Highlights from the SEW Blog: Apr. 2, 2007

We've collected all the search marketing news from selected posts to the Search Engine Watch blog in the past week, along with recent search-related headlines from around the Web.

From the SEW blog:

Organic Search

Search Advertising

Linking Issues & Social Media

Analytics & ROI

  • What Makes Us Search Online To Buy Offline?
    According to a recent National Retail Federation study, a whopping 93% of offline shoppers spend time online first, including 35% who regularly research and another 58% who occasionally research online before buying in person.
  • Online users finish more stories than print readers
    According to the Poynter Institute’s Eyetrack study released today at the American Society of Newspaper Editors conference, online readers finish news stories more often than those who read in print.
  • Bryan Eisenberg Talks about Persuasion Architecture
    Bryan, and his brother Jeffrey, are the leading proponents of "Persuasion Architecture," the notion that you need to model and understand your customers in order to persuade them to buy what you are selling.

Vertical & Specialty Search

Small Business/Big Brand SEM


In-House & Outsourcing

  • Do You Speak Programmer?
    Just because search marketers and programmers happen to speak the same language, doesn't mean they are communicating.

SEM Industry Issues

  • Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Google?
    Who's afraid of Google? Not Topix.net's Rich Skrenta, that's for sure. In his Skrentablog yesterday, he outlines 12 tips for up-and-coming search engines who want to take on Google.

Searching/Search Technologies

More from the SEW Blog

Search Headlines

We report the top search marketing news daily at the Search Engine Watch Blog. You'll find more news from around the Web below.

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.