Daily Search Forum Recap: August 17, 2010

Aug 17, 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:

  • Poll: Do You NoFollow Your External Links?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster saying that he is on the verge of just setting up all his external links on his sites to be nofollowed by default. He said he was checking his linkage data and noticed that a "huge percentage" of those linking to him all use nofollow on those links. He said, if everyone else is doing it, why not do it himself. So he is considering switching all his external
  • Can You Hurt Your Rankings By Using Too Many Internal Links?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one SEO/Webmaster claiming his ranking for his primary keywords died after using too many internal links in an effort to boost those keyword rankings. In short, he noticed he was ranking semi-well for a number of keywords. To boost that ranking a bit, he decided to add a blogroll like navigation to his site and place those keywords in anchor text to the internal destination pages. He said, it backfired and
  • Google Images Serves Up One Image For Limited Time
    When Brian asked me yesterday why Google Images was only serving up one image for a search query, I brushed him off. I thought maybe it was a network administration issue but I was wrong. Brian was one of many having an issue loading up Google Image search results last night. loupiote reported the issue at Google Web Search Help and said
  • Google Maps JavaScript API V2 Bugs Out This Morning
    I saw a rush of Google Maps Help threads with major complaints about Google Maps taking down the internet. I should note that this is now resolved and was only an issue for about an hour, as far as I can tell. It seems like the Google Maps JavaScript API V2 code was not working properly. The issue caused sites using this code to generate errors of all kinds. I suspect many sites use this

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