Daily Search Forum Recap: September 9, 2008

Sep 9, 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:

  • When Should I Submit a Reinclusion Request to Google?
    You might run into an issue with your web site one day and find that Google may remove your web site from its index. What can you do to address this issue? Depending on the issue you encounter, there are several different options. If the problem is a result of a technical issue with your site (URLs not crawlable because of a server issue or coding problems), you don't need Google to reconsider your site
  • 2008 Guide to Google & Webmaster Communication
    Following another Google Popular Picks thread, a forum member asks about the effectiveness of Google communication with the general public. How do you enable two-way communication with Google about your web site? The first suggested step is to register your site with Google Webmaster Tools. Now that you're registered, you may want some insights into what that Webmaster Tools account privilege will afford you. You can be informed from Google about malware that may be
  • Using Redirects to Move Your Site to a New Domain
    In one of the detailed Google Popular Picks thread, Googlers discuss the issue of redirects. In March, the Google Webmaster Central team talked about moving your site from one location to another. In this post, however, JohnMu gives more insight onto how you should work with redirection. If you move your site or domain and change the structure, a 301 redirect is still the preferred tool for notifying servers about the new URL destination. If
  • The Three Types of Forum Spammers
    As forum moderators with years of experience behind them can attest to, there are a lot of spammers on the interwebs. As Roger Montti of WebmasterWorld says, there are three different types of spammers from noticeable ones to the not-so-noticeable spammers. Here's his breakdown: 1. Users who bulk-spam forums for links. Their links are usually poor quality and they simply have no idea how to market themselves or their sites. 2. Amateur spammers who try
  • Search Old Newspapers as Paper with Google News Archive Search
    Yesterday, Google announced that they are bringing in searchable scans of newspapers into Google News Archive Search. It allows you to search news, headlines, content, and even ads! Here are two ads for a Ford Model T, one from April 1912 for about $750 and a more recent ad from May 1982 selling it as a vintage car (no price listed). How incredibly useful! Google said they will continue to scan papers and make them
  • Google's Webmaster Tools Verification Code
    Ever wonder how Google generates the unique verification code used for authorizing access to Google Webmaster Tools? There are two ways to verify your site in Webmaster Tools. One way is by adding a meta tag code to your header file and the other way is to upload a unique HTML file. Ever wonder how Google generates that code? Well, a Google Groups thread discusses some hints on how it is made. Googler, Susan Moskwa,
  • Why Don't My Sitelinks on Google.com Match My Webmaster Tools Sitelinks?
    A question I hear a lot is why don't the Sitelinks I see in a Google search result, match what I see when I login to Google Webmaster Tools? For example, here are the Sitelinks I see for a search at Google.com for search engine roundtable: Then, when I login to Google Webmaster Tools and click on "Links" then "Sitelinks," I see a slightly different set of Sitelinks: Why are they different? Those were one

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