Highlights from the SEW Blog: August 6, 2007

We’ve collected all the search marketing news from selected posts to the Search Engine Watch blog in the past week, along with recent search-related headlines from around the Web.

From the SEW blog:

Organic Search

Search Advertising

Linking Issues & Social Media

Analytics & ROI

Local & Mobile Search

  • SES, Local and The Kelsey Group
    Incisive Media’s Search Engine Strategies announced a partnership with The Kelsey Group that will enhance the content at both companies’ events by combining their collective focus and expertise.
  • The Gphone and Mobile Local Search
    The Wall Street Journal reports today that we could be getting closer to the realization of the long-rumored Google phone.
  • Large Scale Bulk Spam Uploaded to Google Maps
    Mike Blumenthal has uncovered a case where a computer repair company is using mass uploads to Google Maps to generate national business.
  • Metacrawler Obovo.com Goes Mobile
    Obovo.com, a metacrawler search portal, which searches and returns results from MSN Live Search, Gigablast, LookSmart, and Alexa is now available through mobile devices.

Vertical & Specialty Search

Small Business/Big Brand SEM

In-House & Outsourcing

  • SEW Experts: SEM Support Tools for Enterprise-Level Projects
    Chris Boggs tells you about the latest SEO tools for enterprise-level projects and diagnostic tools that provide site-specific SEO recommendations.
  • Training a New SEO
    One of the interesting challenges in managing an SEO company is training new people to be top notch SEOs. Eric Enge shares 8 things to consider when taking on the task of training an SEO generalist.

SEM Industry Issues

  • LookSmart Loses CEO Hills
    LookSmart’s CEO David Hills resigned effective today, but will continue in an advisor capacity until a replacement is chosen.

Searching/Search Technologies

  • New Yahoo comScore Study on Shopping Behavior
    The study released this week reaffirms that shoppers who pre-shop products on the Web in fact purchase more at off-line stores.
  • Microsoft Mashup Tool PopFly Examined
    John Montgomery, group program manager of Popfly – Microsoft’s MashUp application – told eWeek that he thought if he did not start the non-programmer development tool no-one at Microsoft would have.

More from the SEW Blog

Search Headlines

We report the top search marketing news daily at the Search Engine Watch Blog. You’ll find more news from around the Web below.

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