Daily Search Forum Recap: June 18, 2010

Jun 18, 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:

  • Hide Links From Google? Google Says No To SEO
    A Google Webmaster Help thread started by SEOmofo is clearly out to try to get a Googler riled up. He posted on the topic of hiding links from Google in order to get "an official answer" from Google and that is what he got. In fact, he even wrote a blog post Hey, Matt Cutts, I’m using JavaScript to hide links from Google, cool? Matt never replied, but JohnMu from Google replied in the Google
  • Google Says: We Are "The Biggest Kingmaker On This Earth"
    The Telegraph interviewed Google's Amit Singhal and Udi Manber about the Caffeine launch. In that interview, Amit Singhal, Google's head of core ranking, said something interesting. He said that Google is "the biggest kingmaker on this Earth." Kingmaker is a term used to describe someone or something that has great influence on a topic. For Google to describe themselves as "the biggest kingmaker" is an important point. I personally do not think Google said it
  • Google AdWords Testing Related Broad Matches AdWords Ads
    Yesterday I reported at Search Engine Land based on a discovery by James Carswell that Google was testing a new AdWords ad block in the Google search results. The new ad block was "related ads" that expanded on the searcher's search query and showed ads for a different keyword. Here is a picture of what the ad block looked like: Google confirmed yesterday that this is indeed a beta test. Google sent me this statement,
  • Search Spammers Targeting Google Images At Higher Rate?
    I am seeing sporadic but yet recent reports from WebmasterWorld and Google Webmaster Help with complaints about Google Image Search being spammed and taken advantage of. The complaints come in the form of spammers taking images owned by a particular webmaster and putting them on a third party web site. Then Google picks up the stolen images and ranks the stolen image about the original owners image in Google Image Search. This has always been
  • Testing Google AdSense on Mobile Sites?
    As more and more people are utilizing their mobile phones to access web content on a daily basis, more and more publishers are looking for ways to monetize that area better. A WebmasterWorld thread has several Google AdSense publishers discussing tactics, strategies and stories on what they did to help monetize their site's with Google AdSense mobile ads. Most of these publishers are sticking to monetizing for full-size mobile browsers, such as iPhones, Android devices,

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