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SEW Expert - Chris Boggs Chris

Google Sidewiki and SEO — Relevant to Each Other?
Brand managers, brace yourself: Individual Google Sidewiki comment “pages” can gain search engine rankings of their very own.
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Search Engine Watch Experts Columns

SEW Expert - Joshua Palau Joshua

Google: The Accidental Monopoly
Whether it’s the SideWiki or other new enhancements, Google’s clout allows it to play around in a way that can negatively impact your brand.
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SEW Expert - Sage Lewis Sage

Paid Links: Seller and Buyer Beware!
Don’t let your site drop out of search results. Here’s how.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

YouTube Now Serving More Than a Billion Views a Day
Posted by Greg Jarboe Oct 9, 2009

Chad Hurley, CEO and Co-founder of YouTube, today posted an item to the Official YouTube Blog with the criptic headline, “Y,000,000,000uTube.” He said, “Three years ago today, Steve and I stood out in front of our offices and jokingly crowned ourselves the burger kings of media.” He added, “Today, …
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Google’s Brin Defends Book Settlement in New York Times Op-Ed
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 9, 2009

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken to the editorial pages of the New York Times to pen a defense of his company’s book settlement. Struck a year ago, the settlement recently went into renegotiations after much opposition from various groups complaining to the Department of Justice. Much of the opposition has …
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Eye Tracking Without The Eyes – Beta
Posted by Tim Ash Oct 9, 2009

Eye tracking studies can be a very valuable tool that can help identify significant problems with your website or landing page. Unfortunately eye tracking requires expensive and specialized hardware and software to be used, and live test subjects to observe and measure. In-page Web analytics can also provide detailed heatmaps of …
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Bipartisan Group Calls for FCC Probe into Google Voice Restricted Calls
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 9, 2009

Recently, AT&T openly criticized Google for blocking calls on its Voice product. Long-distance carriers such as AT&T are prohibited by law from restricting calls to higher-cost areas. Google responded by saying that Voice is an internet-based application and therefore exempt from the law. Now, a group of Democrats and Republicans in …
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MapQuest Embeddable Sharing Map; Launches Voice-Guided iPhone App
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 9, 2009

MapQuest has a couple of big announcements this week. First up, their new GeoRSS Embeddable Maps allow web publishers to add maps to their sites that feature locations they wish to share. Let’s say you have a blog about coffee. Perhaps you create a map sharing your favorite local coffee …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

URL Branding for Verticals (SEO) Oct 8, 2009
Hi, I would like to hear your comments on this post. I work for a huge dot com that is owned by a TV Channel (like discovery, food network, etc.) and we are determining a new structure for the entire site. What type of URL structure you will use having in …
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Ad Text Versioning – Always Delete the Losers? Oct 8, 2009
I have been running some ad text versioning on an account that I manage and noticed some unusual activity. I ran 3 types of ad text versions with impressions rotated evenly: 1. advertising low quantity pricing 2. advertising high quantity pricing 3. no quantity/price mention at all There was a clear winner but …
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Better rankings vs Oct 7, 2009
Rightt now i have optimized the sites (about 30 different sites) and we are starting to rank well on or Google canada We are canadian company and are servers are in canada how do i start to rank better in or google US
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