Daily Search Forum Recap: December 15, 2008

Dec 15, 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:

  • How to: Deoptimize Your Website
    If you had no regard for your website and wanted it to be penalized or not ranked well, what would you do to make that happen? A WebmasterWorld thread discusses the potential issues that may relate to penalties, and I've turned that discussion into a "what kind of tactics can get your site penalized?" (or "how do I deoptimize my website?") You can cause problems by considering the following: 1. Have high and unnatural keyword
  • How to: Optimize Your Google AdWords Ads for Mobile Devices
    In a Google Groups thread, AdWordsPro Sarah offers some nice optimization tips for mobile users. She acknowledges that they shouldn't be ignored; there are 405 million mobile users worldwide, she says. If you want a business presence in the mobile realm, you can create a business page for mobile ads. Additionally, for your Google AdWords campaign, make the following considerations: your website should be mobile friendly (or have a mobile friendly website available for mobile
  • What is Google's Approach Toward Subdomains?
    Last year, we wrote about how Google is to perceive subdomains. Matt Cutts wrote back then that in some circumstances, subdomains will be treated like subfolders. He goes into more detail on his blog. In the post, he explains that sometimes people have performed long tail searches and gotten too many results from a single domain and its subdomains and Google has made it more difficult for that to occur. The issue was relatively silent
  • Google Malware Warnings Can Be Removed In 24 Hours
    No one likes malware; web surfers, searchers, webmasters, and so on. But malware can hurt a lot when your search result in Google is labeled as not being safe due to malware. No one will click on your result, for good reason. Often, malware gets onto a site though some type of security breech. Hackers take advantage of those loop holes and then place malware on your site, that may infect your visitors. So Google
  • Andrew Orlowski, Google Did Not Admit To Hand Picking Top Results
    Google cranks up the Consensus Engine by Andrew Orlowski at The Register completely took Marissa Mayer's comments out of context when he wrote in his introductory line: Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results. It's a historic statement - and nobody has yet grasped its significance. Marissa did not admit that. She said at a LeWeb conference in Paris that Google may look at SearchWiki
  • Live Search December 2008 Holiday Update?
    I am seeing reports at WebmasterWorld of a possible Microsoft update to Live Search. Senior member, bwnbwn, said it looks like Microsoft is jumping back and forth between two indexes. He said: It looks to me that there are 2 data centers the serps and they are rotating in and out. One data center is presenting much better serps the other may be a way microsoft is working on the bot and is throwing the
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: December 14, 2008
    I rant about Google's expansion of their AdSense for Domains product. I also go off about making liquor ads acceptable but not allowing horse racing ads. In the future SearchWiki will impact rankings and click data might be already influencing rankings. Google banned themselves on Thursday. Yahoo is having 301 handling issues. Google is giving Analytics/AdSense integration and links on blogroll. Google serves AdSense via DoubleClick. You can block US visitors and not GoogleBot, and

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