Study reveals Web searches getting tougher
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Study reveals Web searches getting tougher

More users are conducting Internet searches with multiple words, according to a study released yesterday.

OneStat.com, a Web analytics firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, found that two- and three-word searches are the norm for Web searchers.

Nearly 33 percent of a sample of 2 million Web searchers monitored in the past two months used two-word queries and 26 percent used three-word queries. Nineteen percent searched using a single word, and searches using four to seven words made up 21 percent.

Content Management Systems and their relation to SEO
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Content Management Systems and their relation to SEO

A lot has been said about Content Management Systems (CMS) in the past. Since search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimisation (SEO) are now such a growing part of the main marketing objectives for companies of all sizes, extra attention and caution must be used before the purchase of any such CMS software or programs.

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The Real Value Of Online Services

I make reference to a thread I started at the High Rankings Forum that pertains to prospective clients bartering for SEO services. When is enough, enough? When do you just tell people to go away and stop wasting your time? Is this a whine or whinge? No. This is based on the reality of supplying a service that cannot be withdrawn (undone) once the service is performed. The response to this particular thread was astounding to say the least.

The new data centers at Google, as of January 25, 2004
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The new data centers at Google, as of January 25, 2004

Google has removed the old DNS entries from it’s database. It is believed this will now have a certain impact on future updates.
In light of these changes, what kind of results could this have on the average site owner or webmaster? It would signify the end of what used to be called the Google Dance syndrome.

Competition getting warmer for search engines
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Competition getting warmer for search engines

Google’s dominant position under threat as rivals develop competing technology. Ask Jeeves, the internet search engine, has come up with the best answer of all. Constantly asked by sceptics whether it would ever make money, the PG Wodehouse inspired business based in Emeryville, California, produced the clearest result this week.

Can you really place a website on the very first page of Google?
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Can you really place a website on the very first page of Google?

I often get emails and letters asking me if it’s really possible to get a site placed on top of the search engine results pages (SERP’s), in other words on the very first page of Google and most of the other major search engines. The answer to that question is a definite yes- provided you follow some basic elementary rules of SEO, and if you adhere to some good, sound advice that time has proven us that it works.

Protect your site against a potential penalty
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Protect your site against a potential penalty

With the Robots.txt protocol, a webmaster or web site owner can really protect himself if it is done correctly. Today, web domain names are certainly plentiful on the Internet. There exists a multitude of sites on just about any subject anybody can think of.

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For 2004, online retail sales are expected at $ 65 billion
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For 2004, online retail sales are expected at $ 65 billion

U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $65 billion in 2004, and will continue to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent through 2008 to top $117 billion, according to a report issued from Jupiter Research. As consumers’ level of comfort with online functions such as e-mail and research continues to increase, so too will their level of participation in e-commerce.