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SEW Expert - Chris Boggs Chris

When to Run Away from an SEO Company
There are some tactics that should raise a red flag if your SEO company tries to sell them to you. Others are so outdated and worthless, that they should send you packing out the door.
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SEW Expert - Sage Lewis Sage

Links Top List of Search Engine Ranking Factors
In a recent survey of industry experts, four of the top five search engine ranking factors were link-related. Links may not always be the most important ranking factor, but today, it appears they are the dominating force.
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SEW Expert - Andy Atkins-Krüger Andy

Why is Russia’s Yandex the Fastest Growing Search Engine?
Search activity at Yandex grew by 94 percent this year, topping Google’s 58 percent and Microsoft’s 41 percent growth. Is it economics? Or is it something to do with search technology?
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Yahoo Adds New Features To PPC Reports
Posted by Frank Watson Sep 13, 2009

Yahoo just announced some new additions to their PPC reports including the ability to see what partners are sending you traffic. Their help section details some of it here: With the Ad Delivery Report you can view information about the URLs where your ads are being displayed. You can then use this …
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit By Woman Unhappy with Yahoo! Search Results
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 13, 2009

This past February, a woman who was none too pleased with the search results for her name sued Yahoo! Beverly Stayart argued that the results were a false endorsement under the Lanham Act. The court has now dismissed her lawsuit, but since part of the dismissal was on procedural grounds, Stayart …
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Get Your Google Voice Messages Directly in Gmail
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 13, 2009

If you use Google Voice, then you’re familiar with getting notifications via email alerting you to a new voice mail message. The email contains a transcription of the message plus a link to go and listen to it. Now, Google has updated the alert so that you can play the …
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New adCenter Feature Shows If Your Ad is Showing in Bing
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 13, 2009

So, you’ve set up your ad campaign for Bing in adCenter and now you want to know whether or not the ads are showing. Now, you can with a new feature called Ad Preview. The adCenter team has added this feature due to much request from advertisers. The Ad Preview enables …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

Another seven don”ts for SEO Sep 9, 2009
1. Don”t give your customers high expectation. We all know that if you have more expectations on one thing, you will get more disappointments when you lose it. So, just do your work humbly and diligently. It also can make your customers to praise you. 2. Don”t neglect analysis. All …
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Relative values of search engine positions Sep 6, 2009
Is there any reasonably accepted ranking of the value of search engine result positions? For example, if position #1 is given a value of 1, what’s the value of the #2 position? 0.5? Is this table of relative values from ( considered meaningful?
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Google Search Partners? Sep 3, 2009
Hello SEM friends. How do I view site usage data (time on site, pages / view, etc) for Google Search Partners? I’ve set my campaign to run on Google’s Search Partners, but I can’t see who they are nor can I see how they’ve interacted with the website using Google Analytics. …
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