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:
- Vote Search Engine Roundtable on 2007 Search Blog Awards
It is that time of the year again and Search Engine Journal is holding the Search Blogs Awards of 2007 now. I cannot express how important these awards are to me personally, so please take the time to vote for the Search Engine Roundtable by clicking here. We are up for nomination is five different categories and I, Barry Schwartz, am personally up for nomination in an extremely important category. The categories we are up
- Weekly Search Buzz Roundup - 12/28/07: Facebook Search App, Holiday Cheer & Vote for Us!
This week has been incredibly slow. It's the last week of the year and everyone is having holiday celebrations whereas us Search Engine Roundtable folk (Barry and I) have been working diligently to keep you informed of the latest in Search. In fact, if you missed it (and I really hope you didn't), I spent the entire weekend compiling the best Internet Marketing blog posts of 2007 which was an incredible undertaking. If you're bored
- Your Strange Yahoo! Referrer Might Be Checking Your Landing Page
A WebmasterWorld member noticed a strange Yahoo address in his logs and was wondering if anyone had ever noticed it: alchemy.corp.sp1.yahoo.com According to Yahoo, this is a URL that they use to test the relevance of landing pages. There are no charges for this activity. Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.
- Google AdSense YouTube Video Unit Error: We're Working On It
A number of people are trying to set up Google AdSense video units via YouTube and are running into a really strange error: AdSense error: The publisher must be associated with the developer account before the developer can invoke operations on the publisher's account. Now I'm not sure what that means, and neither should you, but it looks like a lot of people are being impacted by this error. AdSensePro Jordan has updated the thread
- Wal-Mart to Offer Search Engine Marketing Services
Karl Ribas spotted a great find the other day: Wal-Mart is now offering Search Engine Marketing services at this sign-up link. The offering seems to be a $100 per month PPC service led by a Redmond Washington SEM agency. Forum members are having a field days with this finding, even though Barry points out over at Search Engine Land that the service has actually been available since the summer of 2004. Here are some reactions:
- Win Money: Take the Search Marketing Quiz
Matt McGee made a really cute 2007 search marketing quiz that you can take until later tonight. So far, I probably am the winner, but I challenge you to a duel. Here's a sample question: What color monkey is Rob Kerry? You can choose from the following answers: Red, black, green, brown, orange Okay, I'm kidding. But the quiz is fun and the winner gets $25 from Matt's pocket. As of last night, only 6
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Autolink Lawsuit Revived By Court Ruling, WebmasterWorld
- If I bought a website banned by Google AdSense, what can I do?, DigitalPoint Forums