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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: January 29, 2010
This week, the bulk of the discussion in this recap is Google related. I talked about more Google Caffeine discussions, is it going live? Use a 410 status code for really strong 404s. Google launched answer highlighting in snippets. Google also released social search. Kaspersky blocked Google AdSense ads, again. Google is paying publishers less and less - and we try to figure out why. Search grows at 46% worldwide, Google grew even faster. Google
- What's New With AdSense Publishers?
There is a useful WebmasterWorld thread that has summarized some of the larger issues that have rose to the top discussions in the various forums on AdSense. They point out three main topics disturbing publishers: A number of publishers complaining about making less money.Some publishers reporting a general increase in average EPCLots of noise on the AdWords board about advertiser accounts being shut down by Google I have honestly seen threads contradicting the average EPC
- No Bathroom Breaks for Google AdWords Exams
This may be common knowledge to some, but I really had no idea the Google AdWords Professional exam was timed. You have two hours to complete about one hundred questions. You cannot pause the test or stop it and pick it up later. Personally, I am an extremely fast test taker. I was the one in class that always finished first. Didn't mean I got all the questions right, but I was fast. But there
- Bing Too Easy To Rank Well In?
A funny WebmasterWorld thread has an SEO scratching his head in wonderment as to how he ranks so well in Bing, without really having any SEO reason to be. Let me quote what he said: Right now my two-month-old site, with NO backlinks established but good internal content and linking (not SEO'd, just logically laid out), is #1 in Bing for a term that surprised the heck out of me... related, yes, but seriously American
- Google Suggest AdWords Ads In The Wild
Back in December 2008, over a year ago, Google began testing AdWords in Google Suggest on the Google.com home page. Since then, I rarely saw anyone report seeing ads as you type your query in the Google search box. A new WebmasterWorld thread has one user reporting seeing it. Maybe Google is finally moving forward with these ads? I personally cannot trigger an ad to show up for my sample queries, but maybe I am
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Rolls Out Social Search (Beta), WebmasterWorld
- Taking Front End SEO to the Next Level, Sphinn
- Ah... To go back to the days of blissful ignorance! :) (Not a question... A thank you)!, Google Webmaster Help
- Getting our International Sites Listed in Yahoo Directory, WebmasterWorld
- Goojje Launches In China, WebmasterWorld
- How Search Engines Find Your Content, Sphinn