Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Google Enhances Personalized Search
Search Engine Watch

“Now you can save and track your searches on Google, similar to features already on A9, Ask Jeeves and Yahoo. What do you think of Google’s implementation and how might having it jump in the search history pond change things?”

Is the Negativity Towards Google Becoming a Bit Much?
High Rankings Forum

“Is Google really ready to crash and burn or are frustrated SEOs [search engine optimizers” just mad cuz their tricks don’t work as well any more and they’re sick of explaining it to their clients?”

Google Wants All the “oogles”?
Webmaster World

“Google recently lost an ICANN decision over the domain name Now they’re going after the same target in US District Court, but with a broader brush.”

Possible for Someone to Hack Into My Stat Page Using Google?
Cre8asite Forums

“….grab a string of text from your stats page that may be unique to that page. Maybe up to a dozen words that appear in a row. Put quotation marks around them, and search for that phrase. If it appears in that search, then you know that it could be found by someone who might be looking.”

Penalty for Dead Links?
High Rankings Forum

“I’ve read that your site may be penalized for having dead outbound links on it (I guess b/c the search engine would assume that your site is not maintained regularly?). Is there any hard evidence on how much of a penalty you receive?”

How to get My Ads Shown on Specific Content Network Pages
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Does anyone know how do go about doing this? Is there a tool somewhere that you can type in a URL, like, say,, and it will spit out what keyword(s) to bid on to get on that page?”

Do Engines Count RSS Feeds?
High Rankings Forum

“I had a thought while checking some indexed pages for a site… the RSS feed appears in Google’s index. While it changes frequently, it does seem that the engines are crawling the RSS feeds and indexing them. They are like a perfect little site map to your new content- a link, a title, a description, and typically a snippet.”

Cookie Deletion Study Exaggerated
High Rankings Forum

“MarketingVox has an extensive study …and found three main areas of inaccuracies: 1. First party cookies v. third party cookies, 2. Spyware programs that delete old cookies, 3. Users reported different behavior other than what they actually DID. (no!)”

Are Google Results Sometimes Human Edited?
Webmaster World

“When you consider that the top 100 kw [keyword” sectors (probably 1-2k unique kw’s) receive 90-95% of the search traffic in Google a month, it is a sure bet those 100 sectors are hand checked each and every major update (multiple times). I’ve heard the top 50 searches get checked – probably daily.”

Usability Versus Online Marketing
Cre8asite Forums

“…we want a clean clear design on the home page with minimum text, but the marketing dept want lots of text for the Search Engines. What’s the solution – compromise?”

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

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