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:

What Do You Call Yourselves?
High Rankings Forum
“It seems whenever I tell someone in the IT world I do SEM, they roll their eyes and think I am spamming the web with Viagra ads. Is the term Search Engine Marketing getting to be a 4-letter word?”

How Can SEO Benefit My Company and My Clients?
Cre8asite Forums
“I have been since asked to write up a document with the basic goal of being able to express: How can SEO and what I learned [at SES New York” benefit my company and my clients.”

Has SEM Replaced Public Relations?
Cre8asite Forums
“Has PR been superseded by SEM because opinion-makers no longer hold sway in an SEM world?”

Is This Considered Black Hat?
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Would it be frowned upon by the search engines if you write product reviews for say a couple hundred products on a completely different site, then link back to the appropriate page on the other site?”

Separate Blog vs. Blog On My Site
Small Business Ideas Forum
“I have been wanting to start a blog that can drive some traffic. I read that it would be better to have the blog as part of your website, not separate like one from or WordPress. Is this a good idea?”

Why Linking Is Harder Now
v7n Forums
“If you’re trying to build links for a new commercial or affiliate site, you have 3 major things working against you.”

The Great Google Scam Complete With Evidence
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Let’s not call this a scam, let’s just describe it for what it is – glitches in Google’s ad/content matching algorithms. Painful glitches for sure, but glitches nonetheless.”

It’s June 1st: Any Noticeable Changes in AdSense Earnings?
Webmaster World
“It’s simply too early to tell what effects, if any, the June 1 changes will have on anyone’s revenues (except for the revenues of the people who had their accounts disabled).”

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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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