January 04, 2008

Around The Search Engines Jan 04

Here's another round of Around the Search Engines for you to chew on:

Ask.com Fixes Crawler Issue With Badly-Formed URLs - SE Roundtable

Earlier this week, we reported that Ask.com Crawler Inserting Url-Encoded Spaces in URLs Causing 404 Errors. In short, Ask.com's crawlers were crawling badly formed URLs, causing tons of 404 errors in web server log files.

Google AdWords Ads Live While Site is Offline - SE Roundtable

It really isn't cool when you're busy entering tons of data for Google AdWords and your site goes down. Consequently, Google cannot verify the site and cannot check your landing pages and your quality score probably is not where it could be. That's what happened to a WebmasterWorld members, who writes:

Google's User Experience Expert, Kevin Fox, Joins New Start-up Company - Search Engine Land

Kevin Fox, Google's user experience designer responsible for helping design Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Reader 2.0, has announced he is leaving Google to join a "very small start-up." Today is his last day at Google, after being with Google for over four years.

Welcome Back Search Headlines - Bruce Clay

Hey! We’re back from break. Huzzah! Come with me as I clean out my feed reader. I promise it’ll be fun. Or at least more fun than the work you’re putting off by reading this. Ready? Let’s go! A nice roundup of what has been happening while we were away.

The coming 2008 dot-com crash - Geeking With Greg

Early January is the time we see many predictions for 2008. I have not played this game since 2006, but I want to chime in this year.

Google AdWords 101 - Search Engine Watch

I've seen several requests on the various forums of late from new search marketers wanting to know how best to launch their first PPC campaign. So I figured that would make a great first topic for this new column.

Google on Reading Text in Images from Street Views, Store Shelves, and Museum Interiors - Seo By The Sea

One of the standard rules of search engine optimization that’s been around for a long time is that “search engines cannot read text that is placed within images.” What if that changed?

That's it for today. Enjoy your weekend!

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