Daily Search Forum Recap: May 9, 2008

May 9, 2008 - 5:00 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:

  • Weekly Search Buzz Roundup: Microsoft and Yahoo Break Up, SEO Debate Back, & Dinner with Barry
    Dear all, it is raining and icky outside, so today's a good day for a buzz roundup. Enjoy. ;) Landing Page Load Time: Check Your Google AdWords Quality Score now factors in your landing page load time. If you have a fast landing page, you'll get a great score. In other words, get good hosting! Google Adwords Enforces Display URL It only took a few months since Google wanted to enforce the URL display policy
  • Does the Multiple Link Penalty Really Exist?
    A WebmasterWorld member wants confirmation if getting multiple links would cause a penalty in the SERPs. He notes that very popular sites which rank on the first page of Google have a lot of links, including those from "shady" places. Why, then, can't he do the same thing on his smaller site? Some forum members believe that the age and authority of site matter in this case. Some sites just always get inbound links. Others
  • How Important are Header Tags?
    A High Rankings Forums member wants to know if header tags (H1, H2, H3, H4...) are weighted on search engines. The answer is probably not, but some people think that there's minimal weight from search engines. The point is that header tags are for user readability versus focusing on search engines. If you wanted to test the theory, you could remove the header tags and instead use CSS to see how it performs. Additionally, it's
  • Big Debate: Does Search Engine Optimization Have Long Term Viability?
    In the middle of the week, my good friend Jeremy Schoemaker, aka Shoemoney, blogged that SEO has no future. He believes that personalized data will be more important, especially from the toolbar, user history, and analytics data. Social voting is becoming more important, and he explains that his sitelinks are the most trafficked pages on his site. Well, the SEO community did not really want to hear that, so there have been at least three
  • Google's AdWord Quality Score To Add Landing Page Load Time In June
    I reported this later last night at Search Engine Land but this is very important news for Google AdWords advertisers. Google will be introducing into the quality score component of your ad rank, the speed at which your landing pages load. If you have a slow page load time, your AdWords ads will cost your more. Last night Google AdWords began showing your landing page load time, on each keyword level, in your Google AdWords
  • Video Ad Support Comes To Google AdWords API Sandbox
    An older Google Groups thread was just updated by Jeff Posnick the AdWords API Advisor, an official Google representative in charge of the AdWords API development and support. The Googler explains that the API Sandbox should now support the creation of video ads. Now, simulating the addition of video ads may be supported in the AdWords Sandbox environment. Jeff Posnick explained: Could you try your attempt to create a video ad in the Sandbox environment
  • Does Setting Your Geographic Target In Google Webmaster Tools Work?
    search_engine981:https://www.seroundtable.com/archives/017091.htmlBack in October of 2007, Google launched Set Geographic Target in Google Webmaster Tools. It basically allowed you to tell Google if your site is based in a certain geographic location. For example, let's say you had a UK site, using a .com domain - Google would often not give the site any preference in the Google UK search results, unless it had a co.uk TLD. The Set Geographic Target option was suppose to give
  • Getting Married: How To Change Your Google AdSense Payee Name
    First, congrats on your wedding - I like to personally wish you both a long happy life together. Now, let's get down to the money... You make a lot of money with Google AdSense. But now that you are married and you are taking on your spouse's name, you want to get the checks made out to your new last name. How do you go about changing your name on Google AdSense, so that you
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