Daily Search Forum Recap: March 31, 2009

Mar 31, 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:

  • SEO Focused Log File Analysis
    An Introduction to Log File Analysis for SEOs & Webmasters from Eric Lander is a must read for all SEOs out there. He says that if you are not looking at your raw log files, you are missing out on things, even if you have the best web analytics software. Eric goes through the various key metrics in the log files that are key in your log file analysis process. A Sphinn thread has extremely
  • iGoogle Custom Themes Not Working For All
    There are several complaints in a Google Web Search Help thread that users cannot upload their own iGoogle custom themes. iGoogle allows users to pick a theme from a set of pre-made templates or upload their own theme for their iGoogle home page. It seems like several people are having issues uploading their own theme. Google employee, Jem, has been trying to help these users figure out the issue. But for a few days now,
  • Google AdSense Adds Email Preferences Details
    The Google AdSense blog announced that they will be adding additional email preferences to the account page. Here is a picture of the new preferences page: I personally do not see these new preferences under the contact preferences page, but I guess it will show up for me shortly. In a WebmasterWorld thread, AdsenseAdvisor said: These new email notification preferences were created in response to feedback from you guys that we haven't been giving you
  • Google Ventures To Seed Companies While Others Stopped
    I deal with many start up companies, in my line of work and I have noticed these start ups have been struggling raising capital for their ideas since the recession began. Google just announced the launch of Google Ventures. Google Ventures is Google's new venture capital fund. Google said: Economically, times are tough, but great ideas come when they will. If anything, we think the current downturn is an ideal time to invest in nascent
  • AdSense Publishers Accuse Google of Taking More Per Ad Click
    There is a very long thread at Google AdSense Help discussions where publishers are accusing Google of taking a larger piece of the ad revenue share. Typically, when someone clicks on an AdSense ad, Google takes some of that revenue, while giving the remainder of the revenue to the publisher. Some are suggesting that since a couple days ago, Google began taking as much as 90% of the revenue split. There are over 120 posts

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