Daily Search Forum Recap: March 24, 2010

Mar 24, 2010 - 8:10 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:

  • Check Keywords That Assist Conversions With Google AdWords Search Funnels
    Yesterday I wrote about Google's new AdWords Search Funnels, a new reporting section in AdWords that helps advertisers know about the keywords that get no credit for conversions, until now that is. For example, let's say I have someone search for camera and they end up on my site, then do some research, and then discuss the research with their spouse that night. The next day, they come back searching for a specific model number,
  • Poll: How Do You Check Pages Indexed By Google?
    Many SEOs determine the health of a site in Google by the saturation of the number of pages Google has indexed. They basically want to know how many pages of their site Google has in their index. So if I have a site with 1,000 pages are a 100% of them indexed by Google? The way SEOs go about it differ. Back in the day, most SEOs used a site command. For example, they would
  • Sphinn Drops Membership & Adds Twitter/Facebook Buttons
    Matt McGee, Sphinn's editor, announced they have made some changes to Sphinn, the SEM's Digg. The biggest change that probably impacts the least amount of people, but impacts the most active user base is that they are dropping the membership feature. In the past, you could pay to gain access to a private membership section and have a special icon near your name to show you are a special member. That has been removed because
  • AdWords API v13 Sunsetting in 28 Days!
    I keep issuing reminders because for those of you who depend on the Google AdWords API, you must now update your code to support v200909 of the AdWords API. AdWords version 13 is sunsetting on April 22nd. Here is a little countdown widget: if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('5f1ec663-55b9-462a-806f-35cf2f775661'); Jason Shafton, Product Marketing Manager from the Google AdWords API team said in a Google AdWords API Help thread: Attention AdWords API developers: you now have just 30 days
  • Google UK Doodle For Akira Kurosawa & Google Israel Logo For Israeli Educational Television
    Yesterday, Google had a Doodle or logo up on Google.co.uk and some other international properties (not Google.com) for the 100th birthday of Akira Kurosawa. Wikipedia says he "was a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. In a career that spanned 57 years, Kurosawa directed 30 films. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential of all filmmakers. In 1989, he was awarded the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement "for cinematic

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