Daily Search Forum Recap: October 27, 2010

Oct 27, 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:

  • Google Ranking Update or May Day Impacting More Sites?
    There are three threads at WebmasterWorld and dozens at Google Webmaster Help in the past week or so, all discussing ranking changes at Google and sites that were doing well in Google, no longer doing well. To me, it sounds like an algorithm update. The only issue, it isn't being discussed as 'loudly' as some past Google algorithm updates. So what is going on? Why am I seeing people saying both really bad things and
  • What Is Google's "Webmaster Happiness Metric"
    As many of you know, this site lives off of watching and reporting on the various SEO/SEM forums on the web. Much of that has watching has, over the years, been on the Google owned and operated forums. In the old days, Google didn't have webmaster communication forums, now they do and a lot of what we cover these days is from there. As Google's forums grow, Google wants to measure the effectiveness of the
  • SEOs: Do You Do Link Building At All?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion on link building. The discussion is around, do you do it or not. The thread has several SEOs that I respect saying they haven't asked (or bought) a link in a really long time. Personally, I never ask for links. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I asked someone to link to me. The thread may be skewed a bit. So I wanted all you SEOs out there to
  • How Does Google's Predictive Traffic Maps Work?
    We know how Google Maps plots much of the real time traffic. In short, they watch people via their mobile phones and see how fast they are driving in real time. But how do they go about the predictive traffic? If you click on the "Traffic" button and then select "change" from the real time and select the "traffic at time and day" you will be able to have Google predict traffic conditions on a
  • Optimizing Your Site For TV & Not Creating Duplicate Content
    Although we have no need to be afraid of duplicate content, there is no doubt we are still afraid of it. But what SEOs are best at, outside of link building, is making sure a site, especially large dynamic ones, don't have major duplicate content issues and they feed the appropriate pages to the search engines at all times. So when Google launched their Google TV and asked webmasters to optimize their sites for TV
  • Live Blog Coverage Of BlueGlass Florida November 2nd & 3rd
    I will be live blogging the small but informative BlueGlass two-day conference this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2nd and 3rd. I do not need to post a schedule, because it is clear, there is only one session going on per time slot. You can review the agenda and see what I may be covering. I won't cover all the sessions, but I will likely cover most. There is a really nice collection of speakers

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