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SEW Expert - Michael Boland Michael

Has Mobile Local Search Finally Arrived?
Can the iPhone and Google’s Android fix the limitations that have plagued mobile advertising and mobile search? It could take a couple years to really get moving, but after a long period of being rusted shut, it appears that the wheels are finally starting to creak forward on local mobile search.
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SEW Expert - Frank Watson Frank

Look Out PageRank, There’s a New Algorithm in Town
Microsoft recently published research on a new algorithm it calls BrowseRank, which is based on user behavior instead of linking patterns. Microsoft thinks this could be the answer to increased relevance in search results. But is it?
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SEW Expert - William Flaiz William

Universal Thoughts on Local Search
Local search is showing up in your Web browser, at your desk, on your phone, and on your GPS devices — and these are just the easy examples. The number of devices and locations for local search will continue to grow as more things become connected to the Internet.
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SEW Expert - Sage Lewis Sage

Link Building: Understand Where You Are To Know Where You’re Going
In link building, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else.
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SEW Expert - Ron Jones Ron

The Future of SEM Education
Online advertising continues to grow in both good times and bad. That’s good news for search marketers, and highlights the ongoing importance of search education.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Location-Based Social Networking to Generate $3.3 Billion by 2013
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 1, 2008

Location-based social networking is projected to generate worldwide revenues of $3.3 billion by 2013, according to ABI Research. But the business model may not be advertising driven. â””Location-based mobile social networking revenues will reach $3.3 billion by 2013, but successful business models may differ from what many observers expect,â”” says ABI …
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7 Location-Based Social Networking Applications for the iPhone
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 1, 2008

Earlier, I wrote about the estimates for location-based social networking to reach $3.3 billion in revenues by 2013. The iPhone is leading the way with several new location-based social networks developed by third parties for the new iPhone 2.0 software. Here are 7 social networking apps that use location-based technology: Twinkle is …
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comScore: No Clients are Leaving Us for Google
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 1, 2008

During their conference call announcing second quarter results, comScore addressed whether or not a new Google research product is impacting their business. Google announced their new media measurement tool, Ad Planner, in late June. So far, the program is open by invitation only (though companies can apply for an invite). comScore …
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ChaCha Launches Enterprise Mobile Answers Service
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 1, 2008

Human intelligence-based search company ChaCha has announced ChaCha 1:1, a mobile answers service designed for corporate mobile marketing campaigns. The service allows companies to utilize ChaCha’s SMS search product to initiate conversations with consumers. â””Through our sophisticated technology and human intelligence, weâ””re enabling anyone to harness the power of our mobile …
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Google VP Marissa Mayer Appears on Fox Business Network
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jul 31, 2008

This morning Google VP Marissa Mayer appeared on the Fox Business Network. She talked about what’s next at search, privacy, working at Google (including 20% time), being a woman in tech, and how mobile is the next hot thing. Check out the video below to see the interview.
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

Moving Domain Aug 1, 2008
Recently I have moved my website to a new domain. I followed Google”s advice set up individual 301 redirects and have kept both sites in Google webmaster tools. The issue I have is that 4 weeks on both domains are now ranking for my brand name, even though the old …
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Google Confession: We Are Sorry Jul 31, 2008
A hour of (MANUAL) searching and Google gives me the brush off. Guess I was using too many site, allin, intitle operators, and my fingers are so fast that I look like a machine. At least they admit they are sorry. >We’re sorry… … but your query looks similar to automated requests …
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How many SEOs… Jul 31, 2008
How many SEOs do you guys think are doing well enough with their own sites that they could ditch any consulting/company work and make a decent income simply by SEOing their own sites? Reading SEO blogs every now and then I often read how bad consulting and company work sucks …
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