Daily Search Forum Recap: July 22, 2009

Jul 22, 2009 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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:

  • 96% Say Clients Need To Be Involved In the SEO Process
    Last week, we asked you if you felt client involvement is necessary for a successful SEO campaign. The obvious answer to me, was yes, it was. But not everyone agrees, most do, but not everyone. 96% said some level of client involvement is necessary for a successful SEO campaign. Only 3% said, it is not necessary. This is out of over a 160 responsiveness. Let me break out the poll results for you: Question: Is
  • 56% of Google AdSense Publishers Say Earnings Are Down in July 2009
    Every now and then we reach out to our Google AdSense publisher readership and poll them on how their earnings are doing month to month. Recently, I have been hearing buzz around the community that earnings are down, so I decided to run an anonymous poll asking if that was true. 56% of the responses said their earnings were down, while only 25% said their earnings were up and 20% said earnings were about the
  • Google: Location Specific Queries Now Requiring More Location Specific Links?
    I have been tracking the WebmasterWorld thread on the July Google changes and a lot of people are now discussing how Google is treating location specific queries differently. By that I mean, the consensus in the thread is that there was a ranking adjustment for location specific queries. For example, searchers for real estate or travel specific searches that are highly dependent on location specific search criteria. The feeling is that Google is now weighing
  • Google Webmaster Tools Adds Some Features
    Google Webmaster Tools recently added some features to the toolkit. Those include the ability to quick search for sites in your profile, block sitelinks for subpages, review page removal requests made by others and fading out the unverified sites on the home page of the tool. The two most significant changes are the sitelinks addition and removal request addition. You can now block sitelinks for subpages, here is a picture: This feature is something they
  • SEO Companies, Get Yourselves Solid Contracts
    SEO Companies should have ironclad contracts that specify the terms of the business deal and what the deliverables are. Without it, you may not get paid and you may risk your business's future. This should be a no brainer for any company, but often it is something many businesses avoid. That is the story of one such SEO who was stiffed by a client after not delivering based on the client's expectations, but met their

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