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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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Search Engine Watch Experts Columns

SEW Expert - Andy Atkins-Krüger Andy
How to Choose an International Search Agency
After defining your international search objectives, ask potential vendors these important questions.
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SEW Expert - Herndon Hasty Herndon
Getting the Most Out of Your SEM Agency
Five tips for working with an external team.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

This Breaking News Just In – The Meta Keywords Tag is Still Dead!
Posted by Greg Jarboe Oct 8, 2009

At SMX East this week, Cris Pierry, the Senior Director of Yahoo! Search, surprised everyone by saying that Yahoo! had stopped supporting the Meta Keywords Tag several months ago. Google has never supported the Meta Keywords Tag and Bing doesn’t support it, either. So, I think I can safely say, “The Meta …
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Flu Wars: Microsoft’s New H1N1 Site, Google Flu Trends Expands
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 8, 2009

The good news about companies competing to get information about the flu out to the public is that said public now has abundant resources to stay informed. Microsoft and Google are both promoting their flu sites this week; here’s the lowdown: Microsoft launched an H1N1 site this week. Check it out …
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Twitter Talking With Google, Microsoft About Data Sharing
Posted by Frank Watson Oct 8, 2009

Kara Swisher at the Wall Street Journal has reported Twitter is in discussions with Google and Microsoft about allowing the two search engines access to their data. “Twitter is in advanced talks with Microsoft and Google separately about striking data-mining deals, in which the companies would license a full feed from …
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6 Google Stories for Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 8, 2009

There was a ton of news about Google today (in addition to the two [see here and here” we’ve already covered today), so let’s dive right in: Search Options was released on the mobile version of web search for Android, iPhone, and Palm WebOS. By the way, that’s the second time …
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Twitter User Arrested For Helping Pittsburgh Protesters Evade Police
Posted by Frank Watson Oct 8, 2009

A New York man was arrested for assisting protesters at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit to evade police by sending out Twitter messages, the reported. The police were monitoring Twitter messages of protesters, the online newspaper noted. Elliot Madison, 41, from Queens, and Michael Wallschlaeger, 46, were tracked to the Carefree Inn …
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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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Link Exchange Under Estimated Oct 7, 2009
People use to talk about building links through different manners. I want to know that why link exchange has been under estimated. Is the worth of link exchange is not the same which it was in the past..What is the actual reason of not focusing on. I do survey that …
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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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