Daily Search Forum Recap: March 17, 2009

Mar 17, 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 Has a 500 Sitemaps File Limit Per Account
    A Google Webmaster Help thread asks if there is a limit on the number of Sitemap files you can have under a single Google account. Currently, there is no documentation on the limit but there is a 500 limit per Webmaster Tools account. Google's, JohnMu said, "As it is, the current limit is 500 Sitemap files per account." But John added a way to get around this limit. John said: You can get around this
  • Australians Can Be Fined $11,000 Per Day For Linking Out
    The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Australian communications regulator said you can be fined $11,000 per day for linking to sites that are on their banned list. This is going to begin shortly, even though there is a lot of criticism over the news. Link building has never been so scary, or has it? ;-) It seems like this blacklist is a secret and the sites you are not allowed to link to, well -
  • Google Launches Certified Ad Manager Consultants
    We have talked about Google Ad Manager here somewhat often, we even use Google Ad Manager to serve the ads on this site. Google Ad Manager was first introduced a year ago, and then in August 2008 opened up to all to use. I even wrote an article on how to get started with Ad Manager, the quick tutorial. Now that more and more publishers and webmasters are using this ad serving tool, Google needs
  • Yahoo Adds Day Parting, Bid Adjustments, Enhanced Geo Targeting But No One Cares
    As expected, yesterday, Yahoo launched several enhancements to their search marketing platform that brings them up to speed with many of the competing products and in some way, surpasses some features of their competitors. The main issue for Yahoo is that Google still has all the traffic. The features include: Ad scheduling, a dayparting tool that enables advertisers to schedule their ads for display at different times and days across an entire week.Bid adjustments, which
  • Google Adds MySQL To Trademark AdWords Keyword Ban List
    A DigitalPoint Forums thread has discussion over a new trademarked term that made it into Google's trademark policy list. The word is "MySQL" and is the name of one of the more popular open source database systems. Yesterday, I received an email that one of my demo ads (wasn't live anyway) was disapproved due to trademark violations. I read it, thought to myself, no big deal and trashed the email. But some are upset. Showing
  • 2009 St. Patrick's Day Search Logos
    Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! The mandatory line, please drink responsibly! I wanted to share with you the logos from around our industry celebrating the day. We have logos from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft's Live.com, AOL, Ask.com, DogPile, YouTube and others! Google: Yahoo (animated): AOL (animated): Live.com: Ask.com: DogPile: YouTube: Cre8asite: PPC Hero: Search Engine Roundtable: We covered the logos for the past several years including 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. Update: It seems, Googler

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