• Tameka Kee, May 30, 2008, 3:46 PM
  • Obama Spends Mostly On Google ClickZ

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  • National Companies Can Use Local Search Too ISEdb

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  • Defining Your Target Audience Search Marketing Gurus

    Using social media as part of a client's search strategy has become the norm--but not all companies have a clear understanding of who their target audience is when it comes to social media.

    Li Evans breaks down the eight most prevalent types of social media users, and how you should direct your content toward, around or away from them. The most valuable users are the brand evangelists, promoters and co-creators. Each group has varying degrees of affinity for a brand--with the evangelists being die-hards who are likely to tell everyone they know, the promoters being less crazy (and ...Read the whole story...

  • Requesting Links? Try These TipsSearch Engine People

    Melanie Nathan has the inside scoop on how to increase the chances of getting positive responses to your link requests, and it starts with using a "trustworthy" email address. Nothing says link-requesting freeloader like a generic address from one of the free providers--so try not to use your Hotmail or Yahoo account. Instead, get an address that includes the name of your business (like jane.doe@[businessname].com).

    When asking prominent bloggers for links, it's best to have a clear goal of what kind of link you want. Are you pushing for a mention of your site in a post, a ...Read the whole story...

  • Using YouTube For Video Keyword ResearchNatural Search and Mobile SEO

    Last week YouTube rolled out YouTube Suggest, a predictive search feature that helps users narrow down their search for the most popular videos. And Bryson Meunier notes that video-focused SEOs can use the tool for keyword research as well.

    Meunier says he used the tool to discover "some of the most popular YouTube queries and categories." And though the results weren't mind-blowing insights, Meunier says that they can likely be used to "justify Arts & Entertainment spend in YouTube, or to find alternative subjects that still bring in a lot of search volume."Read the whole story...

  • The Synergy Between Local SEO And Yellow Page AdsConvert Offline

    There are a number of similarities between the best practices for local SEO and yellow page ads. For example, small businesses have long been told to include as much info as possible in each yellow pages ad they place--because if consumers don't see it in the ad, they don't think you do it. The same goes for on-page SEO and the engines' crawlers, according to Tim, the Local Search Hound.

    "If you don't mention the service on your site, Google assumes that you don't do it," Tim says. "And you will have little chance of ranking for that ...Read the whole story...

  • Google, It's Time For An Intervention!Webmarket Central

    Tom Pick likens Google to an alcohol abuser in need of an intervention in this piece--which takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the search giant's increasingly frequent marketer offenses.

    For example, Google's "wild mood swings and erratic behavior" translates to search rankings that have become terribly unstable. Pick says that he's seen a site go from the 49th spot for a particular keyword, to the ninth spot, and then back down to somewhere on the fifth page within a matter of weeks--with no changes made to the page.

    Meanwhile the giant has been starting to ...Read the whole story...