Daily Search Forum Recap: January 3, 2008

Jan 3, 2008 - 6:00 pm 2 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:

  • How Much Did You Make from Google AdSense in 2007?
    A DigitalPoint Forums thread features a poll about the Google AdSense publishers' earnings for the year. It seems that most people have made between $500 and $2000. Another DigitalPoint Forums thread has a lot more varied answers. Someone, for example, made less than $1. A few people made in the $200 or $300 range. Most people, however, really made under $1000. How much did you make this year from Google AdSense? Forum discussion continue at
  • What Did Search Bloggers Write About Before they Became Celebrities?
    Over at Hobo SEO UK, Shaun Anderson wrote a really interesting "take me back to the early days" post about how established SEO and SEMs got started. He looks at many bloggers' very first posts and many have come a long way since then. For example, here's Danny Sullivan's first personal blog post. And apparently Jim Boykin is a snail and Sebastian just wanted to follow the crowd. By the way, Barry's first personal blog
  • Wikia Search Engine to go Public Next Week
    In July, Jimmy Wales proposed his ideas about Wikia, an open source search engine. Fast forward 6 months and it's now a reality. According to reports, Wikia is slated to go live next week. Perhaps this is because Google Knol was announced last month, according to forum members. In any event, the timing is quite coincidental. One forum member finds it funny that they are already running Google AdSense on the site. Another forum member
  • Google AdSense Help? Go to AdSense Newbie Central
    The Google AdSense blog announced a new location to access most frequently asked questions by new AdSense publishers. They call the new area, Newbie Central: Welcome to Newbie Central, the complete resource center for newly approved AdSense publishers. Below you'll find everything you need to get started with AdSense, learn more about the program and advanced features, and maximize your AdSense experience. Follow the links for detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips. Obviously, the first thing
  • Search Marketing Forum Advance Fee Fraud (AKA Nigeria Scam)?
    Yesterday, I received a private message from a DigitalPoint Forums member that was asking for help. The member said he is from Egypt and has a PayPal account used for online transactions. He said his PayPal account "got limited" and the only way for him to withdraw funds from his account is to mail the check to a US address. He said that when I get the check, I can then send him the money
  • Traffic Power's CEO Accused of Huge Foreclosure Scam in Las Vegas
    Traffic Power is the name of an SEO company that most SEOs probably still remember. They sued Aaron Wall of SEO Book for writing about their SEO practices. You can see the details of that civil lawsuit over here. Well, Traffic Power is back in the news. SEO Company CEO Arrested, Jailed: Accused of Foreclosure Scam from Search Engine Watch reports that Traffic Power's CEO, Matt Marlon, was accused of a major foreclosure scam in

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