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How Bing Chooses Your Webpage Titles

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A new blog post from Bing explains how they choose the titles for webpages, and why they might replace the one you've selected with something entirely different. In a new blog post, Bing explains how they choose titles for webpages, and why they might replace yours with something else. 0 Comments

Why Google Changes Your Titles in Search Results

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How does Google determine what they will use for the title of your page in search results? Is it influenced by schema? Is this influenced by certain headings (H1s or H2s)? Why won't Google just show your title tag? Google's Matt Cutts explains. How does Google determine what they will use for the title of your page in search results? Is it influenced by schema? Is this influenced by certain headings (H1s or H2s)? Why won't Google just show your title tag? Google's Matt Cutts explains. 0 Comments

Ten Tips to the Top of Google

Top 10 Tips to the Top of Google

Earning top search rankings on Google isn't easy. It takes a lot of work to ensure your site is optimized, is high-quality, and has a great user experience. Here are 10 tips on how to get started optimizing for Google's algorithm today and beyond. Earning top search rankings on Google isn't easy. It takes a lot of work to ensure your site is optimized, is high-quality, and has a great user experience. Here are 10 tips on how to get started optimizing for Google's algorithm today and beyond. 0 Comments

Google Gets Authority Evaluation Patent Criticizing Amazon, Slashdot

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In a patent awarded this week, Google used the review/comments systems used by Amazon and Slashdot to support their method and gain approval for their "invention" that "provides an evaluation system for reliably evaluating large amounts of content." In a patent awarded this week, Google used the review/comments systems used by Amazon and Slashdot to support their method and gain approval for their "invention" that "provides an evaluation system for reliably evaluating large amounts of content." 0 Comments

Google Directory Has Been Shut Down

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Google's Directory, a relic of eras past, has been removed – with essentially no fanfare. This shutdown is part of a broader effort to focus in on a smaller but more powerful range of services. Google's Directory, a relic of eras past, has been removed – with essentially no fanfare. This shutdown is part of a broader effort to focus in on a smaller but more powerful range of services. 0 Comments

Natural Link Building Practices

Don't take chances buying links. Make these safe, proven link building tactics part of your search engine optimization strategy. Don't take chances buying links. Make these safe, proven link building tactics part of your search engine optimization strategy. 0 Comments

Search Engine Optimization

Articles and resources about improving search engine positioning or optimization. How to help improve how a site is ranked by search engines. Articles and resources about improving search engine positioning or optimization. How to help improve how a site is ranked by search engines. 0 Comments

A Keynote Conversation with Danny Sullivan and Jason Calacanis

At Search Engine Strategies Chicago's keynote interview on December 5, conference chair Danny Sullivan asked online industry gadfly Jason Calacanis a series of questions, some provocative. Would Calacanis bite? At Search Engine Strategies Chicago's keynote interview on December 5, conference chair Danny Sullivan asked online industry gadfly Jason Calacanis a series of questions, some provocative. Would Calacanis bite? 0 Comments

Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web: O'Reilly In Off-Topic Link Selling Debate - Google Talk Instant Messaging - MSN Search Toolbar Anyone? - Google Launches Enhanced Desktop Software - Strategies for Taking Advantage of New AdWords System, and more. Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web: O'Reilly In Off-Topic Link Selling Debate - Google Talk Instant Messaging - MSN Search Toolbar Anyone? - Google Launches Enhanced Desktop Software - Strategies for Taking Advantage of New AdWords System, and more. 0 Comments

Introducing a New Web Search Contender

These days, web search is dominated by giants, and it's rare to see the emergence of a new potentially world-class search engine. Meet Exalead, a powerful search tool with features not offered by the major search engines. These days, web search is dominated by giants, and it's rare to see the emergence of a new potentially world-class search engine. Meet Exalead, a powerful search tool with features not offered by the major search engines. 0 Comments

Looking for Links In All The Wrong Places?

In their frenzy to build links to curry favor with the major search engines, web site owners miss a far more important audience that's increasingly turning to topical search sites. In their frenzy to build links to curry favor with the major search engines, web site owners miss a far more important audience that's increasingly turning to topical search sites. 0 Comments

Network Solutions Offers Enhanced Whois Lookup

Want detailed information about a particular web site? Network Solutions has significantly enhanced their classic Whois service, providing richer information and more useful tools than most other domain lookup services. Want detailed information about a particular web site? Network Solutions has significantly enhanced their classic Whois service, providing richer information and more useful tools than most other domain lookup services. 0 Comments

Revisiting The Meta Description Tag

A major tour of how page descriptions are currently formed at several major search engines. The meta description tag largely remains useful. A major tour of how page descriptions are currently formed at several major search engines. The meta description tag largely remains useful. 0 Comments

ZapMeta: A Promising New Meta Search Engine

A new meta search engine offers speedy, relevant results, and some cool visualization features that actually make it easy to check out sponsored listings without leaving your result page. A new meta search engine offers speedy, relevant results, and some cool visualization features that actually make it easy to check out sponsored listings without leaving your result page. 0 Comments

The Art of Advanced Link Building

Advanced link building strategies are critical for achieving high rankings in search engines, according to two noted experts and representatives from Google and Teoma. Advanced link building strategies are critical for achieving high rankings in search engines, according to two noted experts and representatives from Google and Teoma. 0 Comments

The Search Engine Update - Number 154

This issue looks at LookSmart's expansion of deep listings to small businesses and recaps top search engine stories from late July 2003. This issue looks at LookSmart's expansion of deep listings to small businesses and recaps top search engine stories from late July 2003. 0 Comments