Daily Search Forum Recap: May 5, 2009

May 5, 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:

  • Oops, My Domain Expired & Google Delisted My Site
    A WebmasterWorld thread has a documented case of one webmaster forgetting to renew his domain name after a day or so. Then after the domain name expired, he renewed the domain and got things back up after maybe two days. The issue was, he also noticed that his domain name was no longer showing up in the Google search results. He said: I accidentally let one domain of mine expire and renewed it after it
  • Google Analytics "Error Had Been Detected" Message Issue
    A week ago, Google Analytics fixed a bug with content data reports, now they need to fix issues with Google Analytics users logging into their accounts. There are several threads in the Google Analytics Help forum discussing how Google is displaying an error message when they login. Googler, Christelle, said in a Google Analytics Help thread: If you get this error message (Error Has Been Detected) when you click on the View Reports link, please
  • Google Hosting Implementation/Optimization AdSense Webinar May 7th
    Google is hosting a series of free Webinars for new AdSense publishers. The orientation webinar seemed to go well, so why not join the next webinar? The next webinar is on May 7, 2009 at 6.30pm (PST). It is on the topic of implementation and optimization: Learn how to work with your ads and experiment with different formats, colors, etc. to maximize your performance. Google can support up to 500 publishers on the webinar, so
  • Google News Should Add a Liberal to Conservative Slider (Filter)
    As you know, I bring news and stories to you from my findings in the discussion forums. One of those forums is the Google News Forum. I always find it funny that every day, without question, there are at least one or two posts from people looking to block either conservative news or liberal news. People get into heated arguments over ways to block either conservative news or liberal news. It is often comical for
  • Googler Drops Organic Search For Paid Search
    Reid, a very helpful and respected Google Webmaster Trends Analysts in the Google Search Quality team has announced in a Google Webmasters Help thread that he is moving to the paid search division at Google. Let me quote you his words: I wanted to let you know that I've made the decision to move into a new role within Google, in the realm of paid search, which means I will no longer be monitoring the
  • Google Checkout Begins Charging Fees: Time To Drop Google?
    Google's merchant system has been around for a while now. Google encouraged merchants to add Google Checkout as an option to their web site through offering discounted or free merchant fees and added visibility on their AdWords ads. Today is the day that Google's pricing structure for Google Checkout changes. Prior to May 5th: Sales Through Google CheckoutTransaction Fees until May 5, 2009Sales of up to 10 times your monthly AdWords spendFREESales in excess of

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