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:
- PubCon 2008: We'll Be There, and Here's Our Schedule
Pubcon is a matter of days and Search Engine Roundtable is here to serve. Among guestbloggers Avi Wilensky of Promediacorp, Dave Rohrer, Arnie Kuenn of Vertical Measures, and Marty Weintraub of aimClear, plus with Barry and myself, we have over 50 sessions covered. Here's the tentative schedule: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:00AM-9:45AM Kickoff Keynote Address by Tamar Weinberg 10:00AM-11:20AM Top-Shelf Organic SEO by Arnie Kuenn PPC Engine Vendor Panel by Avi Wilensky Understanding the Complex
- Track Your Google Links Over Time with glync
Russ Jones over at The Google Cache talks about a new tool he released for public consumption. It's called glync and gives you historical data of links you have accrued over time using Google Webmaster Tools. There is a free version (for up to 30 days of tracking) and a pro version with more time, valued at $5/month. Here's a video: What do you think? Forum discussion continues at Sphinn.
- Google's AdWords Forum Moves: We Are Tracking Them
As you know, Google is switching many of their help forums from Google Groups to a new interactive help forum. The AdSense forums, Chrome forums and now the AdWords have all moved over. AdWordsPro Sarah had the honor of posting the last message in the Google Groups forum. The new AdWords forum is over at google.com/support/forum/p/AdWords. In honor of the move, she posted the latest tip, Where Are My Clicks Coming From? Using The Geographic
- Google Webmaster Tools "Link From" Report Bug
Last month, Google added "crawl source" errors reporting to Google Webmaster Tools. Webmasters were happy with this tool, it gave them actionable items to work on. But now, it seems a bug is preventing the tool from showing the crawl source errors. Now, when you click on "diagnostics" and then on "web crawl," and then click on the data within the "link from" column, you will see an error pop up that reads "Our system
- After a Google Penalty, How Long Does It Take To Get Rankings Back?
I'll start by saying that this is not a case study. There is a WebmasterWorld thread that asks, how long does it take to re-obtain the old rankings one had, prior to receiving a Google penalty, and then Google reincluding the site after a reinclusion request. We already saw that a reinclusion request can take anywhere from a few days to a few years, based on our poll. But after you finally see your site
- Google AdSense Finally Fixed Manage Ads Color Picker
About 8 or so months ago, we reported an issue with the AdSense color picker, where it would not save the color in the manage ads area. An updated WebmasterWorld thread seems to have AdSense publishers confirming that this is now working again. Here is the confirmation we got from a publisher just about 8 months after first reporting the issue: This appears to be fixed now! When you edit an ad, the current ad
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google.com International VS. Google.com USA, Sphinn
- AdWords system maintenance on November 8th, Google
- Problem conecting to the AdWords sandbox, Google Groups
- Three Reasons Your "Quality" SEO Blog is Worth to Me, Sphinn
- Yahoo CEO, Yang, Disappointed Google Didn't Fight Harder, WebmasterWorld