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  1. Lassoing Your Loss Leaders

    Loss leaders are words or phrases that typically have such a high cost that they have a negative conversion rate. However, the general thought with loss leaders is that a user is just starting their research with these highly competitive and costly...

  2. Accessibility Can Be Profitable

    In today's competitive market, one of the questions I often hear is, "Is someone or some company trying to take over my market? This can be very hard to answer. It takes several factors for a large company to take over a market.

  3. Spending in a Tough Market

    Over the past few months, I've seen a change in spending with larger companies. In the past, they would typically spend the majority of their funds on hard-to-track media buys and television commercials.

  4. SEW Experts: Spending in a Tough Market

    In today's enterprise search marketing column, "Spending in a Tough Market," Aaron Shear reminds us that the SEO should make sure that goals included in a response to an RFP are related to revenue and traffic, with a stipulation around the source...

  5. How Strong is Your Search?

    If you're still using a free analytics system on a high-volume site with a huge amount of products, it's nearly impossible to see where the traffic split is happening between typed-in traffic, free search traffic, and/or paid traffic.

  6. SEW Experts: How Strong is Your Search?

    Aaron Shear cautions that if you're not careful, you could end up with two competing teams -- one driving paid search, and the other driving organic. If you're not using analytics in the right way on your large site, it will be difficult to...

  7. Breaking the Norm with Search

    I get this question over and over again: "How do we break into search? This question is commonly sent from large organizations that need a ton of help with search. One method that you may not have considered is to combine content of related items...

  8. SEW Experts: Breaking the Norm with Search

    In today's enterprise search marketing column, "Breaking the Norm with Search," Aaron Shear outlines one untapped way to capture search traffic, by combining content of related items in new ways. Many engines, especially Google, are looking for...

  9. Taking a Small Business to the Big Time Through Search

    So you own a small e-commerce shop and are wondering how to expand your business? As you may or may not know by now, search can drive an incredible amount of traffic to your site. Whether you are selling products or services to your customers...

  10. Why Retailers Should Be Day Trippers to SES Chicago

    Aaron Shear, Partner, Boost Search Marketing Moderator: Aaron Kahlow, Chairman & Founder, Online Marketing Summit Hidden in plain sight on the rates & registration details page is this nifty option: “One-Day Package” for SES conference sessions is...

  11. Post-Cyber Monday Marketing Ideas

    Many of us have been waiting for "Cyber Monday" to come around and show its colors. The Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend is, of course, the online shopping version of "Black Friday," where brick & mortar stores offer deep discounts to kick off...

  12. SEO Dreams are Made of This

    The term "SEO dreaming" was suggested in a session at a recent search marketing conference that spoke about how sites should be organized and how pages should be set up. Judging by the amount of blank stares in the room, it's important to go over...

  13. SEW Experts: SEO Dreams are Made of This

    In today's enterprise search marketing column, "SEO Dreams are Made of This," Aaron Shear says it's time for some SEO dreaming. Many major companies continue to make mistakes with their Web sites that hurt their search engine rankings.

  14. Maintaining Your Company's Image in the SERPs

    All large companies suffer from bad press. Many times, these articles are incorrect, one-sided, or an attempt to damage the top player in a market. If a significant publisher posts such an article, it can end up near the top of the search results...

  15. SEW Experts: Maintaining Your Company's Image in the SERPs

    In today's enterprise search marketing column, "Maintaining Your Company's Image in the SERPs," Aaron Shear explains that building alternative media types, and linking to compelling content about your company on other sites, can often clear up the...

  16. Video Search: Can You Live Without It?

    With YouTube climbing into the second position in terms of search engines, you can't avoid videos these days. What is your company doing to stay on top of the video market? Many companies are experimenting with filming company events and trying to...