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SEW Expert - Erik Qualman Erik

CEOs Should Drink the Social Media Kool-Aid
Inferior companies and products can no longer hide behind massive marketing budgets. The days of shouting and imposing your message on the masses is gone.
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Search Engine Watch Experts Columns

SEW Expert - Ron Jones Ron

Search Engine Submission 101, Part 2
Search engine submission is not a silver bullet that will instantly launch you into higher rankings. Today, submitting XML Sitemaps is not necessary, but could potentially offer better response time.
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SEW Expert - Michael Boland Michael

Twitter and Local Search: A Status Update
Twitter search brings structure to all the noise with an index of real time conversations. but is the excitement around Twitter causing us to force unnatural mashups, as with local search?
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

New Search Engine Wolfram Alpha Launches to Much Buzz
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 19, 2009

In the 1957 movie Desk Set, Katharine Hepburn plays a researcher at a TV station who feels her job is threatened when Spencer Tracey comes along and installs a computer that could spit out the answers in a fraction of the time. Ultimately, Hepburn was still needed because, of course, ...
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Search Market Share Remains Stable in comScore's April 2009 Rankings
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 19, 2009

comScore has released its April 2009 search engine rankings and things remained relatively stable. The good news is that for 4 of the top 5 engines, search queries were on the rise:
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Search Plus Display Still Hottest Online Ad Combo in Q1 2009
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 19, 2009

Yesterday, comScore held its State of the U.S. Online Retail Economy for the first quarter of 2009. Their data showed that search is still a potent way to reach customers online, but driving consumers to search via display advertising is even more powerful. While most categories are taking a hit due ...
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Google, Microsoft Increase Search Share in Nielsen April 2009 Rankings
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 19, 2009

Google search grew 7.8% and Microsoft grew 72% in Nielsen Online's April 2009 search market share rankings. Yahoo! and AOL did not fare as well, declining 2.8% and 8.8% respectively. saw some nice growth at 5.9%. Here are the top 10: ...
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

AdWords - A Lost Opportunity May 14, 2009
Needless to say I spend a lot of time looking at Google SRPs. They must be far and away the most valuable real estate on the Web. So why is so much space wasted? Specifically, the organics typically stretch half way across the screen, followed by a huge white space, ...
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Yahoo Search Engine Ranking Positions May 15, 2009
Hi There - I have a couple of sites that do really well on Google i.e. #'s 1 and 2 positions for their keyword phrases. Although, both of these sites don't do very well at all on Yahoo. Both of these sites have the Yahoo Business Directory links and I ...
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Google Soon to be Squared May 18, 2009
"Expected to be launched in Google Labs by the end of the month, Google Squared could quite possibly be one of Google's significant achievements. Searching via Google Squared means searching for pure information." *UPDATE:* The URL below has been an error page since this announcement but earlier today it began resolving ...
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About the author

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.