Daily Search Forum Recap: April 2, 2009

Apr 2, 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:

  • See Google "Classic" Sitelinks In Action (One Line Sitelinks)
    About a month ago, we reported Google was testing classic Sitelinks, i.e. one line Sitelinks. Well, now it seems like we can reproduce the single line Sitelinks. A Google Webmasters Help thread shows how two different queries return different types of Sitelinks for the same site. A search for cashforgold returns the standard Sitelinks: A search for cash4gold returns the classic Sitelinks: Both are the same site, but showing only half the number of Sitelinks
  • Google Local Business Center Not Functioning For Many
    It appears that the Google Local Business Center is not working for many businesses interested in updating their Google Maps/Local business listing. A Google Maps Help thread (well, there are a few) reports the issues from several users. In short, it seems like when some try to access their local business listing they are presented with the following error: System Error We're sorry, but we are unable to serve your request at this time. Please
  • April Fools Google PageRank Update
    Yesterday, as well as today, I spotted dozens of threads on Google updating their site's toolbar PageRank scores. I didn't want to post the details until today, simply because it was April Fools. But the PageRank update seems to be here and like always, too many people care. We have threads at Google Webmasters Help, WebmasterWorld, DigitalPoint Forums (dozens there), and HighRankings Forum. Yes, it seems like Google did push out a toolbar update. I
  • Google Analytics Not Tracking AdWords Data Properly? Link Accounts
    There is a thread at WebmasterWorld and several in the Google Analytics Help forum with complaints that Google Analytics is no longer tracking Google AdWords data properly. The WebmasterWorld thread has this complaint: In two of my analytics accounts for sites which I use adwords to drive traffic all of the data is being recorded as direct and not google(cpc)...and it not reporting any traffic from adwords (which my wallet tells my otherwise!)It is only
  • Make Sure to Beta Test New Google AdWords Interface
    Google began beta testing a new AdWords interface about 6 months ago. Recently Google expanded that beta test and is going as far to encourage AdWords advertisers to sign up for the beta, in order to get accustomed to it before it becomes the default. AdWordsPro Sarah said in a Google AdWords Help thread, "everyone's account will migrate to the new interface, so, to make sure you are ready, I highly recommend signing up for

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