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 Reports Google Groups Email Latency, Now Fixed
If you subscribe to Google Groups via email and have noticed any latency regarding the receipt of your emails, be advised that the problem is now fixed. How do you subscribe via email to Google Groups? Simply click "Join this Group" on the right hand corner and choose which subforums you want emails from, like so: In any event, if you do experience the issue again, feel free to let Google know in the Google
- Yahoo! Stores Go Down on Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday: one of the biggest shopping days of the year. And Yahoo stores were down. Naturally, anyone using Yahoo stores was quite upset by this. We were having a record weekend and now this...What a disgrace for Yahoo to have issues on one of the most important days of the year. And they have NO ETA as to the fix... Apparently, shopping carts were timing out. Small business owners are feeling the heat. What
- Need Help Getting Links from Education (.EDU) Sites?
There is no doubt that link builders love to get links from sites on edu TLDs. But those are not always that easy to obtain. We have covered the topic several times here, including: Finding Some of Your EDU Links with Yahoo Search What Would You Do For An .edu Link? How Do You Obtain Links from .edu Sites? But if you want specific advice from an individual who has a lot of experience in
- AdWords Editor Not Downloading CPC Placement Campaigns?
A WebmasterWorld thread has numerous reports that the AdWords Editor is no longer downloading CPC (cost per click) placement targeted campaigns. One user reported the following problem: I created a CPC placement targeted campaign. I went to download it in adwords editor so I can bulk import some ads. But adwords editor ignores that campaign and says there is "nothing to download." Others have validated that they are also experiencing the same issues. AdWordsAdvisor has
- Google AdSense Suggestion Box: Send Complaints Here
What are your biggest concerns and complaints about Google AdSense? Numerous forum members have provided feedback regarding what they feel are the biggest hurdles to AdSense. For example, many are not too keen on smart pricing which relates to lack of transparency. Others are not happy with the fact that so many MFAs get accepted as advertisers. What about penalizing publishers when there's click fraud involved? As one member puts it, there is little protection,
- Google AdWords Redirect Bug within Console
There has been a Google AdWords bug that has been an issue for just over a week now. The bug has been reported at WebmasterWorld and is described as a redirect issue. When adding a new ad variation to one's campaign in certain browsers, AdWords automatically redirects the advertiser to the Campaign Management page instead of taking that advertiser to the Ad Group page. The bug still persists today with no word from Google on
- Going to Pubcon? Unofficial Events Guide Posted
Sphinn has the scoop on some of the events to be held at Pubcon which is to occur next week (already!) So far, there are a few parties, including an Enom one to be held on Wednesday, December 5th, but forum members are encouraged to chime in so that a Sphinn lunch can be scheduled on one of the days (TBA). Tim Dineen has kindly prepared a PubCon events list for sessions (and extracurricular events)
- What is the Google Snippet?
Ever wonder what exactly makes up the pieces of the search results you see at Google? Matt Cutts, the head of "search quality" at Google blogged about it over at the Google Webmaster Central Blog. Here is the video where Matt breaks down the following components of the search result snippet: * Title Link * Description under link * Plus expansion box * URL * Bolding keywords * Cache, Similar Pages, Google Notes * Site
- Effective Viral Videos: What Are Your Criteria?
The following Microsoft Unified Communications video had mixed results at the Cre8asite Forums. To some, it resonated; to others, it didn't click. What are your criteria for viral videos? What do you like most? Do you consider this an effective promotion of the service? Over the weekend, a controversial TechCrunch article was written about viral videos. Some tips: using women for sex appeal, using fake headlines, don't advertise outright, and make the story shocking. Would
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Trading In My White Hat For a Black One, Sphinn
- 13 Rapid Backlink Gathering Tricks You Don't Use, Sphinn
- Losing your 'info:' result, DigitalPoint Forums
- Sphinn Specific List for Pubcon 2007, Sphinn
- What does "fresh content" mean in Google's mind?, WebmasterWorld
- What in world has happened to my Adwords Login?, WebmasterWorld
- Why You Shouldn't Trust Social Media To Search Marketers, Sphinn