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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: December 26, 2008
Happy Holidays from the Search Engine Roundtable. I go through the various holiday logos, talk about how Googler's are working on Christmas, how they paid publishers early and how some earned less over the past holiday. In addition, I discuss a comment Matt Cutts left on how bounce rates have no impact on rankings. I then go through a list of things Google won't do, a myth thing. I mentioned a possible Google PageRank update.
- Weekly Search Buzz RoundUp - 12/26/08: It's Not as Dead as You'd Think this Holiday Week
Happy holidays! Some of you are still celebrating and that's quite all right - enjoy the 4-5 day weekend while you can! But you've missed some happenings and we're ready to serve! Holidays, holidays, holidays Yesterday, people celebrated Christmas. Google anticipated the holiday for 5 days with a unique logo but we've also done some cool stuff over here at Search Engine Roundtable. Have you seen it yet? And while we alluded to that 5
- If Link Buying is Bad, Shouldn't PRWeb Be Bad Too?
Since there's a huge war on paid links, is it true that you should avoid link buying at all costs? That means even using sites like press-release distributor service PRWeb. Perhaps -- but PRWeb's goals are obviously not in the link building sphere. The goal for PRWeb is promotion of a particular service or website, not for link building. It's uncertain how Google handles links that are generated through PRWeb. Randy says an important piece
- How'd You Do With Google AdSense this Holiday?
Do people really use the Internet during the holiday season? According to the activity on Twitter yesterday, perhaps they actually do. But elsewhere on the 'net, that may not necessarily be the case. Publishers report that they get the lowest earnings during the holiday time, for the most part. Of course, like any industry, there are always anomalies. A few publishers, but hardly the majority, report that the performance has been pretty good. I guess
- Googlers Working on Christmas in 2008
Like last year and the year before that, this year, we have Googlers responding to questions in the help forums. Googler, JohnMu, like last year, came in and responded to at least one thread, likely more. In a Google Webmaster Help thread John tried to help a webmaster deal with temporary down time. He gave the following advice: Instead of returning a default website when an error occurs, it's much better to let us know
- Very Valuable Parked Domain: WWW.YOURDOMAIN.COM
I found a DigitalPoint Forums thread that was pretty funny. In short, they mentioned how www.yourdomain.com has a PageRank score of seven. It is true, the parked domain, www.yourdomain.com does have a PageRank score of seven. Web Page URL: http://www.yourdomain.com The Page Rank: 7/10 It is a very valuable domain, not just for its toolbar PageRank. I mean, everyone uses it as an example of talking about where to place your domain. Can the owner
- Happy Holiday '08 From The Search Engine Industry
I just wanted to wish everyone a warm and happy holidays! Every year I try to echo the same message about our industry. From the search engines, the search marketing firms and the search community, this industry is truly a pleasure to be working in. The warmth and care I have personally experienced in the industry is very meaningful to me. So thank you and have a wonderful holidays! As it is tradition at the
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- ReachLocal.com Getting Away With Fake Display URLs, DigitalPoint Forums
- Bounce Rate SEO Fallacies, Sphinn