Search Engine Forums Spotlight: October 5, 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:

SEMPO In-House Salary Survey
Search Engine Watch Forums
“After all the chatter on the topic, we’re stepping up and running an actual salary survey for in-house SEMs.”

Starting the SEO Process
Cre8asite Forums
“When you guys start on a SEO strategy for a Web site, what are the initial stages that you go through to ready the site?”

Have I Messed Up My Ranking?
High Rankings Forum
“It’s better to 301 the pages than to worry about getting your entire site reindexed. If you can 301, do it. Otherwise, you may be waiting awhile.”

Impact of Affiliate Traffic on SEO
Webmaster World
“I am planning to start an affiliate program in the next week. What will the impact of the affiliate links be on SEO? Does it matter how I structure the links?”

The Truth About Reciprocal Links
Small Business Ideas Forum
“There was a time when a reciprocal link campaign was the #1 way most webmasters acquired links. However, in recent times, in terms of SEO benefits, reciprocal links have been greatly devalued by the search engines.”

Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself
Cre8asite Forums
“I suspect that if the average webmaster were to sit down with this list, and try to answer the questions that they can, that they would learn quite a lot about their sites and their businesses.”

Cloaking… Good, Bad, Ugly?
Small Business Ideas Forum
“We have an SEO firm championing this as a method through which they’ll increase our results. How worried should we be with this method?”

Is a Yahoo Directory Backlink Still Worth $299?
Webmaster World
“I’m still a believer in the Yahoo directory as one of the very few directories that carry significant weight as far as links go.”

How to Rank Images in Google
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Here is a quick checklist of 5 things you can do to help increase your rankings in Google Images”

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