SearchDay: A Challenge to our Attention-Challenged Generation

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A Challenge to our Attention-Challenged Generation
Nothing important ever gets invented, created or built without putting in some serious time. If you want to get some real work done, you need to stop accepting interruptions from the Internet, e-mail, cell phone, texts, IM, and other technologies.
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Rehabilitating SEO
Search marketers are some of the most passionate and dedicated people I’ve ever encountered. Those seeking to advance their position within search results can easily become obsessed (to the point of addiction) with checking results and positioning. When considering how your SEO time is spent, what’s important and what isn’t so important? What kinds of things are OK to obsess over? Are there ways to improve or correct obsessive SEO behavior?
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Ask Relaunches with Updated Design, Cool Drawing Feature
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 27, 2008

As a new homeschooling parent, finding online learning resources that are safe, well-designed, and fun for my kids is important – but inexplicably difficult. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about’s expansion and redesign of I’ve already found itself to be a great search engine for my …
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Google’s Search Experiments are Sometimes Subtle
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 27, 2008

Have you ever been around a friend who points out a flaw about themselves and you say, “I would never have noticed that if you hadn’t pointed it out?” Google is doing the same thing sans flaws. On the Official Google Blog, Ben Gomes explains that sometimes Google’s search experiments are very …
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AdWords Report Center Will Remove Older Reports September 2
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 27, 2008

Google AdWords will remove older reports from its Report Center beginning September 2. Reports that are 6 months old or older, or before March 2, 2008, will be removed. The data will not be removed, just the reports. Until September 2, you can export these reports to Google Spreadsheets or .CSV …
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Searches for Hybrids Up 43% from March to July 2008
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 27, 2008

Recently, CarMax released a new search feature allowing car buyers to search for vehicles by Miles Per Gallon (MPG). Now, they’re releasing data shedding light on that decision. From the period beginning March 2008 and ending in July, searches for hybrid vehicles increased by 43%. The spike is, of course, driven …
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Microsoft Top Display Advertiser for June 2008
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 27, 2008

comScore has released display ad data for June 2008. Microsoft was the top display advertiser, while Fox Interactive Media, with its ownership of MySpace, was the top publisher. 180 million unique visitors were exposed to display ads in June. On the publisher side, Yahoo reached 130,680,000 and Fox reached 83,714,000. On …
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SES San Jose 2008: Top 10 Stories
Posted by Greg Jarboe Aug 26, 2008

Over the past few days, more and more articles and posts from SES San Jose 2008 have been written. I’m sure there will be more stories to come out of the event, but this seems like a good time to recap the conference. A quick Google News search for …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

display: none Aug 25, 2008
I’ve got a question about a display:None Div… I’m working with a dev team, who has their heart set on using content in a Div set to display None with a mouseover event… Now, I know it’s been acknowledged even by Cutts that if it’s not deemed as spam, it should be …
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How do I show up in Google local next to the map? Aug 25, 2008
I have noticed that when I search with a city name near me other companies that are farther away from me show up & I donâ””t┦ I do show up when I search the city I am in, but Iâ””m 5th and the companies that are higher than me are not …
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The End of Inactive Keywords Aug 25, 2008
As posted on the SEW Blog (, Google is doing away with the “Inactive for Search” designation. Instead, “First page bid’ will replace ‘minimum bid’ in your account.” Apparently they’re rolling this out bit by bit – we’re not seeing it in any of our client accounts yet. …
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