Below is our coverage of Day 3 of Search Engine Strategies (SES) Chicago 2007:

  1. Managing Automated PPC Bid Management
  2. Your Marketing Program in Context
  3. Managing PPC for Multiple Clients
  4. Calling All Clicks: PayPerCall and You
  5. CSS, AJAX, Web 2.0 & Search Engines
  6. Last Minute Holiday Search Tactics
  7. PPC Advertising on Influential Blogs and Social Media

The "target customers by location" feature in the AdWords console has been improved by Google. As compare to the earlier multi-step process, the new method is much more intuitive. Now there are four tabs, like "Search," "Browse," "Bundles" and "Custom." The interface overlays this screen above the AdWords interface and takes help of the Google Maps technology.

The new interface looks something like this:

Microsoft Windows is accepting emails for advertisers who want to test their adCenter Add-in Beta account in the Excel 2007. Users who want to integrate keyword research can apply now. This program will help the advertisers a lot, in many ways as it is:

  • Free, simple and can be downloaded easily
  • One can easily research, analyze, and manipulate data

The Yahoo! Blog has announced a weather update for Yahoo! Search. Recently, there were even some assumptions of some possible weather update coming soon. However, this time Yahoo! search engine has supported the X-Robots-Tag directive. This directive basically gives Webmasters the ability to define robots.txt like rules within the http header as opposed to just the META data in the html pages. Google already supports this directive.

As the web moves into its second generation, sites are making more use of CSS, AJAX and other advanced and interactive design techniques. But how are the largely Web 1.0 search engines reacting to these, from an SEO perspective. This session explores issues and solutions.

Moderator: Anne Kennedy, Manager, Managing Partner, Beyond Ink

Local search is a real convergence of local targeting and mobile device usage. It covers the spectrum from the desktop shopper to the casual "get it now" cell phone user. This panel will look at some of the ground from the search engines perspective, the wireless perspective, and the SEO/SEM marketing perspective.

Moderator:

  • Detlev Johnson

Speakers:

It is not just for bricks and mortar anymore. Many web sites have discovered the power of local targeting. This session will focus on the marketing aspects of local search.

Moderator:

  • Melanie Mitchell

Speakers:

This session will define and discuss industry best practices in Pay Per Click Account Management as well as discuss geographical ad targeting, best use of ad spend per keyword, targeting competitive vs. niche keywords, and managing multiple clients while using multiple ad tracks (AdWords, YSM, AdCenter, etc.)

Moderator: Kevin Ryan, Vice President, Global Content Director, Search Engine Strategies and Search Engine Watch

Site design is critical for quality indexing and rankings. There are pit falls that are not apparent. This session will take a top down approach to designing a modern website.

Moderator:

  • Todd Friesen

Speakers:

Google Zeitgeist 2007 Unveiled

Dec 6, 2007 | 3,816 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google announced the fastest rising search terms of 2007. The VP of Search and User Experience Marissa Mayer revealed the "fastest rising U.S. search terms". The top ten list has terms or phrases, such as:

  • iphone
  • webkinz
  • tmz
  • transformers
  • youtube
  • club penguin
  • myspace
  • heroes
  • facebook
  • anna nicole smith

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