SMW West 2008 – Fast Debrief

It's the morning after SMX, and here are some impressions I had from the show; It was well attended and had a strong exhibitor presence. My guess is that it was a strong commercial success, The content was well structured and there were a lot of quality speakers. It seemed to me that there was a solid stable of the people who … [Read more...]

Microsoft Blocking Ads Targeted at Hispanics?

I received an interesting tip from the folks at, a Latin dating site. According to this post on their site Microsoft AdCenter won't accept Spanish ads or ads that go to pages with Spanish on them. To clarify this a bit further, the issue appears to be with running these types of campaigns in the US itself. Here is … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik and I sat down recently to discuss key blogging tips. This is my third discussion and interview with Avinash. Last year we did a Podcast about competitive intelligence tools, and after that we had a detailed discussion about web analytics. Avinash is one of the brightest people in our industry, and is very enjoyable … [Read more...]

Videos in Blended Search

This post is a follow-up to last weeks post on Images in Blended Search. Today, however, we will focus on videos in blended search. As with last week's analysis, we will look at 10 different search terms to see how each of the four largest search engines behave in response to those queries. Here is the raw data: Yahoo tom brady … [Read more...]

Danny Sullivan and Eric Enge discuss the Evolving Search Market

Picture of Danny Sullivan

This interview with Danny was a great experience as always. We dove into a variety of topics relating to the major changes in the past year (i.e. blended search, personalization, the growth of SMO), and the major changes to come. Danny is the Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which owns and operatesSearch Engine Land, … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Danny Sullivan

My latest interview was a great discussion with Danny Sullivan. I previously interviewed Danny one other time,and these discussions are always interesting and informative. Check out the interview and join the discussion by commenting below. … [Read more...]

Images In Blended Search

This post is going to take a look at how far the top 4 search engines have gone with integrating images into their blended search results. I've put it together as part of my background research for my presentation at SMX West on the panel on images and blended search. What I did was take 10 different search terms and tried them … [Read more...]