Search and Traditional Marketing

In my most recent interview with James Lamberti of comScore we talked about the future of search - with a particular focus on how search would become more tightly integrated with traditional marketing. This could mean a large uptick in dollars being invested in search. One of the big problems is that traditional marketers have evolved sophisticated ways of talking about, thinking about, and measuring the … [Read more...]

Five Strategic Steps for the Modern SEO

In the course of judging the SEMMYs, one of the great posts I read was The SEO Playbook - Welcome to the Rabbit Hole Alice by Stuntdubl (aka Todd Malicoat). It's a great post because it helps outline how SEO is expanding in it's scope. There are those that might suggest that SEO shops are losing their value (thanks to Kevin Heisler for pointing this out). It's all really a matter of definition. If by … [Read more...]

Thoughts on SEO Ethics

One of the most important things an SEO can do when speaking with a prospective customer is to qualify the customer first. There are people out there who are ready to pay you money for your time and services that you should turn away. There are a couple of major reasons why: It's just good ethics to turn away a potential client that you can't help You should want every client to become a success story, … [Read more...]

Announcing … The SEMMYS

Matt McGee of Small Business SEM officially announced the launch of the SEMMYS early this morning. The SEMMYS are a set of awards that will be given to the best search marketing blog posts of 2007. A panel of judges, including yours truly, are helping pick a set of finalists during the course of this week. Next week, voting on the finalists will be opened to the public. Voters will be given a week to … [Read more...]