Daily Search Forum Recap: May 25, 2010

May 25, 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:

  • Something Is Up (Or Down) With Google's Search Algorithm
    It has been a really long time since covering SEO in the forums where I have seen so much stress and discussion amongst webmasters and SEOs about a possible change in the Google algorithm. We wrote about the Google May Day update twice, people suggesting this is a self improving algorithm that impacts the mid-long-tail keywords. But the discussion continues to go on at WebmasterWorld, already on it's 3rd thread on this single topic this
  • Google News Shows Publishers How To Optimize YouTube Videos
    Inbal from the Google News team posted a Google News Help thread linking to a blog post explaining how to optimize your YouTube videos to show up well in Google News. Here are the tips from the blog: 1. Timely uploads Videos should be uploaded as quickly as possible -- this will help them reach the news homepage faster and be grouped with the most recent articles. 2. One story per video Instead of having
  • Upcoming AdWords & AdSense Webinars
    There are two upcoming webinars on Google AdSense and AdWords. The AdSense seminar is tomorrow and is being discussed in the Google AdSense Help. The topic of this AdSense webinar is AdSense Top Tech Tips and is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 5:00pm GMT/ 9:00am PDT. The topics include: How to determine which ad variations perform best for youHow to use HTML/CCC to wrap text around ad unitsHow to ensure your best-performing ad units
  • Should Newspapers Sell SEO Services?
    Matt McGee at Search Engine Land reported that U.S. newspapers are now selling SEO services. Honestly, I am not surprised for a few reasons: (1) They are in the content business and most content businesses should know how valuable SEO is. (2) Newspapers sell ads, and many of them have sold text ads or been asked to. So they know something about SEO. (3) I would hope newspapers have in-house SEO teams they can put
  • Google AdSense Now Displaying Revenue Share in AdSense Console
    Yesterday, Google revealed the revenue share of their AdSense program. They said within the upcoming months they would be adding the revenue share figures to the AdSense console. But it is actually in there as of yesterday. AdSenseAdvisor, or Google's Rohit, said in a WebmasterWorld thread: The AdSense for Content and AdSense for search revenue numbers mentioned in today’s blogpost are now being displayed in the new AdSense interface (still in beta). These numbers will
  • Google Launches AdWords API Sandbox Account Viewer
    What if you had a way to visualize all the API calls you made during your development and integration with the Google AdWords API? Wouldn't that make coding and integrating your software with that API just a bit easier? As expected, Google announced a new tool to "visualize the effects of a request on your account and to retrieve information such as IDs that are needed when running examples." It is called the Sandbox Account

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