Search Engines Forum Spotlight

Need Your Questions For "Future Of SEM" Session
Search Engine Watch Forums

"A panel at next week's Search Engine Strategies show in Chicago looks at where SEM [Search Engine Marketing” is heading. What questions would you like to see covered?"

The Million Dollar Page - Web's Most Public Link Farm?
Webmaster World

"It just occurred to me that all the 'million dollar sites' that are popping up are nothing but link farms. Most have a very good page rank due to all the cross linking, I've seen them as high as 7 - the primary one will probably go higher in time. That is, unless Google follows its guidelines about link farms and the selling of links!"

Just how Important is SEO in a Business Start Up
Small Business Ideas Forum

"Couldn't we all come up with areas that we 'lack in' and claim those as a reason for our failures? Or... is part of being an entrepreneur figuring out a solution to the problem at hand and making lemonade out of your lemons?"

Dealing With Negative Listings About You
Search Engine Watch Forums

"It's happened to many companies. You do a search for yourself, and in the top listings are negative things about you. What's the response? Buy ads? Create new content in hopes of pushing the negative comments out?"

Getting Yahoo To Stop Indexing PHP Session IDs
Search Engine Forums

"If the site does not use any session IDs at all, then the easiest way is for the script to self-test the URL of the page that is being served, as it is being served, and to add this tag in the head section if there is a session ID included in the URL..."

AdWords Top Sponsored Results
Search Engine Forums

"Actually from a user standpoint, which is Google's focus, it makes sense to me. Why would I want to see the ad I saw at the top of the first page also at the top of the second page?"

AdWords No Longer Human Reviewed?
Search Engine Watch Forums

"Are Google's search ads declining in relevancy due to less or no human editor review?"

SEO Myths
Cre8asite Forums

"...a suggestion was made that we explore some SEO myths. I've come up with a list to start us off, and would be happy to discuss these in more detail."

Removed Low Performing Channels, Now What?
Webmaster World

"Based upon all the recent discussion regarding Smart Pricing and lower-performing sites/channels, I removed AdSense from all of my very, very low performing channels. ...After I make a change of this proportion, how long should I wait to decide whether it's "worth it" for me?"

Niche Sites And AdSense Resources
High Rankings Forum

"When I look at a market my initial goal is for the site to make only $1,000 per month in profit. That's not much. And I've found that when you break it down to this level most people say: Yeah, I can do that!"

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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was's Web Search Guide.