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 … [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...]

Shashi Seth Discusses the Future of Search

Today I have the privilege of posting an interview with Shashi Seth, the Senior VP of Search Products for Yahoo! It was a fun interview for me, because the very first interview I ever did was with Shashi back on October 24, 2006. He was at Google at the time, and they had just launched their Custom Search Engines product line. The key point that emerges from the interview is that Yahoo! views itself as … [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...]

Latest Interview: Enquisite’s Richard Zwicky – Comment Here

I recently spoke with Richard Zwicky about the Enquisite and the newly emerging field of search analytics. Search analytics is a close cousin to web analytics, but with some key differences. Both use a Javascript tag to collect data about what is taking place on your site, and both use that data to build reports and analyze the data. Where the difference comes in is that search analytics are focused … [Read more...]

Google Local Business Center Adds Detailed Statistics

GLBC Report Link

Sometime last week Google introduced a fascinating new feature into one of the Local Business Center accounts I manage for a client.  I haven't seen anything written about this among the Local blogger community, or on the Google blogs, so this appears to be a bit of a stealth feature that Google is testing quietly. The following links showed up in this GLBC account (and notably not in any others I use) … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Sarah Bird – Comment Here

After a brief break from posting regular interviews, I am back at it! This week I have a great one, with Sarah Bird of SEOmoz. As a general counsel, Sarah handles a variety of different legal issues, and there are some issues that face both those who work as SEO professionals and the companies that engage them. For example, we talk a bit about performance based SEO contracts, fair use, DMCA requests and … [Read more...]