Daily Search Forum Recap: February 15, 2008

Feb 15, 2008 - 4:30 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:

  • Weekly Search Buzz Roundup - February 15, 2008: Yahoo to Merge with AOL?, Valentine's Day, and Yahoo Layoffs
    Barry is back from Israel, but maybe he is going to forget to do the silly video that is supposed to accompany this roundup post. I mean, it's been a long week. He became an uncle (again) this past week, and he's still jetlagged, I believe. So why make it harder for us? Just read the post. I already summarize the week's happenings for you. :) Happy February 14th Yeah, I'm late. The search industry
  • SMX West 2008 Conference Coverage Schedule
    SMX West is under two weeks away and we at the Search Engine Roundtable are excited to be a part of this new exciting conference. The conference has just over 50 sessions, and I am proud to say we hope to be covering 44 of those 50 or so sessions. Our contributing live bloggers for the SMX West event include our Tamar Weinberg of many hates including her own blog Techipedia, Debra Mastaler of Alliance
  • Search Engine Optimization Success Comes with Silence
    Rhea Drysdale writes an interesting post on Search Engine Journal calling for the Death of SEO Transparency. She says that the successful SEOs are the ones who actually keep their mouths shut. In a post that is complete with interviews of top industry experts, she also makes the analogy that not everyone is a top chef: This post is my plea to the community that you become a chef. Ingredients themselves don’t change and neither
  • Google Begins Testing Video Ads in Search Results
    The blogs and news sites are buzzing about a NY Times blog post that has official word that Google started "testing video ads on some pages of search results," yesterday. I have not seen any examples of this test in any of the forums I track, so this must be an extremely limited test. We knew that Google would be trying these ads out for a while now. It will be interesting to see the
  • How to Get Your Content in Google Definitions in 2008
    Esteban Panzera wrote an interesting blog post called 11 Tips for Appearing at Google Definitions which was shared on the SEOmoz blog. Some of her tips include creating a unique definition, using separators (such as a - or :) to separate the term from the definition, and to provide more than 5 definitions per page. We've acknowledged in the past that definitions help search rankings in Google. If you rank #1 for the definition, you'll
  • Is The Google Search API Reliable Anymore?
    Besides for Google discounting their search API registration it appears that the Google Search API results are not always matching those of a normal Google search. Now, this has been the case for as long as I remember. Since back in 2004 when I began building tools that relied on the Google Search API, the tool was never 100% accurate. Back then the total results returned for a keyword search was always off. But often
  • Gmail Help Discussion Adds Four New Colorful Gmail Guides
    Gmail has become an extremely popular email system and due to the vast demand, Google has decided to add four more Gmail Reps to the Google Groups help area. Gmail Guide wrote in a Google Groups thread that Google will be adding four more Gmail Guides. The Gmail Guide's names are fairly colorful, they will be going under the aliases of: Gmail Guide RedGmail Guide BlueGmail Guide GreenGmail Guide Yellow I wonder if the bland
  • Google Analytics Emails AdWords Customers To Reestablish Link to AdWords
    The other day, Google AdWords and Analytics customers began reporting that they received an email from Google Analytics asking them to reestablish a link between their Analytics account and AdWords account. A WebmasterWorld thread paraphrased the email: Google understands your AdWords account has not been properly linked with your Google Analytics account. Without this, we cannot ensure that your AdWords data will continue to populate in your Analytics account. Both Google AdWordsAdvisor and GAnalyticsAdvisor has
  • How To Changing Your Payee Name In Google AdSense
    There are times when Google AdSense publishers need to change who the check or payment is made out to. This is more common for first time AdSense publishers who make a mistake when completing the AdSense application and put the wrong payee name in the field. Google has a handy form that allows you to Changing Your Payee Name. There are some restrictions and rules: You are not allow to transfer or sell your AdSense

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