January 23, 2008

Around The Search Engines Jan 23 2008

Here's your middle of the week update of what's happening in the field of search engines. Around the Search Engines:

A Smarter Start - Yahoo SM Blog

Now we’ve got oodles more, all in one place, with the publication of the Smart Start Guide. It’s a guidebook geared especially toward the beginning search marketer, but it also offers tips for the more advanced Yahoo! Search Marketing advertiser.

Feeling lucky at PubCon - Official Google Webmaster Central Blog

Listening to the Q&A, I was pleased to hear the major search engines agreeing on best practices for many webmaster issues. In fact, the presentations in the duplicate content session were mostly, well, duplicate. When I wasn't sitting in on one of the many valuable sessions, I was chatting with webmasters either at the Google booth, or at Google's "Meet the Engineers" event. It was exciting to hear from so many different webmasters, and to help them with Google-related issues. Here are a few things that were on the minds of webmasters, along with our responses:

Search Marketing Predictions for 2008 - Search Engine Watch

Last week, we shared some New Years Resolutions from several search marketers and social media marketers. I asked many of those same marketers what they thought 2008 had in store for search. Again, I'll be sharing their responses in two parts.

A Reality Check about Blogging for Money - ProBlogger

While it’s true that I have built my blogging to a point where I’m able to earn good money blogging there are many things that an article like the one in the WSJ didn’t (and couldn’t) mention about how I was able to build my blogging up to this point.

2008 Affiliate Marketing: Trends, Spends & Dead Ends - Share Results

What affiliate marketer wouldn’t want a crystal ball to reveal the online marketing trends that matter for 2008: will the social web shop socially? Will video ads trounce banners? Will mobile meander? What about widgets? And marketing mainstays such as search and email? Learn how 2008’s online marketing trends translate for affiliates with the help of Share Results affiliate network CEO Nicky Senyard.

Uber Keyword Research - Uber Affiliate

Keyword research is a pretty big part of affiliate marketing. Sometimes it’s what it all comes down to. There are a lot of things to consider when you do your keyword research, so hopefully I’ll make a few things clear for you and make your keyword selection a little more solid.

Google Drops More Than 160 Points - Searchblog

That's not something we're used to hearing, but since its peak back in the Fall at nearly 750, Google has dropped to 584 currently, a 166 point drop (it's dropped more in after hours, all the way down to 568). It's on a steep decline in the past few days, perhaps due to the new search stats from Nielsen, as well as jitters about the economy at large.

Phew! That's it you are all caught up with what happened so far this week.

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