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SEW Expert - Mark Jackson Mark

Top Signs Your Site Isn’t Ready for Prime Time, Part 2
We’ve already looked at three of the common failings of Web sites for “newbies” who are trying to figure out SEO. Now let’s look the title tag, domain age, and link building to see if your Web site is ready for prime time.
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SEW Expert - Liana Evans Liana

Customer Service in Social Media
By participating the right way in social media, you can set yourself up for some great rewards. Being in the right place, at the right time, and having a plan for dealing with negative issues can be a great way to use social media channels for your business.
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SEW Expert - Ron Jones Ron

Blogs and Blogging 101, Part 2
One of the best ways to approach your blog posts is to put yourself in the shoes of your followers and identify a question they might have. Your assignment is to answer that question with a post.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Yahoo! Launches Search Pad, a Personal Research Tool
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jul 8, 2009

Yahoo! has launched a new note-taking research tool called Search Pad. The tool is designed to automatically detect research intent among people using Yahoo! search. Once the intent is detected, searchers are prompted with an invitation to use Search Pad. The tool uses drag and drop but includes the ability to …
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SES Webcast with Charlene Li, Co-Author, Groundswell, Tomorrow
Posted by Greg Jarboe Jul 8, 2009

Interested in finding out how to integrate social media into your business strategy? Sign up for the SES Webcast with Charlene Li, the co-author of the best-selling business book “Groundswell” and founder of the Altimeter Group. The Webcast will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 1:00 …
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Google Finally Rips the Beta Bandaid Off of Apps, Including GMail
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jul 8, 2009

You probably don’t even notice it anymore. You know, the little Beta tags that Google attaches to its Apps like GMail and Google Talk. But it’s been there, faithfully reminding anyone who’s really cared that the products weren’t technically ready for prime time. Now, Google has finally come to the place …
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Twitter Now In Dictionary
Posted by Frank Watson Jul 8, 2009

The new edition of the Collins Dictionary will include a listing on Twitter, the UK Telegraph reported. “The entry under noun will read: “a website where people can post short messages about their current activities” and under verb it will read: “to write short messages on the Twitter website,” the online …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

No follow and “link juice” etc Jul 7, 2009
Can someone explain about the significance of whether a link is a dofollow or nofollow etc As I understand it, no follow means that PR will not be passed, but does it also mean that Google will disregard the backlink completely and give no value whatsoever? Or will it still count as …
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Facebook dicussions getting indexed in Google Jul 7, 2009
HI, Have you seen your Facebook dicussions getting indexed in Google and can be seen in SERPs? Do you think it will be good from users perspective?
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Social bookmarking everything…. Jul 7, 2009
Is there any benefit to social bookmarking everything that mentions your website e.g. I just completed a profile in a business directory, and there are “bookmark this” buttons for Stumble, Delicious etc etc Is there a benefit to doing this on every company profile you create? Thanks
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