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:
- Think Twice Before Not Paying Your SEO Firm
Patricia Skinner is a hard working SEO with a dilemma: she has run into a few clients who never paid her for her services. She spent hours working on website development, design, and SEO strategy only to be promised fees that she never received. She found profitable keywords to help companies rank well against their competitors. But her clients never actually paid up. Sure, you probably had your own clients like this, and most of
- Google Maps Street View Offers Night Vision!
Last week, I was looking for a business in NYC. I knew the location, but I wasn't 100% sure of the name of the business. Instead of guessing local businesses, I relied on Google Street View for some assistance. After all, you could see the local businesses after they've been captured by Google's Street View cars by going to Google Maps. Or so I thought. I went to the location I needed to be at,
- comScore Shows Google Securing More Market Share
In a PC World article, Google has increased its market share, up to 63% from 61.9%. Yahoo and Microsoft both experienced drops from July. The article states that "[t]he slipping market share of Yahoo and Microsoft doesn't speak well for their efforts to invigorate their online services and brands." So is all hope lost? Not necessarily. One forum member writes that it's likely to see additional decreases in market share until Yahoo or Microsoft "make
- Should I Submit Another Reinclusion Request?
So, you have been penalized by Google. You think you cleaned up your site and you submitted a reinclusion (reconsideration) request. But you have not heard back from Google. Do you submit another reconsideration request? If so, how soon? That is the topic of discussion at this Google Groups thread. A webmaster was penalized by Google. He submitted a reconsideration request, but has not heard back. So he continued his/her work to clean up any
- Yahoo Search Not Listening to Redirect Rules?
A WebmasterWorld thread reports that several webmasters have noticed that even though they are redirecting their non www to the www version, Yahoo is still listing their non-www as the main result. This comes even after months of redirecting the non www using a 301 redirect, permanent redirect, to the www version. Here are some comments from the thread: www.example.com redirects to example.com and has done so for quite some time now. Yet when I
- Google Maps Now Exclusive To Tele Atlas Data
Google has primary used two sources of data for their Google Maps product. Google announced in a Google Groups thread, that they are going to be sticking with just one source for the foreseeable future. That source is Tele Atlas. Maps Guide Adam explained that Tele Atlas powered Google Maps API and Google Maps for Mobile fully and will now power Google Maps fully. Adam explains that you should see many improvements, but there may
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 21, 2008
Live Search had a major update. Google launched their new real time quality score. Google doesn't believe in a duplicate content penalty. Google updated a patent, and we learn a ton. Google Webmaster Tools is generating fake HTTP errors, while Google dropped the hidden site search feature. Google Mobile Maps gets new street views and walking directions, but not in Israel. 96% of you, Google yourself. United Airlines poll results are back. Google and Yahoo
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- .edu's in SERPS redirecting to ad sites, WebmasterWorld
- Google co-founder Sergey Brin is pre-disposed to Parkinson's, DigitalPoint Forums
- Google Now in The World's Top Ten Brands, WebmasterWorld
- Google Phone: will you buy it?, DigitalPoint Forums
- Linking Between Multiple Client Sites, HighRankings Forums
- Real SEO Ethics, Sphinn
- Rhea Drysdale Joins We Build Pages, Sphinn
- Top 10 Reasons I am Going to Scary SEO, Sphinn
- Why I am getting Backlinks from Adult Websites?, Search Engine Watch Forums