About Search Pulse

The Search Pulse with Barry Schwartz and co-hosts Ben Pfeiffer and Chris Boggs covers search topics that receive the most buzz from within the search community. The Search Pulse will recap those important search topics in a roundtable style format, allowing the hosts to debate and argue some of the latest trends and stories in the search industry. Show notes can be found at http://www.seroundtable.com/category/search_pulse

Latest Show Episodes & Updates

Microsoft Live Search Webmaster Portal
Air Date: November 13, 2007

First Screen Shots of Microsoft’s Live Search Webmaster Portal revealed



Search Halloween, SERP Updates at Google and Yahoo
Air Date: November 6, 2007

How was Halloween was celebrated by the search industry. Various search result updates at Google and Yahoo. Google added a geographic target tool for webmasters and conducted a link update plus news on AdSense and AdWords.



PageRank Paid Links Drop, Yahoo Fixes Site Explorer, Google AdSense Topics and Searching
Air Date: October 30, 2007

PageRank Paid Links Drop, Yahoo Fixes Site Explorer, Google AdSense Topics and Searching as Ben and Barry the big PageRank massacre, if you want to call it that. Yahoo Site Explorer, Microsoft adCenter upgrade, a Google Image update and the big question, Are SEOs better searchers?



Paid Links, Yahoo Site Explorer, Google Webmaster Tools, PageRank, Duplicate Content and Search Ads
Air Date: October 23, 2007

Yahoo’s Site Explorer tool is having some major quirks. Google Webmaster Tools has new features including Sitelinks management, now with 8 Sitelinks.



Yahoo and Microsoft Update Search; Googles Birthday
Air Date: October 2, 2007

Yahoo and Microsoft both made major changes to their search interfaces and their search algorithms. Google turned nine years old last week, as did Ben and Danny – well they didnt turn 9, but they had birthdays. We asked the question, why does a search engine have a submission form when they really don’t use it? We also discussed how search engines handle 301 redirects.



Pirate Day; AdWords Payouts; Google Spam; Google Books; Ad Penalties
Air Date: September 25, 2007

Learn how some search engines celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day. We also discussed some of the reaction towards Google stopping the commission payouts to AdWords agencies in Europe. We discussed the Chinese-like spam in Google, as well as how Google Book search results invaded some of the listings. We touched on many more topics including AdWords Quality Scores, link building, web directories, and the Microsoft Live 2.0 search engine.



Google Tools, Spider Craze, Jailed Google Bomber, PageRank Chatter
Air Date: September 18, 2007

Google Tools, Spider Craze, Jailed Google Bomber, PageRank Chatter. From Google Webmaster Tool’s new design and PageRank issues to how Google spiders large sites. Heck, even a Google Bomber went to prison.



SES Wrap, Yahoo Updates, MSN Webmasters, Promotion AdWords, YouTube Ads and In House SEM
Air Date: August 28, 2007

SES Chicago 2007 Wrap, Yahoo Updates, MSN Webmasters, Promotion AdWords, YouTube Ads and In House SEM. We covered the SES show and our indepth coverage. We also discussed the Yahoo Search and Slurp updates. Microsoft is releasing a webmaster portal in late fall. We shared our opinions on Google’s new top promotion formula. Google began cashing in our YouTube, with ad overlays. And we chatted about the heated article on in-house SEMs.



Paid Links, Supplemental Results, Ad Control
Air Date: August 21, 2007

We took most of the summer off and decided to come back with a live show at SES San Jose. We discussed some of the hottest topics of the summer including, paid links, advertiser controls, Fox leaving Google, Sphinn, supplemental tags, and much more.



SMX Review, SEW 10, Ask.com UI, Google and Yahoo Update, Privacy Issues, Street Views and More
Air Date: June 12, 2007

SMX Review, SEW 10, Ask.com UI, Google and Yahoo Update, Privacy Issues and Street Views. We covered the SMX conference and Search Engine Watch turning ten. We also looked at the new Ask.com interface, the Google and Yahoo updates and the recent privacy concerns over Google.