Search Engine Marketing and Branding
SearchDay, May 8, 2003
Search engines are recognized as one of the best ways to generate qualified leads online. Should search engine marketing be considered as part of a brand-building campaign?
The Google Alphabet
SearchDay, May 7, 2003
What happens when you type a single letter -- whether accidentally or intentionally -- into Google? The Google alphabet shows the first result you get (in English) for each letter.
Optimizing Flash for Search Engines
SearchDay, May 6, 2003
Macromedia Flash and other non-HTML formats can pose problems for search engines, unless you take appropriate steps to optimize the content.
How Search Engines Make Sense of the Web
SearchDay, May 5, 2003
Search engines are essentially massive full-text indexes of web pages. The quality of the indexes, and how the engines use the information they contain, is what makes -- or breaks -- the quality of search results.
Search Engine Forums Spotlight
Metatags are not dead, long live Metatags!
"It seems that, unfortunately, we are being spoiled by the SEs [search engines” that index sites based on content and forget about other traffic sources. So, people are just not putting Metatags on pages anymore."
Linking among clients
"One trick, spotted by anyone, will soon ruin the reputation of the company, leading other webmasters and SEOs [search engine optimization providers” who know what they are doing to see the whole bunch of sites as a PR0 [PageRank 0” just waiting to happen."
SEO - How much do you charge for your services?
"It should be pointed out that 'price' is not the key issues 'term' and 'performance' are. Anyone can say #1 results and produce it... as anyone can rank on 'pink elephants zoo seatle washington', and guarantee this ranking performance... but it's has no 'performance value' for quality traffic nor conversions for the client thus not worth much."
"Some should also know better than to count on the whims of a google datacenter for their living."
Yahoo already said they would include PFI listings in Yahoo Search
"Without a doubt, you'll see Inktomi PFI [pay for inclusion” listings at the very least in Yahoo web search results, in the near future."
Number of keywords?
"Since you have many different products, each with it's own page, you have the opportunity to optimize each page with a unique set of two or three keyphrases."
Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.
NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.
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PC Magazine May 9 2003 5:40AM GMT
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Fortune May 9 2003 4:03AM GMT
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The Register May 9 2003 2:22AM GMT
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New Media Age May 8 2003 11:38AM GMT
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New York Times May 8 2003 5:53AM GMT
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