Daily Search Forum Recap: December 9, 2009

Dec 9, 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:

  • December 2009 Google Webmaster Report
    This is the last Google Webmaster Report of 2009 and it was a pretty busy month. The main changes this past month was Caffeine going live on one data center, the new user fade in interface is live, personalized search becoming the default and Google's attempts to appease the news business. You can read last months report in the November '09 webmaster write up. The new WebmasterWorld thread does not have a lot of new
  • Will Google Analytics Hurt My Google Rankings? Speed Issues?
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster worried that Google will be using page speed as a ranking factor in 2010. But the reason he is worried is because the site performance feature in Webmaster Tools shows Google Analytics as needing some speeding up. The two suggestions this webmaster gets from Google is related to their own product, Google Analytics. The suggestions read: (1) Compressing the following resources with gzip could reduce their transfer
  • Google Personalized Search SEO White Paper
    So, SEOs are freaking out on Google personalized search, now that it is the default. Can't blame them really but now it is time for action, right? David Harry on the Huomah blog put together a white paper as a zipped PDF file back in October 2008, which he promises to update, with some key findings on how Google personalized search impacts SEOs. Let me quote his key findings back then, but downloading the white
  • Google AdWords Performance Emails
    This is not new, I have been seeing them for several months now, but I never saw a discussion thread on the topic until now. A WebmasterWorld thread has one advertiser who said he got his first "adwords account performance" email. In short, the email gives you a monthly summary of your account, including your ad clicks, impressions, CTR, average CPC, total costs, best performing ads and keywords - and so on. Here is a

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