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 - 06/27/08: Google Spies, Goodbye Overture, and Ask.com's Focus
Our favorite (and least favorite) search engines have had a share in the spotlight this week, with news coming from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Ask, and we're here to summarize the happenings of the week. To start off, what do you think about security? I know our kids -- Gen Y -- doesn't mind about their information being all over the internet. Others, however, don't feel the same way. That brings us to ... Google's
- The Evolution and Power of White Hat SEO
In response to Andrew Goodman's summary of SES Toronto, The Lisa wrote a really great and informative post about how white hat SEO has evolved and "advanced SEO" is really traditional SEO. She explains that traditional SEO still works, and in many cases, can be more powerful than newer technologies (like web 2.0/social stuff). As a huge social person myself, I'm inclined to agree. A "technically sound" website will probably perform better than your social
- Yahoo Prepares Massive Upper Management Reorganization for Possible Acquisitions
Recent news in Yahoo has a number of innovators -- primarily young, talented, and influential Yahoo employees (in addition to some bigger execs) -- leaving the company. Among those have been Joshua Schachter of delicious, the Flickr founders, and big blogger Jeremy Zawodny. With the blogosphere abuzz of these recent developments, Yahoo must have decided it had to act. CNET reports that Yahoo upper management has been restructured to improve operations within the company. Will
- Google Adds Two New AdSense Representatives to Google Groups Support
AdSensePro Stephanie has posted in a Google Groups thread to announce two new additions to the forum. AdSensePro Jennifer and AdSensePro Adrian are going to be the two newest forum guides in Google Groups and will answer your questions about Google AdSense. AdSesnePro Stephanie will be checking the forums, albeit less frequently due to "other projects." Best of luck to Stephanie and welcome to Jennifer and Adrian! Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.
- Yahoo Finally Kills Overture's Keyword Suggestion Tool?
It seems like the day has come, the day that Yahoo has killed the Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool. Now, if you visit inventory.overture.com, you are redirected to http://sem.smallbusiness.yahoo.com/searchenginemarketing/. In fact, it is a permanent redirect, not just a temporary redirect, as you can see by using the URI Valet tool. We knew this was coming, we have story after story reporting outages and downtime for this tool. Here is a run down of some of
- Google Moves Crawl Stats Charts to Statistics Section in Webmaster Tools
A WebmasterWorld thread reports that Google has made a small change to the location where you can find your crawl rate charts. In the past, as I described on May 2nd, Google placed the crawl stats under the "Tools" and "Set crawl rate." None of us thought that was the most logical place for the chart. So Google has moved the chart into the "Statistics" section under the "crawl stats" section - which previously just
- Google Disables AdWords Ads Pointing to Google.com Search Results
The other day we reported on how you can Get Google.com in Your AdWords Display URL via a Search Engine Watch Forums thread. The results were tremendous according to abbottsys, who summarized the success of the ads as having a "conversion rate at about 3X that of a regular ad." But Google just removed all of his ads. They cited trademark compliance issues as the reason, according to abbottsys. Why is it a trademark issue?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Bill Gates to step down as chairman of Microsoft today, WebmasterWorld
- Google Media Server Streams Content from Computer to the TV, DigitalPoint Forums
- How to Move to a New Domain With Minimal Ranking Loss and Downtime, Sphinn
- Important Websites With A Google PageRank Penalty, DigitalPoint Forums
- Microsoft to Buy Powerset for 100M , WebmasterWorld