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:
- Poll: SEO Certification & Standards Needed?
Sphinn has an excellent discussion taking place on if the SEO industry needs certifications and standards. To be honest, there are various certification programs out there. None of them are backed by a centralized non-profit agency such as SEMPO.
- SSL Validity A Factor In Google's Ranking Algorithm?
On April Fools Day, of all days, Google announced their efforts in improving SSL certificate security. Part of this announcement confirmed that during Google's web crawl...
- Google AdWords Position Preference Going Away
Google announced that the position preference bidding option, which has been around since 2006, is being retired...
- Building Links For Seasonal Web Sites
There are some products that are sold seasonally, some even for a very short period of time. People who sell snow shovels normally sell it only for a few months. People who sell school supplies normally see spikes just before the schools open...
- Some Google AdWords Advertisers Can't Go Home
If you have a Google AdWords MCC (My Client Center) account you may be having difficulty heading home. If you are within a client and you are wanting to go to the home page view of that client, clicking "home" will take you back to the MCC home page...
- Google Voice Clapham Colossus Ad
@JCDecaux_UK tweeted about a new ad placed in the UK by Google for Google Voice. The ad is on the Clapham Colossus, which I guess is this well known railway ad spot. I believe it was done by the...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- How to Pick a SEM/SEO company using Linkedin & Twitter, Sphinn
- Whitehat SEO Is a Joke, Sphinn
- Yahoo Unhappy With Court Ruling Requiring It To Remove Links, WebmasterWorld
- "Restricted to root level domains" error on a root level .NET.AR domain, Google Webmaster Help
- Updates on the Best Practices Week, Google AdWords Help