Daily Search Forum Recap: June 6, 2008

Jun 6, 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 - 06/06/08: SMX Coverage, Google's Logos & Yahoo Trailing Slash Issues
    We're back from Seattle! The Third Door Media group did a great job, and we covered 20 sessions! w00tw00t! Get Your SMX Advanced Coverage Here Nineteen sessions are already posted on Search Engine Roundtable for SMX Advanced. The 20th will be posted on July 3rd (because it's under embargo until then). Sorry readers, don't ask me this time around. I won't post it until July 3rd just like I enforced the embargo last year. (Sorry,
  • Webmasters Report June 2008 Google SERP Updates
    This month, WebmasterWorld are reporting that there are fewer results being returned for specific queries. The suspicion lies in quality control practices that are now being implemented, but others believe that the "human editorial army" may be the reason behind this. Other issues reported include cache problems. The cache date is current, but the cached page is 1-3 months old. Additionally, some say that pages that are cached are not even showing up in search
  • Google Releases AdWords Editor Version 6.0
    Google has released version 6.0 of the Google AdWords editor yesterday. One of the notable features recognized by forum members is the ability to drag and drop groups within tree view. The downside to this drag and drop feature is that the history of old ads won't be migrated to the new group. As always, AdWordsAdvisor encourages you to export and archive of your account in case there are any problems. By the way, to
  • SEO Debate Over 1st Anchor Text is What Matters to Google
    A couple months ago we reported on an SEOMoz post that was debated at Sphinn on the topic of which anchor text counts? Is it only the first anchor text on the page linking to a specific URL or is it all the anchor texts that are linking to that specific URL count. Let me explain. Let's say I first link to my Big Blue Pineapple Chair with the anchor text Big Blue Pineapple Chair
  • The Video URL Is Not Always Optional in Google Video Sitemaps
    Video search engine optimization has been a hot topic since the launch of Google Universal Search. A Google Groups thread I have been tracking for some time, gives us some insight into how to improve the visibility of your videos in Google search. If you take a look at the Google Video Sitemap specification, you will notice that a <video:content_loc> tag is optional, not required, for Google to index and list your video. But that
  • Google Recommends You Split Sitemap Files By File Type
    A Google Groups thread reports an issue (or a feature, depending on your view) with Google's Sitemap handling. In short, a webmaster used one Sitemap file for all his content. In that file, he specified the geo data by using <geo:format> tags. When the Sitemap was produced in Google, Google returned an error that read, "Status: Invalid XML tag." This confused the webmaster, because the tag is valid. JohnMu came in, suggesting that he split
  • Google's Diego Velázquez Birthday Logo
    Yet another commemorative logo is up on the Google home page today. This one is to remember Diego Velázquez's birthday, which was on June 6, 1599. Velázquez was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. Here is the logo: Honestly, I don't personally see the search or 'tech' angle to showing a logo for a historic Spanish painter. But at the same time, I am not one

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