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Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 05-08-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 9,960
Posted By MakeMeTop
Long expected and some nice innovations. Looking...

Long expected and some nice innovations. Looking forward to implementing the new features.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 05-25-2005
Replies: 122
Views: 45,957
Posted By MakeMeTop
That, frankly, is an outrageous statement which I...

That, frankly, is an outrageous statement which I would anticipate being edited - and as I assume it is addressed to those who do not subscribe to your anti-cloaking, "all cloaking is deceptive spam"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 05-25-2005
Replies: 122
Views: 45,957
Posted By MakeMeTop
In my (limited) experience, the primary use of IP...

In my (limited) experience, the primary use of IP delivery cloaking and XML feed "cloaking" is to actually reveal content to search engines that is not currently indexable.

But if the consensus is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 05-23-2005
Replies: 122
Views: 45,957
Posted By MakeMeTop
I've been watching a some cloaked pages in a...

I've been watching a some cloaked pages in a competitive area for several years, expecting them to be zapped anytime soon.

They haven't been (yet) - by any search engine.

Maybe it is because they...
Forum: Search & Legal Issues 03-23-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 264,746
Posted By MakeMeTop
I'm confused!

Am I being unduly dense here?

If I have a web page that says "buy widgets here" in text and it appears for the word "widgets" in the search engine at the top and someone clicks on it to go to a page...
Forum: Outsourcing SEM 03-07-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,154
Posted By MakeMeTop
I do have a model that works on a CPC or CPA...

I do have a model that works on a CPC or CPA basis (more commonly a CPC basis).

It works rather like a PPC content match type campaign (without the bidding part), whereby the client can specify...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 02-22-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 6,320
Posted By MakeMeTop
Congratulations on getting this going. I know how...

Congratulations on getting this going. I know how hard it can be setting this sort of thing up. Certainly I/my company will be joining. Web analytics is one of the most important components in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 02-21-2005
Replies: 104
Views: 137,711
Posted By MakeMeTop
My post was really discussing ethics rather than...

My post was really discussing ethics rather than legalities.

I would agree that SEO is primarily advertising and furthermore believe that the rules related to deceptive advertising should (and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 02-21-2005
Replies: 104
Views: 137,711
Posted By MakeMeTop
The debate that runs and runs shows no sign of...

The debate that runs and runs shows no sign of becoming mute!

Certainly the long-term protagonists have positions that have changed little over the years.

My 2 cents?

Behaving "ethically" is an...
Forum: Google AdWords 01-28-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 9,364
Posted By MakeMeTop
Excellent news :) A lot to wade through but the...

Excellent news :)

A lot to wade through but the race is on for developers.
Forum: MSN Search 01-24-2005
Replies: 50
Views: 17,473
Posted By MakeMeTop
Just in changing my shoes!

I wore out a pair dancing around the pub for the last week :)
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 01-24-2005
Replies: 123
Views: 27,700
Posted By MakeMeTop
It is great to see the enthusiasm with which the...

It is great to see the enthusiasm with which the SMA proposals are being discussed. Superb ideas are being put forward - but everything has to be tempered by a "reality" check!

All of us involved so...
Forum: MSN Search 01-19-2005
Replies: 50
Views: 17,473
Posted By MakeMeTop
Beta search results from MSN UK were showing...

Beta search results from MSN UK were showing briefly this morning for an hour - now seem to be back to Yahoo powered results. But it looks like the UK will roll out their regional version of search...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 01-12-2005
Replies: 47
Views: 13,410
Posted By MakeMeTop
I think it should also be made clear that no-one...

I think it should also be made clear that no-one (including Mike) is oficially in any SMA organisation as yet as none has been formally constituted (although he, amongst others, has volunteered his...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 10-22-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 15,065
Posted By MakeMeTop
The subscription form is on the left of the home...

The subscription form is on the left of the home page.

I can see it, but it has only recently been added - browser compatibility maybe? I know Simon is working on ensuring full cross-browser...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 10-22-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 15,065
Posted By MakeMeTop
Thanks, Mark - judging from the response we've...

Thanks, Mark - judging from the response we've had in the few hours since the first announcement, this could well fly - and your SEOroadshow offer is really appreciated.

For anyone wanting to know...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 10-22-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 15,065
Posted By MakeMeTop
Drop an e-mail to info@sma-uk.org. I'm sure you...

Drop an e-mail to info@sma-uk.org.

I'm sure you can, DaveN :)
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 10-22-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 15,065
Posted By MakeMeTop
Nothing like sticking one's neck out! I got...

Nothing like sticking one's neck out!

I got voted in for this without even putting myself forward. Hopefully, I'll be turfed out at the next election :)

Seriously, we decided instead of moaning...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 10-20-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By MakeMeTop
In Tuesday afternoon. In bar Tuesday evening...

In Tuesday afternoon.

In bar Tuesday evening looking forward to resuming old conversations from wherever we last met in a bar - and starting new ones if we haven't previously had the...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 09-20-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 13,905
Posted By MakeMeTop
Great summary, Mike - but you forgot about the...

Great summary, Mike - but you forgot about the part when you introduced Hilary to me before embarking on a eulogy on Penny's outstanding assets to the company over dinner.

Next time we are going to...
Forum: The Padded Room 09-11-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By MakeMeTop
"How many domains have you had banned from...

"How many domains have you had banned from xxxxx?" is quite a good one and can raise a few eyebrows.

That usually sorts out who is who, though ;)
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 09-03-2004
Replies: 105
Views: 20,165
Posted By MakeMeTop
Well, looks like quite a party - see you there in...

Well, looks like quite a party - see you there in the hotel on the Friday (can't make Thursday).

Mr. Mackin - in Ireland? Where and when?
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 08-17-2004
Replies: 60
Views: 13,963
Posted By MakeMeTop
I have to echo Jill and Mike's plaudits for...

I have to echo Jill and Mike's plaudits for Christine! Regardless of what I may think of the internal workings of SEMPO - Christine is the person who had the patience to listen to a pretty irate me...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 08-12-2004
Replies: 35
Views: 14,897
Posted By MakeMeTop
As Mike quoted me, I just wanted to point out...

As Mike quoted me, I just wanted to point out that my statement about the 5K was not made in a tone of anger but of some bewilderment! Lots of stuff was said about supporting SEMPO and my comment was...
Forum: Outsourcing SEM 07-15-2004
Replies: 206
Views: 63,706
Posted By MakeMeTop
I gave up on this ages ago!

A couple of years ago I was very concerned about how to differentiate what I did from other alleged SEO/SEM companies and came up with a totally different business model to 99.9% of SEO...
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