Daily Search Forum Recap: August 28, 2008

Aug 28, 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:

  • Google Suggest to Change the Ways of Search Engine Optimization
    Earlier this week, we reported that Google Suggest was going to become more mainstream -- that is, that it would be the search default. Essentially, Google would "choose" the search phrases you were aiming to search for. This decision has been already challenged as search engine marketers wonder the consequences of this decision. On Sphinn, lots of debate is cropping up about how this will change the face of SEM -- for good. In one
  • Vanessa Fox to Speak at the Upcoming SEMNE Event
    On September 16th in Trumbull, CT, Vanessa Fox will speak about how marketing will enhance your search traffic. It should be a good talk and this blogger may actually be there to liveblog it for the Search Engine Roundtable community. Here's the information in case you want to see the famous Vanessa in the flesh: Where: Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway - Trumbull, CT (Near Bridgeport, Milford and Stratford) When: Sept. 16, 2008 from 6:30PM-9:00PM Speaker:
  • Internet Explorer 8 Live & Yahoo Promotes Firefox
    Yesterday, Sam pinged me with a screenshot of Yahoo's explicit endorsement of Firefox 3. The link takes you to http://downloads.yahoo.com/firefox/ which only seems to work on IE at this time (if you use FF to access that page, it will ask you to download the Yahoo toolbar instead). Ironically, the same day that users spotted this Firefox 3 endorsement, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 was released. On the IEBlog, users can see the new features
  • Cleaning Up A Penalizes Site Versus Burning It & Starting Again
    A WebmasterWorld thread has early discussion on the topic of what to do about a penalized site. Should the webmaster destroy the domain and start on a new one or should he/she clean up the site and wait for Google to reinclude the site in the index? There are pros and cons to both avenues. It totally depends on how bad your penalty is and what you did to warrant it. It depends on how
  • How To Tame GoogleBot
    A Google Groups thread has a detailed discussion around the topic of Google spider, GoogleBot, crawling too much. Sometimes servers can be overwhelmed by all the traffic it gets and automated crawlers, such as GoogleBot, can add a tremendous amount of stress to a server that is already stressing. Most webmasters are not in the position of banning GoogleBot from accessing their sites, so what can you do? Here are some of the tips from
  • Google Fixes Traffic Estimator Service API Numbers
    About three months ago, we reported that the Google AdWords API Traffic Estimator figures were off. Since then, nothing much has changed, but Google announced that they have made changes that should help stabilize those figures and make them more accurate. A Google Groups thread has a post from AdWords API Advisor saying: I wanted to follow up on an issue that was brought up a few months ago. The engineering team has recently made

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