SEW Experts: SEO Standards Signal the Maturing of Our Industry

Call them standards, rules, advice, best practices, or whatever you want, but they're a necessary step in the evolution of the search industry. In today's SEM Crossfire column, "SEO Standards Signal the Maturing of Our Industry," Chris Boggs advocates a move toward creating a document outlining the majority of the methods used in SEO, and providing a risk assessment so marketers can make informed decisions.

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Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.