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Apparently, the varying methods in which people use search engines are going to continue its evolution until the Sun collapses. Since inception into the mainstream, the way people use search engines has grown from a mere information and fact-finding tool to something many couldn’t imagine being without.
As indicated in earlier reports, Google is in the midst of updating their search index. This particular update is being referred to as “Bourbon”. Perhaps it’s named this because of the amount of potential stress that index updates can cause.
This week goWholesale launched new features on its web site, including a Community Forum and Advance Local Search for bulk online auctions.
The “in” item for big four of the search industry (Google, Yahoo, MSN, and, Ask Jeeves) is Desktop Search utilities. By early next year, all the major search platforms will/should have a branded, functional Desktop Search (DTS) model for the masses to use.
There is a misconception that you can come online set up a web business and be making $1000s within days. Let be put that myth to rest right away. This has not been my experience nor the experience of anyone I have come in contact with through my online endeavours.
Last Thursday, MSN announced the official beta launch of their search engine. Although a preview had been available on their sandbox site, the launch marked the official unveiling of the company’s proprietary search technology to the general public. Reaction to what many view as Microsoft’s challenge to Google’s throne was swift.
Several people have asked me about setting up a forum on their website recently, so I thought it might be helpful to cover this topic for the benefit of all my readers.
There are numerous reasons for webmasters to submit their sites to various web directories populating the Internet. The positives of having your site listed in a popular directory have been discussed in previous articles and on a multitude of search-related forums.
1) Gaining an idea / keeping in touch of what is happening in the internet marketing scene (strategies, product, news).
There are literally thousands of blogs by eBusiness insiders. This has changed the landscape of guerrilla marketing. At first it was seen as just something cool to do … but blogs are now being used to build personal and corporate credibility that will eventually attract customers (they hope!).
Alan Meckler stated in his personal weblog that Search Engine Strategies is going to hold a conference in Beijing China.
The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA), Fox Sports en Espanol, HispanicAd.com, PR Newswire and Yahoo en Espanol have teamed up to present the 4th HispanicAd.com Forum on September 29th, 2004 at 9 a.m. PDT, 12 p.m. EDT.
Forum Systems today announced that Yankee Group has named Forum Systems as the “winner” in the Web services security gateway category in an August 2004 report titled “Application Gateways Secure Business Communications” by senior security analyst Eric Ogren.
Our WebProWorld forum members added their expertise and experiences related to Google banning. They were responding to a recent article on the possible banning of Business.com’s index page.
While perusing the search engine forums, I came across an interesting thread about being disillusioned with SEO, particularly in the area of SERP relevancy. The concern is that sites with poor content are using optimizing “tricks” to receive top search engine rankings, which damage the relevancy of search engine results.
Yesterday Ask Jeeves announced they would be presenting at the 2004 Pacific Crest Technology Forum.
An article in Wired says that porn sites are using Google’s Blogger.com service to boost the page rank of their porn sites.
Nothing promotes a business online better than staying in touch with prospects. The more interactive the continued contact, the more of a relationship that is built with a potential client.
“Something wicked this way comes”
Traffic-Power, a search engine placement program, provides customers with keywords, meta tags, advertising pages, directory submission, link building strategies, online tracking and free customer support with the promise of higher search engine placement. Recent customer complaints, however, hint that Traffic-Power is nothing more than an SEO dark carnival.
Barry Schwarz of SEORoundTable (and now moderator of the SearchEngineWatch forums – congrats!) brought to my attention the troubles webmasters have had with 301 redirects in Yahoo. Yahoo SiteMatch reps even recommended creating doorway pages rather than using 301 redirects, and I’ve read that they will treat 301s as duplicate content.
The focus of this conference seems to be on getting the message through to the influentials. The Google Open Forum was an excellent example of how large companies are working this crucial group of people – this session was an extended ad for Google.
There are literally thousands of online forums that cover a wide range of topics. Forums provide individuals, who share a common interest, with a meeting place for open discussion, and a great gathering spot for “water cooler” talk. When used properly forums can be an excellent business tool and resource. By providing well thought out, helpful responses posters can develop a reputation as an industry expert. Establishing a reputation within forums will eventually lead to solid business contacts and relationships.
There has been plenty of speculation that Google likes text closer to the top of a page. The ones who speculate this generally cannot prove the theory without some doubt. It is a tough one after all. Many SEO’s have debated this for some time now and with good reason. Google likes text whether it begins at the top or half way down the page; just text and lots of it. I believe, it is more a factor of how you structure the keyword phrases within your text that helps decide the ranking outcome. What if the theory was close, though just not quite the way it is portrayed?
As the economy begins to recover in certain parts of the world, more and more online marketers are looking for affordable ways to drive qualified traffic to their sites. That’s why, now more than ever, you need to optimize your site for the search engines.
If you are thinking about or have already started your own business, you probably know that you will make mistakes. Don’t let this dissuade you from your dreams or your passion. We have all made them and will make more – no matter how experienced or how good we are at our business.
As a website owner, getting your site listed and placing well in the search engines can turn into a full time job. Search engine optimization is the process of altering your site so it appears in the top listings of the major search engines. You can hire someone to do it for you and pay out thousands of dollars, or you can be “web savvy” and learn how to do it yourself.
Starting and building an online or home business is not an easy task, but it can be done. It takes work, time, commitment and passion. This is not a get rich quick career! You want to start by letting everyone know about you and your business and by building your reputation. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to do this online. They do not cost anything but time!
Live at Search Engine Strategies. I just went to the Organic Listings Forum, where we asked questions and discussed techniques related to “organic” search engine listings. The session opened with an audience member asking the heated question: Is Google ranking sites higher that purchase Adwords? This kicked the session into a heated debate, with a panel of experts providing answers.
Bulletin boards, message boards, and discussion groups are excellent and often overlooked marketing tools. They can be quite effective because they help develop relationships with prospects and customers. From building customer loyalty to providing customer assistance, participating in group discussions or even moderating your own can help you build an excellent reputation with, and significant business from, discussion group members.
Chris Locke, co-author of the book “The Cluetrain Manifesto,” claimed that the Web is not comprised of computers, companies, or even consumers for that matter, but of conversations. One of the best books I’ve read on Internet culture, Cluetrain is a “must-read” for all Internet marketers.
On the three days from April 30 through Friday, May 2, 2003, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) held a “Spam Forum” in Washington, D.C.
Let me start off with a wild guess! You either think discussion boards are a bleeping waste of time – because so many of them are full of junk, or ….you think of discussion boards simply as a method of getting your questions answered.
By now I’m certain that a great number of you have participated in online forums and exchange ideas on just about everything (business, search engine optimization, marketing or doll making). Online communities or discussion forums come in all different flavors and styles. There are some forums that receive tremendous traffic and it seems that everyone is post questions and receiving free advice.
I am actually out of ideas for an article this week, so I guess I will make that into an article. Do you have a similar problem? You write article after article and finally you just seem to draw a blank for ideas for another article! I am sure this happens to all of us at some point or other.
If you’ve been cruising the Internet highway for any length of time, you’ve run across tons of ebooks. They’ve almost risen to mythical proportions as “the” vehicle for producing unlimited profits. Even with this flooding of the market, the door’s still open IF you develop an ebook that’s highly targeted, serves a ‘want’ and delivers quality content.
Internet Bullies: The Ugly Truth About Online Forums And How Business Owners Can Stop The Verbal Abuse
“The Internet is an ideal environment for the bully and the self-righteous – you can attack personally without being personally in front of the victim. The flame is an unavoidable result of one-to-one communication that isn’t face-to-face…” Client Help Desk