SEW Experts: Why All Links Are Paid Links in the Travel Trade

Google, Yahoo, and MSN aren't going to quickly discount some long-standing links, reciprocal or not. In today's Vertical Challenge column, "Why All Links Are Paid Links in the Travel Trade," travel search expert Elisabeth Osmeloski explains that the paid links debate isn't so black and white. The question of what truly constitutes a paid link, and what qualifies as advertising, will continue to be a huge point of contention.

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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.