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SEW Expert - Mark Jackson Mark

Give SEO Time!
As an ethical SEO consultant, sometimes it’s best to turn down some SEO projects, especially when the client has unrealistic expectations of the time and money necessary to succeed in a competitive market. It’s best to be clear with clients about the time it will take for them to see SEO results.
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SEW Expert - Aaron Shear Aaron

How Strong is Your Search?
If you’re not using analytics in the right way on your large site, it will be difficult to adequately track your site’s traffic sources. If you’re not careful, you could end up with two competing teams — one driving paid search, and the other driving organic.
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SEW Expert - Ron Jones Ron

Link Building 101, Part 2
Last week, we looked at on-site linking best practices. Today, we’ll look at off-page factors, with five methods you can start using right now to build links.
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SEW Expert - Erik Qualman Erik

4 Ways That Facebook Can Make Big Money
Facebook celebrated its fifth birthday last week with 150 million of its closest friends. Today, I give my gift to Facebook: four ways to make some big money this year.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Yahoo! Adds Features to oneSearch Shortcut, Including Voice Search and Auto-Locate
Posted by Nathania Johnson Feb 10, 2009

Yahoo! has updated the oneSearch Shortcut with three new features. Voice search, auto-locate and improved Search Assist (for Blackberry) have been added and now oneSearch Shortcut is available for the Windows Mobile Client. The auto-locate feature uses cell tower triangulation and wifi to determine a user’s location. The improved Search Assist …
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Google Launches Official Social Media Blog
Posted by Frank Watson Feb 10, 2009

Pushing Friend Connect and Open Social, Google launched its 80th official blog today – Social Web Blog. The blog will cover “News and updates about Google products that are helping to make the world more social. “We are launching this blog for anyone interested or involved in helping to make the …
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Former eBay CEO Bids For California Governor Job
Posted by Frank Watson Feb 9, 2009

Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, has announced she will seek the Republican nomination for California governor. Whitman is know to be a social moderate but a fiscal conservative. “California faces challenges unlike any other time in its history — a weak and faltering economy, massive job losses, and an exploding …
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UK Media and SEO Blogs are Buzzing about SES London
Posted by Greg Jarboe Feb 10, 2009

If you are on the brink of the verge of the edge of going to SES London 2009 next week, check out the buzz in the UK Media and SEO blogs about next weekâ””s must-attend event, which will be held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, from …
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Yahoo Runs Heart Border Along Valentine’s Day Searches
Posted by Nathania Johnson Feb 10, 2009

Yahoo is running a heart border along the left side of search ads in their search results for Valentine’s Day. They’re hoping that the hearts will bring more attention to the ads and increase clicks and conversions. So far, I’ve only been able to get the heart border to show up …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

Paid Links vs. Free Directory Links Feb 5, 2009
Hi There – I use a service to get directory links. The directory links are topically related and the links are free, while the service is not (but they do only charge a nominal fee for the links). The links go into place slowly. This service has an …
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Permanent 301 redirect, changed domain not indexing….help! Feb 6, 2009
hi everyone, i have moved my blog to a new domain name and set a 301 permanent redirect to the new(its an old domain) domain name. My previous domain has approx. 90 pages all indexed. The pages of the new domain name arent getting index. Can someone tell me how long …
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Google Cashing in on Branded CPC Feb 5, 2009
Something I’ve noticed and I’m curious how much it may be costing those who perform branded SEM. When you search for a company name and spell it correctly, Google will display the Sponsored link at the top of the page in its eye catching highlighted section. But, when you misspell the search …
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