Daily Search Forum Recap: April 28, 2009

Apr 28, 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:

  • AdSense Publishers Panic About Not Receiving March Payment
    Typically, Google issues payments by the 25th of the month for the previous month and the money is then available on the 26th (if sent electronically). But many Google AdSense publishers are complaining in threads at both Google AdSense Help and DigitalPoint Forums that they have no word from Google on if the payment has been issued. Here are some of the scared publisher's posts: I used to get the "payment in progress" message within
  • Get Longer Google AdWords Titles Through Dynamic Keyword Insertion
    Since March, we have been reporting about some Google AdWords ads that appear to be displaying above the 25 character title limit. Back in March, I was told by Google that this is a bug, but Google was wrong. At the end of March, I probed Google about this again and Google confirmed, that in some cases, the AdWords title may exceed the 25 title character limit. A new WebmasterWorld thread brings this topic back
  • Should Google Make the AdWords Professionals Exam Harder?
    Google is currently running a survey asking AdWords advertisers if Google show make the Google Advertising Professional exam and certification harder. A Google AdWords Help thread has a post from AdWordsPro Sarah asking AdWords advertisers to take a survey on the Google Advertising Professional certification process. The survey can be found over here and it asks questions such as: Do you think the Google Advertising Professionals exam should be more difficult?If you had the option
  • Is Google's Geo Targeting Off In Web Search?
    Over the past day or two, I have been hearing reports from webmasters and SEOs that Google's geo targeting technology has changed in a big way over in their international or localized search engines. I have one, possibly, two threads to point you over to with more details. A Google Web Search Help thread has reports that over the weekend, the landscape for ranking of generic keywords in Google UK has drastically changed. Searches such
  • Poll: Do You Like the New Google AdWords Interface?
    A week ago, Google started to seriously push the new AdWords interface onto AdWords advertiser's screens. Many folks have already activated the new user interface, but not all are happy. I was hoping to poll our audience to see if you like the new or old interface. Please take 10 seconds to complete the anonymous poll and I will post the results in the near future. Which Google AdWords Interface Do You Like Better?(online surveys)
  • Google Determines Category For Contextual Ad Category Filter
    The other day we reported on the new beta project at AdSense that let's you filter ads out by category. Back then, it was rumored that Google allowed the advertiser to specify the category of their ads. That was wrong. AdSenseAdvisor has come into the WebmasterWorld thread to clarify, saying Google controls those categories. AdSenseAdvisor said: Google’s adserving technology determines the category to which an ad belongs. This makes more sense and helps avoid the

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