Daily Search Forum Recap: September 29, 2008

Sep 29, 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:

  • Google AdSense Login Goes Down For Many Publishers
    Hundreds of Google AdSense publishers cannot login to their AdSense accounts right now. Derek Chew showed me that when he tried, he ends up at a URL that looks like this https://www.google.com/adsense/legacylogincallback. The error when you land at that page is "UsernamePasswdNotMatch." I personally can login to my account, but many cannot. We have threads at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld discussing the issue. First reports came in at about 1:07pm (EST) today and the issue
  • Yahoo! Search Marketing Raises Minimum Credit Card Amount to $250
    A WebmasterWorld member is a bit disappointed at an email he received from Yahoo which says that Yahoo will be raising the price of the minimum credit card amount to $250, up 10x from the previous amount of $25. Here's a snippet: Effective October 15, 2008, the minimum account-renewal amount for all credit card-funded Product Submit accounts will increase from $25.00 to $250.00. This means that you must make a minimum payment of $250.00 each
  • Google Officially Turns 10: Reflections of the Past
    Google has finally acknowledged its 10th birthday with a logo that celebrates the beginning of Google and where it is today. In case you didn't notice, Google had two birthday logos, the one pictured and another one with the old Google logo donning party hats. In case you wanted to know more about Google's 10th birthday, you can read about it here. In a post describing Google's growth at Search Engine Land, Danny Sullivan explains
  • Microsoft Extends Invitations to adCenter Desktop Beta
    Numerous WebmasterWorld members are reporting that they have been invited to the Microsoft adCenter Desktop Beta. If you need any help with the Microsoft adCenter Desktop beta, adCenterRep has announced that there is a community forum for assistance. If you have been added to the beta, that's a good place to go. Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.
  • Google Toolbar 5 Released for Firefox
    The Official Google Blog has announced that the Google Toolbar 5 is now available for Firefox and has many cool new features. One such feature is Autofill, which acts as a password manager and can auto-fill forms with credit card information and other personal details. Google Gadgets has also been added to the toolbar, so you can navigate to some of your favorite Google properties quickly -- at the click of a button. The blog
  • Google Testing Snippet Size Controls in Search Results
    A WebmasterWorld thread reports Google is testing giving the users the ability to set the size of the search results snippets. Google is showing at the upper left of the search results page "Web: Result details: S M L" The "S," "M," and "L" letters are button like and they control the snippets. S = No snippets M = 161 character description in the snippet area L = 638 character description in the snippet area
  • eBay Increases Ad Spend with Google AdWords
    A WebmasterWorld thread reports that eBay is back at it again, bidding on every possible search term under the sky or rather under the Internet. This is upsetting to many advertisers, who can feel a big hurt from eBay taking up an additional spot in the ad space available on the search results. Let me take you back a bit in history. Back in June 2007, Google and eBay got in a bit of a
  • Yahoo Search Rosh Hashanah 5769 Update
    There are reports from WebmasterWorld that Yahoo Search is shuffling their search results. This is interesting, because we normally do not have a Yahoo Search update until the first week of the month. The last update was on September 6th and we had one on August 1st. Maybe because the Jewish new year is tonight, maybe - they did the update early? The thread at WebmasterWorld is pretty convincing, in terms of this being a
  • Google Rosh Hashanah 5769 PageRank Update
    Over the weekend, Google updated the toolbar PageRank values. In fact, Matt Cutts of Google basically confirmed the update before it happened, saying: I wouldn’t be surprised if new PageRanks started showing up this weekend or so. I figured, since the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah is tonight, let's name it the Rosh Hashanah 5769 PageRank Update. 5769 is the year, like it is 2008 now in the secular calendar. And I'll upload our Rosh
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 28, 2008
    Google told us not to rewrite dynamic URLs into static URLs. Google ripped of their Indian publishers, by accident. Google is loving them books in the search results. How often should you submit a reconsideration request? How quick is Google at approving reconsideration requests? Don't be a victim of AdWords hacking. Did you ever see a minimum bid of $100 or more? Are you making more money with AdSense now? adCenter desktop is going to

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