Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web.

How To Best Use Del.icio.us For Traffic?
Search Engine Watch Forums
"Bookmarking with del.icio.us? Got tips on how to use those bookmarks to get traffic? Members are talking the topic."

Which Web Services Do You Use?
Cre8asite Forums
"Around the forum web services and hosted software get talked about regularly. Makes me curious though which ones we're actually using."

Mining the Tail?
Search Engine Watch Forums
"Marketing on the longtail is only important if you want to increase your conversion rate, while decreasing your costs. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it."

AdSense On Home Page - Does It Cheapen The Look?
Webmaster World
"The big guys do it, but is it appropriate for the smaller site still going through a branding process?"

Using Tag Clouds on Website Harmful to SEO?
Site Reference Forums
"I guess I am confused because to me this seems like an obvious effort to stuff keywords at the top of the site for SEO [search engine optimization” benefits... The point of Tags in my mind was to enable individuals the ability to categorize their site and individual pages..."

Google AdWords Regionalisation
WebProWorld Forum
"The client wants to exclude certain parts of the UK and concentrate primarily on England. The only problem I have is with the potential accuracy of the system in a small country like the UK. Quite often when I check site statistics my own IP address comes up as being located in Nottingham - 200 miles away. Now plus or minus 200 miles may not be a problem in the US. But in the UK its enough to confuse much of England with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland."

What are the Barriers to Using Search Analytics?
Cre8asite Forums
"Are you confused about search analytics? Do you study your data? If so, then what do you do with it? What tools do you use? Do you consider search data important to website development, and why?"

PPC Rant
High Rankings Forum
"Apart from all this, PPC [pay per click” is great fun..."

Feedback on AdSense Referrals
Webmaster World
"The AdSense Referrals product team is looking for feedback on the current referral buttons."

Digg Dealing With the Same Problems as Google?
Cre8asite Forums
"It seems to me like any system which ultimately depends on voting is subject to being manipulated. Regardless of what the voting issue is - links, actual votes, or something internal to the page like keyword placement, that point can be manipulated for better votes."

How To See Google AdWords Shown In Other Countries
Search Engine Watch Forums
"Want to see the ads Google shows to people in other countries? Here are tips on how."

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.