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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: May 29, 2009
In this week's video, which I created on Thursday, but published on Friday, we discussed several SEM topics. First, there was a Google Toolbar PageRank update. Google is testing new click tracking. Can Google rank pages higher on certain days? Most SEOs will try Google's new rich snippet markups. Rich snippets only show up in Google US.
- Google Ad Manager Implementation Locks Your AdSense Channels
I am a huge fan of Google Ad Manager, the hosted ad serving solution from Google. The only issue is that those who heavily use AdSense run into issues when they wanted to test out using Ad Manager with AdSense. What is the issue? Google does not communicate clearly that after an AdSense channel has been imported to Ad Manager to become a placement, this change is permanent...
- 80% Of SEOs Said They Can Beat Wikipedia In Google
We asked our readers a few weeks ago if they can beat Wikipedia in the Google results? The answer is yes, most SEOs believe they can beat Wikipedia's listings in the Google results. 81% of SEOs feel they can beat the Wikipedia number one listings, if they need to.
- 76% of SEMs Don't Fully Trust Google's Keyword Tool
The other day, we polled our readers asking if you trust Google's keyword suggestion tool. We received a lot of responses, well over 200 and I wanted to share them with you. The majority, 76% said they do not fully trust the keyword too.
- How Google Can Keep AdSense "Great"
A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around what it will take for Google AdSense to "remain great." Clearly, you must first agree that AdSense is "great," and if you do, then we need to agree on what must be done for it to remain that way. Some of the suggestions in the thread include:
- Googler Complaining About Spammers
You rarely ever see a Googler complaining about spammers in public. That is why I found this Google Maps Help thread funny. A Googler, Joel, went off on a small rant, asking: Question: Why do spammers post on the Help Forum asking for assistance?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 10 Goals For Link Building Campaigns: Moving Beyond “Get More Links”, Sphinn
- Free Links: The Three Principles, Sphinn
- The Best Directory Submission Thread Ever, Cre8asite Forums
- Time Warner To Spin-Off AOL, WebmasterWorld