Compete's latest search marketshare figures show that a Microsoft giveaway program may have driven more traffic to Windows Live from Google. Are you Twittering? If not, you might be missing traffic. New to search marketing? How about a nice guide to getting started? Breaking into a tough safe? Perhaps Google can help you like it did two burglars. And more in today's episode!
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Microsoft Gaining Searches; Live Search Club Giveaway Working?
Compete is out with its latest search marketshare report for June 2007, showing that MSN/Windows Live Search has posted a dramatic rise since last month. This appears to be do to the Live Search Club promotion that's going on. Below, a look at the trend, a history of how giveaways...
Useless For Driving Traffic? Think Again
In the past few weeks I have been hearing more and more people saying that Twitter is useless. For those of you who are not too familiar with Twitter I recommend reading my write-up on the service or better yet creating an account on twitter.com and start diving in....
- How To
Optimize A Contextual Search Advertising Campaign
The major pay per click engines, such as Google and Yahoo, include two different types of distribution: On their own search engine result pages, and on content pages elsewhere on the web. These two types of advertising, while often lumped together under the pay-per-click (PPC) label, are very different....
- Is Google
Gearing Up To Drop The Supplemental Result Label?
Matt McGee reported last week that he noticed that a method where webmasters can see pages that Google places in its supplemental index appears to be disappearing from some of Google's data centers. Now he's spotted a comment at SEOmoz from Google's Matt Cutts which suggests that Google might do...
- Where Should
New Search Marketers Start?
Ask SEMpdx: “What is the best way for a Newbie to learn Search Engine Marketing? from Search Engine Guide covers a session over at SEMpdx that describes how new SEMs should go about learning the tricks of the trade. Todd Mintz summarized the session and added his own thoughts on...
Illustrated: The Power Of 301 Redirects
One of the most common questions we get is "how can I safely move a web page?" When moving a page or even doing something as simple as changing its filename (and thus its URL), it's important to do it the right way. Done properly, you'll let search engines...
- What Triggers
Google's CAPTCHA While Searching
The Google Security blog explained what would trigger to return a CAPTCHA. A CAPTCHA is a page that asks a user to prove that he or she is a true human. Google explains that a CAPTCHA can be triggered by automated processes sometimes caused by worms, some proxy search traffic...
Science Search Tools Explored
Gary Price has complied a comprehensive list of science search tools that are available via the Internet. He explored several science search tools including Scirus, Live Search Academic, Google Scholar, Scitopia, Global Science Gateway and others....
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- Study: Edwards Search Campaign Lacks Efficiency, McCain's Is Strong, ClickZ
- How America Searches: Election ‘08, ResourceShelf
- Search Marketing Commercial Airs on CNBC, Search Engine Roundtable
- Stumped By
Safe, Burglars Google For Help, Steal $12,000
John Battelle points to a Gazette article named Bumbling Bigg City burglars got $12K. In short, burglars tried to break into a safe at Bigg City. After trying for over an hour, they decided to search Google for help. They walked over to a computer in the next room and...