Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Hopefully you had a wonderful Christmas. We've been having a great time with the Wii - both young and old have enjoyed bowling and baseball - we still haven't managed to open the other games we got for it. No implanted controllers in the wall so far... just make sure you have plenty of room when you're playing Tennis or you'll get some bruised knuckles / elbows.

Did Google have a recent update - some details are here.

http://searchengineland.com/061222-091205.php

How has Yahoo Panama been working so far? Some good information on some changes you may see are below.

http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/strat/article.php/3624253

Friday, December 22, 2006

It looks like Santa's sleigh had a wreck under our Christmas tree... :o) We have been so blessed. This weekend I'm Joseph in our play - so please say up a prayer that I don't trip over my skirt. Also we (me , Lisa, and Haley) would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas filled with Fun, Friends and Family!!

Now some good links that are filling my inbox and wanting to come out --

Some good information on how your site architecture may affect SEO - do you have any stumbling blocks for the spiders?

http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624227

We've talked about local search many times before - this one focuses on the SEO of local.
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624230

Can you optimize your video? Yes you can.
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624257

Have a Wonderful Day

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The New York Times has a great article on Paypal / Google check out - did you know they aren't charging any fees till the end of 2007 hmmmmm.

Click Here

A good newsletter from Wilson Web - an article about adwords can be found here -

http://www.wilsonweb.com/paid-search/goodman-adword-rank.htm


A big hubub on linking can be found here -

http://searchengineland.com/061218-200043.php

One note will will no start a limited (maybe a few / maybe none) posting schedule till after Jan. 1st. We want to take a moment to wish you and your family a Wonderful Holiday full of Joy, Laughter, and Fun with friends and family.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Do all of the new game shows have to insert a commercial every ten minutes... it is no wonder that less people are watching the networks.

Top google searches for 2006

http://searchengineland.com/061218-111042.php

Google Local results optimization tips -

http://searchengineland.com/061217-112255.php


One way to stay away from click fraud is to use search engines where you buy time instead of clicks. Two examples of those engines are below - I think I may test some things to see if they give me some good bang for the buck.

http://www.exactseek.com/
http://www.isedn.com/

Enjoy your day.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Wow a week left.... the weekend was good. I'm Joseph in our church's Christmas program... I haven't shaved since November :o)

A note about linking -

http://www.demc.com/artman/publish/article_201.shtml

Most of it is a repeat of some things we've talked about before... but a hint - usually if you hear things over and over again then it just may bear listening to.

At the end of the year there are usually some lists for most search terms - here are two.

http://searchengineland.com/061215-083925.php

http://searchengineland.com/061215-084603.php

If you don't recognize some items on the list then it's time for you to do some research.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Some info on Social marketing -

http://www.searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624194

Google launches a new way to search for patents -
http://www.google.com/patents

Here is the old way.
http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I used Ebay recently to purchase a product that is sold out in many places - I haven't used them for many years since I bought a purple dinosaur for Haley. One of my goals for the coming year is to have a bit more fun and to exercise more than my but muscle. I'll let you know more and give some details later about the purchase.

If you're interested in local search then make sure to check out these tips.

http://www.searchengineguide.com/mcgee/008975.html

Monday, December 11, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Today it is cold - around 10 degrees - colder than some cities in Alaska ... go figure.

A good update on some local ad opportunities.
http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/local_search/local/article.php/3624132

Have you ever thought about how many offline sales you get from your online efforts - this article expounds on that a bit.

http://www.searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624135


Thursday, December 07, 2006

I talked some a bit ago about using other peoples advertising to your advantage - this article may give you some new ideas.

http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624107

Some good info on keyword research -

http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624126

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

Hope you are safe in this wild weather - this morning I stepped on my front porch and it was .... 75 degrees.... tonight it supposed to be 25. Winds are howling but at least we don't have to worry about snow.

Some good info on Google's datacenters.
http://www.marketposition.com/blog/archives/2006/11/no_ranking_in_s.html

Make a podcast with your phone -
http://www.wilsonweb.com/newmedia/watlington-podcast-phone.htm

12 Tips for higher response ads -
http://www.demc.com/artman/publish/article_198.shtml

That's it for today - stay safe.