Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Bloggers: So What Part Of "Your Fly Is Open" Didn't You Understand?
Search Engine Watch Forums

"Problems with blog spam? Shouldn't those who created blogging software and systems have realized the problems inherent in leaving doors open?"

Newspapers pre-Internet: Blogs post-Internet.
Cre8asite Forums

"The crucial factor is that however good a newspaper article may be, when you've reached the end of the article, you've reached the end of the article. There's no forward path to take to get more information. On rare occasions a website may be mentioned where more information can be found. Yes, but who wants to type in a web address."

Google AdWords Advertisers must have Google Accounts to log in?
Search Engine Watch Forums

"...advertisers shouldn't be treated the same as 'users.' Some advertisers spend millions of dollars. There's no explicit security risk or inconvenience if you handle it right as an advertiser, but I would think that a basic degree of respect for such an important business relationship would mean a separate identity for the advertiser account."

Notes On October 2005 Google Update
High Rankings Forum

"Having read much of the wild speculation posted in various forums, chiefly by the same people who have wildly speculated in the wrong directions many times through the years, I am inclined to dismiss all the usual hypotheses as being unrealistic and out-of-touch with Google's principles."

Does Your Blog Pass the Jakob Nielsen Test?
Cre8asite Forums

"Checklists are a nice way to gauge how you're doing and are good reminders for those things you forgot or never knew to try."

Bloggers and Affiliate Links - The Debate Continues
Search Engine Watch Forums

"As more and more bloggers look to support work through contextual ads, are they missing out on what affiliate deals and rev-share partnerships offer?"

Why Should a Business Outsource a PPC Campaign
Search Engine Watch Forums

"Does outsourcing paid search work make sense? Members talk about why going to a third party may make sense."

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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 About.com's Web Search Guide.