Daily Search Forum Recap: December 2, 2009

Dec 2, 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:

  • Six Years Covering the Search Marketing Community
    Today is the official six-year anniversary of the Search Engine Roundtable. To date, we have written over 10,700 (10,740 to be exact) articles here, and over 1,841 in the past year. But it is not about the quantity of posts, I feel we have always produced unique and useful content, day in and day out here for the past six years. If we couldn't provide unique and helpful content, I doubt I would be keeping
  • Yahoo Search Unbanning Web Sites After Years?
    Is it possible that Yahoo is unbanning web sites from Yahoo Search after years of being in the penalty box? A single post by an old time member at WebmasterWorld claims that two of his sites are now back in the Yahoo index after years. He said: Just noticed today two of our sites that were previously banned in Yahoo for 2+ years are now receiving traffic once again from Yahoo and are being reindexed.
  • Sphinn's New Editor, Matt McGee & Rob Kerry Steps Down
    Sphinn has a new News Editor, his name is Matt McGee, I am sure you have heard of him. Matt is a huge U2 fan, loves SEO (especially local SEO), he is the assignment editor at Search Engine Land and is now the new Sphinn News Editor. He replaces Rob Kerry who has been Sphinn's news editor for over two years now. Both Rob and Matt are loved in the community. Rob promises in a
  • First Five Click Free Program: Google Revises FCF Program
    Yesterday, Google adjusted their First Click Free program and wrote about it at both the Google Webmaster Central Blog and the Google News Blog. In the past, the first click free program allowed you to show subscription content to Google even if you required users to login. The only requirement was that when users clicked from Google to the article, they should be able to see the content without having to pay or login. After
  • SEMs Claiming PPC Spend Has Little Impact on Revenue
    An interesting WebmasterWorld thread where e-commerce owners are claiming that even if they pull their PPC spend, their e-commerce earnings remain the same. Let me quote you some of the posts in the thread: That quote is from another poster on another thread but we've done about the same thing in recent months and have seen only INCREASED revenue and profits. We do get bought traffic from G (at great expense) but very, very few
  • Google: Little Kids Having Sex, Dancing Dirty & Grinding
    Yesterday, we highlighted a Google Suggest result for I Am Extremely Terrified Of Chinese People. Today, I spotted a new one via Google Web Search Help forums, where someone noticed that if you type in to Google, [little kids], Google then suggests the following results: little kids having sexslittle kids dancing dirtylittle kids grinding Here is a screen shot: Jem from Google appreciated the report and said: Thanks for reporting this to me -- I'll
  • Google Confirms Bug With Sitelinks Where You Can Link To Competitors
    About two weeks ago, we reported on rumors of Sitelinks linking to the wrong site. Well, those rumors have just been confirmed by a Googler. JohnMu in a Google Webmaster Help thread confirmed a long standing rumor where a Sitelink, can link to a third-party site, likely a competitor. John said: This looks like something that happened long ago because of a bug on our side that's persisted because you're blocking the Sitelinks. Once you

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