Search Engine Forums Spotlight: December 14, 2007

What’s going on in the search industry? Find out here, with these links to some of the latest topics being discussed in our own Search Engine Watch Forums, and other search marketing forums across the Web:

Google Project ‘Knol’
Search Engine Watch Forums
“I wonder how this will play out with Wikipedia, seems like it would be a better source for information.”

SEO Dilemma: Site Created Using All Images
High Rankings Forum
“We were recently contacted by a professional legal firm to perform SEO on their website. The marketing firm they hired designed and developed their site using probably 90 percent images. Even the majority of the copy is an image.”

Multiple Hyphens in Root Domain = Spam?
Search Engine Watch Forums
“It’s my opinion that the search engines must be on the look out for things which are easily manipulated for SEO purposes. Domain purchases with keywords stuffed in them, using multiple hyphens, seems to me to be something that could cause a red flag to be raised.”

Good Local Business Domain Name for SEO
Cre8asite Forums
“There is already an established brand, it is not particularly strong, and the potentially matching domains are already taken. So this leaves us with tackling the most likely search terms and competing against those using them.”

Sites Dropped from Live Search?
Search Engine Watch Forums
“There have been a lot of reports of sites going missing from Live Search since they did their search engine re-vamp around the 1st of October or thereabouts.”

Key Words in Dynamic URLs?
High Rankings Forum
“Test it sometime on any phrase that is even remotely competitive — without changing anything else — and you’ll get to have one of those A-Ha moments when you see exactly how little loading up the URI matters.”

Google URL Removal Tool for a Subdomain?
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Does anyone know how to use the tool to remove a subdomain? It doesn’t seem to be one of the options in Webmaster Tools.”

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