Daily Search Forum Recap: December 17, 2007

Dec 17, 2007 - 6:00 pm 0 by
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:

  • Nominate Search Engine Roundtable in the 2007 Search Blogs Awards
    Loren Baker has opened up nominations for the annual 2007 search blog awards. I think we deserve a few nominations at the minimum. Wouldn't you agree? :) There are 24 categories and I bet you can fit Search Engine Roundtable into a few of those. For example, who rocks the house with conference coverage? Don't you think Barry is a very giving search blogger? So nominate us (and perhaps other some personal blogs too... cough)
  • Yahoo Search Marketing Disables Shoemoney's Account
    According to Jeremy Schoemaker's blog, he has recently been terminated from the Yahoo Search Marketing program because 65% of his referrals to the YSM program are signing up with fraudulent credit cards. According to the lengthy email discourse, Yahoo has no way of tracking where these signups are occurring and naturally he's a bit upset. How can this problem be fixed? As many forum members say, it is really not Jeremy's responsibility. It's Yahoo's. I
  • Share Your Social Profile On Google
    Who are you? Google wants to know. This past weekend, we learned of Google Profiles, a way for Google to learn about who you are, what you do, and provide any information about yourself. Google goes into further detail, explaining that a profile page is a way to "represent yourself on Google products — it lets you tell others a bit more about who you are and what you're all about." Google Profiles are accessible
  • Yahoo Search Removes Numbers on Search Results
    In the old days, if you conducted a search at Yahoo Search, Yahoo would automatically number the results for you. So of the 10 listing, Yahoo would display the rank number on the left of the result. Here is an example of that in action for a search on google at Yahoo: Now, the same search, does not display the numbers: Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.
  • Google December '07 PageRank Update?
    There is discussion at a DigitalPoint Forums thread that Google is updating the visible toolbar PageRank scores. I personally did not look deep into this. Because (1) Toolbar PageRank is not all that significant and (2) I am very under the weather. Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.
  • AdSense Reports Not Sorting Properly
    Reports are coming from WebmasterWorld, Search Engine Roundtable Forum and DigitalPoint Forum that Google AdSense reports are not sorting properly. It was first reported December 13th at about 8pm (EST). In short, the numbers are simply not sorting correctly. On my "Overview" screen, when I click on "Top Channels" it is not sorting by "Earnings" as usual. I can't detect a sort field by the data presented, it seems either to be unsorted or sorted
  • Google Tests 2 x 2 AdSense Box Unit
    Mugshot sent me a picture of this new Google AdSense ad unit over the weekend. Here it is: Honestly, at first, I wasn't sure if it was a brand new format. But after scanning the forum, it seems to be new. Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

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