Daily Search Forum Recap: November 10, 2008

Nov 10, 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:

  • EDU Links & Circular Links: Do They Work?
    Link building is a big part of search engine marketing, and as such, there are always questions surrounding the best kind of links. Most would say that highly relevant links from authority sites are the cream of the crop. But when those links are hard to achieve, there are other types of links you could try to get. .edu and .gov links In the recent Google Webmaster Chat transcript, there's a snippet about .govs and
  • What Do You Do When Your SEO Client Doesn't Listen?
    Scott Hendison has a dilemma: one of his clients won't take any of his advice. I'm sure many SEOs have run into the same sort of scenario in their lifetimes, where the SEO gives good strategies -- and many of them at that -- and the actual client does nothing about it month after month. How do you handle this kind of client? Some find that it is important to set expectations before the agreement
  • WordTracker Releases New Tool that Anticipates Questions
    Ever want to know what questions searchers are typing when they are looking for answers? Let's face it -- people do ask the search engines questions; I actually do so every so often, since the actual question is often found in the search results and I know it's exactly what I'm looking for. SEOs can take advantage of this kind of traffic (and if they haven't yet, they should) with a new tool from WordTracker.
  • Should Google Be Upfront About Search Quality Bugs?
    A Google Groups thread asks a wonderful question. Why is it that when there is an issue with Google, often Google won't write about it at one of the Google blogs or at the forums, but rather, respond to the issue at this blog, or a specific forum or another blog? Autocrat explains: There are times when there are "problems". Things like the recent upset in teh SERPs - which was apparently caused by something
  • Confusion Over Yahoo's Paid Inclusion Program
    A bunch of SEOs at DigitalPoint Forums are wondering why certain URLs listed in the Yahoo Search results are redirected through SEO company landing pages. Some SEOs feel it is a weird for of paid ads within the free Yahoo search results. While others might feel it is a weird form of cloaking and redirection, and that the SEO company tracking these URLs are doing something wrong. This confusion is far from new. Let me
  • Google AdSense Filter To Take Less Than An Hour
    The other day, we reported about the concern over Google AdSense displaying political ads throughout various sites, even though the publisher did not want to push for political agendas. Google listened and they blogged that they will be speeding up the AdSense ad filter and increasing the ability to block categories. The blog post said: We plan to improve the speed of your filters, and we're working towards filters in the future that will take
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 9, 2008
    In this weeks video recap, I covered the major news that Google's search engine had major quality issues and had to revert back the algorithm changes over the weekend. Part of that, we gave you an update on the current state of the Google search results. We asked if new signs show Google is dropping PageRank from the Toolbar. Google dropped Yahoo, and Microsoft no longer wants it. I spoke with Google's Nick Fox about

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