One Part Ideas, One Part Marketing, One Part Giving

by Donna Fontenot December 26th, 2007

Those of you who know me, even a little, have probably gathered by now that I'm an idea gal. It can be frustrating to be an idea kind of person, however, because you often don't have anyone around to bounce all your ideas off of. Family tends to roll their eyes when you say (for [...]

As we approach the end of 2007, I just wanted to send a thank you to the entire Search Engine People readers. I wish you all a joyous, prosperous and healthy 2008! Throughout my first year in SEO, I have witnessed a community that is inclusive, supportive and has a tremendous amount of pride in [...]

Comparing Traffic From The Big Three Search Engines

by Donna Fontenot December 23rd, 2007

It's not often that I can truly compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges when looking at search engine stats. It's also not often that I rank #1 for a major keyword phrase for all 3 search engines (Google, Yahoo, Live). I've got quite a few major phrases that aren't #1 across the board, [...]

Here's To Real Life!

by Ruud Hein December 21st, 2007

That reflective time of the year is approaching. Is here. "The best <insert keyphrase> of 2007", "20 Apps That Changed My Life in 2007", "8 2008 Predictions" — and this post. Let me raise a toast to the people whom most influenced me in 2007: my wife, my daughters, my mother. Together, without fail, they [...]

Credit: Pinehurt19475 A Website is Only as Good as its Foundation In order to build a stately manor such as the one pictured above, one needs to establish a strong foundation that supports such a grandiose structure. In similar fashion, building up a brand new website into to being an authoritative cash cow on the [...]

Friday Funnies: A Fitting End

by Ruud Hein December 21st, 2007

While searching for images to include in my 'Social Media by the Numbers' series, I've come across some hilarious industry themed content that had me laughing hysterically. I started to save the videos, images, jokes and cartoons and share them with friends. One day I was struggling to write a post, so I decided to [...]

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

by The Guy December 20th, 2007

Greed is good but a little common sense is even better. While cyber Monday and online holiday shopping have every marketing manager wringing hands in anticipation, too often, I find one of the biggest mistakes a marketing department or company can make happens at this time of year. Changing campaigns or web sites. December is [...]

Congratulations to rmccarley who is the 1st place winner of the Search Wish List contest and SpostareDuro who is the 2nd place winner! As a reminder, the prizes are: The First Place Winner gets a free 30 days Wordze Account and a copy of Aaron Wall's famous SEO Book. ($115 value) The Second Place Winner [...]

SEO Best Practices: Account Management

by Tom Tsinas December 20th, 2007

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. ~ David M. Ogilvy Account Managers (AM) today have varied backgrounds, possess different [...]

Social Media Hangovers …

by Jeff Quipp December 19th, 2007

Finally, after all your countless hours toiling over your keyboard and coffee induced all-nighters friending and supporting others at their beckon call, surviving on 2 hours sleep per night, and spending no significant time with your wife for months … a breakthrough. You've hit the proverbial front page of Digg … go ahead and pat [...]