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:
- YouTube Update: Bulk Uploader Discontinued & Misc Bugs
There are several new things going on with YouTube and since I am a big time YouTube director (kidding), they interest me. (1) The YouTube Bulk Uploader tool will be taken down shortly. Liz from the YouTube team explained that Google is improving their normal updated to support Google Gears. She said: In order to consolidate engineering efforts, the team has decided to retire the bulk-uploader and concentrate on improving the regular uploader moving forward.
- DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) To Replace Google Ad Manager
Google announced a new product named DoubleClick for Publishers. In short, this is ultimately going to replace Google Ad Manager, a product we use here to manage and deliver our ads. More tools is nice - but we will see when I get migrated over to it, how smooth that is and how much I, the publisher, benefits from it. This is from the announcement: DFP comes in two flavors, tailored for different publishers' needs:
- SMX West 2010 Live Blog Coverage Schedule
SMX West 2010 is next week, March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to be exact. We are thrilled to be able to bring the event to you, even if you cannot make it, through our live blogging coverage. I personally will be in Israel during SMX West, so this live blogging coverage will help me stay on top of what I will be missing. I am sad I won't be there, but I am hosting a
- Defending Against Proxy Hijacks
We haven't covered the proxy hijacks issue in a while, but a new WebmasterWorld thread has brought it back to life. The individual said his web site suffered a hijack in Google: Iv just notice that a russian website has Proxy Hijacked our website and got it indexed in G results.. We have noticed a steady decline in our SERP positions since end of Jan. I found the copy site by doing a "quote" search
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- SMS Verification Required for Access to Google Account, WebmasterWorld
- Google Adding Keywords To My Campaign, HighRankings Forums
- Interview with Link Building Expert Arnie Kuenn, Sphinn
- Spammy Links To My Site, Cre8asite Forums