IndustrySearch Engine Forums Spotlight: December 7, 2007

Search Engine Forums Spotlight: December 7, 2007

Found in the search marketing forums: Keywords in Affiliate Programs; Google Gadget Ads; Google Testing Digg-like SERPs; and more.

What’s going on in the search industry? Find out here, with these links to some of the latest topics being discussed in our own Search Engine Watch Forums, and other search marketing forums across the Web:

Use of Keywords in Affiliate Programs
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Do any of you webmasters use affiliates keywords to drive traffic to your site? Or do you just use keywords relevant to the articles posted on a given page?”

Got the New Google Gadget Ads?
Search Engine Watch Forums
“I think the implication of “gadget ads” could be *very* significant, because they change the basic concept of what an ad does.”

Google Testing Digg-like SERPs
Cre8asite Forums
“Could the moral of this be, that if you’re going make an effort to get good rankings, you need your site to back them up?”

The Future of SEO: Now What?
High Rankings Forum
“SEOs who only do SEO and not SEM will be a dime a dozen. Those who understand what’s really important (sales/conversions) will continue to be in ever higher demand.”

E-Commerce Website Optimization
Search Engine Watch Forums
“When it comes to e-commerce there is really no way around having duplicate content in some form.”

Better Visibility/More Visitors, But Not More Sales
High Rankings Forum
“I have several clients whom I have been able to help get better visibility for their websites, have improved their PPC campaigns and brought more traffic to their sites. However, they are still not selling as much as they think they should be.”

Marketing an SEO Compatibility Report for a Niche Industry
Cre8asite Forums
“I am in the process of writing a comprehensive report on a niche industry. The report aims to discuss in detail the problem areas found in the websites of the players being targeted in a specific industry and possible solutions as well. I want to request your feedback on how best to market the report and how to leverage its content to persuade the target companies?”

SEM for a Canadian Site
High Rankings Forum
“Would you target the US and deliberately not care about LA and New York as target markets? That’s almost exactly the population of Canada. Ignore LA and New York at your risk. Same with Canada.”

Treatment of a Subdomain Compared to a Domain
Webmaster World
“News flash from Las Vegas PubCon. Matt Cutts informed us that Google will very soon begin treating subdomains and subdirectories the same.”

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