Category Archives: SEO/SEM

How Many People Visited Your Web Site Today?

If you don’t know, you are missing a vital step in determining whether web site is successful or if you are just wasting your money.

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Search Engine Marketing Exploding

A report from SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) states that last year, North American advertisers spent $9.4 billion on SEM (Search Engine Marketing). That figure represents a 63% increase over the 2005 totals. Because of the popularity of Internet advertising, it is estimated that the amount spent per year will nearly double by 2011. […]

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Professional Web Design

In the past, a business could get by without a web site. Then, only the large businesses invested the time and money in creating a web presence. Now, even small businesses have web sites. In addition, there are millions of web design companies out there ready to get you online and that can lead to […]

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Lenovo Will Pre-load Microsoft’s Web Toolbar

Lenovo desktop computers and laptops will start showing up with the Web Toolbar from Microsoft pre-loaded. The two companies announced their deal yesterday. Until that announcement, Google was the default toolbar for Lenovo, so I am sure Microsoft is hooting and hollering for two reasons: They grabbed some share from Google This is the first […]

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Wikipedia Takes on Yahoo!, Google

Wikipedia is working on a plan to create a search engine to take on Google and Yahoo!. According to Jimmy Wales, their goal is to take about 5 percent of the Internet search market. He announced Wikiasari last year as a competitor to Google and one that would be more difficult to spam. However, according […]

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Peter Norvig Criticizes Alexa

Peter Norvig is the director of research at Google and a post on his blog weighs in on the whole Alexa is Awesome vs. Alexa is Flawed debate. He has published some of his web stats on his blog showing that, although his site gets about twice the pageviews of Matt Cutt’s blog, Matt’s blog […]

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China Search Marketing Tour 2007!

Yes, it’s back again! SEM and sightseeing, what a combination. This year’s China Search Marketing Tour is about to kickoff and they are on the lookout for participants to join them! Previous participants have really enjoyed 10 days of sightseeing and Search Engine Marketing tips and techniques. This is what Brooke Schumacher of B-line Marketing […]

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Yahoo Makes Search Box for Blogs

Yahoo! released its Search Builder toward the end of last year and it was a nice option if you wanted to use something other than Google’s search box on your site. However, it did not really fit with our blog because the box was too wide to fit in the sidebars. Yahoo had set it […]

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Google Webmaster Console Adds Backlink Feature

The next time you check your Google Webmaster Console, you will see a new feature which will show some of the backlinks that point to your domain. After much brainstorming by the Google Webmaster Console team, the finally decided to call the feature, umm… Links. Links will show webmasters some of the external backlinks that […]

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I Still Hate Writing .htaccess Files

A well-written .htaccess file can do wonders for your Search Engine rankings. One of its main benefits is that you can set it up so that your web page URLs are automatically rewritten and made more Search Engine friendly. Well, last year, I posted about this awesome tool that will automatically create .htaccess files for […]

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