Daily Search Forum Recap: July 9, 2010

Jul 9, 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:

  • Google Bans AdWords Help For Cloaking, Making It Hard To Help Advertisers
    On July 1st Vanessa Fox and the team at Search Engine Land broke a story that Google was cloaking AdWords help page and ultimately had to ban the AdWords Help area from coming up in Google's search results. It turned out to be all the help pages cloaking, so Danny Sullivan asked why didn't Google ban all the Google help areas. I won't get into why Google didn't, Google commented on Danny's post. Personally, I
  • 3 Months Later, Google AdSense Publisher Still Hacked & Out Tens Of Thousands
    Two months ago, we reported AdSense Account Hacked, Google Sends ~$25,000 Payment To India. In short, an AdSense publishers account was hacked into, the password and email address on file were changed and the bank account information was also changed. The losses are in the tens of thousands of dollars for this publisher. Soon after we wrote about it, Google's official AdSense representative replied to the publisher at WebmasterWorld, "we've reached out to Eurydice via
  • Google's Deceptive Search Box Tricks China Into Renewing License
    Okay, maybe my title is a bit strong, but there is some truth to it. As I blogged at Search Engine Land this morning, Google announced China renewed their license to operate in the country. Long story short... Google earned a license to operate in China in 2007 on the condition they would censor the search results. Fast forward to 2009, Google was part of a Chinese government hack, which compromised Google's security, got Google
  • iPad Users Can't Manage Their Google AdWords Accounts
    Those of you who have migrated off their desktops or laptops and onto an Apple iPad, like Michael Gray, may be out of luck when it comes to managing their Google AdWord account. If you try to login to your Google AdWords MCC account, the iPad Safari web browser will kick you out. I personally tried it myself and was kicked out from the MCC dashboard page. A Google AdWords Help thread has several advertisers
  • Changing Old Code To CSS Killed One Webmaster's Google Rankings
    A featured WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster who said his 13 year old well ranking web site was updated to use the latest CSS and coding techniques. The page content, titles, meta information was not touched, only the way the page renders, by using the latest CSS techniques to reduce page load time and page redenering. He said, immediately after the site went live, his rankings for keywords he ranked well for since the site

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