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:
- Is Google Crawling & Indexing All of My Pages?
Michael Gray has composed a post that helps SEOs find out which pages of their site haven't been crawled, which becomes increasingly more important due to Google's removal of the supplemental index. He explains that you should put a timestamp on every single page, after which you wait about 2 months. At that point, you can perform a search for the article plus the date and you should get your results. Michael then explains how
- "The SEO Squares" - Are SEO's Squares?
Want to see some industry figures dressed up in comics as ... erm, squares? Well, if you do, go to the Ranked Hard blog and check it out. You'll find a nude Vanessa fox, a Jim Boykin ninja, a guy named Brad Smart who I've never heard of (and who Ranked Hard says is a fictional character anyway, so I guess I'm not totally out of the loop), and more. Check it out for your
- How to Find the Best Pages for Link Building
On a Cre8asite Forums thread, a forum member is looking for the ideal link building strategy. If you had to choose one kind of quality link, which would you go for: a relevant site with a high PR but not so many indexed pages, or a site that has a low PR but many indexed pages? That's not an easy question to answer. If you had to choose one, more people are compelled to agree
- When is Yahoo Search Marketing Releasing a Desktop Editor?
Google has an AdWords Editor, Microsoft is testing adCenter Editor (beta), but there is no word from Yahoo on a desktop editor for their Search Marketing platform. An old WebmasterWorld thread was recently refreshed with the question, when is it coming? One member recently received a survey from Yahoo's Lori Love Vice President of Customer Solutions. The survey mentioned the editor, but had no hint as to when of if it will ever come. One
- Google Sitemaps Priority Is Site Specific, Not Sitemap Specific
We discussed the value of adding a Sitemap file in Google in the past. And we also discussed the various data you can send to Google about each of URLs. In a Google Groups thread, a webmaster created multiple Sitemap files for a single web site, broken out by category. He set the priority details for each URL based on the priority being relative to the whole website and not relative to the individual Sitemap
- Set Your Geotargeting Radius Target No Less Than 20 Miles, Says Google
Many paid search programs offer a way to geotarget your search ads. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft allow you to specify a radius in X miles, for how wide or small you want to target a specific location. I question many advertisers ask, when using such a feature, is... How small of a radius is too small? That question was posed in a Google Groups thread, where AdWordsPro.Steph suggested you want to make your radius no
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- The History of Paid Directories, Sphinn
- The Power of Ecofriendly Link Building, Sphinn
- AOL Makes Changes In a Bid To Win Back Subscribers, WebmasterWorld
- Tip # 5: Just What the Doctored Ordered: The Ads Diagnostic Tool, Google Groups
- Truveo Video Search For Mobiles In Public Beta, WebmasterWorld
- U.S. D.O.J. Hires Antitrust Lawyer In Google-Yahoo Partnership, WebmasterWorld
- Why Rankings Are Worthless, Sphinn