Daily Search Forum Recap: June 11, 2009

Jun 11, 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:

  • Google Finally Adds Domain Change Tool & Launches New Webmaster Tools Design
    Back in early 2006, we called for a Google Certified Domain Change solution to allow webmasters to communicate to Google when we move domains. Moving domains is one of the biggest concerns SEOs and webmasters have for when it comes to losing rankings in Google. This tool, named the change of address feature allows you to verify two domains in Google Webmaster Tools and then tell Google that one verified domain is moving to another
  • Google AdWords Maintenance On Saturday, June 13th
    This Saturday, on June 13th, between 10am to 2pm (PST), Google will be performing system wide maintenance on the AdWords platform. The Inside AdWords Blog wrote: On Saturday, June 13th, 2009, the AdWords system will be unavailable from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT due to system maintenance. While you won't be able to sign in to your accounts during this time, your campaigns will continue to run as usual. We apologize for any
  • Unintentional Reciprocal Links Are Natural Links
    I found a fun thread at HighRankings Forums that discusses what he calls "unintentional reciprocal links." What I find funny about that name is that, if you think about it, an unintentional reciprocal link, but definition, is a natural link. I believe this person is worried that Google or a search engine might classify his site to be in a link scheme if the people who he linked to, links back to him. In many
  • Images Under Google Search Snippets
    I don't think I wrote about Google's latest search results test. Over the past month or so, Google has been testing images, several of them, directly under a search snippet. BlogStorm first reported the finding back on May 26th, and I covered his finding as Search Engine Land on the same day. Then it seemed to be hitting the Google UK servers as some sort of test. Well, it seems to have expanded to Google
  • Facebook Launches Usernames But Stumps Sabbath Observers
    Facebook announced they will be adding usernames for profile URLs. For example, my current Facebook URL is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528950782 but hopefully sometime early next week, it will become facebook.com/barryschwartz. In fact, it will, since Journalists don't have to wait for the Friday night deadline to secure their username on Facebook. How does this apply to SEO? Well, for public profile pages that want to solve any online reputation management issues, a nice URL with your name

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