Daily Search Forum Recap: January 7, 2009

Jan 7, 2009 - 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 AdWords Downtime on January 10, 10am-2pm PST
    Just a quick heads up that the Google team has posted a notification at Google Groups that the AdWords team will be conducting maintenance this Saturday. Both the AdWords login console and the API will be offline between 10am and 2pm pacific time. Here is the message from Jeffrey Posnick, AdWords API Team: We'll be performing routine system maintenance on Saturday, January 10 from approximately 10:00am to 2:00pm PST. You won't be able to access
  • Tips on How to Get Indexed Faster by Google, Yahoo, & Live Search
    A WebmasterWorld thread asks for tips on how he can get his site indexed and crawled faster by Google. The thing is, most, if not all, of these tips apply not to just Google, but any search engine, such as Yahoo, Live Search and others. Here are some of the tips for faster indexing via the thread: Submit an XML SitemapHave a clean navigation structureGet quality linksGo hot on Digg or other social networking sitesMake
  • Request Reinclusion If Site is Ranking Well in Google?
    A Google Webmaster Help thread asks a very interesting question. Should a webmaster consider submitting a reinclusion request if the site is still ranking well in Google? The question seems obvious. Why would you bother submitting a reinclusion request when you are ranking well. But in this case, it is not so cut and dry. This webmaster received a notification from Google that they are hiding text. The notification came about a year ago, and
  • Ranking in Google Search For Plurarls Vs. Singulars
    There is a nice old school SEO thread at HighRankings Forum on the old topic of ranking well for singular cases, when you are already ranking well for the plural version. For example, you are in the tops of tops at Google for [buy widgets], but you want to rank well for [buy widget]. The thread goes over some SEO copywriting tips on how to help achieve your goal. Ian McAnerin has a nice tip,
  • Why Does The Site Command Show More Indexed Pages Then Google's Sitemap Report?
    A WebmasterWorld thread asks why does the site command in Google not match up in the number of "indexed" URLs reported in Google Webmaster Tools. A very valid question, let me show you. A simple site command in Google for site:www.seroundtable.com returns 17,500 results. So that means, Google has indexed approximately 17,500 pages from the www of this domain. Now, if I login and check my Sitemap data for this site (yea, I finally created
  • Google Trends Attacked, Again: Targets Former World Trade Center Towers
    Yesterday, I was tipped off by a reader that the number two listing on Google Trends was this form of "ASCII art" ✈ ▌▌. At first, I thought it was an airplane landing on a runway strip. By I was wrong, it seemed to be an attack by a group of users, targeting Google Trends. They wanted to show an airplane flying into the former World Trade Center "Twin Towers." Yes, horrible! Since posting, we
  • AdWords Using Google Moderator For Feature Request Voting
    A week ago, we reported that the Google Mobile team is using a new tool to track and monitor how popular feature requests are. Well, it seems like Google AdWords started their own similar tool, using Google Moderator. A AdWords Help thread has AdWordsPro Sarah suggesting that one advertiser go to the "AdWords Wish List" at http://moderator.appspot.com/#15/e=de65&t=e52c and submit and vote of feature requests. Looking at Google Moderator versus the Google Product Ideas site, it

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