Daily Search Forum Recap: December 3, 2008

Dec 3, 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 Provides Tactics for AdWords During a Recession
    We're in poor economic times, and Google is looking for ways to help offset the burden. That's why Google has recently announced the publication of this Top Tactics for Tough Times document on how you can work with Google AdWords to make things easier. Here are the categories (and the document explains them in depth): 1. Focus your ads on low prices and savings. 2. Use value-related keywords. 3. Make sure your ad groups are
  • Did Cyber Monday Cause Increases in Google AdSense and AdWords?
    December 1st was Cyber Monday, and a lot of publishers and advertisers have seen increases in earnings per click and even in Quality Score. These are great results for publishers and advertisers, but what exactly could be the cause? Suspicions have been set on the biggest online shopping day of the year. After all, the Monday after Thanksgiving denotes big holiday discounts and preparation for the Christmas holiday. I've seen Santa running all over the
  • How To Build Links in 2009
    Wiep Knol has written a great link building premier for 2009 and offers 69 strategies. He breaks them into categories: internal link building tactics, easy link building strategies, old school link building strategies, places to submit your URL to, ways to make people write about you, business tactics, and important considerations. An example: 62. Hire an intern. You can let him or her work on a piece of research, which you can in your link
  • Google's New Help Forums Getting Spammed
    Google has been rolling out new Google support forums slowly. AdWords, AdSense, Google Mobile Maps, Google Analytics, Google AdManager all have been moved over. I am in the know that Google Webmaster Support is moving over soon as well. But today when I was scanning the Google AdSense Help Forum, I noticed tons of spam on the front page. It begs the question, are these new forums up to the test? I mean, Google Groups
  • Google AdSense Ads Getting Spammy Before Holiday Season?
    A detailed WebmasterWorld thread has dozens of complaints from Google AdSense publishers about the quality of the ads. In short, publishers are noticing that the ads are repeating themselves multiple times on the same page and the ads are less relevant and sometimes borderline spammy. Typically, Google does a relatively good job with the quality of AdSense ads. But it seems like something went out the window recently, at least according to these publishers in
  • Find The Holiday Easter Egg in Google Spreadsheets & Win Schwag
    The Google Docs team announced in a Google Groups thread that they have inserted a holiday easter egg in Google Spreadsheets. They said that if you are one of the first fifteen to find the easter egg and let them know what it is via this form, you will get Google Spreadsheets holiday schwag. So go to Google Docs and sift through their functions to find the easter egg. Google did say that the easter
  • Google Blog Search To Fix Blogroll Issue
    About a month ago, we reported Google Blog Search Link Command Now Scanning Blogroll Links. In short, using a link:www.seroundtable.com would not only return links from the content of the article, but also return links from the navigational elements. So finding out who linked to you within the body of their content, just got a lot harder. Vanessa Fox noticed a Google Groups thread where Googler, Jeremy Hylton confirmed this new behavior. But Jeremy also
  • Google Begins Sending Out 2009 Holiday Gifts: Mug, Shirt & Pen
    It is that time again, Google is sending out holiday gifts to their advertisers and publishers. The first report of a received gift comes from WebmasterWorld from a Belgium AdSense publisher. The package arrived via UPS and included Shirt, a Mug, a Pen, a Mouse Pad and Paper with Google Logo. Here is a picture from tammy in the forums: Here is a closer picture of the mug: We expected the Google gift this year

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