Daily Search Forum Recap: August 4, 2009

Aug 4, 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:

  • Indian Google Advertisers Require Special Form For Reserve Bank of India
    Over the past month or so, there have been wide-spread complaints from advertisers in India with issues on their credit cards not being processed. I am not sure exactly what the issue is, but it seems to be related to some type of verification process. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seems to be requiring Google to have these advertisers fill out a special authorization form (PDF) and email or fax it to Google India
  • Ready Or Not: Google Dropping Old AdWords Interface For New
    Google has taken the new AdWords interface out of beta and now advertisers are being forced into the new interface, even though some don't want it. A WebmasterWorld thread has one member who seems to not have the option to go back to the old interface after receiving an email from Google that says he will be switched any day now. The email read: We're writing to let you know that your AdWords account (Customer
  • Is Bing Ignoring The NoArchive Tag?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has a senior webmaster claiming that in some cases, Microsoft Bing is ignoring the <meta name="robots" content="noarchive"> tag. The noarchive tag basically tells the search engine not to display a "cache" result in the search listings. This webmaster said it some cases Bing is honoring the tag and in other cases Bing is not. He said there is no rhyme or reason to this, "it's inconsistent, and I don't find this to
  • August 2009 Google Webmaster Report
    It is that time of the month again and we have your Google webmaster update, brought to you by a WebmasterWorld thread. The July '09 report complaints and issues linger on. Including those issues found in the small Google July update from a couple weeks back. To make things worse, some are noticing proxy sites clutter the Google search results. I do not have specifics, because WebmasterWorld does not allow specifics. Some suspect maybe a

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