Daily Search Forum Recap: April 24, 2009

Apr 24, 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:

  • Optimizing Sites For Search Engines For 10 Years
    There aren't many people out there that can say they have been in the SEO industry and optimizing sites for search engines since 1999. But there are probably a hundred or so people who can say that. Personally, I joined the "SEO industry" in 2002 (been in the internet industry since 1995), what is known as the second wave of personalities who joined the industry. Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman, Daron Babin, Greg Boser (I better
  • Global Live Search Local Listings Coming Soon
    Live Search Maps is still gaining ground and currently, the only businesses that can verify their listings are those in the US. For US businesses, you can go to Live Search Local Listing Center and update your listings. But if you are outside of the US, you are out of luck. A WebmasterWorld thread has a UK business owner who was upset he was unable to verify his listing. MSNDude, an official Microsoft representative has
  • SEOs Excited For Google Analytics API
    Google announced the public availability of the Google Analytics API this week and SEOs are very happy about it. SEOs thrive with data and even better SEOs have ways to automatically build software that uses this data to improve their conversions. Dynamically creating new pages based on search query data or A/B testing landing pages based on bounce rates and conversions in an automated fashion, simply makes sense. There are just an incredible amount of
  • Yahoo Shuts Down History: GeoCities To Be Closed
    Shouldn't there be some laws about removing historic landmarks from the Internet? I mean, we have laws about physical historic landmarks in the U.S. but not on the Internet? If you visit GeoCities, you will notice a message that reads: Sorry, new GeoCities accounts are no longer available. After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We'll share more details this summer. For now, please sign in or visit the help
  • Filter Google AdSense Ads By Category
    The Google AdSense Blog announced they are beta testing a new feature for publishers that allow them to filter ads based on category. So if publishers don't want ads that are about dating, religion or "get rich quick" type of ads, they can block those ads from showing on their site by blocking the whole category. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? In fact, They shared a screen shot that details the various categories. In addition, it

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