Daily Search Forum Recap: March 15, 2010

Mar 15, 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:

  • 301 Redirects Do Not Pass Full PageRank & Link Value
    Eric Enge interviewed Matt Cutts of Google and uncovered a few interesting tidbits about Google, but the most significant piece of information was that 301 redirects do not fully pass the PageRank from the redirect. Let me quote you the interview from that piece: Eric Enge: Let’s say you move from one domain to another and you write yourself a nice little statement that basically instructs the search engine and, any user agent on how
  • Keyword Data in Google Webmaster Tools Goes Blank For Some
    Over the weekend there were several reports in the Google Webmaster Help forums that the data in the keywords reports within Google Webmaster Tools was empty. Here are some of those reports: Yesterday and for the last few months the Keywords section in google webmaster tools had keywords listed, now today it says "No Data Available". The GWT shows no keywords... any idea why? Google confirmed the bug in these threads. Googler Jonathan Simon said
  • Italy Goes After Google Over AdSense Payments
    Italy really doesn't like Google, first they send 3 Google executives to jail over a YouTube video being posted, without their knowledge and now they are going after Google for how they pay Italian AdSense publishers. A WebmasterWorld thread reports via an Italian paper: The antitrust authority is investigating Google Adsense policies regarding the payments made to the publishers and the lack of transparency in how they're calculated. After an initial review of Adsense Terms
  • Google Is Really Leaving China, Well 99.999% Chance
    In mid-January Google said they are leaving China after being part of a hack by the Chinese government. Since then, Google has been trying to work out details with the Chinese government to stay. Part of Google's requirements to stay was to stop or limit the censorship required there, but it appears that Google and China cannot see eye to eye. The Financial Times reported: Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of
  • Google's Real Time Results Too Spammy?
    Ever since Google began incorporating real time results in the form of Tweets and other real time sharing sites into their search results, it resulted in a new way for people to get their information out there, on the first page of Google. Let's forget for the minute that a study claimed the real time results are ignored and pretend people look at them. Do you think spammers are taking advantage of them and abusing
  • Google Polling AdSense Publishers on Showing Pharmacy Ads
    A WebmasterWorld thread has reports of Google sending AdSense publishers email, asking them the type of pharmacy ads they would be willing to show on their web sites. To take you back a bit, Google AdWords just began allowing certain types of pharmacy ads on their search network. The email to these publishers had a link to a form like questionnaire. The questions included: What types of pharmacy ads would you feel comfortable showing on
  • Pi Day Logo from Google, DogPile Does Day Light Savings Time
    Today is one of my favorite holidays, Pi Day. Yes, today is March (3), 14th and Pi is 3.1415926. This year, unlike last, Google has a logo. Here is the special Google Doodle for Pi Day: Bing, Yahoo, and the other search engines don't seem to have a logo for the day. We took the time to change our complete theme for the day, here is a picture: I should note, that although Google did

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