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 … [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 … [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 - … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Interview with Google’s Frederick Vallaeys

A couple of weeks back I interviewed Frederick Vallaeys, who is a Senior Product Specialist for Google AdWords. We covered a wide range of topics, with a review of some recent product announcements, and also some tips and tricks. In this post, I will summarize the main points of the interview, but do read the full interview if you want the details. Universal Search for AdWords: The AdWords team is … [Read more...]