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SEW Expert - Mark Jackson Mark
Is Twitter a Google Killer? Not Yet
The easier a search engine is to manipulate, the less likely it is to deliver quality results. Right now, Twitter Search is just too easy to manipulate.
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SEW Expert - Ron Jones Ron
Search Engine Submission 101, Part 2
Search engine submission is not a silver bullet that will instantly launch you into higher rankings. Today, submitting XML Sitemaps is not necessary, but could potentially offer better response time.
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SEW Expert - Erik Qualman Erik
CEOs Should Drink the Social Media Kool-Aid
Inferior companies and products can no longer hide behind massive marketing budgets. The days of shouting and imposing your message on the masses is gone.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Traffic Referral Share Drops for Paid Search While Organic Gains
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 20, 2009

Hitwise has new data out showing that the percentage of traffic referrals from paid search compared to other traffic sources has declined in the past year. This should not be thought of as a drop in paid search traffic. In fact, the opposite is true. But if you’re looking at …
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Search Market Share Remains Stable in comScore’s April 2009 Rankings
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 20, 2009

comScore has released its April 2009 search engine rankings and things remained relatively stable. The good news is that for 4 of the top 5 engines, search queries were on the rise:
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New Search Engine Wolfram Alpha Launches to Much Buzz
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 20, 2009

In the 1957 movie Desk Set, Katharine Hepburn plays a researcher at a TV station who feels her job is threatened when Spencer Tracey comes along and installs a computer that could spit out the answers in a fraction of the time. Ultimately, Hepburn was still needed because, of course, …
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Search Plus Display Still Hottest Online Ad Combo in Q1 2009
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 20, 2009

Yesterday, comScore held its State of the U.S. Online Retail Economy for the first quarter of 2009. Their data showed that search is still a potent way to reach customers online, but driving consumers to search via display advertising is even more powerful. While most categories are taking a hit due …
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Twelve bloggers blogging about SES Toronto 2009
Posted by Greg Jarboe May 20, 2009

I know, the above headline above looks like a parody of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and it’s only May! But I’ve seen a dozen bloggers blogging about SES Toronto, which will be held June 8-10, 2009, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. So, I can’t get the song …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

AdWords – A Lost Opportunity May 14, 2009
Needless to say I spend a lot of time looking at Google SRPs. They must be far and away the most valuable real estate on the Web. So why is so much space wasted? Specifically, the organics typically stretch half way across the screen, followed by a huge white space, …
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Yahoo Search Engine Ranking Positions May 15, 2009
Hi There – I have a couple of sites that do really well on Google i.e. #’s 1 and 2 positions for their keyword phrases. Although, both of these sites don’t do very well at all on Yahoo. Both of these sites have the Yahoo Business Directory links and I …
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Google Soon to be Squared May 18, 2009
“Expected to be launched in Google Labs by the end of the month, Google Squared could quite possibly be one of Google’s significant achievements. Searching via Google Squared means searching for pure information.” *UPDATE:* The URL below has been an error page since this announcement but earlier today it began resolving …
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