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Posts in Search Marketing

Meta, meta, meta

There is at least one constant in the everflux of Search landscape; the importance of meta tags ebbs and flows. Is 2007 a year where the value of meta tags increases again?

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Search engine market share stats

The March 2007 version of our Internet Statistics Compendium is now available, with updates including new facts and figures on topics including search marketing, transactional email, online fraud, mobile, display advertising, online travel, online dating and more.

To give you a taster, here's  a selection of stats on search engine market share...

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Seven tips for recruiting paid search professionals

Recruiting paid search professionals can be a painful experience. Whether you're an agency specialising in search or a company looking to bring it in-house, the demand for paid search professionals has never been greater.

In these market conditions it’s easy to panic and jump on the first candidate who’s heard of Adwords, but there is another way.

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Baidu advertisers raise click fraud concerns

Advertisers on Baidu, the largest search engine in China, appear to be losing confidence in its ability to deal with click fraud, according to a new report.

The search engine has 58% of the search market in China, compared to Google's 17%, but the click fraud problems could help its rivals to catch up.

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Google Blog Search ranking explained

Bill Slawski at SEO by the Sea has an interesting post which gives an insight into how Google's Blog Search ranks its results. He has come across a patent application by Google which explains some of the ranking factors.

The patent application, 'Ranking Blog Documents', shows how Google ranks blogs according to searchers' queries based upon a combination of relevance and quality scores.

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Why online PR and SEO go hand in hand

Once you’ve optimised your website copy, you’ll find that the most important part of optimisation happens off the page – where links from external sites back to yours play a vital role in telling Google and other search engines how important your site really is.

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Search Engine Marketing survey attracts 700 respondents

Around 700 marketers have now taken part in an online Search Engine Marketing survey carried out by E-consultancy in association with search agency Neutralize (*\*).

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Wiki launched for video SEOs

Blinkx has just published a whitepaper and wiki  to help you make your videos search-friendly.

Video is expected to be a major area of investment for publishers and marketers this year and, luckily, optimising it seems to involve stuff you’d already know.

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Online ad revenue 'to surpass £40bn by 2011'

Growing internet usage will boost global internet advertising revenue to $81.1bn (£41.9bn) by 2011, according to new research from Piper Jaffray & Co.

The figure is more optimistic than a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers last year, which predicted that internet ad revenue would reach $51.6bn in 2010, based on an annual growth rate of 18.1%. Piper Jaffray's report predicts growth of 21%.

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Does paid search affect organic search engine rankings?

Even if your search engine optimisation strategy is successful it is still important to promote your brand using paid search, according to Susan Minniear at the Official Google CPG Blog.

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Wordtracker launches UK keyword tool for search marketers

WordTracker has launched a UK version of its keyword search tool, allowing marketers access to UK-specific research in order to adjust their keywords to the market.

Wordtracker's UK specific keyword search has been incorporated into the company's subscription service, which is priced at between £4.20 for a day's access to £140 for a year, and is used by many search marketing professionals.

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Epsilon execs discuss email marketing

Ragy Thomas is the president and CTO of interactive services at email marketing company Epsilon , which is ramping up its presence in the UK and Europe.  

We spoke to Ragy and Ted Wham (SVP and GM of EMEA at Epsilon International) about the firm's recent $435m purchase of mail order company Abacus, plans to become a multi-channel agency, making the giant step across the Atlantic, and increasing demands from clients in the email marketing space.

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