CEO Marissa Mayer announces Search is coming back to Yahoo; Facebook announces a purge of all fake profiles; Google celebrates its 14th birthday; Jim and Dave also discuss a SEOMoz blog post entitled How Many SEO Consultants Actually Know What They’re Talking About?
Define content in terms of social, video, image, text, tweets, etc, plus they get into how webmasters can deal with various types of content and types of search/searchers.They also discuss social media departments and content in different venues.
The participants of this roundtable include:Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings; Thom Craver is a Web and Database specialist for the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology; Garry Przyklenk, Founder of Eclipse Online Marketing; Miranda Miller, Online Marketing Manager at Avenue A and writer at SearchEngineWatch.
Search Headlines of 2010 including changes in the Google algorithm,the ongoing evolution of social media , the attempted purchase of Groupon and internet privacy are discussed.
Bing Uses Facebook Data in Search as Jim and Dave discuss a recent Web Pro News blog post entitled Are Social Signals the New PageRank?
Also, Marissa Mayer vice president of search and user experience for Google has changed roles in the company to head up Googles local service operations.
Google announced this week it will no longer censor search results in China. By no longer censoring search results at the request of the Chinese government, Google may well be preparing to abandon the largest and most expansive Internet market in the world.
Also, Jim and Dave celebrate the 100th episode of Webcology relishing on their past episodes.
Dave and Jim run down the year of search in review as it applied to WebmasterRadio.FM and the Search industry. They discuss Affiliate Convention, search headlines plus they look ahead to 2010.
Search Ads and Banner Ads: A Powerful One-Two Punch is the name of a white paper put together by Justin Baker from AdReady. He goes through his comments on banner advertising and search.
A Discussion on a recent SEM Synergy episode on Optimizing for Real Time Search, plus news on Zappos absorbed by Amazon in an all stock transaction. Jim and Dave also discuss Customer Service Heroes and Goats.
Jim interviews Charlene Li, Co-Author, Groundswell, Founder, Altimeter Group, and she previews her upcoming SES San Jose 2009 Keynote presentation entitled How to Prepare for the Future of Search.
Jim Hedger speaks with members of SEMPO’s Emerging Technologies Committee for an introduction to their committee’s goals and agenda for 2009 as well as a discussion of their point-of-view (POV) document on the impact of social media on search.