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Troubled Times For Dave Pasternack

Jan 24, 2007 | 1,958 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the month of October Dave Pasternack wrote an article Troubled times for SEO firms where he critically pointed out that marketers are discovering that SEO isn't rocket science. Since this article critically backlashed so Dave has given another interview to DM News Is SEO “rocket science?”: A Q&A with Dave Pasternack.

Yahoo's Tim Mayer Speaks Up

Jan 23, 2007 | 1,459 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Stone Temple Consulting's Eric Enge has posted a transcript of an interview with Tim Mayer, the person responsible for the product direction of Yahoo! Search Technology.

Performancing Goes Down: Many Disappointed

Jan 23, 2007 | 2,264 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Chris Garret, the CEO of Performancing after Nick Wilson resigned recently, has announced the closure of Performancing Partners. He announced the closure by saying:

I'm sad to tell you that Partners has to close. While I have every faith it could have worked, it wasn't going to happen fast enough. Without more money invested it wasn't going to happen at all.

Great Link Building Strategies

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,624 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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An article from the Copyblogger about how to get more links to your web page will definitely help liven up your web page by linking it with relevant and authoritative sources

Wikipedia Makes All External Links 'Nofollow'

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,529 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Wikipedia has decided to make the external links in the encyclopedia "nofollow" links.

At Jimbo Wales' directive, all external links within the English language Wikipedia are now coded "nofollow" — this should help cut spamming immensely once word gets out in the SEO community.


This was mentioned in the discussion Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Globalwarming awareness2007/SEO world championship — expect a spam onslaught.

Search Engine Marketing Tools Update

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,461 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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SEO Consultants, is already loaded with a massive collection of very helpful web research tools. However, they have something more to offer.

A latest tool URI Valet, is now available, it states, “This is a sneak preview of our NEW URI Valet service. We are currently beta testing and accepting wish lists.” All a user has to do is to submit a web address. In a matter of few seconds one gets a detailed analysis of the URI which includes user agent data, graphical presentations to download time and many more relevant things.

Test Sites Of Search Giants

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,751 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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All the search engine giants have test sites to test their new features before introducing them to their main search engines. Google's test site SearchMash is loaded with features, such as  video, images, blogs and text results all at the same time. That is it scores over other similar test beds.

SEMPO Conducts SEM Survey 2006

Jan 17, 2007 | 1,688 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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SEMPO or Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization has opened its 2006 survey centering around the condition of search engine marketing all over the world. This year the survey will have participants from Europe. Search marketers who are not the members of SEMPO can also attend it. The survey will be beneficial for all the participants as they can get an insight into the past and future growth of the industry and the trend it will take in future. SEMPO has given the reasons to participate in the survey:

Wikiseek- The New Wiki Search Engine

Jan 17, 2007 | 1,370 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Online encyclopedia major Wikipedia has launched a new Wiki search engine called Wikiseek. You can better search Wikipedia with this search engine. There are AdSense ads on it too.

The contents of Wikiseek are restricted to Wikipedia pages and only those sites which are referenced within Wikipedia, making it an authoritative source of information less subject to spam and SEO schemes. Wikiseek utilizes Searchme's category refinement technology, providing suggested search refinements based on user tagging and categorization within Wikipedia, making results more relevant than conventional search engines.

Worth Of A Directory Link

Jan 16, 2007 | 2,015 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A thread regarding the worth of a directory link on Webmaster World has grabbed the attention of many SEO specialists. Many experts have poured in their views regarding the same.