Daily Search Forum Recap: November 3, 2010

Nov 3, 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 Webmaster Tools Says "You Have More Sites" To Add
    If you login to your Google Webmaster Tools account, you may be prompted to add more sites to your account. When I logged in this morning, I saw: You have more sites! You're also a verified owner of these sites. Would you like to add them to your Webmaster Tools account? This was followed by a list of domains and then two buttons: Add selected sitesAlways add Here is a picture: I should note that
  • Google Brings Back Call Tracking: AdWords Call Metrics
    In May 2009, Google discontinued their call tracking phone numbers, which was supposed to be used for Google Audio Ads, but often used by search AdWords advertisers instead. Now, Google is bringing them back and naming them "AdWords Call Metrics." Greg Sterling has a great write up on it, and he explains that although calls are free now, Google may begin to start charging for them, maybe as a CPC basis. Here is a picture
  • Google Adds Rich Snippets Support For E-Commerce Sites
    Rich Snippets must be working out for Google, they continue to expand the use of the feature. In short, rich snippets let webmasters markup their HTML and content to give Google a bit more meta data so Google can enhance the snippets to displayed in the Google search results. Google has now enabled rich snippets for shopping sites. Google said: In time for the holiday season, we now support rich snippets for shopping (e-commerce) sites!
  • More Publishers Seeing New Google AdSense Interface
    I'll be honest, I really thought virtually all Google AdSense publishers were part of the new AdSense interface, known as V3. They have been beta testing it for over a year now and I personally have been using it for a year or so now. A year of beta testing a beta? Yea, Google is known for keeping things in beta - but they do deliver the beta to everyone sooner than a year. Meaning,
  • Google Analytics Suffering Data Outage : November 2, 2010
    If you attempt to check your traffic today, November 3rd, for yesterday's data, November 2nd - you will be surprised to see that you have had no traffic to your site. There is a wide spread bug or delay in the Google Analytics reporting tool. There are dozens of reports of this bug at the Google Analytics Forum, and threads at WebmasterWorld and Google Blogoscoped Forums, amongst others. Here is a picture of my report

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