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SEW Expert - Justilien Gaspard Justilien
Don’t Overlook These Link Building Opportunities
With each passing year, link development becomes increasingly difficult. Yet we sometimes tend to overlook good link opportunities that are right under our noses.
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SEW Expert - Tim Ash Tim
Writing Sales Copy for Conversions
One of the most common components you can test is sales copy. Changing your approach to writing can often lead to a double-digit increase in conversion rates.
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SEW Expert - Kevin Ryan Kevin
Forget Tibet; Free the Content
In China, search engines are responsible for the content to which they provide links. This means anytime the Chinese government decides that a certain type of content isn’t worthy of its people, they can tell search engines not to list them.
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SEW Expert - Mark Jackson Mark
There’s No Shortcut to Good SEO…Or Is There?
If search engines want all SEOs to operate in an ethical manner, they should show us that they’re penalizing the Web sites that abuse their guidelines, and reward those who follow their guidelines. Anything less makes it hard to justify following the rules.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Three Major Announcements from Microsoft Regarding Live Search
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jan 8, 2009

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and President, Entertainment & Devices Division Robbie Bach took to the stage at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to make three major announcements about Live Search. They are: Dell: Beginning February 1, Dell will offer Live Search on the majority of its consumer and small …
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Yahoo Gets Into the TV Business (Kinda), While TiVo Gets Into Search (Sorta)
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jan 8, 2009

The news coming out of this year’s CES is turning out to be a showcase for the way things are changing for the internet, which in turns affect how people use search (for both searching and marketing). First, Microsoft had its major Live Search announcements. Then, we saw a device with …
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Google Street View Aids Cops in Finding Missing Child
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jan 8, 2009

We often hear about the bad stuff about Google’s Street View on its mapping product. People are concerned about privacy and some have been photographed in a less than flattering light. Google’s street view vehicles have also been banned from U.S. military bases. But today Street View is getting some good …
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Going to Search Engine Strategies? In a New York Minute!
Posted by Greg Jarboe Jan 8, 2009

Are you going to Search Engine Strategies New York, which will be held March 23-26, 2009? Of course you are. It takes less than a New York minute to make that decision. SES New York is a not-to-be-missed event in the search industry. Iâ””ve been attending each …
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Web Application Delays of 5 Seconds or More Significantly Affect Business Performance
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jan 8, 2009

If you have web applications as part of a linking strategy or other online marketing strategy, be sure you don’t have delays of 5 seconds or more. That’s the moment when business performance really starts being affected, according to new data released by Aberdeen Group. For every second after the 5 …
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GiiNii’s Movit Mini is like the iPod Touch for Android
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jan 8, 2009

Last week, we talked about the idea of putting Google’s mobile operating system Android on a netbook. This week at the Consumers Electronic Show (CES), a device akin to the iPod Touch is also running Android. The GiiNii Movit Mini is basically a small tablet running Android. It’s Wifi-enabled, has …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

What is the proper use of redirects Jan 8, 2009
If I was to create a domain called and then create 2 other domains called and and redirect both the Subject Matter domains to the Generic Help domain would this adversely affect the PR for the Generic site? Note: is on a separate IP than the SM …
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Fluctuation in rankings happen after a site crawl, the crawl of the backlinks or both Jan 7, 2009
when we see a change in position in SERP like position 6 to 8 or 6 to 4, are these changes immediately after ur page has been crawled? or is it after your back links have been crawled? or is it after doing both they update the positions? also i would …
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How many hours / week do you work (net time)? Jan 3, 2009
Hi, I’ve been wondering lately: How many hours do you guys actually spend “working”? And do you have any time, at all during the week to do something such as working out or having a hobby other than SEO?:-) Or is it not really a problem to you because you can …
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