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SEW Expert - Chris Boggs Chris

How Long Should It Take for SEO to Show Results?
How long it takes to show results from SEO will depend on several factors, including age of the site and the level of competition. Another important variable is whether you’re working on a new site or updating an old one.
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SEW Expert - Michael Boland Michael

The Future of the Mobile Web: To App or Not to App?
Improved capabilities of the Safari mobile browser in the latest iPhone have lots of implications for mobile local search. They essentially make it easier to build mobile products without having to spend time and money on native app development.
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SEW Expert - Melissa Mackey Melissa

Can Bing Really Bring It for PPC Advertisers?
Advertisers want to know if Bing can really provide a new experience for searchers, or if it’s just with a cooler name. Bing may not be for everyone, but as a PPC marketer, I like what I see.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Twitter and the Wild West
Posted by Byron Gordon Jun 12, 2009

Trying to keep up with the latest Twitter applications can be daunting. Dozens of new Twitter apps have come out over the past year. Twitter knew that making its API freely available would actually provide leverage for its own survival and keep the excitement flowing about this powerful social media …
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Follow Search Engine Watch on Twitter
Posted by Kevin Newcomb Jun 12, 2009

It’s #followfriday on Twitter, that day when you spam your followers with lists of names you drop to impress them…or something like that. In theory, the idea is good: share some of your favorite Twitterers with your followers, assuming they’ll like what they have to say too. In practice, it …
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AOL Goes for Local with the Acquisition of Patch and Going
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jun 12, 2009

AOL is making local a core part of their business model. And it’s a worthy goal. Local searches grew 58% in 2008 and $103 billion will be spent on local advertising (both online and off) this year. Still, the local search niche has a bit of an identity crisis. We’ve seen …
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9 More Google Updates to Shake a Stick At
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jun 12, 2009

At the end of last week, Google released so many updates, we had to consolidate them into a single post. This week, the Google factory is busy pushing out a bunch of new tweaks and launches you’ll want to know about: Webmaster Tools released a slew of updates in the past …
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$14 Million For CircuitCity Domain, Brand = Good Link Buy?
Posted by Frank Watson Jun 12, 2009

Aaron Wall does a great analysis of the smart play by the company that bought the CircuitCity domain and brand out of bankruptcy as the new high end link buying procedure. The site is well ranked for many many keywords and with the recent boost of brands in the Google algorithm …
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Yahoo! Contributes to Development of Semantic Tagging Format
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jun 12, 2009

If you’ve ever used tagging to bookmark or organize content, you know that there can be many different tags associated with a variety of terms and topics. Mustang could be a tag for a car or a horse. Columbus is a city but also a historical figure. Los Angeles could …
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Bing Adds Translation Instant Answer
Posted by Nathania Johnson Jun 12, 2009

One of the great things about Live Search that has carried over to Bing is Instant Answers. There are shopping, travel and sports Instant Answers. Now, there are translation Instant Answers. Type in the word or phrase you would like to have translated followed by the language. For example, I typed …
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Will New CFO Morse Answer Yahoo’s SOS
Posted by Frank Watson Jun 12, 2009

Yahoo announced the appointment of a new CFO today – Tim Morse “will be responsible for the company’s finance, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions groups. He will commence employment on June 17, 2009 and will assume the responsibilities of CFO on July 1, 2009,” the company stated. The new SOS …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

h2 tags – bad when used in your main links? Jun 12, 2009
It looks like I’ve headlined all my links inadvertently by adding h2 to my sub heading (which is not a link) is that considered spam by the search engines? Is it important that I remove them? Thanks!
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Welcome to New Bing PPC Thread Jun 12, 2009
Okay a couple of our diehard mods wanted to start a separate forum thread for Bing – so here it is. Discovery and Mell66 will be running this one and they are both very experienced in the space and are keeping on top of all things Bing. Read Melissa’s article about Bing …
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Using capital letters in your address code – Bad? Jun 12, 2009
I have heard browsers do not like you using capital letters in your address. Is it really going to effect my SERPS? I heard the browsers revert to lower case and so they may get a 404 page instead of your actual page. Can anyone answer this for me? Thanks!
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