Daily Search Forum Recap: September 20, 2010

Sep 20, 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:

  • More Excellent Article Pagination Techniques
    About a month ago, I wrote on a topic that was well received by the SEO industry. The topic was named Google Responds To Detailed Questions On Pagination SEO Issues. It really is one of those outstanding old-school SEO discussions that get down and dirty into the details of URL structure and navigation when focusing on best-practices for users and keeping search engines happy. This weekend, Tedster, WebmasterWorld's administrator, posted an outstanding related topic at
  • Yahoo's Approach To Search Similar To The Failed Ask.com
    I hate writing about Yahoo because I still feel they ripped a good thing apart. It reminds me of Ask.com's missteps and no one would argue with me now, not even those at Ask.com when the switch happened, that Ask.com's strategy worked. So now when I see Yahoo taking similar steps, I just get so upset. So now Yahoo announced their future plans, including the plans for the new Yahoo search experience. They said: With
  • Google Inviting Publishers To An "AdSense Phone Consultation"
    Some publishers are reporting at a WebmasterWorld thread that Google is asking them to participate in an AdSense phone consultation. The publishers are saying that when they log into their AdSense account, they see a message that reads: You're invited to an AdSense Phone Consultation I can tell you I had personal calls with Google about AdSense optimization. Mine didn't lead anywhere yet, but that is my fault, not theirs. It was not requested via
  • Google AdWords Ads Now Wrapping
    Honestly, I don't pay too much attention to the fine details of the search results page. I should, but I am not that kind of person. In any event, a couple people posted in a Search Engine Watch Forums that Google is now allowing AdWords ads to wrap. Supposedly, before Google Instant launched the AdWords ads did not wrap and now they do. Here is a video demo of it wrapping: And here is a
  • Cuil, Google Just Lost Another Competitor
    Remember Cuil? Yea, the Google competitor. Well, if you do remember them you are cool, if not - no worries, they are offline and you didn't miss much. TechCrunch broke the story that Cuil went offline and later noted it had to do with a failed acquisition. New sources tells us that Cuil was in the final stages of an acquisition as of last Wednesday, and everything was in place except the final signatures. Then

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