Daily Search Forum Recap: October 14, 2009

Oct 14, 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:

  • Duplicate Server Ports Showing In Google? Don't Use Remove URL Tool
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster who noticed Google indexed his site with the server port in the URL structure. So instead of Google ranking the http://www.domain.com/ it ranks the site, and every page within the site as http://www.domain.com:1234 This webmaster asked if he/she can use the Google URL removal tool to remove these duplicate pages. The only current answer for that is, NO - you cannot. At least, if you do, both
  • What Are The Top Ten Questions Asked in the Google AdWords Help Forum?
    Ever wonder what the top ten questions asked in the Google AdWords Help forum was? Well, finally, Google has put together a FAQ list of those top questions. Here they are: Why can't see my ad when I search for it on Google?Why isn't my ad getting impressions?How can I see the Quality Score for my keyword?I need to contact support. What should I do?Google keeps declining all of my credit cards. What should I
  • Should I Risk Linking To Competitors?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has an interesting conversation about linking to competitors. In this case, the webmaster is considering giving his competitor a banner ad direct link (not through a redirect or nofollow) but without an alt text, in exchange for links from the competitor. The main issue is that his site and the competitor's site are neck and neck in the Google search results for similar keywords. He does not want to do anything that
  • Some Users Having Issues With Google's Keyword Tool
    I am seeing several reports from two forum threads, including Google AdWords Help and WebmasterWorld that some users are having time out or session issues with using the Google Keyword Tool within the AdWords interface. One person said that the new beta keyword tool is fine, while the other one said only the new keyword tool is having issues. It seems to me to be a cookie or caching issue with these folks browsers. Maybe
  • Fetch As Googlebot Shows Only 100Kb But Real Googlebot Gets More
    Google added the fetch as Googlebot feature the other day and now people are really beginning to explore it. One topic I have seen come up was why is the Fetch as Googlebot feature only showing up to 100Kb of the page it is fetching? Does that mean Googlebot only crawls up to a 100Kb of a specific page? The quick answer is no, Googlebot does index more than a 100Kb, but the fetch feature
  • Microsoft's Bing Hiding Search Results For Perez Hilton
    Michael Gray noticed that a search for [Perez Hilton] in Microsoft's search engine, Bing, returns a set of pictures and a single search result (perezhilton.com). Here is a screen shot: The question is why is Bing hiding everything else? They show tons of results for [Paris Hilton] and other 'celebrities,' why not Perez? Stefan Weitz from the Bing team commented on Michael's blog saying it is by design. He said: Yes - that is by

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