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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: August 13, 2010
This week's search video recap is quicker then the past. I announced a conference I am personally running in Israel, SphinnCon Israel - please attend, if not, you better sponsor! Google has an issue sourcing the original content, since MayDay. Google added a video sitemap error report to the labs section of Google Webmaster Tools. Google promised to update certain AdSense unit's design. There is a myth that only one link counts on a page.
- Can One Solid Link Boost Your Search Rankings?
A WebmasterWorld thread has one person claiming he received a PageRank 7 link from the almighty Apple.com web site. After about a week, his ranking has not moved. He asked: I'm not seeing anything measurable from Goog. How long might it take to even see a 10% boost? The person did say he has a nice traffic boost from the link, but no ranking boost. Why not? Could be a bunch of reasons: (1) Google
- FTP Data Feed Uploads To Google Merchant Center Broken
Those of you who submit data feeds to the Google Merchant Center via manual FTP are out of luck, at least for the time being. A Google Merchant Center Help thread has confirmed reports that the FTP method of uploading data feeds is currently broken. Roger from the Google Merchant Center team said: We are currently experiencing processing issues with data feeds uploaded via FTP. We are investigating this issue. In the meantime, if your
- Google Maps Dead Girl Becomes A Living Star
Death can be a fun topic, especially when the person really isn't dead. The Daily Mail reported that the dead girl on Google Maps everyone is buzzing about is really not dead, she was just playing. You can see the dead girl on Google Maps at http://goo.gl/maps/Zwhz and here is a screen grab: She isn't dead, she is a ten-year old girl from the UK named Azura Beebeejaun. The Google Maps dead girl is now
- Allow Or Disallow Image Hot Linking? That Is The Question
The practice of hot linking is when you source an image form a third-party web site, on your own. Meaning, you don't even bother grabbing the image off the third-party web site and placing it on your server, instead, you just call the image, in real-time, off the third-party server. In many cases, this is normal. For example, I host most of our images shown on this site on Flickr. I pay Flickr a fee
- Are Your Earning More Per AdSense Click on The Weekends?
A WebmasterWorld thread has several Google AdSense publishers claiming their earnings per click and per impression are higher on the weekends when compared to the weekdays. People are reporting eCPMs up by 20 to 30% on the weekends, when compared to the weekdays. Have you noticed the same? Take our poll: Google AdSense eCPMs Are Higher OnMarket Research Logic implies that advertisers are willing to pay more on the weekends for a click. Yes, this
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 3 Misunderstood SEO Best Practices, Sphinn
- An In-Depth Look at Search Auto-Suggestions, Sphinn
- Domain Name Added to Title in Google Search Results, WebmasterWorld
- Google cracks Rubik's Cube enigma, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google To Acquire Jambool For $70 Million, WebmasterWorld
- Has Bing's $100 Million Advertising campaign been worth it?, Sphinn
- Oracle Files Lawsuit Against Google Over Android, WebmasterWorld
- What Exactly Is the Keyword They Bid On?, WebmasterWorld