo Search Marketing end, go to the Campaign Tab > Import > Import 3rd Party Campaigns. Here are the necessary steps: Download the third-party campaign to a file on the appropriate site. Open the file on your computer. Make
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Artificially high MSN/Live hits at the begining of the month?, WebmasterWorld
- How To Add A Website To Wikipedia?, Cre8asite Forums
- Could A Chimp Do SEO? Heck YES!, Sphinn
- Enhanced listings make 11 results per page, WebmasterWorld
- How to make Google not index a subdomain?, SitePoint Forums
- Removing a Google page containing personal info, WebmasterWorld
- SMX London 2007 Conference Overview, Sphinn