Daily Search Forum Recap: March 11, 2008

Mar 11, 2008 - 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:

  • Hey Buddy: Link To My URL Not My IP!
    When a webmaster was looking at his site data in Google Webmaster Tools, he noticed that one of the "Pages with external links" was linking to his IP address and not his site. He's pretty baffled about why that would be the case. He has no way of reconciling this as far as he's investigated, and it looks like it may not even be possible from what Tedster says. This kind of thing can happen
  • Google Analytics Skip Updating Last Night? Nope
    This morning I checked my Google Analytics for dozens of sites and noticed that the reports are missing yesterday's statistics. The March 10, 2008 data are missing from all my reports. Is Google Analytics lagged? Did they have some sort of hiccup? A Google Groups thread has other Google Analytics users complaining this morning, but then I saw this post: I had panicked when I saw this too, but the numbers are still in the
  • Expand Your Blog's Reach with TwitterFeed
    Loren Baker decided that it's time to start using Twitter. But besides giving valuable information about how to use Twitter for your own personal interactions, Loren blogged about how to use Twitter as a traffic generator to your blog. He explains the process which requires setting up the Twitterfeed application. We at Search Engine Roundtable have actually been using Twitter for our feeds for quite some time. You can subscribe to our updates at http://twitter.com/seroundtable.
  • 65% of SEOs Prefer Old & Aged Links Over Fresh & New Links
    The results are in, and SEOs voted on which link they would prefer. 65% of SEOs said they would prefer an old and aged link over a fresh and new link. 35% said they want the newer fresh links over the older links. We polled our readers back in late January and with 113 responses today, I think the verdict is in. At least we have a overwhelming majority opting one way as opposed to
  • Google Promoting Content Network To AdWords Advertisers
    Some publishers feel you may see a slight spike in your Google AdSense income in the near future. Why? As martinibuster reports in a WebmasterWorld thread, many AdWords advertisers, including myself, have received emails from Google to give the content network a try. Meaning, if the advertiser was not using the content network - now maybe they will be putting some money towards those ads and help boost up earnings for publishers. The email explains
  • New AdSenseAdvisor Comes to WebmasterWorld
    Yesterday I reported that AdSenseAdvisor seemed to have gone MIA (missing in action) since mid-January of this year. Later that day, a new AdSenseAdvisor introduced them-self at WebmasterWorld. The re-introduction thread at WebmasterWorld reads: Our old ASA has taken on new responsibilities, and I'm delighted to announce that I will be your new ASA. Going forward, you can expect greater involvement from our side, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on AdSense, and
  • MSNBot Again Failing Reverse DNS Test
    Last December, we reported that MSNBot was failing a reverse DNS lookup. Well, guess what folks - MSNBot is failing again on some IP addresses. An updated WebmasterWorld thread brought this to my attention and I verified it myself. Here is a sample crawl of MSNBot 1.1, the new MSNBot, crawling under the IP address and the reverse lookup propagates to a host name of bl1sch2041303.phx.gbl with no A-Record for bl1sch2041303.phx.gbl on the domain

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