Daily Search Forum Recap: July 17, 2009

Jul 17, 2009 - 4:00 pm 0 by

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Link Addiction: 46% Of SEOs are Active Link Builders
    Earlier this month, we polled our readers asking how addicted are you to links. Well, we have about a 150 responses now, and it shows that not all SEOs are addicted to links. 32% said they hate links, while 21% said they dream about links. Overall, 46% are active link builders. Here are the results. Question: How Addicted To Link Acquisitions Are You? :: I Hate Link Requests said 46 respondents or 32% :: I
  • Poll: Is Client Involvement Necessary for SEO Success?
    Jill Whalen posted an article at Search Engine Land that caused a stir in the SEO community. The name of the article is Is Most Of SEO Just A Boondoggle? (not sure if it was named something before). It is short, so it is worth a quick scan, but if you don't have time, it basically discusses how some (many) SEO companies sell SEO services which don't change a thing on your site. She lists
  • GOOG Earnings Up While YHOO & MSFT Complete Search Deal
    Last night, Google (GOOG) announced earnings and they "met" expectations, because the revenues were up 3%. There is a lot of buzz about this on Techmeme, but to read more about the earnings and the conference call about the earnings, see Greg's notes at Search Engine Land, there are some really nice tidbits in there. Shortly after, news is leaking out that Yahoo and Microsoft are back at the table and this time, they are
  • How Do Avoid Being Profiled As An SEO
    Several weeks ago, we discussed the debate over if Google treats SEOs as criminals. We even polled our readers on that question and the results were split. In any event, if you believe this to be true, or even if you don't but you don't want to risk it, you might want to do your best to not be labeled as an SEO. Winning the Web posted a piece named 7 Red Flags that Reveal

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