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:
- Microsoft Sends $750K Warning To Click Fraudsters
The New York TImes reports Microsoft has filed suit against Eric Lam, Gordon Lam and Melanie Suen, of Vancouver, British Columbia. The suit comes after a year of investigative work by Microsoft in tracking down reports of click fraud. According to the NY Times, these defendants allegedly: Microsoft said it found a pattern of click fraud on its search pages, where lists ranked by relevance and popularity appear alongside a handful of paid results. Advertisers
- Voice Search Enabled On Google Maps For Android
This almost wants me to switch to an Android device, even though I am getting the new iPhone 3GS on Friday. Google announced that you can now search Google Maps on an Android device by your voice, a lot like how you use the Google Mobile Search app on your iPhone. Christopher from the Google Maps team said in a Google Mobile Help forum that the new features include Search by voiceTransit and walking directionsBusiness
- Matt Cutts Talks About NoFollow PageRank Sculpting
A couple weeks ago, the news that Google treated the distribution of PageRank for pages with nofollow links differently then they would other pages. As explained then: If you have $10 in authority to spend on those ten links, and you block 5 of them, the other 5 arenâ€™t going to get $2 each. Theyâ€™re still getting $1. Itâ€™s just that the other $5 you thought you were saving is now going to waste. So
- Google News Releases Much Needed Publisher FAQ
Good news for those looking to get included in Google News. Google finally released a much needed Google News Publisher FAQ to answer those common questions. The FAQ is focused on publishers looking to get in to Google News, and also to help them with issues and technical requirements. The article is broken down into the following categories: Getting accepted in Google NewsIncluding my content in Google NewsSitemaps questionsHelp! Something's broken! Google News was a
- Will You Implement Yahoo's Common Tag?
Several days ago Yahoo announced support for something called the common tag. In short, it basically gives developers a way to tag their content in a more unified way. Vanessa Fox has the most detailed explanation of how this all works. In fact, Yahoo's post on the topic is almost unusable. So please go skim her article and then come back here and let me know if you plan on giving this common tag a
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