Search Engine Forums Spotlight: September 14, 2007

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:

Plural Forms of Nouns in AdWords
Search Engine Watch Forums
“We have found that there are significant differences in ad ranking according to plurals as well as conjunctions, articles and particles.”

The Divide Between Search Engines and SEOs – “No Follow” Fiasco
Cre8asite Forums
“Let Google ‘nofollow’ their own paid sponsored links and see how many advertisers they get.”

AJAX Technology and SEO
High Rankings Forum
“Turn off your Javascript and view the site. AJAX can be used for a lot of things. Whether it’s search engine friendly or not depends entirely upon how the information is then written to the page.”

Increase the Visibility of Your Small Business Web Site on a Shoestring Budget
Small Business Ideas Forum
“Search marketing has become an expensive endeavor. This is especially true if you are in any kind of a competitive industry. So how does a company with practically no budget compete in an online world?”

SEO Best Practice for Expired Content
Webmaster World
“On the job section of my website, the content (jobs) expires when positions are filled, and the URL that has been indexed doesn’t exist anymore. I am wondering if I should go for a basic 301 redirect, or if there is a better practice as far as search engines are concerned.”

Huge Drop in SERPS After White Hat On-Page Optimization – HELP!
Search Engine Watch Forums
“I have been optimizing the content of several different pages (including the homepage) on a site that’s over two years old. Essentially, all of my pages are ranking horribly now and I have no idea what to do.”

Removing AdSense from Low Performing Pages
Webmaster World
“One of my sites went down during the switch to a dedicated server, but guess what? My income didn’t go down.”

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We report the top search marketing news daily at the Search Engine Watch Blog. You’ll find more news from around the Web below.

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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