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:
- Bing: "We Do Not Index 302 Redirected Pages"
A Bing Community thread has Bing's program manager, Brett Yount, saying that they do not index the destination pages of a 302 redirect. Let me quote you what he said: We do not index 302 redirected pages, so this is probably the main issue for not indexing your home page. The site in question here is www.kerala.travel. As you can see, as I write this post, the site is not indexed by Bing. Now, I
- Yahoo Says They Are Still In Search, Sure Thing!
Yahoo is trying to convince everyone that they are still a search company. Honestly, if you do not power your own search results, if you do not crawl the web and own the ranking algorithms, you are not in search. Ask.com is more in search than Yahoo, in my opinion. Well, let me step back just a second. When the Microsoft & Yahoo deal goes through, Yahoo will not power the search results on Yahoo
- Google Sends Valentine's Day Card to AdSense Publishers
Valentines Day is around the corner and some Google AdSense publishers are reporting at WebmasterWorld that they received a card from Google, wishing them a happy Valentine's Day. The card also includes a $100 promo code to use AdWords. The front of the card reads: Others will fill your heart this Valentine's Day When you open the card, it reads: We want to overload your servers. Because nothing says "I love you" like free traffic
- Bing Updates Webmaster FAQs Into 82 Questions
Microsoft's search engine, Bing, announced they have revised the Webmaster FAQs into a single 28 page PDF document. The document can be downloaded over here. It has 82 detailed questions and answers, organized into 12 categories. The questions and answers are ironically hyperlinked in the PDF document, but not available as a web page. I guess those Q&As won't be indexed too well by their own search engine (yes, search engines do crawl PDFs, but
- Google, The Internet Service Provider
Google announced they are going to try to become an ISP, a fast ISP, with gigabit fiber routing directly to your home. Greg Sterling has a lot of history on how and why this is happening. I was asked why this is happening by some real reporters and I will link to their story later, when it goes live. In short, it is about getting more people to click on more Google ads. We have
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Username Login Overload, Search Engine Watch Forums
- 30 Link Builders Discuss Backlink Analysis For Campaign Design – Part 1, Sphinn
- Anatomy of a Hands-on SEO Site Audit – Part 1, Sphinn
- Cms Forcing Site Name On All Pages, HighRankings Forums
- New! Safety Mode, YouTube Help
- PAYLOAD_STORE_UNAVAILABLE, AdWords API Forum