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Consumers Head Online for Local Business Information
A study identifies how consumers use mobile, Google Maps, ratings, reviews, and Internet yellow pages to obtain information about local businesses.
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Search Engine Watch Experts Columns

SEW Expert - Frank Watson Frank
Team Work Has More Rewards Than a Group Effort
Weighing the pros and cons of building an in-house search marketing team versus hiring outside consultants.
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Evaluating Second Tier PPC Search Engines
So-called second tier search engines can sometimes help expand campaigns beyond traditional search engines.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Google Reports Great Third Quarter, ‘Worse Behind Us’ CEO States
Posted by Frank Watson Oct 16, 2009

Google had its third quarter financial report today and beat estimates of analysts with a 7% year over year growth with net income increase of 27% over same period last year, CNN Money reported. Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, on a conference call with investors said “while there is a lot …
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‘Ads By Google’ to Appear on Rich Media Ads
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 16, 2009

Google is adding the “Ads by Google” notice to rich media ads, such as Flash and interactive ads. It will appear as an information icon (lowercase “i” in a small circle) in the lower right corner. When the icon is hovered over, it expands to the words “Ads by Google.” …
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Google Plans eBook Store to Launch in 2010
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 16, 2009

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Google announced plans to launch an eBook store. The store will be called Google Editions and will launch in the first half of 2010. About 500,000 books will be available at launch. They will also be available for download on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. …
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Chrome OS System Available But Not From Google
Posted by Frank Watson Oct 16, 2009

A Tech Crunch reader, Jonathan Frederickson, has found the Chrome operating system and has a copy available for download. It is an early build and comes with the bugs and problems such versions include, but it is now out there. He also has a walk through available on his own blog. …
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Google Adds 285 Languages to Translator Toolkit
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 16, 2009

Google has added a whopping 285 languages to its Translator Toolkit. It brings the total number of languages to 345 and the number of possible language pairs to 10,664. The interface for Translator Toolkit is now available in 35 languages. Google says its focusing on minority languages. This includes regional, heritage, …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

Need Traffic Solution Oct 13, 2009
Hello Dear Members, I am facing some big problems in my traffic. Since Last 3 months i am having bit trouble. My 90% Traffic is coming from the region which i am not targeting. I have checked my keywords ranking and found out there is slight change in some of my Keywords …
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Google Holding Back Newer Sites Oct 12, 2009
Hi I am working on a client’s site in a very competitive market ‘Mortgages’, we have optimized it and have a good monthly link building plan going on, however we always seem to be around page 20 for the our most competitive term. It is my theory that Google holds …
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google denying url removal request Oct 10, 2009
Can someone advise how I can get some obsolete urls removed form google index. The pages have been deleted and my server returns a 404 error for these pages. I have also disallowed the urls in robots.txt. But my url removal requests keep getting denied with google’s usual lack of information as …
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