Daily Search Forum Recap: June 16, 2008

Jun 16, 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:

  • SMX Advanced :: A True Classic by WebProNews
    Didn't have a chance to go to SMX Advanced? Mike McDonald and the whole WebProNews team decided to make a video to show you what you've missed in a video with Danny Sullivan entitled Love, Search, and Bots. Here's the video for your enjoyment: Thanks to Mike, Roger, Tiffany, and the whole WebProNews team for an enjoyable (and silly) video. It's true; we discussed a lot of those things ;) Forum discussion continues at Sphinn.
  • Google to Empower Users to Determine if ISPs are Throttling Them
    As a proponent of net neutrality, Google will be developing an ISP throttling detector, according to Hot Hardware. The tool will enable consumers to determine if their broadband connections are being "monkeyed" by their ISPs. The idea behind the tool is to give users the knowledge to see exactly how their ISP traffic -- which they're paying for -- is being allocated. Transparency is important to Google, and that's why they're offering tools to make
  • Google to Discontinue Google Browser Sync
    The Google Browser Sync Firefox extension project appears to be coming to a close, according to Google Operating System. The team behind management was very small, apparently, and the tool won't be seen in Firefox 3 (which is expected to launch officially tomorrow). The extension, by the way, allowed you to sync all of your bookmarks, web history, and passwords across multiple browsers. Unfortunately that means that some people who have relied on the efficiency
  • Google Webmaster Tools To Fix Verification "Bug" with Google Sites
    Anyone who has their own Google Sites page may want to verify it for Google Webmaster Tools. At this time, unfortunately, it's not possible. Google Sites does not allow you to upload HTML files or add meta tags, so verification at this time seems to be something Google has not considered. That said, the Google Sites team is now aware of the issue and Reid from Google has responded to the forums thread saying that
  • SEO is Less About One/Two Word Keywords & More About Longer Tail Keywords
    There is an outstanding subscriber (paid access required) WebmasterWorld thread that discusses the topic of short term versus long term phrases. These are the types of threads that make me feel, hey - that $150 subscription pays for itself. Without giving up all the details, let me explain the premise of the thread. We all know that searchers are getting smarter at searching. Searchers are now much less likely to search for [cars] when looking
  • Britney Spears Does Google AdSense
    DigitalPoint Forum members are chatting about Britney Spears's new official web site at britneyspears.com having Google AdSense ads at the bottom. Britney Spears's web site seems to be currently being redesigned by MusicToday. MusicToday has placed the Google AdSense ads at the bottom of the page. Of course, the AdSense publishers are the DigitalPoint Forums thread are contemplating the positioning of these ads. If you take a look at the thumbnail image at the top
  • Google Sitemaps: Are They Really Important for SEO?
    There are many SEOs spilt on the topic of the value in submitting a Sitemap to Google. In my opinion, it is clear that if a site has very poor navigation and on-page SEO, submitting a Sitemap might be your only alternative. But for well optimized sites, is there a benefit in submitting a Sitemap file to Google? That is the topic of discussion in a Google Groups thread. Googler, JohnMu, gives us greater insight
  • Father's Day '08 Logos from Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, Dogpile & Search Community
    Happy Father's Day fathers! We have a special video edition for you, where you can win schwag from Google, Yahoo, Live Search and others. In any event, I hope all the fathers out there have a wonderful day. Here are logos from the search engines to celebrate the day. Logos come from all the major search engines including Google and Yahoo but not Live Search, we also have logos from Ask.com, Dogpile, Cre8asite Forums
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: June 15, 2008 :: Father's Day
    Happy Father's Day to all pops out there! Only dad's can win today's schwag, to find out how to win, listen to the video and comment at SERoundtable.com with the correct answer. In this week's recap, I discussed the pros and cons for an advertiser on the Google / Yahoo deal. Some webmasters noticed a drop in Google web traffic, but others notice an increase in image search traffic. Google said the Yahoo Directory does

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