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:
- Some Clues On Making Unique Content From Google
I spotted an interesting thread at Google Webmaster Help where a manufacturer is upset that his vendors outrank him for his own products. The manufacturer provides an XML feed for their vendors and resellers to use and sell, but it is the same content the manufacturer uses on his own site. He asked what he can do to make sure Google knows that his site is the source of this content and thus rank higher
- GoogleBot Crawling From Different Locations At Same Time
The obsessed SEOs at WebmasterWorld have noticed that for the first time in watching how GoogleBot (Google's search crawler) spiders their sites, they are now crawling from a few different IP addresses at the same time. Long time WebmasterWorld members said this is the first time they have seen GoogleBot crawl their site at the same time from multiple IPs. Several have noticed GoogleBots crawling from three different IPs at the same time. One member
- Reporting Search Spam To Bing
Now that Bing owns about 30% of the U.S. market share by gobbling up Yahoo's search share, some people may want to know how to report search spam to Bing. Now, we know most SEOs won't report competitors to spam. The topic of spam reporting is nothing new: Reporting Spam: Is It EthicalHow Can I Report Spam to Google?Google Spam Reporting WorkingDoes Google Investigate Spam Reports?Quick Spam Reporting Tool That being said, if you wanted
- Google AdWords Issues: Invalid Clicks Bug, Billing Tab Inaccessible & Snapshot Date Off
There are several new known issues with the Google AdWords system. The issues are being worked on by Google and you should know that they will be taking care of them. (1) Invalid Clicks & Invalid Click Rate Wrong: Due to a technical issue, the Invalid Clicks column and the Invalid Click rate column from the campaigns management tab are showing 0 for all the campaigns in your account. Our engineers are working on resolving
- Google Places Image Upload Broken?
There are several users recently reporting that they are unable to upload photos to their business listing in Google Places. The reports come via the Google Places Help forum and there are dozens of complaints in the past week. The first recent complaint said: Image uploads are broken. I have tried valid JPG images both from the web and my computer and they all show up as broken links. Then we have several, "me too"
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Banned from Google places, will this affect my website?, Search Engine Watch Forums
- Google Movie?, DigitalPoint Forums
- Doodle Raksha Bandhan, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Ukraine, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Why 'Spam' is Everywhere & Why That Means Nothing!, Sphinn