Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Grad Conn

This week's interview is with Grad Conn of Microsoft. We spoke about Microsoft's unique new health search product, and how they have integrated that into the core experience of Live Search. Read the interview for the details of how and why Microsoft put it together, and comment below if you want to discuss it. … [Read more...]

Foosball at SES Chicago!

SES Chicago will begin tomorrow, and STC will be there. We are holding a special event on behalf of Search Engine Watch, an open foosball challenge. This takes place on Wednesday at lunch (12:30 to 2:00) at booth #100 in the Exhibition Hall. The first doubles team to beat the team of Eric Enge and John Biundo will win a pair of … [Read more...]

Planning for Complex Site Hierarchies

How to Plan Complex Site Hierarchies for Better SEO

Large sites have a variety of problems. They are inherently more complex than smaller sites to manage from many perspectives. Some of the major ones include: Content management is a major challenge Providing users a quality user experience (e.g. an easy to understand navigation system) may be difficult And, yes, SEO can be a … [Read more...]

Widget Case Study

Earlier today I release my latest "By The Numbers" column on Search Engine Watch. This is a Widget Case Study that includes never before released data from Offermatica, Otto Digital, and StepChange. The case study outlines the success story of a widget called CLIQ, and discusses the basic underlying reasons as to why it worked. … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Seth Godin

With SES Chicago coming up I asked Seth Godin if we could chat about his new book, which is also the topic of his keynote at SES. The interview was entertaining as always, including a discussion with Seth about his opinions on SEO. Check out the interview, and feel free to comment below if you want to discuss it. … [Read more...]

Integrating Display and PPC Advertising

This week I went in a new direction in the By The Numbers Column on Search Engine Watch. The column is called How to Integrate Display and PPC Advertising. I worked with Dustin Engel of Range Online Media on this one. It looks at how you can operate your display advertising and PPC campaigns in cycles to optimize your total … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Bloglines Eric Engleman

I recently had the chance to interview Eric Engleman of Bloglines. We discussed the blog market, recently released features, and more. Check it out, and feel free to comment below if you want to discuss it. … [Read more...]