Daily Search Forum Recap: August 18, 2009

Aug 18, 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:

  • Excellent Site Review Panel by Matt Cutts & Other Googlers
    A couple months back, Google ran an I/O conference. What many people don't know is that Matt Cutts and the search quality team video recorded a session with site reviews and posted it for everyone to see. The video is over an hour long, but it is well worth listening to and in some parts, watching. Here it is: I would suggest just hitting play and listening to it and flipping back to it when
  • New Google AdWords Professionals Not Able To Get Seal Logo
    A Google AdWords Help thread reports from several advertisers that even though they have completed and passed the Google AdWords Professional exam, they are not able to retrieve the logo to place on their web sites. This is not a wide spread issue, as far as I can tell. It seems like there might be a bug with certain accounts. Only some are reporting the issue as taking longer than 2 weeks. Typically, you pass
  • Google News Now Recrawling & Reindexing Stories For Updates
    In the past, once you published a story and Google News indexed it, that was it - Google News would keep the story as is. That caused issues in the past for stories that needed to be updated, but yet reflected the wrong information in Google News. So what you would have are stories that are incorrect on Google News and corrected on the publication source. Yes, even I have made typos in headlines and
  • Get Answers From the Google Anti-Malware Team
    Oliver Fisher from the Google Anti-Malware team has posted a thread at Google Webmaster Help announcing that the team is now fielding questions. This team specifically works on making sure the Google search results are safe from malware and viruses and often impacts many webmasters. To ask your questions, you need to use Google Moderator and either submit questions and/or vote on other questions. The Google Anti-Malware team will typically pick the most voted for
  • Google AdWords Display Ads Have 20X Mouse Over Rate Compared to CTR
    A short WebmasterWorld thread has a post from a member that I know, knows his stuff. In short, Google's display ads, the images ads you see typically through the AdSense product on content sites, have a much higher mouse over rate, when compared to the click through rate (CTR). This advertiser said: But I've noticed something interesting. The Mouseover Rate is 10X or even 20X my CTR. So, folks are mousing over my ads like
  • Tools to Compare Google's Caffeine Index To Normal Index
    Google Tutor listed five tools that help you compare the Google Caffeine index to the current Google index. I figured I would list six here: facesaerch.com/caffeine/Google Caffeine BookmarkletPlug Caffeine into FireFox Search BarCaffeine Ranking Checkercartercole.com/googlevsgoogle.htmlcomparecaffeine.com/ Forum discussion at Sphinn.

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