Search Engine Forums Spotlight

How To Get Out Of Bid Wars A Winner?
Search Engine Watch Forums

“I am currently running a PPC [pay per click” campaign with a smaller vendor who has historically produced very good results for us, i.e. giving up is not an option and the more traffic we can get from them the better. Unfortunately I am stuck in a bid war for first position…”

Getting from Point A to B with Search
Cre8asite Forums

“Small business people don’t need to feel powerless. A lot of life is how to look at angles, and how much work, learning, vulnerability and patience, etc., one is willing to put into success.”

SEO Is A Lot of Work, Is It Worth It
High Rankings Forum

“Remember, SEO [search engine optimization” is a means of generating new visitors, if you can keep old visitors coming back, you won’t be as reliant on new visitors and the comings and goings of SEO.”

New Ask Jeeves Paid Listings Program Said To Come August 1
Search Engine Watch Forums

“I imagine that means a bigger ad spend for advertisers, and a continued livelihood for those of us who make a living managing those campaigns and deciphering how they work.”

Preventing AdSense Clicks by Home Network Users
Webmaster World

“Some weeks ago, my wife nearly clicked on my ads, as she was searching for vacation destinations and found a page from me. My daughters become also older and will be soon also surfing around.”

What Are Your Favorite SEM Client Lies?
Search Engine Watch Forums

“I really DO like client work. It is fun most of the time. I don’t, however, like dishonest clients (or dishonest SEM [search engine marketing” companies for that matter). SEM ethics aren’t so much a selling point for me, as they are a good punchline. My favorite lies…”

Low Quality Clicks – Google’s Cash Cow
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Google admits that a contest on one of its affiliate sites drove ‘low quality’ clicks that turned out to be costly, but since there was no click fraud, there was no compensation. Agree, disagree?”

How To Actually Be A Good SEO/SEM
High Rankings Forum

“…instead of being so negative, how can we help? What does it really take to be a competent SEO, and how does one get there?”

Approached by Major Client of Direct SEO Competitor from the Same Town
High Rankings Forum

“…the dilemma is whether I consider taking on this client and cause a small operator to lose their one major source of income? Also, we have to live in the same town together and he would know immediately that I ‘poached’ his client. I wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing him around town knowing I had done that.”

Yahoo has bought Konfabulator
Webmaster World

“The way I see it, it’s a move in the direction of making more Yahoo information accessible to the user in a personalized context. Surely beats MSN to the desktop. Good move.”

Did Google Just Target Directories
Search Engine Watch Forums

“I think the engines probably have more serious challenges than the slew of little directories out there – but the issue is whether those types of links, especially if they comprise the majority or IBLs [inbound links” to newer sites that aren’t established, in great numbers and accrued quickly, really have any value as far as algorithmic link analysis is concerned.”

Printer Friendly Pages Duplicate Content?
High Rankings Forum

“Our printer friendly pages are prime content for search engines. Should we exclude them in the robots.txt file, or should we let SE’s [search engines” crawl them? And if the latter will it be considered duplicate content?”

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

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