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:
- Top SEOs Analyze Glorified Scrapper Sites After May Day
WebmasterWorld's administrator, Tedster, posted a thread at WebmasterWorld that takes a deeper look at the May Day update by looking at sites that should be impacted by the update and were not. Tedster does something you rarely see at a WebmasterWorld thread and picks apart a specific site that is doing well. Then you have some really well-known and respected SEOs come in and discuss why those sites are doing well in the May Day
- Google Not Sending Referrer Data Again?
A new WebmasterWorld thread reports several webmasters complaining that Google is not sending referrer information for all clicks from a Google search engine. First reports came from WebmasterWorld yesterday, July 12th. The individual said: More and more visits from Google in my server log files are without exact referrer information, and have only "http://www.google.com", "http://www.google.com.au", etc. which doesn't allow to find out keyword and SERP page from which this visit was made. Several other webmasters
- Poll: How Important Is Traffic As A Link Buying Factor?
A WebmasterWorld thread asks the question on the most important factors when pricing out a link buy. The moderator of the forum, martinibuster, makes a clear point to say this is not about the ethics of buying links to influence your rankings but rather, if you did buy links, what factors are most important. Martinibuster, Roger Montti, brings up traffic metrics when determining the value of a link. He said he isn't a fan of
- Google Israel Wishes Naomi Shemer A Happy 80th Birthday
Google Israel has a beautiful logo up for the birthday of the late Naomi Shemer (× ×¢×ž×™ ×©×ž×¨â€Ž). Here is a picture of the Google Doodle: Clicking on the logo takes you to a search result for [× ×¢×ž×™ ×©×ž×¨] on Google Israel. Naomi was born on July 13, 1930 and died at the age of 73 on June 26, 2004. She was known as the "first lady of Israeli song," writing very popular Israeli songs. You
- Google Maps Reviews Removed? They'll Come Back
Dozens of businesses went to the Google forums to complain that their Google Maps reviews are missing. But a couple of days later, the reviews are now back. To some business owners, this can be really upsetting. For example, one said "Last week i had 25 reviews. 22 great and 3 bad. Where did they all go? It has taken 2 years to get them. Can i get them back?" There are dozens more like
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Facebook unveils child safety App, WebmasterWorld
- Google App Inventor for Android, WebmasterWorld
- Placing Adsense Below Post Title Without Violating TOS, WebmasterWorld