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:
- Search Engine Roundtable Is Five Years Old - December 2nd
I totally forgot to write a special article for this site's fifth birthday, which took place on December 2, 2008. We have been writing here for five years! We have written over 9,000 articles, and over 2,300 just this year alone. That makes for over 8 articles per work day this past year and just about seven articles per work day over the course of these past five years. I could not have done it
- Google AdWords API Sandbox Database Refresh Postponed Two Weeks
On December 17, we announced Google's plans to push out a data refresh for the Sandbox due to some issues and bugs that users have been encountering. The initial Sandbox refresh was scheduled for December 19th. Apparently, though, Google has announced that the Sandbox update has been postponed for about 2 weeks. No further information is available. Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.
- Are Corporations Capitalizing on Google AdWords in the Poor Economy?
A WebmasterWorld member is disappointed that he as a Google AdWords advertiser is unable to bid with any reasonable price on any ads because corporations, as he sees it, are greedy and are raising bid prices. He is frustrated that these corporations are not interested in lowering their bids to a profitable level and thus his ads are not appearing given that some big company is driving up the costs. But is that really what's
- Poll: I Want A Link In The Top Paragraph Please
A couple weeks ago, we ran a poll asking SEOs and link builders where they would prefer their external links show up on a page. Well, the results are in and as expected, most SEOs would like that link in the first paragraph of content on a page. Here is a breakdown of the hundred or so responses: :: In First Paragraph of Context said 62 respondents or 63.27% :: Link On All Pages said
- Google's Malware Warnings Can Be Subdomain or Subfolder Specific
No one likes it when they get malware on their computers due to an infected site. So that is why Google tries to warn searchers when a site may have malware on it. But Google tries to be as specific as possible, when it comes to malware warnings. In fact, when possible, Google will report malware issues on subdomains or subfolders only and leave the root domain alone. JohnMu of Google said in a Google
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- AdWords Top 10 for 2008, Search Engine Watch Forums
- Do pages on squidoo, hubpages, etc help with backlinks?, WebmasterWorld
- FeedBurner - The BrowserFriendly's ClearFeed can't find chinese?, Google Groups
- header text color doesn't work in Adsense for Domains, AdSense Help
- How to check if a page is cached by google?, WebmasterWorld