Daily Search Forum Recap: April 17, 2008

Apr 17, 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:

  • Google Adds Three New AdWordsPro Staff Members
    In March, we reported that Google AdWordsPro was getting inundated with questions and feedback, and two new representatives were added. Well, it's a month later and it seems that the trend is continuing. AdWordsPro announced Tuesday on Google Groups that three new staff members have been added. They are AdWordsPro.Jordan, AdWordsPro.Sarah and AdWordsPro.Steph. The new staff members will be checking the forums about an hour a day to read and respond to concerns. Since issues
  • Bigreds Sues Yahoo Over Click-Fraud For $1 Million
    Bigreds, an internet retailer has decided to sue Yahoo for $1 million over click fraud starting back in 2002. Yahoo offered Bigreds $17,000 back, but Bigreds wants more and they are suing for over $1 million in damages and penalties. I wanted to pull out some of the best comments on this lawsuit, which you can read more about at InformationWeek, from a WebmasterWorld thread: Look if you are going to build your billion dollar
  • Buy A Google-Plex Tour on eBay
    Beu posted a Search Engine Watch Forums thread on a new eBay listing to bid on getting a VIP tour of Google's Mountain View office, aka the Googleplex. The private tour is for two individuals to get an "insider's look at the "best place to work." In fact, this is being organized by Foundation for the Future, an organization that "raises private funds that allow Menlo-Atherton High School to address the real-time needs of its
  • Google Offers Advice On Moving from Site A to Site B
    Google has finally written a formal post at the Google Webmaster Central blog named Best practices when moving your site. It honestly is a nice place to send a client or webmaster when the question comes up. Does it give any of us more information then we already know? Not really, but it is nice to know that what we know and practice is confirmed by Google. We have covered this topic over and over
  • Yahoo Really Only Tests Google Ads For a Week?
    Yahoo told us they were testing Google ads on Yahoo Search for a two week period within the US market only. Again, a two-week period, so why am I receiving reports that the test is now complete, after just a week? A new thread at Search Engine Watch Forums by abbottsys states that his Google ads are now no longer showing up in the Yahoo Search ad slots. He also helped us break the news
  • Correction: Yahoo's Minimum Bid Interface Live, Not The New Pricing
    Yesterday I inaccurately reported that Yahoo's new minimum bid prices were live. That was wrong. What is live is the new user interface that shows one's minimum bid. In fact, I showed a screen shot of the location of where Yahoo will show you your new minimum bid: But, an official Yahoo representative, YahooPete, came to WebmasterWorld to notify us that only the user interface has changes and the new prices have not yet gone
  • Alexa Announces Rankings Change
    A new rankings system is now available within Alexa, we have learned. The new rankings system "now aggregate[s] data from multiple sources to give you a better indication of website popularity among the entire population of Internet users," according to the official announcement. Here's more information (in illustrated form): Most people are seeing a huge decrease in rankings due to the algorithm change. Few, however, are seeing an increase. While most people have seen Alexa

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