Search Engine Forums Spotlight

What’s going on in the search industry? Find out here, with these links to some of the latest topics being discussed in our own Search Engine Watch Forums, and other search marketing forums across the Web:

Playing the Stock Market with Search
Search Engine Watch Forums
“I’m curious how many of you out there are playing the stock market based on companies you know through the search and online marketing industry.”

Reputation Management and Google
Webmaster World
“These days having a strong presence for your company name is imperative. There is a cottage industry that has evolved out of assisting companies in removing ‘unwanted’ content about their company from the top 100 results.”

Client Wants to Change URL After 15 Years
Search Engine Watch Forums
“My client has almost been convinced to change his entire website after 30 years of business. He has been talked into doing this “to optimize the site” by a young man of about 24.”

Link Bait, or Link Worthy?
Cre8asite Forums
“It seems as though anytime you link to something, it has to be because it is ‘link bait’ and not simply because it is an informative or useful article.”

Relevancy of Landing Page
Cre8asite Forums
“Does Google only look at the on-page relevancy of the landing page when determining ad quality score or does off-page relevancy come into play?”

What Does a Google Penalty Look Like?
High Rankings Forum
“I think that my site has been penalized. How can I tell for sure?”

Life One Month After June 1st Crackdown
Webmaster World
“It’s been a month since the June 1st crackdown on arbitrage / MFA sites. How has this affected your earnings?”

Why Technically Are Wikipedia Pages in Top Positions ?
High Rankings Forum
“More and more of my searches bring Wikipedia pages on top results. Can someone help me understand the technical reasons of this phenomenon?”

Guiding the Future of Search Engine Strategies
Search Engine Watch Forums
“We’d like to hear your ideas and suggestions for changes you’d like to see in the Search Engine Strategies conferences.”

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Editor’s note: A special thanks to Peter Da Vanzo and John Scott of v7n for their help in compiling the Search Engine Forums Spotlight.

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