Daily Search Forum Recap: March 9, 2009

Mar 9, 2009 - 3:00 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 Ignoring AdSense Font Selection
    A few weeks ago, Google finally gave AdSense publishers a way to specify the font type they want to show on their web sites. AdSense publishers were really happy with the added control and Google was happy to give publishers this level of control. So why am I seeing reports that Google is ignoring these AdSense font preferences and overriding them with something else? A WebmasterWorld thread has several publishers complaining that Google is not
  • Google's Keyword Tool Acting Funky?
    Over the weekend, I heard some reports of issues with Google's keyword tool. I received a Twitter from @dalka, I spotted a Google Groups thread from the AdWords API forum and a Google AdWords Help forum thread with complaints. They all surround the keyword tool, both via the API and via the external web based tool. Jeff Posnick from the AdWords API Team said: Fresh search volume data is currently being pushed out and replicated
  • Frozen Google AdSense Stats Continues to Plague Publishers
    Google AdSense statistics have been having issues updating since March 4th. In fact, we have seen reports prop up again and again since then. March 6th, people were complaining and people have been complaining since, including this morning. We have two threads, one at WebmasterWorld and the other at Google AdSense Help. Each thread complains about the same thing, over the course of the weekend and today. There are also dozens of threads at DigitalPoint
  • Google Docs Security Breach Should Encourage People Not to Use Google Health
    Late last week, I saw dozens and dozens of threads in the Google Docs Help discussion forum, where Googlers were saying that they would contact these individuals directly, via email. Now, I saw a bunch of these, but didn't really look into them, simply because the issue was handled off the public forum. Over the weekend, Google posted the details of the issue, which seemed to me to be a major security breach. Let me
  • URL Case in SEO Matters
    Sometimes we forget or forget to look after basic SEO topics. The other day, I caught one of my programmers allowing both capitalized URLs and lowercase URLs result in having the same destination page. Let's take Twitter as an example, since it was brought up in a Google Webmaster Help thread. Twitter allows both capitalized and lowercase URLs return the same page. For example, both http://twitter.com/google and http://twitter.com/Google return the same exact page, content and

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