Daily Search Forum Recap: July 26, 2010

Jul 26, 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:

  • Matt Cutts On Hacked Site & Hand Editing Search Results
    Google's Matt Cutts spoke at a SEO conference in Belgium named Search University II. He spoke for about twenty minutes about a lot of SEO topics. The specific topic he put more stress on was about hacked sites - which is a big concern out there. I'll post the video below for all to watch. I spotted three relevant threads over the weekend, so I thought I discuss them all in this single post. A
  • Should Google AdSense Do Away With Pub IDs? Go Allowed Sites Only?
    A featured WebmasterWorld thread is titled "Shocked to See Many Sites Using My Adsense Code." It is a common story, you have a popular site with Google AdSense ads on them. There are many people out there that copy your site and put it on their own spammy sites. They not only copy your content, but copy your AdSense code. Great! You get money for people stealing your content! Not so fast! Yes, you may
  • Google Webmaster Tools Query Report Relates To AdWords Exact Match Tool
    One of the more typical questions you find in the Google Webmaster Help forums is why do not search query reports in Google Webmaster Tools look wrong. In one explanation from a Googler, he explains how the numbers actually work. Google employee, Asaph Zemach, said in the thread: The keywords you see in webmaster tools "Search Queries" feature correspond to the AdWords tools when you set your matching mode to "[exact]" (use the box at
  • How To Hide News Sources in Google News
    As many of you know, Google recently redesign Google News and yea, made several tweaks after the never ending user complaints. Still people hate it but one of the biggest issues prior to the redesign was not being able to block sites you don't want to show up on Google News. Most of those complaints come from people who either hate conservative angled news sources or hate liberal news sources. Last December we wrote a
  • Yahoo Celebrated 20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
    Yahoo has one upped Google today, with a special logo for the 20th anniversary or birthday of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The act was set up on July 26, 1990 by the 101st United States Congress. You can learn more about this law at Wikipedia. Google has no mention of the important day on Google.com, but Yahoo does. Here is Yahoo's animated logo: Here is a static version of the logo: The logo links

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