Daily Search Forum Recap: August 20, 2009

Aug 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:

  • Why "SEO Experts" Get a Bad Rep from Newbies
    I follow tons and tons of threads on SEO, SEM, Google, etc. I have been doing this for just about six years. One thing I often see is that there are people who want quick answers to why they don't rank well or how they can become rich in days. When they don't get the answer they like, they rant on how unhelpful the "experts" in the field are. A WebmasterWorld thread member, wheel, was
  • 86% Of SEOs Say They Can Rank #1 In Both Google.com & Regional Googles
    A couple weeks ago, I asked our readers how feasible it was to rank in the number one spot in Google.com and at the same time rank #1 in a regional flavored Google search space. We have just about a hundred responses, so I wanted to share the results with you. In short, 86% of the respondents said it was possible. 46% said yes, it is doable, 40% said it depends on the keyword, 11%
  • Video: Google's Matt Cutts Presentation at WordCamp
    A DigitalPoint Forums thread links to Matt's slides from WordCamp. The slides can be found on Google Docs, but I say, skip those and watch the video below of Matt's presentation. The one thing I learned from it was that it makes sense to have keywords in your URL and if you want to rank well for alternatives to the title of your page, put that keyword in the URL. Matt's example was for a
  • Microsoft Claims To Fix Fake Referrals or "Single Word Query" Complaint
    Last night, Microsoft Bing representative, Brett Yount, said that they have rolled out a fix for the fake referrals or single word query issues people have been noticing. Brett said: We released a fix last night that should take care of these issues. If you are still having problems, let me know and I will investigate. I am just not confident that this is resolved for the long haul. Why? Well, history shows that this
  • Google Video Porn in Universal Results For Famous Indian Actress, Rambha
    Yesterday, I spotted a post in the Google Web Search Help threads from an individual who claims to be representing Rambha, a famous Indian actress. This person is looking for Google to remove a video from the Google search results that depicts Rambha as having sexual relations. Currently, a search for rambha returns video results in the middle of the page. This is Google Universal Search in action, one of those videos shows a woman

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