Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Search Engine Strategies San Jose 05 Session Coverage
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Join this thread to learn what is hot from the session’s outstanding panelists.”

Yahoo Invests $1bn in
Webmaster World

“…seems to be a lot of investment in china by a lot of companies – must be some big money to be made out there…”

Spamming and Eating at McDonald’s
High Rankings Forum

“I believe very strongly in teaching people the best, long term way to do things and I always will. But that doesn’t mean everyone wants to be taught the long term benefits, or quite frankly, that they will even ‘get it’. The crusade to rid the world of everything that is bad for us, whether it’s McD or search engine spam, is doomed to fail unless we plan to take away people’s right to choose as well.”

Is Yahoo Hand Coding More Results?
Webmaster World

“I think we have all seen areas in the past that were loaded with what looked like hard coded sites sitting on top of the regular results, but this looks like its creeping into more and more areas. With all the outcry over the latest update, has Y! decided that the algorithm just isn’t cutting it and they now have to hand tweak in order to have clean results?”

A Study of Website Navigation Methods
Cre8asite Forums

“I wonder whether there should be a design principle of not having more than say a dozen clearly visible choices on any screen. You’d look at the likely traffic to figure out what those choices should be. Then clicking on your choice would give you another screen with some subchoices.”

Anatomy of a Successful Reinclusion Request
Search Engine Watch Forums

“…suggestions of what would be the most effective for improving the likelihood of reinclusion for those who have been busted or become collateral damage.”

String URLs
High Rankings Forum

“I know that string URLs are a bad idea from an SEO [search engine optimization” perspective but wondered if anyone could tell me why they are, and why people use them? In other words do certain types of websites have no choice but to use strings?”

Google Launch Phase 2 of Longer Ad Text Beta Programme
Search Engine Watch Forums

“Over the past several months, Google have given a small number of advertisers the ability to run longer ad text on the Google Network. They have recently started inviting others to participate in phase two of this programme. They hope to begin the beta test in mid-August and may continue it into October.”

Search Engine Watch Forums

“I know everybody talk about getting good positions, but what is interesting me now is how to get ugly ones. I did a great job for a client of mine, the first place for the requested keyword, but now he doesn’t want to pay me for the job. What can I do now to undo the results?”

Google Toolbar AutoUpdate Pushes AutoLink Feature
Webmaster World

“Google forced an update to their toolbar that activated an autolink button feature by default. What this means is that this button, when activated, will allow Google to place links on your web page to Amazon, among other places.”

Use iFrames and Get Results?
High Rankings Forum

“We are rewriting our websites to be in ASP.NET and our programmers are using iFrames instead of regular frames. I was a little leery about them so am trying to do research! If anyone else has any hints, tips, experiences… please chime in.”

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Mining the peanut gallery
Geeking With Greg Aug 11 2005 11:17PM GMT
Is Google Getting Into Behavioral Targeting, or Not?
Traffick Aug 11 2005 11:13PM GMT
State of the Blogosphere, August 2005, Part 5: The A-List and the Long Tail
Sifry Alerts Aug 11 2005 11:11PM GMT
Yahoo pays $1B for Alibaba stake Open this result in new window
Reuters (via CNN) Aug 11 2005 10:50PM GMT
Recap of Search Engine Strategies Session Coverage
Search Engine Round Table Aug 11 2005 10:48PM GMT
Are Corporate Web Sites Optimized for SEO?
Search Engine Guide Aug 11 2005 10:44PM GMT
Buying (into) RSS Advertising
MarketingVOX Aug 11 2005 7:15PM GMT
China, Search, and e-Commerce The Smarter Solution Aug 11 2005 5:26PM GMT
Are Things Looking Up at LookSmart?
SearchViews Aug 11 2005 5:25PM GMT
Advertisers Grill Google, Yahoo Aug 11 2005 3:57PM GMT
In search of search maturity
PC Pro Aug 11 2005 3:07PM GMT
Search Specialists Woo Advertisers
eWeek Aug 11 2005 12:56PM GMT
Google’s Boycott Misses the Mark
Wired News Aug 11 2005 10:13AM GMT
Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available
NIST Tech Beat Aug 11 2005 8:24AM GMT
Is there a Free Lunch in Search?
Search Engine Guide Aug 11 2005 8:03AM GMT

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