Tuesday, September 29, 2009
  • Laurie Sullivan, September 29, 2009, 3:30 PM
  • Search Engine MilestonesSearch Engine Journal

    Search Engine Journal's Loren Baker lists notable search engine milestones. This year the industry witnessed the consolidation of search, the launch of Microsoft Bing, the Microsoft and Yahoo partnership, and the launch of WolframAlpha. The post offers an expandable timeline that opens in your browser window -- beginning in 1994 and going through to the present.Read the whole story...

  • How Does Google Place Pages Influence SEO?Search Engine Land

    Google Place Pages, a new maps profile page format that replaces the tabbed version of the "info bubble" on maps, has the SEO community up in arms, according to Greg Sterling.

    Google lets businesses submit specific categories they want to include. It appears that when searching for a specific restaurant you get Web pages, directions, reviews, images, street view imagery, and more. So what's the problem? There are too many unanswered questions about what this will mean for SEO professionals. Some speculate Google wants to keep users from having to leave the query results.Read the whole story...

  • How Much Do SEOs Need To Know?HuoMah

    SEO Guru Dave Harry explains why Google's behavioral targeting should "creep you out." Harry describes some of the tools Google relies on to profile people searching the Web for information, and tells us about Google's Social Graph API, which he describes as one of the more interesting tools.

    Targeted ads will increase as advertisers look for ways to cut costs and lift return on investments. Two other devices that will see an impact from BT are mobile phones and set-top boxes. Harry points to an interview on YouTube with Google's Eric Schmidt, who talks about a Google-built platform ...Read the whole story...

  • International SEO 101Search Engine Watch

    Ron Jones reminds us about 63% of the world speak multiple languages or another language other than English. Some companies may want to consider an international SEO strategy, but he points out that it takes a very different kind of approach to become successful.

    For starters, make sure the domain extension is applicable to the country you're trying to optimize in. Jones writes that this can make the difference between success and failure.

    Read the whole story...

  • Google AdWords Looks Forward To RecoveryGoogle AdWords

    Googlers are showing a bit of optimism lately. Some believe an economic recovery is in the works. Austin Rachlin writes that Google wants to become a partner through the recovery in 2010. So, the Mountain View, Calif., company has launched the series Think2010: Getting Ahead of the Recovery.

    The series highlights insights from Googlers and others, offering tips on AdWords as 2009 fades out and a new year begins. Posts will cover themes critical to success in 2010, such as innovation, experimentation, speed, and deeper customer connections.Read the whole story...