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:
- July 2009 Google Webmaster Report
We are a few days into July and the WebmasterWorld thread that covers Google changes from month to month has been getting a lot of traction over the past couple weeks. The overall theme is that there is a lot of ranking fluctuation taking place over the past few weeks. There are some rumors that Google has adjusted their link algorithm to look more at how "relevant" the link is to the page it is
- Google's Recent PageRank "Technical Quirk"?
It seems like there are several threads around the SEO forum space that have discussion on a recent PageRank update. Yes, even more recent then the June PageRank update. There is a WebmasterWorld thread, a few DigitalPoint Forum threads and a few Google Webmaster Help threads. I will only link to two, but there are plenty out there. In the Google Webmaster Help, Googler, JohnMu, replied to one webmaster saying that he/she should not worry
- How Important is DMOZ in Your SEO Process?
A WebmasterWorld thread asks if DMOZ is still relevant in 2009? DMOZ is a legendary web directory and has a ton of history. But is it still a critical or what it ever a critical part of your overall SEO or link building strategy? I don't often see discussions around DMOZ (Open Directory Project) these days. In the past, the SEO forums were more likely to have an active discussion around the value and tips
- New Free SEO Guide By Hobo: July 4th Reading
Shaun, aka Hobo, has released a 157 page PDF guide on SEO. You can download the book over here. There are many SEO books out there, some free, some at a price. I would list some that I recommend, but I honestly don't want to leave any out. So I'll just list a few, but please don't be insulted if I don't list yours. Google SEO Guide (PDF)SEOmoz SEO GuideSEOBook.com (not sure if they still
- When Google AdSense Is Banned In Your Country
There are some countries that simply do not like Google or they simply don't get along with Google. If you are in one of those countries and you try to access Google AdSense or possibly other properties, you may see a message from the provider. A WebmasterWorld thread has a copy of that message. Here it is: Unable to access AdSense homepage A connection has been established between your current IP address and a country
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Counting Traffic From Twitter, Cre8asite Forums
- Twitter Adds Improvements To Followers and Following Links, WebmasterWorld
- Custom Link Love For Wordpress Comments, Sphinn
- Google Analytics For Local Search Part 1 of 7: Tracking Traffic From The 10 Pack, Sphinn
- Google Click Fraud via Malware, WebmasterWorld
- Yahoo! Answers Update: Level 1 URLs, DigitalPoint Forums