Daily Search Forum Recap: October 8, 2008

Oct 8, 2008 - 4:00 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 Announces AdSense for Games
    Stick and ad here, an ad there, and how about an ad up there, or maybe in your games? That's right, Google finally announced the beta launch of AdSense for Games. More details about the ads can be found at google.com/ads/games and you can request to be in the beta program over here. You must have at least 500,000 game plays and have 80% of their traffic from the U.S. or the U.K. We knew
  • Want To Rank Well? Provide Really Poor Customer Service
    A WebmasterWorld thread shows how a webmaster is sad that his competitor out ranks him. This webmaster is upset because he feels his competitor is outranking him due to the number of complaints his competitor has. Since he has so many complaints, he is getting many links from people pointing to his site, complaining about him. The links are helping the site rank higher and thus get more complaints, which leads to more links. Here
  • Google Now an Amazon & iTunes Affliate Via YouTube
    If you are browsing videos on YouTube and spot affiliate links to Amazon or iTunes under the movie frame, don't be surprised - it is part of Google's new monetization efforts for YouTube. I wrote about this at Search Engine Land last night. In short, it starts with select publishers - specifically music video labels and can move on to other videos. You can read more about the specifics at The Google Blog. Here is
  • What's New With Google Maps for Mobile?
    Google Maps Guide Tom has given us a summary of the most recent updates the Google Maps team enabled on the Google Maps for Mobile product. Tom created a Google Groups thread detailing each point and they include: The Sony Ericsson device memory issues should be addressed really soon.Touch screen support coming to LG Vu users soonInternal/External GPS issues are being worked onGoogle Maps desktop version data takes several weeks to come down to the

SMX East Conference Recap - Day Three:

  • Tools, Glorious Tools
    This session takes you on a whirlwind tour of search marketing tools you'll want to consider adding to your toolbox. Moderator: Chris Sherman, Executive Editor, Search Engine Land Speakers: Ken Jurina, President, Epiar Debra Mastaler, President, Alliance-Link Stephan Spencer, President, Netconcepts Ken Jurina talks about his tools first. Firefox extensions: - They work right into your browser. They're quick, powerful, and free. - Not many critiques. - Great for auditing websites, there are many extensions
  • A Day In The Life Of A Successful In-House SEO
    Moderator: Jessica Bowman, Founder, SEOinhouse.com explains that this room is for in-house SEOs, all day. Eileen Winslow, Sr. Director of SEO, MeziMedia is up first to talk. She worked at Shopzilla and even BruceClay in the past. She believes in having a devoted SEO team. Top 10 Questions She Gets: (1) How Does SEO Work? She explains how it works. Basically getting your site more and higher visibility in the search engines. (2) What Does

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