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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 04-10-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,068
Posted By webconnoisseur
The 10 Biggest Master Baiters in the Search Industry

In case you could use a little humor for the day:

The 10 Biggest Master Baiters in the Search Industry (
Forum: Other Search Engines & Directories 03-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 3,098
Posted By webconnoisseur
Alexa Data Is Wrong

Alexa data is terribly inaccurate. I suggest you read my recent post:

Please Stop Quoting Alexa Data (

In there, I...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 08-04-2006
Replies: 76
Views: 47,897
Posted By webconnoisseur
Sunday Night

Count me in Greg. We met at the SEW Seattle Live event in May (Rand, Todd and I were listening to your hilarious drinkin' stories). I was a speaker last year, so I half-qualify. I'll contact you via...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 07-24-2006
Replies: 106
Views: 27,855
Posted By webconnoisseur

No Yahoo party? That would be a shame. I bet they'll put something together. If they are that tight on money, they should at least open up their campus, have a few engineers to interact with...
Forum: Search Industry Growth & Trends 06-20-2006
Replies: 190
Views: 52,787
Posted By webconnoisseur
Cloaking Dagger

Regardless of the technical distinctions of cloaking vs. not, it seems like the real question here is whether the search engines should be making special arrangements for special sites and how they...
Forum: 02-15-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 25,005
Posted By webconnoisseur
Ask Who?

Anyone have any idea how big AJ's market share was at the height of the company? I remember a time when a lot of people I knew were using the site and it seemed like the butler branding was working...
Forum: Google AdWords 12-21-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 123,197
Posted By webconnoisseur
Agreed. Take a look at this quote from ClickZ...

Agreed. Take a look at this quote from ClickZ today that talks about natural search:
"Other AOL content will likely get better exposure on Google because the search giant has agreed to help the...
Forum: Google AdWords 12-20-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 123,197
Posted By webconnoisseur
AOL ad promo only

I hope you are right Danny. Ad space doesn't bother me much. Natural search placement does.
Forum: Google AdWords 12-20-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 123,197
Posted By webconnoisseur
WSJ report

Here are the parts of the WSJ article that scare me:

I'm curious how Google is going to promote AOL's content. Will AOL get special treatment on all Auto, Celebrity, City, Diet, Fitness, Food,...
Forum: Search Industry Growth & Trends 12-08-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 13,200
Posted By webconnoisseur
Search Revolution: Meeting of The Minds Dinner Recap

MIT hosted a dinner on 12/7 featuring:

Safa Rashtchy, Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray
Urs Hoelzle, Google Fellow, VP of Operations
Gary Flake, Microsoft, MSN Technical...
Forum: In-house & Corporate SEM 11-07-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 26,601
Posted By webconnoisseur
In-house SEO pay

I agree that $45-60k seems low, especially for SEO professionals. At that pay, anyone with moderate SEO skills would be better off running their own sites.

I do agree that it is a seller's market....
Forum: Google Web Search 11-02-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 5,293
Posted By webconnoisseur
Did the Google Image Index Shrink?

Not sure if others experienced this last month, but all of our images are now missing from Google Image Search. I double checked - we didn't do anything on our end. Has anyone experienced this...
Forum: MSN Search 08-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 14,795
Posted By webconnoisseur
Search Engine Orgy

It is more prevalent than you think. I did a little research today to see if any other search engines are crawling each other's results. Most of them do, though none of them crawl all the searches...
Forum: The Padded Room 05-25-2005
Replies: 41
Views: 20,403
Posted By webconnoisseur
Fun quiz

Great quiz - if I was better at clicking, I would have been the 2nd place finisher instead of tied for 2nd (I left one question blank that I had the right answer for).

To really test people, you...
Forum: Search Industry Growth & Trends 05-16-2005
Replies: 63
Views: 43,914
Posted By webconnoisseur
SEO History, Causes Current Industry Growing Pains

The good news is that companies are finally realizing the importance of search engines and SEO (I should know, I had multiple companies fighting for me as I accepted a SEO position with a large web...
Forum: In-house & Corporate SEM 05-16-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 53,495
Posted By webconnoisseur
Titles I chose

I decided to go with two titles (yes, I'm printing out two different business cards):

1) SEO & Web Analytics Manager - to use with those in the industry and what shows up on the company org chart
Forum: MSN Search 05-02-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 2,241
Posted By webconnoisseur
Interesting Seattle Times Article on MSN Search

Many of us watched the changes in MSN's search during their development of the search engine the last couple of years - going from spam plagued results to somewhat respectable results.

I came across...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 04-29-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 4,470
Posted By webconnoisseur
Advanced Web Ranking does this as well (plus...

Advanced Web Ranking does this as well (plus ranking timelines).

I haven't used WebCEO or Web Position gold - it would be interesting for someone to provide the strengths & weaknesses of each tool...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 04-26-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 4,470
Posted By webconnoisseur
I've been using Advanced Web Ranking and like it....

I've been using Advanced Web Ranking and like it. They claim it does a better job of crawling the search engines by breaking up the searches and sending them through the browser as a user would - it...
Forum: In-house & Corporate SEM 04-15-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 53,495
Posted By webconnoisseur
Desperately Seeking Search Title

Thanks for the feedback. Great stuff, mcanerin. Looking around the company at titles, I notice many people have "Manager" in their titles, even though they manage only themselves. ;)

It's highly...
Forum: In-house & Corporate SEM 04-14-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 53,495
Posted By webconnoisseur
What title do you use on your business card?

I've joined a firm to be their SEO/SEM/Web Analytics resident expert. I've been doing this work for a long time but only as part of my job so I held titles like "Online Marketing Manger".

Now that I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 07-15-2004
Replies: 36
Views: 39,137
Posted By webconnoisseur
Keyword tools far from perfect

I'd definately say the tools are far from perfect. I like wordtracker, but their analysis on what words to go for is way off base, sometimes. There are many other factors that should be taken into...
Forum: Search Engine Advertising 06-21-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 11,159
Posted By webconnoisseur
Closed your poll too quickly

I think you closed the poll too quickly. 35 votes won't mean much to the search engine gods. Now, if we were to get 1000 votes, they might pay attention.

The ability to choose which sites your PPC...
Forum: Open Directory Project 06-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By webconnoisseur
DMOZ Taking RSS Feeds

If you use blogging technology on your site, you might want to submit your RSS feed into the appropriate category. When you look around the directory you will notice "XML" listings below the regular...
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