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:
- Yahoo Search Update: April 2010, Really?
Yesterday, Yahoo announced that they are doing a search index and algorithm update. They said, like they do almost every month: The Yahoo! Search engineering teams are rolling out updates to crawling, indexing, and ranking algorithms. Similar to previous updates, you may notice some ranking changes and page shuffling during the process, which we expect to complete over the next few days. But like last month, no one really noticed anything when the announcement went
- Not Only Are 410 Response Codes More Permanent, They Are Faster
Googler, JohnMu, said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that 410 status codes "generally" work faster in getting your content out of Google than a 404 status code. Now, we knew using 410's are more permanent but we did not know it would result in removing content from Google faster until now. Google's JohnMu said: A 410 will generally result in us removing a URL faster from the index. He does add that although 410s
- Google's Doodle For Queensday Amsterdam 2010
Today is Queensday in Amsterdam, it is also known as Koninginnedag. Queensday is a national holiday in the Netherlands. It is to celebrate the birthday of Queen Juliana, which was actually tomorrow - but celebrated today. The celebration normally starts at night, at 7 p.m and goes into the late hours of the night. Here is the special Google Doodle for the event: You can see the Doodle today on Google Nederland. Forum discussion at
- Future of Google AdSense From a Publisher's Perspective
A WebmasterWorld thread has publishers talking about what they see the future of the Google AdSense program is. Some are talking about how earnings will continue to decline as the program matures. While others say it will increase as the economy recovers. How about any danger to Google? One publisher said: The only danger to AdSense is if advertisers discover a better advertising model. Publishers here are not really talking about features expected in the
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