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's Negative Outlook on Reputation Management
Eric Lander doesn't like Google's business practices. In a recent post, he explains that Google is sacrificing relevancy for profits -- because well, money seems to do most of the talking. Eric explains that he's been getting a lot of reputation management clients who are sick and tired of seeing bad results in the top positions in the SERPs. Those companies who typically have that tainted reputation are still trying to promote ethical business practices,
- Will the SERP Soon Become Extinct?
When search engines were born, there was a search engine results page that almost completely mimics what we see today: a URL, a description (perhaps), and a link for related sites. Not much has changed within 10 or so years. We still see a search result, a description, and perhaps a link to similar pages, among other options. For the most part, things have remained the same. But Dr. Pete shows that the SERP is
- Poll: Do You "Google" Yourself?
Do you ever check yourself on search engines to see what people can find out about you at the tap of a few keys and the click of a button? Do you find yourself checking what search engines know about you for perhaps personal gain, reputation management, or any other reason? The last time we mentioned this topic was in December 2007 where we cited a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project
- Google AdWords API Image Ad Creation Bug in Sandbox
A Google Groups thread has confirmed reports that the Google AdWords API image creation feature does not work properly in the sandbox environment. When programmers try to enable the image ad feature in test mode (sandbox), they get an exception response from Google that the image could not be recognized. AdWords API representative, Jeff Posnick, confirmed the bug in the Sandbox, saying: It's looking like there might be a general issue with image creation on
- Google.com & Google China Sport Logos
Today in China, residents are celebrating Teacher's Day. Consequently, Google has joined in by sporting a nice logo for the occasion. On this side of the pond, though, there are no teacher's days to be seen. But that doesn't mean there are no festivities. Google has its own logo today for the Large Hadron Collider, which apparently is a particle accelerator complex that circulated its first beam today. (Yeah, if you didn't catch that, well,
- Google Answers: Why Are My Images Missing From Google?
We have been talking about the sensitivity of Google Image Search for a while now and the topic has made it to the popular picks discussion in Google Groups. Googler, Evan, posted a Google Groups thread discussing the various reasons why an image may not be found in Google Image Search. The first step is to see if your images are indexed at all. So you basically need to go to images.google.com and do an
- SEO and SEM Tips for Political Campaigning
Elections are at the top of mind in the United States and that means campaigning. Search Marketing is now a proven and important avenue for politicians to work in, to promote their brands, name, campaign and ultimately win the election. A HighRankings Forums thread has an SEO asking for tips on working with politicians in the search engine optimization and marketing space. Here are some of the tips found within the thread, but I do
- Google AdWords Advertisers Anxiously Wait For New Quality Score To Hit
Just about three weeks ago, Google told us about the new, dynamic AdWords quality score that they are testing out. We saw that some advertisers have seen the new quality score in place, and we posted screen shots of those changes found in the AdWords console. The thing is, many advertisers are sitting and waiting for this new AdWords algorithm to hit. They are anxious and scared. How will this impact their business? Will it
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