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:
- DoubleClick Now Integrated With Google AdWords, Impacts AdSense
Big ad news today from Google, they have officially made a big push into display ads through DoubleClick ad network they acquired a two years or so. The DoubleClick ad network will be directly integrated into AdWords. This expands the content network, which means AdSense publishers should see more ads, hopefully higher paying ads. I am about to get on a plane, so let me give you all the relevant links that I can find.
- Google AdSense Poison Words & The AdSense/AdWords Double Standard
There is an interesting Google AdSense Help thread on the topic of specific words that seem to cause Google to show PSA (public service ads) that do not earn the publisher money. One example I can show you is a blog post on my personal blog named Went To The Pizza Store Naked.... The word "naked" trigged AdSense to show a PSA in the ad slot, because it is against AdSense's TOS to show ads
- Google's Related Command Now More Accurate?
A WebmasterWorld thread suggests that Google is getting better at either determining or showing that they know which sites are related to others in the related command. The related command is triggered when you click on the "similar" link in the search results, here is a picture: When you click that link, it basically triggers an advanced query for related sites. The query is [related:www.seroundtable.com. And if you look, the results are much more on
- Bing Webmaster Tools Bug Won't Allow Adding Sites
If you go to the Bing Webmaster Tools and login, then try to "add a site" to the list of sites you have rights to manage, you will get a page cannot be displayed type of page. Here is a picture of the error I am seeing, as well as many other webmasters: There are dozens of threads on this issue at the Bing Forums and will likely be dozens more soon. There is also
- Bing Springs To 10% Market Share, Takes From Yahoo
I guess those Bing commercials are indeed working. CNet reports on a Neilson ratings survey that claims Microsoft's Bing search engine has captured 10% share. Here is the break down: Table 1: Top 10 Search Providers for August 2009, Ranked by Searches (U.S.) Provider Searches (000) M-O-M % Growth Share of Searches Total 10,812,734 2.9% 100.0% Google Search 6,986,580 2.6% 64.6% Yahoo! Search 1,726,060 -4.2% 16.0% MSN/Windows Live/Bing Search 1,156,415 22.1% 10.7% AOL Search
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- How to determine a penalty, Google Webmaster Help
- Is my animated gif splash page limiting or hindering SEO?, Google Webmaster Help
- Lost Ranking For Only One Keyword, HighRankings Forums
- Timing Is Crucial To Maximize Exposure With Social Media, Sphinn
- 19 SEO Groaners, Sphinn
- Breaking my site out of Bing's image search frame., WebmasterWorld
- Get high rankings by building authoritative, irrelevant links?, Sphinn