Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Links to the week’s topics from search engine forums across the web.

What Top 5 Skills Would You Study to Become a Better SEO?
Search Engine Watch Forums

“What skills would you put on your Matrix ‘must have’ list for your career path or becoming a better SEM/SEO?”

Google Browser Sync For FireFox
Webmaster World

“Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings; including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords; across your computers.”

Google Office Continued: Spreadsheet Application Launched
Cre8asite Forums

“Email, note taking, calendaring, word processing (Writely) and now spreadsheet. Google Office doesn’t launch, it simply evolves, arrives, arises.”

Google Goes to Congress to Block IAPs Charging for Faster Data
Webmaster World

“Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin worked the halls of Congress Tuesday, asking members including Republican Sen. John McCain to block Internet access providers from charging Web sites more to deliver data faster to consumers.”

Brin Says Google Compromised Principles
Webmaster World

“Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.”

Separate Page for PPC?
WebProWorld Forum

“We don’t have an ecommerce site because we actually have to talk to people to complete a transaction. It has been hard to know if a PPC made the trade or a call because of our rankings.”

Does Citing Sources Help Rankings?
V7N Forum

“Some sites cite their sources at the end of the article which is great for users because it lessens possibility of rumor / myth. I also remember hearing about something similar to PR [PageRank” but “TR” as in Trust Rank from Google. I don’t know if this is real, but could citing your sources help your rankings on individual articles?”

Cache Problems Growing for Directories?
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Is Google’s love affair with quality directories over since the Big Daddy update?”

Is Reciprocal Linking Dead
High Rankings Forum

“Reciprocal linking isn’t dead, merely the poster child for stupid linking if it’s all you do.”

June 2006: Start of the Traditional Summer Slump
Webmaster World

“I was researching through past threads relevant to Summer and it seemed there are numerous instances of webmasters complaining of a Summer Slump. While it doesn’t affect publishers across the board, it appears that there is a Summer Slump phenomenon. Should you be prepared? Let’s discuss what you might be doing today to protect your revenue tomorrow.”

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

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