Daily Search Forum Recap: August 3, 2010

Aug 3, 2010 - 4:00 pm 2 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:

  • August 2010 Google Webmaster Report
    It is that time of the month, where we give you an update on what is going on with Google in terms of SEO related updates. The last update was in July 2010 and here is our August report. This post is always based off of a WebmasterWorld thread. This time, Tedster, the WebmasterWorld administrator, has made my life easy by summarizing the most significant discussions in the Google forum. He said there is more
  • Bing Shopping Now Free & Forums Open Up
    Brian Smith was the first that I know of to report that Bing Shopping is now free for merchants to sign up with and list their products. Brian Smith runs SingleFeed, a shopping search engine merchant feed service, that does what the name promises. As I mentioned in my Search Engine Land piece, Bing Shopping was fee based and they changed the page to say it was free. There is also a PDF with more
  • Linking To Internal 404 Pages Can Cause Search Ranking Harm
    An excellent WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster who noticed he was accidentally linking to thousands of 404ed internal pages. He believes due to that issue, his site's rankings have degraded in Google. To me, it doesn't sound far-fetched. I wouldn't call this a penalty, but rather a major internal linking issue. Internal linking is important for many reasons, two of which include giving search engines a way to discover your content and showing them what
  • Sphinn Threads Make Their Way on Search Engine Land
    If you visit Search Engine Land and scroll down and look on the right hand side, you will see a box named "Hot At Sphinn." Yep, Search Engine Land's social sharing site, Sphinn, now has more of a presence on the Search Engine Land site. Not only that, but weekly, there will be a Hot on Sphinn post on Search Engine Land promoting the best posts on Sphinn. Matt McGee announced this on the Sphinn

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