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Is Google Caffeine Faster?
By Bill Hartzer
Google Caffeine appears to be faster than “old Google”, but the other changes that have been made to Google Caffeine are not really that noticeable.

Search Engine Watch Experts Columns

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Translating Keywords Should Never EVER Happen
Keywords are the fruit of a language, hanging on the branches of trees that grew and were nurtured in the local climate and are rooted in the local culture. Translation can’t predict that.
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Of PPC and PBJ: Comparing PPC and SEO Effectively, Part 2
More important than combining the two efforts, the way PPC and SEO are measured together and separately can be far more important than getting the two to work together.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Google Services for Websites Adds New Features
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 12, 2009

In March, Google began bundling tools together for web hosting providers who can in turn provide it to their customers. It’s called Google Services for Websites and they’ve added a few new tools to the mix: Web Elements allows customers cut-and-paste maps, real-time news, calendars, presentations, spreadsheets, YouTube videos, conversations and …
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Twitter Suffers More Downtime, Attacks
Posted by Nathania Johnson Aug 12, 2009

Twitter went down again, and a message on their Status page points to another attack: Update (12:17p): We’re back up and analyzing the traffic data to determine the nature of this attack. Yesterday, Twitter was dealing with malware affecting user accounts. And of course, last week’s DoS attacks exposed just how vulnerable …
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Top Stories from SES San Jose and Social Media & Video Strategies
Posted by Greg Jarboe Aug 12, 2009

Both SES San Jose 2009 and the Social Media & Video Strategies Forum got underway today. So, there were lots of stories. Here are the top ones: Barry Schwartz of the Search Engine Roundtable posted Keynote: Clay Shirky, Author of Here Comes Everybody. Search Engine Rouhdtable is …
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Josh Groban Fans & Grobanites Finding Clay Shirky Video Interview at SES San Jose
Posted by Greg Jarboe Aug 12, 2009

Truth is stranger than fiction. Yesterday, Clay Shirky gave the keynote speech at SES San Jose 2009. In his keynote, he discussed the Grobanites for Charity, which works with Josh Groban fans and the Josh Groban Foundation to raise money and support underfunded charities. If you don’t know who …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

Anyone Seen An Increase From Bing? Aug 12, 2009
Not sure what to attribute it to, but I’ve noticed stronger-than-expected sales from Bing/MSN over the last couple weeks. Still coming in a distant third to Google and Yahoo, but my conversion rate was just under 5% for last week on Bing. Anyone else noticing a new spark in their …
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Search Stats for Google Alerts Aug 12, 2009
Perhaps this data exists, but if not would it not be great if: We had a report for keyword queries Google Alerts users have set up in their alert/reader accounts? This way we could target PR and Web pages to these users. Yes, search query reports provide insight, but Google certainly has the …
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Google Caffeine: What have you seen? Aug 11, 2009
I am noticing differences in how I show up in search results between the old google and the new test version. So far the only thing I have been able to find is that they are using my ecommerce history as a factor. ie: products with sales show up higher. …
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Submitting to directories before optimized? Aug 10, 2009
My new site is up and running. My item landing pages use the sku info to automatically fill in the metas. However, I have to go through and manually complete the meta’s for about 6,000 category levels. I am about 1/2 through this process. Can I go ahead and submit …
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