Shownotes Searchcowboys on Webmasterradio - episode 2

Fri 28 August 2009 10:00, Bas van den Beld

Shownotes Searchcowboys on Webmasterradio - episode 2

We had our second live webshow this week on Webmasterradio. Bas and Roy discussed several topics and were joined by Dave Naylor to talk about the Twitter hole he discovered.

Did you miss the live show? No worries, you can listen to the podcast at or download it. The shownotes are below. We are now also to be found on iTunes! So subscribe to our podcast and you'll never miss one again. The shownotes are below.


We started off with some news-items:

Thoma Promny pulling a link bait with Gina Wild
Thoma Promny gets 40.000 euro fine for pulling a link bait with Gina Wild.
 He tried to get links via linkbait, but ended up paying for the links big time.

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Yahoo Portal in UK shifts to Google Search
Yahoo decided to get a new search engine for their portal they handle together with BT. Instead of Bing they chose Google

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Some Google news
Several European countries are opposing to book settlement deal while the Swiss privacy commissioner demands Google to close Streetview. Also six new European languages added to Google Translate.

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Google retracts acTcreditation of SEO Course
Google decided to back up an SEO Course and then pulled back of it

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In our main part of the show we talked to Dave Naylor. He and his team discovered a big hole in the Twitter security.

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The Search Engine Ranking Factors 2009
In the final section we talked about the SEOMOZ report. A report which shows how SEOs think how one should optimize. It shows conversion and links are important.

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The UK SERPS: Matt Cutts responded, but what's really going on?
Then the Google UK SERPS. Matt Cutts declared nothing was wrong, but examples prove otherwise.

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The danger of Google Trends: A 'trend-bomb'
Finally we shortly talked about Google Trends which saw a strange search term gone 'hot'.

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