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 >

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 >

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 >

Google Ad Extensions with Mona Elesseily

Key Interview Points As you can see from her bio, Mona has a great deal of expertise in pay per click marketing. We decided to chat about the various types of Ad Extensions for Google AdWords. What makes these interesting is that they can drive a significant increase in click through rates for you ads. Here are some of the important points that we discussed: (Mona) "All the extension products increase click through rate. Of course, keep in mind that driving ROI is a completely different ... Read More >

A Holistic Look at Panda with Vanessa Fox

Key Interview Points I really enjoy speaking with Vanessa about search because of her perspective about how to do things. As readers of mine know, I am a fan of the trite old way of doing it - producing a great web site, making it search friendly, and then promoting it well. Vanessa is truly an industry leader in promoting this type of thinking. This is a great interview for you to read if you want to get a strong feeling for the philosophy that drove the Panda algorithm, and the implications of that ... Read More >

The Mechanics of Panda

The Panda algorithm hit the SEO world in a big way back on February 23rd /24th. Here is the general update history of Panda: internet security software reviews Panda 1.0: February 23/24, 2011 - The initial launch. Panda 2.0: April 11, 2011 - added Chrome Blocklist Extension data to impact eHow, plus global English coverage. Panda 2.1: May 10, 2011 - general algorithm tweaks. Panda 2.2: June 16, 2011 - improved scraper site detection, probably to reduce the incidence of scraper sites outranking ... Read More >

How Panda Reshapes the Ranking Factors Picture

Much attention has been paid to the recent Google algorithm change that Danny Sullivan called the Farmer Update and that Google in a Wired article referred to as Panda. A lot of focus has been paid to the types of sites impacted, and the nature of the signals that Google has available to it to use. There are plenty of articles on both of these topics (one of the best ones is this one by Vanessa Fox. In fact, in the months leading up to this I predicted the downfall of Content Farms (which is still a ... Read More >

Interview with ex-Googler Adam Lewis

Today I am releasing an interview that I did with ex-Googler Adam Lewis. Adam worked in a variety of roles within Google, including as an optimization specialist on the AdWords team. Suffice it to say, he knows his stuff! The interview covered a wide range of opportunities for advertisers, including: The "see search terms" feature in AdWords. Negative Matching AdWords filters Conversion Optimizer Mobile ads Local Business ads Doubleclick Ad Planner Google Insights for search Google's recently ... Read More >

Google’s Carter Maslan on Local Search

Today I am publishing the transcript of my recent interview with Carter Maslan. This post summarizes some of the main points of the discussion. We spoke quite a bit about the new service area business tool from Google. Some of the major points made by Carter about this were: Many businesses don't want to have their address listed in local search results. For example, a plumber who works out of his home, but always goes to the customer to provide his services. Carter also noted that service area ... Read More >