Daily Search Forum Recap: February 4, 2010

Feb 4, 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:

  • Linking To Your Home Page With Anchor Text You Want to Rank For
    A WebmasterWorld thread has a new conversation on an old topic. The topic is to link to your home page, off your home page, using keyword rich anchor text that you want to rank for. The example given by one member is: So I put up a paragraph on the homepage talking about say 'red widgets in oklahoma'. Then I link those words (red widgets in oklahoma) right back to the homepage. In other words,
  • Google Sending Emails Notifications to Publishers Regarding Payments
    A WebmasterWorld thread reports that many publishers have received an email recently from Google notifying them that they have been paid. Some, initially, felt the email was spam or a phishing attempt, but after closer review, the emails do appear to be coming from Google. I personally did not receive such an email. Some reported the email being sent to their junk filter. Some reported not receiving it at all, like me. Some felt it
  • Google Maps Accidentally Removes Send to Garmin GPS Feature
    A Google Maps Help thread reports that Google accidentally removed the send feature to Garmin GPS. Here is an old video that shows how that worked: The bug was first reported on January 31st and a Googler replied a day or so ago, saying: I wanted to let you all know that the Maps team is aware of this issue and is working to fix the feature soon. I know this is an important feature
  • YouTube Video Uploading Delay
    Yesterday, there were several reports on YouTube Help forums that uploading videos to YouTube would have a delay. Liz from YouTube support posted a notification about the issue. She said: We're seeing many of you reporting that you're having trouble with uploads- your uploads are not processing completely and are getting stuck before going to live. Our team is aware of the issue and has a fix in the works. Uploads should return to normal
  • Google AdSense Blogger Reporting Bug
    A Google AdSense Help thread has confirmed reports of Google AdSense reports not showing earning values. It was reported several times in the forum, but a top contributor confirmed the issue on January 26th. Many publishers using Blogger have been reporting that their earnings are not displayed under the Monetise tab. If you have this problem, please post here, so that the scale of the problem can be gauged, and avoid duplicate questions and answers.

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