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Forum: Google Web Search 08-05-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9,710
Posted By webmama
WebPosition Pro - no Google results

Has anyone else noticed that after years of threatening it appears that Google has now blocked WP Gold from reporting rankings through their tool? We called the WP support line and they said they are...
Forum: Google Web Search 01-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 6,840
Posted By webmama
any Update on Google and Hidden DIVs?

Does anybody have an update on how Google is treating hidden divs? Are they 'seeing' the content and using it in the algorithm?

Barb
Forum: Google AdWords 08-02-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 11,859
Posted By webmama
Conversion Doesn't Mean Text

Landing Pages that convert and pages that are currently on a website - for the general visitor - are not necessarily the same thing. Much time is spent for our clients in developing short, aggressive...
Forum: Google Web Search 06-29-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,685
Posted By webmama
Algorithm Settled Down

As of today I can not find the instances of brand names losing their positions. I expect what I was seeing was a test that moved sites like apartments.com and shoes.com out of their #1 position for...
Forum: Google Web Search 06-20-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,685
Posted By webmama
Discussing Organic

I was hoping this discussion would be about 'organic' listings. Advertising is probably covered elsewhere but I do feel your pain.
Forum: Google Web Search 06-19-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,685
Posted By webmama
Brand Names Sites Not in Google Results

I have confirmed that a number of brand name sites are no longer showing up in their traditional #1 positions. The new results do not appear consistently so it must be part of a new algorithm. This...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 06-08-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 7,720
Posted By webmama
Even Gringos can attend

I am going and speaking. I tried and tried to learn to speak Spanish but to no avail - YET! But that hasn't stopped me from booking flights to go to the show and/or from encouraging my clients to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 06-06-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 963
Posted By webmama
Sniffing for Country Specific IP Address - Issues?

I have a client that would like to direct all traffic to their
international sites when the visitor's IP address is in a specific
country. More specifically - if a UK-located visitor...
Forum: Google Web Search 04-24-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By webmama
Google Result Inconsistent for Microsoft Product

In Google's Natural results for 'placeware' Microsoft's Live Meeting product comes first - no surprise as Microsoft owns the product Placeware. Google Search for placeware...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 03-29-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By webmama
Current Thoughts on TITLE element of an <a href>

I have a client that is using the TITLE element of an <a href> tag. What is the current thinking on using them - is it spam - is it a 'grey' practices? It does not appear they did this for SEO...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 03-17-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,902
Posted By webmama
English or Chinese

What I don't see addressed in the first few talks is whether the search traffic is in english or chinese? As with other countries/languages much of the searching is done in English regardless of the...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 03-16-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1,408
Posted By webmama
Vancouver IIMA Seminar and Workshop

I will be in Vancouver on March 27/28 speaking about SEM at a monthly meeting of the International Internet Marketing Association if anyone in the West would like to know a little more about SEM;...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 03-16-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 8,951
Posted By webmama
Discount for SES

You can get a 10% discount to all SES conferences if you become a member of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization SEMPO (http://www.sempo.org) . Really valuable if you attend more...
Forum: In-house & Corporate SEM 03-13-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,683
Posted By webmama
Conclusion about acquistions?

Did you come to a conclusion on how to handle the acquired company's websites. I have started another thread in this area to talk about it. I hope to get some responses.
Forum: In-house & Corporate SEM 03-13-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By webmama
Acquisition strategies

When faced with a client who has acquired a company I am always asked (from an SEO perspective) whether to roll the site content into the main site or leave the site live - against the wishes of...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 03-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By webmama
Geo or search string targeting

You talk about GEO targetting with Google which I am assuming is done by sniffing the IP Address. I expect it also takes the local keywords used in the search. ie fishing in vancouver will give you...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 03-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By webmama
Yahoo hasn't fixed this...

It is my understanding that you can now target by province in Canada through Google. I know you are right about all overture/y!sm campaigns in US automatically going to Canada which is about a 10%...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 02-13-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 6,206
Posted By webmama
SEMPO Visibility

SEMPO Press Releases can be found here: http://www.sempo.org/news/

I would love to point out a few things that seem important to me and haven't been mentioned yet but are active parts of the...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 02-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By webmama
Targetting Canada with Y!SM PPC

I have to give a talk on SEM in Vancouver soon and I need more information on what you can do and can't do to locally target (city, province) in Canada. Can you in Y!SM PPC? Can you narrow it to just...
Forum: Google AdWords 02-10-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,004
Posted By webmama
Using Local Targetting in Canada

I have to give a talk on SEM in Vancouver soon and I need more information on what you can do and can't do to locally target (city, province) in Canada. Can you in Adwords? Can you narrow it to just...
Forum: SEM Related Organizations & Events 12-20-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By webmama
SES Latino - two languages

Right now, I believe, that the plan for SES Latino is to have sessions offered in both Spanish and English.
Forum: Google Web Search 08-12-2005
Replies: 76
Views: 61,855
Posted By webmama
Business.com listing

Well - I guess I just proved that other search engines/directories can do SEO as well. The WebEx top result in organic for all of 10 seconds - no one else seemed to be able to see it - came from...
Forum: Google Web Search 08-12-2005
Replies: 76
Views: 61,855
Posted By webmama
Top Site Page Links in Search Results

Has this been covered? Google is showing the following result:

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing & Online Meetings: WebEx ...Video Conferencing, web conferencing, teleconferencing and online...
Forum: Google AdWords 08-12-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By webmama
Google Displaying 3 ads

It appears that Google is now showing 3 ads across the top on some searches. Anyone else seeing it? Looks like a good thing for our advertisers and not necessarily a good user experience.
Forum: Link Building 04-18-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,531
Posted By webmama
Affiliate Linking Insights

An insightful article from Fredrick Marckini has just been pushed out on ClickZ. http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/results/article.php/3497826 . I found the news that you could be penalized for...
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