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Paid Placement Alternatives to Overture and Google
SearchDay, May 15, 2003
http://www.searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/2204191

In an online advertising world dominated by 900-pound gorillas Overture and Google AdWords, what do second-tier pay-for-placement engines such as Ah-Ha, FindWhat and Search123 bring to the party?

How to Succeed as an Information Professional
SearchDay, May 14, 2003
http://www.searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/2204861

Ever dreamed of being paid to search? A new book provides a comprehensive roadmap for turning your dream of being a professional searcher into a successful reality.

Managing a Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing Campaign
SearchDay, May 13, 2003
http://www.searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/2204161

How do you choose a firm to manage your pay-per-click (PPC) search engine marketing campaign? The CEOs of four well-known search marketing firms offered valuable insights and tips on making the choice.

The World of Google
SearchDay, May 12, 2003
http://www.searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/2204151

Puzzled by PageRank? Dying to be invited to the 'Google Dance?' A new directory features links to hundreds of resources covering all aspects of the world according to Google.

Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Where to start with PPC?
SearchGuild
http://www.searchguild.com/tpage428-0.html
"I'm looking at getting into PPC [pay per click”, but I'm not sure where to start, or what to do exactly. Does anyone have recommendation on which to start with, and how I should run a small-sized campaign?"

Do heading tags matter on Google?
ihelpyou Forums
http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums/t8894/
"I had H3 tags for my main page headings, and Jill suggested that I drop the headings and just try bold text. So I gave it a shot, because I too am curious. I can report that rankings have slipped down across the board."

How long does Google keep (now reformed) spammers out of the index?
ihelpyou Forums
http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums/t8850/
"Some domains are still banned from over two years ago. Just removing the spam asking for re- inclusion does not guarantee that it will happen."

Meta search relevancy
ihelpyou Forums
http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums/t8819/
"Why wouldn't the most relevant results of several of the best engines not be more relevant than a single - even the best - engine?"

Google doing away with blogs
Webmaster World
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/12789.htm
"I think Andrew Orlowski is taking a comment and taking it in the direction that he wants to go. I would take that article with a grain of salt. GoogleGuy, going for understatement. :)"

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

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Europemedia.net May 16 2003 10:38AM GMT
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InternetRetailer.com May 16 2003 8:32AM GMT
13 States Sue Company Over Pop-Up Windows...
SiliconValley.com May 16 2003 7:30AM GMT
U.S., allies target spam-friendly servers...
MSNBC May 16 2003 2:04AM GMT
Overture paid search pays off for Yahoo...
CNET May 15 2003 9:45PM GMT
US bill turns spammers into racketeers...
Computer Weekly May 15 2003 12:11PM GMT
Verisign granted DNS lookup patent...
The Register May 15 2003 7:52AM GMT
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CNET May 15 2003 5:23AM GMT
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New Google Hack -- The Domain Purity Test...
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