Daily Search Forum Recap: September 3, 2008

Sep 3, 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:

  • Should SEO Companies Offer Refunds?
    A High Rankings Forum member who has been working on a yearlong SEO agreement is now facing new management with his client and they're requesting a refund for services (mostly because some project deliverables weren't actually delivered). Should this SEO comply and return the money? Well, this is a questionable issue. The particular SEO had no written policy, and that needs to be amended. In the future, a written policy (if even to say "No
  • Submit Your Google Chrome Feedback Over Here
    Yesterday, we covered the launch of Google Chrome, its new web browser. Just a day later, we have already spotted a Google Group dedicated to Google Chrome Help issues with a few Google employees working to solve problems (Google Chrome Guide 1, Google Chrome Guide 2, Google Chrome Help Owner). So far the group is pretty active. It's a great place to visit to get help on Google Chrome. That said, I get a ton
  • Google Image Filter Being Too Sensitive Again?
    Google just can't win. I beat up Google on showing pornography or inappropriate images in their image search engine or on web search way too often. We complained in December that Google Image Search was too sensitive and then Google seemed to have relaxed the filter in June. But then we saw more porn or images that would upset some people. Now, I am seeing reports at WebmasterWorld that Google may have tightened the filter
  • Google Maps Finally Brings Back Reordering Destinations & More
    When Google Maps redesigned a couple months back, many users became extremely upset. Why? Because Google pulled a few features that users felt were critical to the mapping product. Those features included the ability to reorder the your destinations and also the time it takes to go between point A, B, C and so on. Google's Maps Guide Brian has announced in a Google Groups thread that those features are back. Here is a quick
  • Yahoo Site Explorer Updates Link Data, Huge Drops Reported
    A DigitalPoint Forums thread reports that Yahoo Site Explorer has done a major update to their linkage data reports. Most webmasters are reporting huge drops in the number of links reported today versus the days before. The linkage drops are reported as high as losing over 5,000 links. Others saw a drop of about 1,000 links and so on. It is possible it is a temporary reporting glitch, but some are actually speculating that Yahoo
  • Searchers 'Google' at Yahoo & 'Yahoo' at Google
    Go to Yahoo Search and use their search suggestions. All I want you to do is enter in "G" into the search box and obtain the search suggestions. Yea, Google comes up as a suggestion. This is really a common thing. People go to search engines to find other search engines. In fact, I have seen several clients go to Google.com and type in "google" to get back to Google.com. I am not joking. The
  • Google to Adjust Canadian Exchange Rate Used for AdSense
    Recently, there have been many complaints about the exchange rate used in Canada by Google to payout AdSense publishers. A DigitalPoint Forums thread says the rate was 1 to 1, calling the US dollar equal to the Canadian dollar. Plus, Google charges a fee on top of that, according to the thread. But it seems like Google is making a change to that Canadian exchange rate. Both the DigitalPoint Forums and a WebmasterWorld thread said

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