Search Engine Forums Spotlight: January 4, 2008

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:

AdWords Predictions for 2008
Search Engine Watch Forums
“What will 2008 bring for AdWords? It’s always fun guessing, so here are a few random thoughts, more like “gut feelings” from someone who spends a lot of time on AdWords every day”

Concerns Over Links In Articles
Cre8asite Forums
“The whole subject of ‘paid’ contributions or ‘paid’ links is very sketchy – the definition of what a ‘paid link’ actually is is rather unclear.”

Reporting Automation: How Do You Do It?
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Client reporting currently takes way too much time and resources at our agency, yet is obviously an important part of our service. Any specifics that can be shared would be appreciated!”

Oh Brother! Where Art Thou: Getting Included in Local Search
Cre8asite Forums
“Wouldn’t it be interesting if the search engines did something to make it easier for nonprofits to list their location information, or at least make it seem like that information was welcomed?”

Your AdCenter Plans for 2008
Search Engine Watch Forums
“What is your overall strategy for MSN AdCenter in 2008? Expand, stay the same, leave it alone unless something significant changes?”

One Niche Site or Two Separate Niche Sites?
High Rankings Forum
“Is it better to break a niche site into smaller niche sites themselves? Example, if you have a site selling blue widgets and green widgets, is it better to keep one main widgets site or to set up two different sites?”

Standard Web Measurements Still Not Here
Search Engine Watch Forums
“The need for uniformity becomes more critical as our industry grows, and it is time the IAB and others get organized for this.”

SEO Services Billing Practices
High Rankings Forum
“Do you charge an upfront fee, after services are completed, incremental? Any standards?”

Beginning to Hate SEO/SEM Blogs
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Mostly useless hyped-up fluff designed to garner votes from their social media buddies simply to puff up their own profiles.”

Who’s at Fault? Google or Your SEO Strategy?
Small Business Ideas Forum
“One of the hardest things to do in SEO is to look at your site from the perspective of a searcher.”

Wikia Search Goes Online Next Week
Search Engine Watch Forums
“Does anyone know how this is going to work?”

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