Daily Search Forum Recap: July 20, 2010

Jul 20, 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:

  • Searchers Seeing Bing Powered Yahoo Results
    Yahoo said they will be testing Bing powered search results this month. Since then, I haven't really seen anyone say they see it. How will you know if you are in a test group that is seeing the Bing powered Yahoo search results? Simple. The organic results should match Bing exactly. Now, a senior member at WebmasterWorld said he saw the exact same results on Yahoo that he sees on Bing. He then eventually cleared
  • Today Is Moon Day, Google's Nam June Paik & Columbia Logos
    Today is Moon Day, it was celebrated widely last year by the search engines because last year was the 40th anniversary. This year, it pretty much has gone unnoticed or unrecognized by the search engines. We have a logo today: Google had a logo yesterday on Google Korea for Nam June Paik. He is considered the "first video artist." Check out this awesome doodle: Finally, Columbia has a logo for the Doodle for Google competition
  • 50% Of SEOs Use Nofollows Internally & 50% Don't
    Despite the advice of Google's Matt Cutts, SEOs are continuing to use the nofollow attribute for internal linking. A few weeks ago, Matt advised against using the nofollow for internal linkage and PageRank sculpting. We decided to run a poll asking SEOs if they agree with it. Believe it or not, many SEOs don't believe Matt and do things despite his advice. The results are in and with 176 responses, 88 of them said one
  • Do Links Every Really Disappear?
    Tedster at WebmasterWorld asks an excellent question. In short, he wants to know if links ever truly disappear from Google's link graph. Let me quote him: We've all seen URLs "fall out" of the index at times. But does Google still use those URLs as part of their web graph when they iterate link juice? Or is their web graph confined only to those URLs that can be retrieved as search results? I'm sure that
  • Mom & Google Save The Day: Finds Lost Keys
    I spotted a cute story by a mom based in St. Louis where she saved the day by using Google. In short, one of her daughter's friends lost their car keys in Chicago. She figured, let me do a search in Google and see what I can come up with. She searched for [Brandon Spells wallet] and spotted a Craigslist post with her daughter's friends keys. I kid you not. The search result: The Craigslist
  • How Much Of Your SEO Consulting Is Billable?
    A thread at HighRankings Forum asks members, how much of their time is billable. Some may work 10 hours per day and some may work 2 hours per day, of the time you work, how much of it is billable? The person asked: If you spend 50 hours/week doing SEO consulting, how much of that time do you get paid for @ your regular fee? just head this question in my mind again after someone
  • SEOs Split On Buying Links From Brokers
    Two weeks ago, we ran a poll asking if you would buy a text link from Text Link Ads or another link broker. We have well over 300 responses and I wanted to share the results. The bottom line is that SEOs can't agree on if you should or shouldn't. 48% said they would buy a text ad from a broker to benefit their own sites.45% said they would not buy a text ad from

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