Daily Search Forum Recap: July 20, 2009

Jul 20, 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:

  • Formula To Determine How Competitive One Can Go in SEO
    Jill Whalen started a fabulous thread at HighRankings Forums asking if there is any formula or calculation being used to figure out how competitive she or any SEO can go with a specific client. Jill explained that when it comes to having a Fortune 500 customer rank well for very competitive keywords on their PageRank 8 domain, it is a no brainer. But when it comes to brand new web sites, for new clients, how
  • Microsoft's Search Bot MSNBot 2 Adding Pound Signs to URLs?
    A Bing thread has two complaints from webmasters on Microsoft's newish crawler, MSNBot 2. The bot, in some cases, might be adding a pound sign (#) to the end of the URLs. Now, this might not be the fault of Microsoft, it might be an issue with links and/or the web site's being crawled. But there are now two people reporting it and MSNBot 2 is a beta bot that may have issues, as Microsoft
  • YouTube Testing 3D Videos (YT3D)
    It appears that some time over the weekend, YouTube began experimenting with 3D videos. I spotted a thread at the YouTube Help forum about this, where Googler Pete said he developed this in his 20% time. He said he is the "developer working on the stereoscopic player as a 20% project." He added that "it's currently very early, hence the silly bugs like swapping the eyes for the anaglyph modes." Peter also shared the various
  • Google Picking Titles Incorrectly?
    Last week, we asked if Google was picking titles from Google Maps? It turned out to not be the case. In fact, there has been a surprising number of people complaining about the titles Google is showing for a specific page in the search results. A newer thread at Google Webmaster Help brings up a new case where a search for http://www.animationarena.com/best-animation-schools.html returned a title that read "Schools that teach Flash - Best Animation Schools"
  • Moon Landing Logos From Bing, YouTube But Not Google
    40 years-ago today, on July 20, 1969, the United States's Apollo 11 mission, successfully landed a man on the moon. Some search engines, such as Microsoft's Bing and Google's YouTube have special logos for the day. Surprisingly, Google, Yahoo and Ask.com have no logo. We have a logo for the day also. Here are the logos from the 40th anniversary of the special day. Bing: YouTube: Search Engine Roundtable: Actually, we had a logo two
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 17, 2009
    In this weeks search video recap, we unveil our new video opener, please tell us what you think. We also discuss the Google's second quarter earnings statement, recent Yahoo and Microsoft merger discussions and the Twitter scandal. Google updated their image search filter, for worse or better. Google gave their approval for image replacement techniques. Google said, don't use the site command, it isn't useful. AdSense earnings are down for many, we polled you. Many

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