Thursday, July 30, 2009
  • Laurie Sullivan, July 30, 2009, 5:15 PM
  • One-On-One: Craig DanuloffSEMGeek.com

    An interview with Craig Danuloff, ClickEquations founder and president, delves into questions such as the reasons why he thinks ClickEquations is "more valuable" than Google's AdWords Editor, and how the company is handling the overall decline of PPC budgets.

    PPC professionals looking for details about ClickEquations's tools might want to dial into the interview, but nuggets that give insight into the state of the industry are sparse.Read the whole story...

  • Sifting Through The SEO PredatorsaimClear Blog

    Marty Weintraub warns of the latest wave of "predatory SEO creeps" that provide "blatantly false information camouflaged by pretty blue reports." He dissects a free SEO audit that one of his clients received from an SEO company trying to sell its services.

    Weintraub provides a few "scary highlights as a warning for future report card recipients," detailing major mistakes the company made, such as wildly underreporting the number of pages of his client's site indexed by Google.Read the whole story...

  • SEO & The Porn Industry Search Engine Journal

    Former Howard Stern intern Chelsea Blackman looks at the state of adult entertainment and its influence on search trends, video and online advertising. It's clearly growing at a slower rate compared with the overall population of people going online.

    And while porn isn't growing in the number of page views, the industry is expanding through long tail keywords, Blackman writes. With so many subcultures and genres, porn sites have been doing an amazing job catching specific interests. She tells us that in word tracker, the term "dirty" produces a list of 100 most-searched-for keyword terms.Read the whole story...

  • 20 Authors Converge On SES San JoseSearch Engine Watch

    If you're attending the Search Engine Strategies conference, Greg Jarboe suggests you bring a book bag. More than 20 authors will be on hand to sign books on a variety of topics, from business and marketing, to PPC and SEO.

    As a new author, Jarboe has become addicted to tracking where he ranks on Amazon.com, a pastime almost as addictive as tracking where your site ranks on Google. While Google guidelines do not recommend the use of products to check rankings, Amazon welcomes them. For example, Rankforest provides sales rank tracking for authors and publishers to view historical ...Read the whole story...

  • Microsoft, Yahoo: Who Inked The Better Deal?Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

    Matt Cutts attempted to poll the search community Wednesday to determine the big winner in the Yahoo and Microsoft search deal. As of about 9:30 p.m. Pacific there were 61 comments on the site. Some people left serious responses with details on who they thought did the better deal, but many more touted Google as the big winner.Read the whole story...