Daily Search Forum Recap: August 18, 2010

Aug 18, 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:

  • Yahoo Site Explorer Migrating Into Bing Webmaster Tools & More
    As you know by now, Yahoo promised to complete the transition to being fully powered by Bing in the U.S. and Canada within a week of time. But what does that mean for the beloved Yahoo Site Explorer or BOSS or Search Monkey? Site Explorer will stick around until all of the migration is complete. But when the Bing transition in the U.S. and Canada are complete, within a week or so, Yahoo hopes to
  • Bing To Power Yahoo Within The Week
    Yahoo announced that Bing will be powering Yahoo Search on the organic side later this week. Right now and for the past month, Yahoo has been testing Bing powered search results on Yahoo. Yahoo said, the full transition is happening later this week and they will let us know when it is complete. You will also know the transition is complete when you see the "Powered by Bing" logo on the bottom of the Yahoo
  • What If You Link To A Site Banned In Google?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster who is a bit nervous after finding out a site he links to is banned in Google. He said it is a popular site, the site was banned approximately 3-months ago and he is linking to it. He asked, should he be worried about his rankings being downgraded for linking to a banned site? In his case, it has only been a few months and I doubt Google would
  • comScore July 2010 Search Ranking Share Report
    comScore released their July 2010 search market share report, showing Yahoo climbing to 17% share, Google still around 65% and Bing at 11%. Here is the chart, using their new explicit search measuring technique. The folks at WebmasterWorld, at least these days, are very pro Bing and anti-Google. So they are happy to see Google take a slight drop and Yahoo increase. well I tell everyone to use Bing as SE if they dont want
  • Do Keyword Rich Domain Names Have a Search Ranking Edge?
    We have been writing about keywords in the domain name for ages now. In fact, Matt Cutts said keywords in URLs do help on some level. A poll we held a while back had 75% of SEOs feel Google loves keywords in the URL. But in 2010, is Google still in love with keyword rich domains? A WebmasterWorldthread has some people saying yes and others saying it depends. One said, "It seems to me, SEO-wise,

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