Daily Search Forum Recap: October 21, 2010

Oct 21, 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 Google May Day Theories, Five Months Later
    It is over five months since the Google May Day update docked and we still have many SEOs and webmasters talking about it. The last time we covered it was at the end of September, under the May Day Monster. I wanted to point you back to that thread, where we have a long time contributor to this site (in the form of many many comments). Michael Martinez added what he has seen over the
  • Why Don't Google Webmaster Tools & Google Analytics Match Up?
    A common question I see asked in the SEO/SEM forums is why don't the analytics in Google Webmaster Tools, where it says click throughs and the metrics in terms of traffic to your site in Google Analytics match up with each other? It is so common that Google's Matt Cutts offered a few reasons in a recent video: In short: (1) Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics are independent tools and all independent tools are
  • Canceling A Google Reconsideration Request
    A Google Webmaster Help thread asks a question I honestly never thought of before. Why isn't there a way to cancel a reconsideration request in Google Webmaster Tools? The webmaster said he submitted a reconsideration request but did it for the wrong reason. He said, "I'd like to cancel that reconsideration. Searching the forums I found "Don't worry about it". That's not quite what i wanted to hear about this." Why would you want to
  • Dizzy Gillespie Google Logo
    Today is Dizzy Gillespie's 93rd birthday. He passed on January 6, 1993 but he was a legendary Jazz musician. His name was John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. Here is a picture of the Dizzy Gillespie Google logo: Personally, I dislike Jazz music, but honestly, who cares what I like or dislike. This man is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time and deserves kudos for that. The logo is, from what I can see,
  • Massive Link Drops in Yahoo Site Explorer: Yahoo Working With Microsoft To Fix
    There are reports at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums that Yahoo Site Explorer has lost a huge chunk of the links reported in the tool. Honestly, I am not sure why people are surprised. Yahoo no longer runs their own index and the links would be dropping out sooner than later. Yes, Yahoo told us the data will be migrating from Bing Webmaster Tools but it hasn't. As Yahoo's search index becomes stale, so does Site

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