Daily Search Forum Recap: August 6, 2010

Aug 6, 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:

  • Since MayDay/Caffeine is PageRank Being More Diluted When 301 Redirected?
    In March, we learned that there is some dilution of PageRank when 301ed from another URL. That means, if I have PageRank on example.com/page1.html and I redirect that page to example.com/page2.html, most but not all of the PageRank from example.com/page1.html will pass to example.com/page2.html. This was contrary to what most people felt was really happening. Most people felt that 100% of the PageRank would ultimately pass form one URL to the next if a 301
  • Word "Google" In Google Places Submission Put You In A Manual Review
    I often see people complaining that it takes too long for their Google Places verified listing to show up or be approved on Google Maps. In some cases, Google will place certain submissions into a holding pattern so a Googler can manually review. I believe one of those areas is the category of locksmith. For some reason, locksmiths try to abuse Google Maps. Today, I learned a new, but in hindsight, obvious reason to be
  • Google Doesn't Use Alexa Data For Sitelinks or PageRank
    I spotted a funny but yet basic SEO concept in a Google Webmaster Help thread. One webmaster asked, and I quote: It true that Get sitelinks from Google is directly related to traffic of alexa.com The first flag that this is a poor question is that I had to edit several typos in the question itself. The second flag is that a Googler comes in and gives a straight forward answer, as opposed to tip-toeing
  • Can't Update Your Google Places Business Info Using Internet Explorer
    If you try to update your Google Places (business listing) listing on Google Maps using Internet Explorer, you may run into an issue. A Google Places Help thread has confirmed reports of an issue that prevents certain versions of Internet Explorer from updating their business listings in Google Places. The first report came three days ago, and Joel from Google confirmed the bug saying: Thanks for letting us know. This issue may be unique to
  • New Google AdWords Advertisers Can't Use Direct Debit Option
    Those of you signing up for Google AdWords for the first time, or setting up a brand new account, can not currently use Direct Debit option for payment. A Google AdWords Help thread has Googler, Bindu confirming this as a known issue. Bindu said it won't be fixed for a few weeks: We are aware that currently new advertisers signing-up for AdWords are unable to choose Direct Debit as a form of payment. Please note

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