Daily Search Forum Recap: October 19, 2009

Oct 19, 2009 - 3:00 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:

  • Yahoo Site Explorer Adds Key Terms, Delicious Activities, Delicious Tags & SearchMonkey Objects
    Again, Yahoo seemed to have quietly updated Site Explorer to include new data. The new data is on the summary page and includes: Key TermsDelicious ActivitiesTop Delicious TagsSearchMonkey Objects Here is a screen capture of what I think are the new pieces of the summary report: Some might think that since Site Explorer is displaying Delicious tags in Site Explorer, that the tags may have some sort of weight in your rankings for those terms.
  • Google Confirms Higher Click Through Rate As Result of Ads Position To Free Listings
    In early August, Google moved the ads closer to the free listings. We had some initial SEO/SEM back observations that this resulted in higher click through rates on the ads. In Google's 3rd Q 2009 earnings release conference call, Jonathan Rosenberg confirmed these findings. The transcript read: Imran Khan - JP Morgan How much of your sequential growth was driven by Ad Auality improvement? Jonathan Rosenberg Again, we don't tend to break that out. We
  • Breadcrumb Navigation : How Important For On Page SEO?
    A HighRankings Forum thread has discussion on how useful the breadcrumb trail / navigation is for your SEO strategy. Most people agree that having them from a usability standpoint, makes total sense. So, for users, it makes sense. But does it benefit your on-page SEO? I would think most SEOs would say, it does. In fact, one of the ask the SEOs panels (forgot which one) at SMX East, all the panelists agreed that breadcrumbs
  • Google Shares Their Online Reputation Management Advice
    The Google Blog and Webmaster Central blog posted a blog post named Managing your reputation through search results. In this blog post, Susan from Google explains tips on how to manage your reputation online. Basic advice from "think twice before putting your personal information online." To tips on how to contact the source of the content you want removed. If that doesn't work, Susan explains that you can try to create new pages that might
  • AVG Releases Update To Fix Google Security Threat Warning
    Friday we reported AVG security called some of Google's pages a security threat. Later on in the day, Googler, Jem came in to tell us they spoke with AVG who promised to resolve the issue soon. Jem Said: We've been informed by AVG that they've made a change that should resolve the issue. If your AVG installation is set to auto-update (which is the default), this issue should be resolved. If you've changed that setting,
  • Google Penalizing .GB.COM Domains?
    There is a really long thread at Google Webmaster Help on the topic of the .GB.COM TLD. Some are of the belief that Google is penalizing or banning these domains. Of course, to you and me, that sounds ridiculous. There are thousands of .gb.com domains indexed in Google. But these webmasters are complaining that they are not ranking well. One said: I have tested over 100 gb.com domains I found in the DMOZ directory (one

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