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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 07-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,857
Posted By Brian M
Re: Do search engines still read Meta tags/keywords??

Yahoo still reads the Keywords META tag (and you can prove that by inserting a nonsensical word in a META tag on a page - wait a few weeks, and then search for that word), but the others do not place...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 04-24-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,204
Posted By Brian M
Unless you have a very well-known company...

Hi kellyreaves99, and welcome to the SEW forums!

Drop the company name, or move it after your keyphrase unless it's a household name and you expect to get a lot of referral traffic from it.

The...
Forum: Search Technology & Relevancy 04-24-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4,351
Posted By Brian M
Detecting aliasing...

Hi Nagle,

It's refreshing to see such an intelligent and well thought-out series of questions. I too have asked these questions of several Googlers, but they do not seem to have a tool, and really...
Forum: Google AdWords 02-20-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Brian M
Trademarks do not stop bidding...

Owning a trademark does not stop your competition from bidding on that trademark term - it only stops them from displaying that trademark term in their ad in Google (at the moment).

From Google's...
Forum: AdCenter 02-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,613
Posted By Brian M
You are not alone...

Welcome to the club. Every time I re-boot our Windows IIS server, MSN starts randomly rejecting keywords that have been running for many, many months. The rejection notice emails start coming from...
Forum: Google AdWords 01-27-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 12,656
Posted By Brian M
Rely on the GWO instructions...

Hi Art, and welcome to the SEW forums,

You should rely on the instructions given in the Google Website Optimizer instructions, since these were created after the Analytics instructions. In fact,...
Forum: Google Web Search 01-04-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By Brian M
Watch out for duplication...

If you do split content over multiple pages, watch out that you don't inadvertently create duplicate content by using identical Title tags, META description tags, etc. Each page is a golden...
Forum: Forum Policies & Operations 01-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By Brian M
Yes, I'm here due to email notices...

Hmmm...

I was flooded with a lot of messages from old threads that I had posted in, so I stopped by to see what was going on...

I'm just glad that I noticed this thread, or I'd still be...
Forum: Google AdWords 01-01-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 12,656
Posted By Brian M
Yes, GWO can replace an entire page...

The tags can go around anything in the body, so you could put the beginning tag just after the starting "body" tag, and the closing tag just before the ending "/body" tag and create a completely new...
Forum: Google AdWords 12-22-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 12,656
Posted By Brian M
Good question...

My short answer is, "No. It does not hurt your search rankings."

The JavaScript goes around your existing text (and HTML code such as H1 tags), to leave a default page if somebody has JavaScript...
Forum: Google AdWords 12-15-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 12,656
Posted By Brian M
It should help even a bad marketer... Then again...

That's an excellent question...

It won't tell you how to improve a bad CTA, but by inference, it should lead even a bad marketer to their best possible choice(s).

However, a 4-day SEO seminar will...
Forum: Google AdWords 12-15-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 12,656
Posted By Brian M
Yes, I think it's unbelievably great!

It gets my vote for the best webmaster product of 2006, and possibly of all time. It's a royal pain to set up, but once you learn how to use it, you can see what causes your conversion rates to climb...
Forum: The Padded Room 11-30-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 21,272
Posted By Brian M
Thank you!

Hi Danny,

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all that you have done for the search industry. I look forward to seeing you over at Search Engine Land, and have already subscribed to the RSS...
Forum: Yahoo Web Search 11-21-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,831
Posted By Brian M
I see it when logged into Yahoo...

I see the "Shared by Yahoos" section at the bottom of the SERPs with 3 results, but only when I am logged into my Yahoo account.

Brian M

P.S. I grabbed a screenshot, but get the following error...
Forum: MSN Search 11-20-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2,089
Posted By Brian M
triplicate content...

Hi Healthquotes,

Your site is currently on an asp server, which allows variations of capitalization that resolve to the same URL. However, even MSN search sees a capital letter as different from a...
Forum: MSN Search 11-16-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 7,773
Posted By Brian M
As long as it is a 301...

Hi HealthQuotes,

As long as your re-direct to the home page is done via a 301 in the code behind, you should be safe from these attacks. You can see that by entering any URL with a query string in a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11-10-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By Brian M
It's more than just keywords...

Look at the cache that is in the search engine, because "view source" shows the current content of the page, which may not be the same as what is in the cache. The search engines rank based on what...
Forum: MSN Search 11-09-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 7,773
Posted By Brian M
Nice find - But it's not just MSN...

Hi AussieWebmaster,

Very nice find, but now that it's public, I guess we can talk about it. It's not limited to MSN (although it shows up more quickly there). All the search engines have this...
Forum: Yahoo Web Search 11-03-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 3,568
Posted By Brian M
Yahoo's wildcards in robots.txt

Yahoo now supports wildcards in robots.txt, but there is a little confusion about it, so please voice your opinion:

http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000372.html

Brian M
Forum: Google Web Search 10-27-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1,267
Posted By Brian M
Where's the cache?

In IE only, I don't see the cache for pages in some of the US Google datacenters this afternoon... I can't tell you which datacenters they are, because I can no longer see the IP address. There is...
Forum: Google AdWords 10-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Brian M
About a week at first...

Hi Kristin,

Once MSN approves your initial campaign, it only takes a few hours to see the switch from "pending" to "approved" when you add new keywords to an ad. Then a few hours later, your ads...
Forum: The Padded Room 10-23-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By Brian M
Best news I've heard in a long time...

I'll be at SES NYC '07 as a result. I was planning on dropping the conference, but after hearing this news, I plan to attend.

See you there, Danny!
Forum: Other Google Issues 10-19-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By Brian M
Spell Check in Google Docs

Hi Twigs, and welcome to the forums.

The spell check link is at the bottom right-hand of the editing screen. It's high-lighted in bright yellow on my screen, so you must be suffering from late-night...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 09-29-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By Brian M
Be prepared for a lot of work...

I won't second-guess your reasons for bring your PPC campaign in-house, but if it's just to save a few bucks, you may be in for a very rude awakening. I brought a PPC campaign in-house a while back...
Forum: MSN Search 09-25-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 10,251
Posted By Brian M
Yes, adCenter411 gave the word in another thread

Hi Northwind,

Yes, the referral data problem has been resolved, and I can see MSN referrals again in the logs.

adCenter411 gave us notification in this...
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