Daily Search Forum Recap: February 13, 2009

Feb 13, 2009 - 4:00 pm 1 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:

  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: February 13, 2009
    This week was SMX West, and I shared my personal favorite sessions and our new way of live blogging them. I would love to hear your feedback on our new live blogging platform, so please let me know what you thought. The search engines announced a new tag to help with duplicate content, a canonical tag. Google Japan got penalized for buying links. Google got into pornography trouble twice with maps and once with search
  • Google Tells Suspended AdWords Advertisers Not To Try Reversing The Suspension
    I spotted an interesting exchange of words in a Google AdWords Help forum thread. An AdWords advertiser who had his account suspended due to terms of service violations asked if there was a way to reverse that. Google's AdWordsPro Sarah had a pretty strong response. Let me quote her: To be honest, its really hard to reactivate an account that is suspended because Google reserves the right to permanently terminate all AdWords activity if you
  • Google Drops Audio/Radio Ads, Some Advertisers Care
    Google started testing audio ads back in December 2006. In May 2007, they launched it to the masses and we saw some early feedback on those ads. But yesterday, we got news that Google will discontinue those ads and will likely fire the team of 40 people in that group. Since the announcement, we saw at least two sad advertisers. In two Google AdWords Help Threads we saw complaints that Google dropped the program. In
  • Webmasters Skeptical But Loving New Canonical Search Engine Tag
    Yesterday, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft announced together a new way to handle internal duplicate content issues with a new "canonical" header tag. Vanessa Fox does an excellent job explaining what it is all about in her piece at Search Engine Land. So for all duplicate pages, you insert this tag in the header elements of those pages, specifying the main URL. The tag looks like this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/true-url.html" /> Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have

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