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Forum: Outsourcing SEM 09-02-2004
Replies: 63
Views: 28,235
Posted By K.S. Katz
1) No, I don't place a guarantee on my...

1) No, I don't place a guarantee on my services.
2) Because I'm an in-house SEO and if the boys upstairs didn't think that I was doing my job then I would be fired. :)
3) N/A

Upon the occasions...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 07-30-2004
Replies: 271
Views: 135,974
Posted By K.S. Katz
All I can say is WOW, where can I signup! :D...

All I can say is WOW, where can I signup! :D

I'm a Director of Education for a non-profit and I can tell you that I make no where near that salary. (Maybe it's only the org directors on the West...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 07-30-2004
Replies: 271
Views: 135,974
Posted By K.S. Katz
How can they hope to fill in the gaps about SEM...

How can they hope to fill in the gaps about SEM when they have issues effectively communicating with their members and general public?

Out of all the issues presented in this thread, I feel that...
Forum: Other Search Engines & Directories 07-26-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By K.S. Katz
I primarily use Google and Overture. I have used...

I primarily use Google and Overture. I have used Findwhat.com, Ah-ha and Industry Brains in the past but found that I didn’t get a comparable ROI even with the bids being traditionally lower. I’m...
Forum: Multilingual Search Markets & Non-US Engines 07-23-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 9,291
Posted By K.S. Katz
Pros & Cons for Going Multi-Lingual

I'm a director of a non-profit organization that's demographic is strictly United States. We know there's opportunities to expand into the multi-lingual market, but are still trying to weigh in the...
Forum: Google Web Search 07-15-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By K.S. Katz
From my experience, it takes between 6-8 weeks...

From my experience, it takes between 6-8 weeks for Google to revisit. (This is of course an average. I've had some sites that get visit more regularly.)
Forum: The Padded Room 06-28-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By K.S. Katz
I've always been ROI driven myself. Many clients...

I've always been ROI driven myself. Many clients may tell you that they want higher rankings or more traffic, but in actuality what they really want is more sales. Sometimes, they have a hard time...
Forum: Yahoo Paid Inclusion 06-24-2004
Replies: 22
Views: 9,254
Posted By K.S. Katz
I think the article is rather misleading. From...

I think the article is rather misleading. From reading the article, I'm gathering that the SEM industry is pushing to do away with the CPC factor to pay-inclusion. Ask Jeeves may be "rethinking"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 06-23-2004
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By K.S. Katz
I also like to look at how well they integrate...

I also like to look at how well they integrate their traditional and online marketing. Competitors (and my own clients) oftentimes treat their marketing dept and SEM as if they're their own separate...
Forum: The Padded Room 06-23-2004
Replies: 32
Views: 4,082
Posted By K.S. Katz
I've seen on other forums, people will...

I've seen on other forums, people will "manufacturer" posts in order to reach a certain level (i.e. to get their website reviewed). I believe that 50 posts require some type of commitment and would...
Forum: Search Industry Growth & Trends 06-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 4,610
Posted By K.S. Katz
Generally speaking, I believe that Google's...

Generally speaking, I believe that Google's success is attached to their focus on relevant search. As they develop more products and possibly go portal, I believe they'll continue to thrive as long...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 06-18-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 8,111
Posted By K.S. Katz
Nick, You have a sense of humor after my own...

Nick,

You have a sense of humor after my own heart. And to add to the fun, I thought I'd add a one:

SEM
Spammers with bigger budgets.
Forum: Yahoo Paid Inclusion 06-18-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 6,421
Posted By K.S. Katz
I agree 100% with andrewgoodman. I did...

I agree 100% with andrewgoodman.



I did Internet technical support for 2 years and I can tell you that the general public is just happy clicking on their browser and surfing. Whether or not a...
Forum: Other Yahoo! Issues 06-16-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 5,210
Posted By K.S. Katz
Definitely, my vote goes to Yahoo on mail. I've...

Definitely, my vote goes to Yahoo on mail. I've been a paying customer of Hotmail (for extra space) for a long time and been rather dissatisfied with the whole experience.

However, I'll be out to...
Forum: The Padded Room 06-15-2004
Replies: 78
Views: 8,848
Posted By K.S. Katz
I'm not much into using the reputation tool,...

I'm not much into using the reputation tool, because it's solely based on opinion. While it may have checks and balances in place to stop abuse, I'm still not confident that it can't take...
Forum: Link Building 06-14-2004
Replies: 113
Views: 38,507
Posted By K.S. Katz
I completely agree with Danny. It is getting...

I completely agree with Danny. It is getting harder to get one-way links that are free. Really, it also depends on your company's niche market. Some industries make it easier to get one-way links...
Forum: Google Web Search 06-11-2004
Replies: 79
Views: 22,795
Posted By K.S. Katz
Technology on the most part is neutral. It's how...

Technology on the most part is neutral. It's how the technology is used by people is where the white/black hat comes into play. Because techniques (like cloaking) have been widely abused by spammers,...
Forum: MSN Search 06-10-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 4,024
Posted By K.S. Katz
It's a pretty bold statement considering on how...

It's a pretty bold statement considering on how bad MSN's spam filters are for email. I get more spam in my hotmail address than all of my other addresses combined.



The reason why Teoma and some...
Forum: Search Technology & Relevancy 06-10-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 6,279
Posted By K.S. Katz
I believe that Teoma is doing a lot to understand...

I believe that Teoma is doing a lot to understand the true meaning of documents with their search technology.

As far as personalization, there's probably going to be services in the future that are...
Forum: The Padded Room 06-09-2004
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By K.S. Katz
I wouldn't take that client even if they came...

I wouldn't take that client even if they came back. Reason being: if they question you once, they'll do it all the time.

I once had a client that drove me nuts with daily emails from SEO spam with...
Forum: Invisible - Deep Web 06-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 13,199
Posted By K.S. Katz
I remember in the early 90s when I used UNIX to...

I remember in the early 90s when I used UNIX to MUD with my college buddies. There was no GUI or web pages, just text.

What's really sad is I haven't had to use UNIX in 10 years so I've pretty much...
Forum: Web Analytics & Tracking 06-08-2004
Replies: 20
Views: 56,489
Posted By K.S. Katz
I believe that "Above the Line" is...

I believe that "Above the Line" is extremely important for my company. We do online press releases as a major way to get our name out to the community. With PRWeb.com, you can target specific...
Forum: Web Analytics & Tracking 06-08-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By K.S. Katz
I use NetTracker and a custom software program...

I use NetTracker and a custom software program that ties everything into my backoffice.
Forum: Other Google Issues 06-07-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By K.S. Katz
So it's "software doesn't spam the search...

So it's "software doesn't spam the search engines, people do." :D
Forum: Search Engine Marketing 06-07-2004
Replies: 20
Views: 9,666
Posted By K.S. Katz
Usability and SEO go hand in hand; however, very...

Usability and SEO go hand in hand; however, very few clients actually recognize that. My usual strategy is to give them the big picture and then try to tackle each item one at a time.

I've had...
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