Daily Search Forum Recap: April 1, 2009

Apr 1, 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:

  • April Fools Day & Search Industry
    I plan on doing a big write up at Search Engine Land on the various search related April Fools gimmicks within the next 30 - 60 minutes. So I will link to that post soon. Here, let me focus on the forum threads I found related to questions on the various April Fools jokes. Google went back to 1990 with CADIE: Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity. In short, the intelligently designed this awesome blog. Honestly, I
  • Funny & Sometimes Evil Google Ads
    A DigitalPoint Forum thread has a collection of "weird" or "funny" ads people spotted through Google AdSense or AdWords. I thought I share them in text format, but feel free to see the thread to see screen captures. AdSense shows ads on a skydiver accident for American Airline with the slogan, "we know why you fly."AdWords shows ads for Big Daddy and Big Juicy ButtsAdWords ads for used toilet paperHillary Clinton Naked ads?Amazon selling "human
  • How Long Should It Take To Rank Well in Google?
    A WebmasterWorld thread asks how long does it take to rank well in Google? A good question, but typically, a new site might rank well in the short term and then drop off the radar until it begins ranking again. This is sometimes known as a temporary PageRank feature of some sort. So let me poll our audience, you tell me how long you think it takes to rank well in Google? How Long Should
  • Multiple Robots.txt Files for Single Domain
    A HighRankings Forum thread asks why do some people use more than a single robots.txt file to control and instruct search spiders how to crawl and access their content. That is a good question. Typically, the spiders will only listen to the robots.txt file found in the root level. So technically, if you place a robots.txt on a subdomain, the search engine will likely ignore it. I do not believe the same applies to subdomains,
  • Google Maps Incredibly Slow? Troubleshoot Issues With Google
    There are several people who are complaining that Google Maps is incredibly slow for them. If you have slowness issues with Google Maps, you may be in luck. A Google Maps Help thread has a Googler helping these users by troubleshooting issues with them. Googler, Mike CH, believes there are certain firewalls that may be causing the issue. There seem to be two issues, the first is loading the map tiles and the second is

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