Cool New Quality Score Metrics from AdCenter

Creating a Historic Quality Score Report

adobe creative suite 6Briefing with Ping Jen Ping Jen and I connected for a call last week and reviewed some of the current developments with Microsoft adCenter. Today's post will review the main items we talked about and what they mean for adCenter advertisers. New Quality Score Data Provided 1. Historic Quality Score History: adCenter now allows you to monitor the Quality Score of a keyword over time. One reason this is important is that the most common question that the adCenter team gets is: ... Read More >

How Google Does Personalization with Jack Menzel

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Key Points One of the hot areas in search is personalization. Google recognizes that personalization is a way to offer people better search results. How this works has a big impact on SEO, and I had the opportunity arise to speak with Jack Menzel and jumped at it. Here are some of the key points from the discussion: People confuse context with personalization, and these are different things. Context includes factors such as language, location, and time of year. (Jack:) "A lot of people assume ... Read More >

Search Algorithms with Google Director of Research Peter Norvig

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Starting Up with Google Product Search, with Google's Mayuresh Saoji

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Key Points Google product search offers a rich array of opportunities for publishers to place their products in front of shoppers (there is a bulleted list of the opportunities right at the start of the interview). Mayuresh does a great job of spelling out the way to get started with Google Commerce in this interview. If you sell physical products this interview can act as a guide on how to get started and how to prioritize your efforts from an optimization perspective. Here are the key points: You ... Read More >

Real Time Quality Score Defined, with Google's Frederick Vallaeys

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Key Points Hoo boy! I went through this interview to try and extract the most important points made, and I will do the best I can here. However, if you are a serious AdWords professional, I'd suggest you read the entire interview from end to end. The main thing you will get from this interview is that the Quality Score you see in your Google AdWords account differs significantly from the Real Time Quality Score that Google uses to determine how your ad ranks. There is definitely a strong ... Read More >

adCenter Quality Score Defined, with Bing's Ping Jen

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Key Interview Points Let me start you with the big ones up front. This interview had two startling parts to it. These were: The huge weight placed by Bing on user interaction with the search results as a ranking factor. This was amazing stuff. Basically, Bing is willing to test any page by indexing it. In fact you can pretty much directly inject any URL you want into their search results using the Submit URL feature of Bing Webmaster Tools. Then they will test it, and if the click interaction data is ... Read More >

Danny Sullivan on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Social and Search

Published: August 8, 2011 Key Interview Points In this interview with Danny, we delve deeply into Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Social signals in search, and the value of a holistic approach to Internet marketing. There was just too much in this one for me to summarize everything in the key interview points below, so consider these a bit of a teaser for the good stuff you will find within this discussion. As always, many of the key points listed here are summaries of the conversation rather than ... Read More >

Social and Search Integration with Bruce Clay

Published: August 1, 2011 Social's impact on SEO Eric Enge: Let's start with a broad question. What are your thoughts on how SEO and social will play together? Bruce Clay: Social has a broad interpretation based on who you are. To consumers and individuals social is Facebook, and to businesses social is LinkedIn. Overlaying that is the Twitter phenomenon. When you start thinking about how they interact with SEO, those and other features have totally transformed the concept ... Read More >

New Clarity on Reconsideration Requests from Tiffany Oberoi

Key Interview Points I am going to keep the key points summary short in today's interview. Tiffany's responses bring new clarity to the reconsideration request process. Here is what Matt Cutts Tweeted about the interview: Read on and enjoy! Interview Transcript Eric Enge: Thanks for taking the time to address our questions! Tiffany Oberoi: Sure! I know that reconsideration requests can be stressful. We want to do our best to clear up any misconceptions about the ... Read More >