Daily Search Forum Recap: August 13, 2009

Aug 13, 2009 - 5:15 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:

  • Poll: 38% Will Keep NoFollows On Their Links
    A few weeks ago, we ran a poll asking Will You Remove The NoFollow Attributes From Your Pages? Why did we ask SEOs and webmasters this question? With the recent update from Google on how they handle the nofollow'ed links, many SEOs had to revisit if they would continue to use them or not. So I figured I would poll the readers here and see what they plan on doing. We received just under 300
  • Microsoft Admits To Clicking On Their Own Search Ads
    Yesterday, I had a quick chat with a Microsoft Bing webmaster representative, where I asked him several questions that have been recently buzzing around the webmaster community. One of those questions was, is MSNbot clicking on Bing adCenter ads? The answer, he said, was yes - they are. He was quick to explain that any of those clicks are not being charged to the advertiser. Again, no advertiser should be charged for MSNBot clicking on
  • Google AdWords Pros Get Labeled In Google Forums
    As expected the Google AdWords Professionals who have profiles in the Google AdWords Help forums, now have labels that show they are certified professionals. The easiest place to see the various profiles with that special label is in this Google AdWords Help thread. It is the thread where AdWordsPro Sarah specifically requested pros to let her know that they are pros, so she can apply the label to their accounts. Here is an example of
  • Google AdWords Tests New Form of Product Ads
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one searcher noticing a new form of Google ads that shows a product image at the top right area, right above the AdWords ads. Here is a picture the reader sent me: I asked Google about this and they told me: At Google, we're constantly experimenting with new features, tools and visual representations to improve the user experience and usefulness of our ads. In accordance with that philosophy, we're planning a

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