It has been light posting over here this week as I have been busy guest blogging over at Search Engine Guide, filling in for Jennifer Laycock as she is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to a beautiful baby boy – Emmitt Charles Laycock. While the Google acquisition of YouTube dominated the news this week, there were a variety of additional things going on as well. I have provided a bullet list of all the topics I covered over the past couple of weeks.
Welcome to Issue # 17. I’ve got some SEO/SEM questions and answers this month of which topics include paid inclusion, AdWords and AdSense. I have also recently been invited to become a frequent guest blogger at Search Engine Guide. I am sure you have heard of blogs which are simply logs that are published on the web. Blogging has become very popular and I found it very fun to begin blogging myself. Rather than include a feature article this month (because I haven’t written one) I have included two select blog entries that deal with a very interesting subject that is involved in an ongoing debate. Let’s get right to it.
Welcome to Issue # 16. Once again I am a bit late with this issue as it normally comes out on the first Tuesday of the month. I should just shoot for the first week of the month instead as things always seem to get in the way. At any rate I’ve got a great issue today with some SEO/SEM questions and answers as well some of the top search stories that occurred last month. The featured article this month entitled “Avoiding Search Engine Penalties or Getting Out From Under Them,” explores the issue of getting penalized or banned by a search engine and what to do if that happens to you. Let’s get to it.
Welcome to Issue # 15. I’m a day late because of the Independence Day holiday and all. I hope yours was a great one. I didn’t take in any fireworks on the 4th but rather on the 3rd. That is when they do them in the small community I live in. There is a big all-day celebration in our community park with food, fun, live music, games and of course, fireworks. Hundreds and hundreds of people turned out for the celebration. We also entertained friends at our home enjoying good food and of course, the swimming pool, a cool retreat from our hot Arizona sun.
I’m late again with this edition of Searchrank eNews. I tried to get it out on the usual first Tuesday of the month but had other things interfere with its completion. At any rate, here I am a day late but with a very good issue indeed.
I’m a little late getting this out as May really snuck up on me. At any rate I’ve got another great article today from Scottie Claiborne on four different personality types that you typically market to on the Internet. There is also another Q&A session related to popular search engine marketing and optimization topics. We will cap it all of with some of the top headlines from the search industry that occurred in April. With no further ado, let’s get into it.
Directories, directories, directories! We see them everywhere. Seems like a new one pops up every week. So as a web site owner/marketer, are they friend or foe? We will explore this in today’s featured article entitled “Directories: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em”. I also have another great SEM/SEO Q&A session and a recap of some of the newsworthy events in the world of search engines. Let’s get on to it!
Search Engine Strategies New York is underway so it has been pretty quiet the last few days as far as news and forum activity goes. I am not at the SES conference unfortunately. I just couldn’t fit it into my schedule to attend this time but I will definitely be at the San Jose SES in August. If you are at SES New York, I hope you are having a great time.
Wow, January is gone already? What a busy month it has been, both for us here at SearchRank and the world of search. It looks like it is teaming up to be a pretty exciting year for the search engine industry. Today I have another Question and Answer segment for you and a feature article that explores the Google “sandbox” theory – does it exist and if so, what you can do as a web site owner who might find yourself in the sandbox.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday. We actually “kind of” took a couple of weeks off. I gave the staff two weeks off during the Christmas and New Year holidays and then simply monitored voicemail and email remotely for any “emergency” situations that may have arisen but fortunately, it was a pretty quiet two weeks. It was a good time to rest from work, spend time with family and just enjoy the holidays.
Well here we are already at the end of 2004! I don’t know about you but this year has just flown by for me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we have been so busy at SearchRank. Time flies when you are having fun! Therefore I thought it would be neat to write a nice little recap of many of the events that have transpired this year in the world of search.
Did you catch the World Series? Not only has Boston broken the curse, they swept the Cardinals in the process of doing it! I was kind of torn on who to cheer for. Being an Arizonian, there is a combination of three players that were part of the Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 World Championship team – Curt Schilling (Boston), Tony Womack (St. Louis) and Reggie Sanders (St. Louis). I think it was the fact that I like Curt so much and wanted to see Boston overcome the “curse of Babe Ruth” that I cheered Boston on to a World Series victory. Congratulations Red Sox!