Daily Search Forum Recap: December 10, 2009

Dec 10, 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:

  • Google Promises to Speed Up AdSense for GoogleBot
    Since Google has released the Site Performance reports in Webmaster Tools and page speed is Google's 2010 ranking factor promise, Webmasters have been somewhat obsessed with speeding up their sites. Webmasters are concerned with scripts they do not control. Such as Google Analytics slowing down their page load times. In fact, we just reported that Google is going to add a trustworthy indicator to site performance reports in order to alleviate some of the webmaster
  • Bing Requires 3 MSNBot Crawls To Register 301 Redirects
    I spotted a useful tidbit for SEOs in the Bing Forums today. Brett Yount from Bing Webmaster Center team explained how Bing picks up on 301 redirects. Brett said it can take two to three crawls from Bing to register a 301 redirect in their index. Brett said: By design, our crawler usually takes 2-3 crawls before it registers the redirect. I wonder how many crawls Google takes to do the same thing? I can
  • Vote For The Doodle 4 Google UK Winner
    Voting is open for the UK's edition of the Doodle 4 Google competition. Google has run this competition in both the US and UK for four years now. This years competition: We're asking young people aged 5–16 from across the UK to design their own doodle. This year's theme is 'My Hero'. We'd love to see the figures young people look up to represented in their doodles, whether family, friends, people in the community, or
  • Google To Add "Trustworthy Indicator" to Site Performance Tool
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has reports of page load time speeds spiking up to ridiculous numbers in the new Google site performance reports. Google's response to these reports was pretty interesting, I'll get to that soon, firs the context. A Top Contributor in the forum wrote: After about 6 months of "flat line" Site Performance reports of averagepage load time around 1 or 2 seconds, I am now seeing in Tools a report that:
  • Google Images "See Full Size Image" Frame Missing For Some?
    A Google Web Search Help thread reports several users not being able to see the frame at the top of the Google Image searches. I initially thought it had to do with frame busters of some sort, but it seems more wide spread than that. Maybe Google is dropping the framed image feature? I am not sure. I personally see the frame with the "see full size image" option link: It really seems to be
  • SES Chicago '09 Live Coverage Recap
    This wraps up the sixth time we have covered SES Chicago in our history of covering conferences. The show was really jammed packed of useful content and fun presentations. I would like to thank the folks at SES for having us, our readers, our sponsors and the volunteer bloggers. Live blogging is a hard job, so a huge thank you to Brian Ussery aka Beussery, Marty Weintraub from aimClear, and Chris Boggs of Rosetta. Here

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