Search Engine Forums Spotlight

WebSideStory Report Indicates AOL #1 in Conversions
Search Engine Watch Forums

“This report seems to confirm what many search marketers have long believed about sales referred from content based portals such as AOL, MSN and Yahoo. What’s your experience?”

Best Competitive Analysis Tool
High Rankings Forum

“Person A sees site B doing X, so they copy. Competitor C sees the same thing, and copies. Eventually, this “thing” is everywhere, irrespective of whether or not it works. A better approach is to test your own site. Having a plan, testing and reading advice is far better than copying the leader.”

PageRank Queries
Webmaster World

“What do such figures as Rank_1:1:6 Rank_1:1:5 mean?”

Link Development vs. Traffic Development and Staying with the Times
Webmaster World

“The bar has been raised. You can fight it or meet it—the choice is up to you. There is more sophistication in the algorithms of today, there is more sophistication in the level of competition and there is more sophistication from our sites expected by visitors.”

Google Buys Blog Analytics Firm MeasureMap
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Measure Map is meant to help bloggers understand how their sites are used. The tool’s capabilities include tracking visitors and their activities, as well as tracing the origin of links to blogs from other sites.”

Goodbye Jeeves
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Share your thoughts about Ask’s decision to drop the butler from the branding. Is it a good thing? Or a bad branding decision.”

Domainers Making Millions
Webmaster World

“If AdSense is about delivering targeted traffic to advertisers, then type-in traffic represents the ultimate in targeting. If you were a merchant selling Green Widgets, wouldn’t you jump at the chance to monetize traffic from the domain? Of course you would!”

Good Year / Bad Year: SEMPO – SMA UK
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Have these SEO [search engine optimization” organisations had a good year, a bad year or an indifferent year?”

Does Google Hire Spammers?
Search Engine Roundtable Forums

“Having dome some consulting with search engines, I can tell you that those types of offers have been made. But the problem the engines face is they aren’t willing to pay the kind of money it would take to get a prominent dark lord to come to their side.”

BMW Debacle Good for SEO?
Search Engine Watch Forums

“CEO’s read the headline news and I am sure this story has many of them making some inquiries to ensure their company is immune to the same fate.”

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