Daily Search Forum Recap: January 25, 2010

Jan 25, 2010 - 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:

  • Can Too Much Keyword Density Be Interpreted as Boiler Plate Text?
    I spotted an interesting Google Webmaster Help thread where a webmaster was asking why the most used words on his site is not showing up in the keywords report in Google Webmaster Tools. It seems like, at least for this report, Google may consider certain usage of a keyword to be over usage and would consider those keywords either boiler plate text or common words. Jonathan Simon of Google said in that thread, and let
  • More Google Caffeine Sightings Over Weekend
    An ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has sparked up some heat over the weekend when more people are claiming to see the Google Caffeine results out in the wild. WebmasterWorld administrator, Tedster, said on Friday night, that he seems them on six IP addresses. He said: I'm seeing the Caffeine data-set being served via this set of IP addresses:,,,,, It seems to take 5 IP addresses to build the complete SERP, where
  • Search Continues to Grow: Showing 46% Growth YoY, comScore
    comScore released their search growth report and it showed searches have grown 46% worldwide. The U.S. grew 22% from December 2008 to December 2009, with 22.7 billion searches. China followed with 13.3 billion searches, but only grew 13% year over year. Google took account of 66.8% of those searches, with 87.8 billion searches worldwide, and a growth rate overall of 58%. That is not too bad, although little Microsoft saw a spike of 70% in
  • Kaspersky Blocking Google Ads Again
    Two months ago, we reported that Google AdSense was being blocked by Kaspersky Internet security software. That was fixed pretty quickly. But now, we are hearing new reports that the latest Kaspersky update is blocking Google ads again. The alert people are seeing from Kaspersky is: Virus detected Severity: Critical event Application: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition Version number: Task name: Real-time file protection Computer: DRxxxxxxx Group: xxxxxxx Time: 25 January
  • The Google Webmaster Tools iGoogle Gadgets Are Broken
    For those of you who use iGoogle and use the Webmaster Tools Gadget, you may have noticed that no information is flowing to the gadget. Here is a screen shot from my iGoogle dashboard, which I honestly never go to: It seemed like the issue became a big issue starting on the 20th. A Google Webmaster Help thread has several webmaster reporting it. Then Jonathan Simon of Google came in and confirmed the bug. He
  • Google "Answer Highlighting" Upsets Webmasters
    Google announced two new features in their web results. First is called "Answer Highlighting" and the second is an enhancement to the Rich Snippets feature. Answer Highlighting in short basically uses Google Squared technology to highlight in the search snippet the answer to your search query. For example, and I don't see this in the live Google results right now, if you search for [empire state height], in the past (current) you would have seen
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: January 22, 2010
    In this weeks recap, we go a bit all over the place to get through the most important topics we covered in the past 7 days. We talked about a study that showed the minor impact Google personalized search has on SEO. There may have been a Yahoo Search update this week. Microsoft says they will purge their search data within 6 months. Bing's auto-search suggestions get more current. Bing also shows search results

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