Daily Search Forum Recap: June 3, 2009

Jun 3, 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:

  • NoFollow To Cause Revolt: Wasted PageRank via Sculpting & JavaScript Links Require NoFollow
    Last night at SMX Advanced Matt Cutts of Google reportedly dropped a bombshell on the SEO community when he said that using the nofollow to PageRank sculpt might not work like you (SEOs) thought. Danny Sullivan explained it well: If you have $10 in authority to spend on those ten links, and you block 5 of them, the other 5 aren’t going to get $2 each. They’re still getting $1. It’s just that the other
  • June 2009 Google Webmaster Report
    It is that time of the month again and we got your Google Webmaster report based on a new WebmasterWorld thread. The main thing I see repeated throughout the thread is that Google seems to be bouncing some results around by plus or minus fifteen positions. One SEO put it like this: My site is recovered for 60% of terms and back to old positions. For 25% of terms is back but lower for +/-
  • Should Webmasters Be Responsible For Google's Snippets?
    Yesterday, I wrote at Search Engine Land about a report from The Register about how a Dutch company was sued over the snippet Google choose for a certain web page of theirs. Let me quickly explain what happened. A web page on Miljoenhuizen.nl showed up in Google for the search phrase [Zwartepoorte] and [bankrupt]. When you read the snippet under the Miljoenhuizen.nl listing in Google, it basically read that Zwartepoorte was bankrupt. The issue is,
  • Google AdSense To Host Webinar On Channels/Advanced Reporting
    Google has been holding these webinars to help AdSense publishers pick up new tricks and tips. The latest webinar is on the topic of Channels/Advanced Reporting. That topic includes: Learn how to set up channel tracking in your AdSense accountFind out how you can optimize AdSense using channel data.Track AdSense performance for a specific ad placementMeasure the performance of individual sites The webinar is tomorrow, June 4, 2009 at 6:30 pm PDT. You should be
  • Interviewing Patrick Gavin on DIYSEO.com
    It has been about five years since I last interviewed Patrick Gavin, and back then I interviewed Patrick on his new company, Text Link Ads (TLA). Who knew TLA would have such a huge impact on the lives of so many SEOs and shape this industry, for better or worse. I should add that TLA has been a long time advertiser here and RustyBrick, my company, does work for TLA on the development side. Patrick

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