Daily Search Forum Recap: February 24, 2009

Feb 24, 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:

  • Most SEOs Work On Both Clients Projects & Solo Projects
    The other day we wrote about being your own SEO client isn't easy, but clearly that doesn't stop the bulk of you from working on your own solo projects. We ran a poll, asking which would you rather do? Either work with clients or do your own work? Most of you said, you prefer to do both and mix it up. Here is the break down of the 126 responses: :: Both Clients & My
  • Decrypting Google's "According To" Search Results
    In August 2005 was the first time I saw "According To" Google results show up in the search results. Since then, they show up for very specific queries. I spotted an interesting thread, where a webmaster asked why is his client showing up in the Google "according to" results. The thread is at Google Webmaster Help forums, and the webmaster showed that his client ranks for the search query octopus top speed. Here is a
  • Does Your SEO Company Implement Changes Or Just Offer Recommendations?
    Some SEO companies that I know of either offer recommendations in written form, to be handed off to the developers to implement, while others actually get their hands dirty and make the changes for the client. I was hoping to poll our audience of SEO companies to see how they do it. Do you make the coding changes or just offer written recommendations or do you do both? Here is a poll: Do You Implement
  • Google Custom Search Engine "Squeezing" Page Numbers Together
    If you conduct a search on any Google Custom Search Engine, such as ours, you will see that the page numbers, which aid the searcher to the next page of search results, are squeezed together. Here is a screen capture of those page numbers: There are many Google Custom Search Engine users who are upset with this uncontrollable formatting issue. You can read all the complaints at the Google Custom Search Engine Help thread. As
  • Mardi Gras '09 Logos From Live, DogPile, AOL & Others
    Today is the ever so popular Mardi Gras and some of the search engines have special logos for the day. Google, Yahoo and Ask.com are missing logos, but AOL, DogPile, Live.com and others have logos. Let me archive those logos for you below: AOL's animated logo: Live.com's theme: DogPile's Logo: We, the Search Engine Roundtable, have a special theme up: Today, supposedly is also international pancake day and PPC Heros has a special something for
  • Gmail Goes Offline Again (February 24, 2009)
    Thousands of Google email users, Gmail users, are experiencing problems logging into Google. I tried it myself, I am am also receiving 502 errors. There are huge threads at Google Groups with users complaining as early as 5:20am EST (about 40 minutes since this post). This is an all too familiar error for these users: Here is another popular thread at Google Groups with Gmail users complaining. In fact, just scan the forum and you

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