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's Site Performance Shows For Some Blocked Pages
A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster asking why Google's Site Performance reports in Google Webmaster Tools are showing pages he blocked using the robots.txt. The reason is pretty simple. A GoogleBot is not used to calculate the speed of a page...
- Google PageRank Becoming Non Exclusive, At Least The Original Patent Document
If you look at Google's 10-K 2009 filing on Page 15, you will see a statement about when Google's original PageRank patent expires. It reads: The first version of the PageRank technology was created while Larry and Sergey attended Stanford University...
- Google AdSense Publisher Gets Greedy, Then Banned & Then Complains
I see it all the time, complaints from Google AdSense publishers that they were banned from Google AdSense unfairly. But one story is making its rounds on Twitter and through the blogosphere...
- Use Blekko To Find Your Competitors Sites Via AdSense Pub ID
Most Webmasters and Google AdSense publishers know that the AdSense code you place on your site includes your unique AdSense publisher ID...
- Google AdWords Agency Support Changes Now In Place
As many of you know, Google is making significant changes to their AdWords agency support model starting January 1st. In fact...
- SEO Events Help Seal The Legitimacy Of The Industry
There is a lot of talk in general about the value of attending, speaking and exhibiting at industry conferences. I spotted a SEO Forums Israel thread by way of Google search and used Google Translate to aid me in translating the Hebrew to English...
- Google Korea's Yoon 윤동주 (Yun Dong-ju) Logo
Google Korea has a special logo (doodle) for Yun Dong-ju, aka Yoon 윤동주. He was born on December 30, 1917 and was a Korean poet active during the period of Japanese rule. Known for his writing.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Adult-enable account, Microsoft Advertising Community
- Doodle Yoon, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google, UN and others to watch Sudan with satellites, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- WMT source domain count dropped... is an update round the corner?, WebmasterWorld
- .govt.nz site - Preferred domain can't be changed - Restricted to root level domains only, Google Webmaster Help
- Breaking Down the Mormon SEO Strategy, Sphinn
- How do I edit options on Search Tools side bar? E.g. Replace 'Blogs' with 'Scholar' etc.?, Google Web Search Help
- My crawl stats in webmaster tool show no crawling after changing the preferred domain to www version, Google Webmaster Help