Daily Search Forum Recap: September 8, 2009

Sep 8, 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:

  • 75% of SEOs Feel Google Loves Keywords in the URL
    About ten days ago, we asked our readers "Right Now, How Much is Google Loving Keywords in URL?" We have about a 185 responses in and I wanted to share the results. Overall, about 75% of the responses said that Google does love those keywords in the URL. Let me give you the break down: Question: Right Now, How Much is Google Loving Keywords in URL? :: Lots Of Love said 97 respondents or 52%
  • Google Base to Cancel Marketplace Sellers' Accounts
    To be honest, I do not fully understand this announcement, but it is causing a lot of discussion in the various forums. In short, the Google Base Blog announced new marketplace and aggregator policies that are going into affect December 1st, 2009. The policy is there to help Google manage duplicate feeds (content) from the same seller, who has their feeds submitted by multiple locations. Google is releasing a feature named "multi-client accounts" which allows
  • UK & Ireland Geo Targeting in Google Need Unique Content
    Often, when you want to create a localized version of your site, you can create a duplicate site on a ccTLD (country level top level domain). For example, if I wanted to geotarget this site to UK users, I would just place it on seroundtable.co.uk and maybe localize some of the English words, such as colour, favour, etc. It doesn't always work this way, some languages require complete rewrites due to either being a different
  • Google AdWords Advertisers Threatens Suicide To Get Google's Attention, It Worked
    A Google AdWords Help thread has an advertiser from India who is threatening to kill himself, if Google doesn't respond to him in the next few hours. Now, suicide is no joking matter, but in this case, this advertiser did not kill himself after a few hours of Google not responding. Google did indeed reply, a day or so later, explaining that it is the Labor Day weekend and any response will have to really
  • Google Sitemaps Bug? "Sitemap appears to be an HTML page"
    A Google Webmaster Help thread reports that when using Google Sites and submitting a Sitemap file to Webmaster Tools, you may receive an error. The error some people are seeing is: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead. The issue is, the Sitemap files are auto generated by Google Sites. The help document explains: Once you have verified your site with Google Webmaster tools, Google Sites will

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