Daily Search Forum Recap: May 28, 2009

May 28, 2009 - 4:00 pm 1 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:

  • Most SEMs Prefer Google's New U.S. AdWords Trademark Policy
    About a week ago, we asked our readers if they like or dislike the new AdWords trademark policy. The new policy gives some advertisers the ability to use trademarked terms in the ad copy. We asked our readers if they like the new policy and the majority do like it. Question:Do You Like Google's New AdWords Trademark Policy? :: Yes, About Time said 38 respondents or 64 :: No, This Is Bad said 20 respondents
  • Google Adds Impression Share Columns to AdWords API
    Google has quietly announced in a Google Groups thread that they have finally added the impression share columns to the AdWords API. The new columns, currently visible in the API documents are: exactMatchImpShare which is the Exact Match IS (measure)impShare which is the Impression Share (IS) (measure)lostImpShareBudget which is the Lost IS (Budget) (measure)lostImpShareRank which is the Lost IS (Rank) (measure) Jeff Posnick from the Google AdWords API Team said they will likely post on
  • Should You Fear Changing Your Best SEO Performing Web Page?
    A Cre8asite Forum thread has discussion around the topic of updating a web page that does really well in the search engines. The member asked, would you dare change your best producing web page? The reason the SEO wants to change things is to get this page off the static environment and move it over to the updated content management system they have been using. The issue with their CMS is that it appears they
  • SEOs Not Impressed With Topsy Search
    Yesterday, a new search engine launched, its name is Topsy. Topsy's tagline is "a search engine powered by tweets." So there you go. If you look at the WebmasterWorld thread, all you will see is disappointed searchers. Here are some quotes: Tried a search regarding furniture delivery and I got 7 out of 10 results from the same company/account and looked very spammy... I don't like it. Very slow and bad results. The creators should
  • Google Fixes Webmaster Tools Remove URL & Notification Subscriptions
    Yesterday, Google made two quick announcements about bug fixes with Google Webmaster Tools. The first item was that the URL Removal tool was not working. A Google Webmasters Help thread has confirmation from Susan Moskwa, a Googler, that this was indeed the case. Susan even tweeted that her "inbox is full of email about URL removal requests," implying there was an issue. Susan confirmed that the issue is now resolved and removal requests should now
  • Google May 2009 Toolbar PageRank Update
    Starting yesterday afternoon, people began noticing the little green pixels in the Google Toolbar began updating. Yes, there was a Google Toolbar PageRank update last night and many of the forums are buzzing about it. Yes, a Toolbar PageRank update means nothing in terms of your ranking changing anytime soon. The PageRank scores shown in the toolbar are outdated and have zero direct impact on your Google rankings. That doesn't mean that PageRank has no

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