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 Content Keywords In Webmaster Tools Doesn't Represent Relevancy
You learn something new every day, don't you? A Google Webmaster Help thread has Googler, John Mueller saying that the Content Keywords report within Google Webmaster Tools does not represent how Google understand the relevancy of your web site.
- Cutts Not Just Google's Spam Finder But A Hall Of Famer
The Kentucky Kernel reports (as I covered at Search Engine Land) that Matt Cutts was inducted into University of KentuckyÃ¢s Arts and Sciences Hall Of Fame. Matt flew from his grandfather's funeral (condolences) to PubCon to talk to Kentucky to accept this award all in the same week...
- Poll: Is Ask.com Using Google AdWords For Arbitrage Purposes?
A reader sent me a complaint about Ask.com using Google AdWords to send themselves traffic to their search engine, which just leads to a page of search results and additional ads. Now, the Ask.com page does have some licenses content as well...
- Google To Switch AdWords Users To "Optimize For Conversions"
Google announced they are changing most AdWords customers from their default ad rotation settings to the "optimize for conversions." So if you have campaigns running under "optimize for clicks" those may be changed to the "optimize for conversions" setting...
- Speak At SMX Israel 2013 This January
SMX Israel is a couple months away and we have just posted the agenda on the web site. I am now asking for potential speakers to submit pitched both based on the agenda and on new topics they think might blow my mind. If the topic is good enough...
- Vote Google Chrome
With all the political campaigning going on, it can make you sick. Googler, Greg Simon, created a funny political sign for Google Chrome. Matt Cutts of Google shared it on Google+ for all to see.
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