Daily Search Forum Recap: April 7, 2009

Apr 7, 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 Considering Improving Google Cache HTML Rendering
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has complaints from some webmasters on how Google's Cache view doesn't render all web pages as they are seen in a typical browser. Let me show you an example, if you view the cache of this site in Google, you will see it doesn't necessarily rendered it too accurately. Here is a picture: I personally never even thought of this as an issue, I just took it for what it
  • When Is The Best Time To Send Out Link Requests
    The topic of link requests is not new to this site. We covered it many times. Personally, I mark all link exchange or link requests emails as spam - I simply don't play that game. Not that I think it is not something that might be necessary for some link building campaigns, but I am not in that market. That being said, if you were to send out a link request email, when would you
  • More Google AdSense Reporting Issues
    It feels like almost every other day where I see threads on the issue of Google not reporting AdSense clicks properly. A new thread at WebmasterWorld has dozens of publishers complaining that their reports seem to have stalled or are seriously lagged. There are also a few threads at DigitalPoint Forums and Google AdSense Help. My first thoughts are to just stop checking hourly and check back tomorrow. But for someone who earns 75% of
  • Google Putting Battered Women At Harm?
    A Google Maps Help forum thread has a post from Steve Thornton, the IT administrator at Solid Ground, an organization that does a lot of good. In short, Steve posted his extreme displeasure with how Google Maps is listing a shelter of theirs and it can lead to extreme issues for battered and abused woman, amongst others. Let me quote Steve: Angry husbands and boyfriends know where this place is now, and they come around
  • Amazon Says No To Search Ads From Affiliates
    Amazon announced starting May 1st, they will no longer pay affiliates for sales sent to them via paid search. That means any leads through search ads on Google AdWords, Yahoo Search Marketing, Microsoft adCenter and other search ad programs. The announcement read: After careful review of how we are investing our advertising resources, we have made the decision to no longer pay referral fees to Associates who send users to www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, or www.endless.com through

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