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1-20 questions about search marketing, answered

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Cristian Mezei, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. #1
    I will make a post on my blog with up to 20 questions, questions from Digitalpoint members ONLY with at least 50 posts.

    The questions have to be 100% inside the search marketing domain, anywhere from SEO to PPC or others.

    Depending on the questions that you guys will ask, the post will take from 1 day to 3 days.

    The questions have to be fairly different. If 2 members have fairly the same questions, they will be merged.

    The answers will come solely from my experience.

    Go ahead and ask.
    SEMrush
     
    Cristian Mezei, Jul 31, 2006 IP
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  2. nikao

    nikao Peon

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    nice initiative.. maybe you could answer the question in a google video like Matt Cutts just did :p
     
    nikao, Jul 31, 2006 IP
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    Q: In your experience will linking to my competitors actually help me? if so how big is the effect.
     
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  4. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    I could make a video .. but let's leave that for the second round. This round will be in writing.

    One question so far. 19 spots left. Anyone else ?
     
    Cristian Mezei, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  5. mystikmedia

    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    What do you consider the top 10 ways to generate traffic for an entertainment site, such as game-related?
     
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  6. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    Top10 ? OK :D I'll write a lot, so it seems...
     
    Cristian Mezei, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  7. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #7
    If you have any good info on this I'll send you some prezzies. And I will.

    So the question is... Can an authority status be preserved after a domain change + merging of many topics?

    Also explained here: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/moving-to-a-new-web-host/#comment-35470

    Seems like no one has ever undertaken such a thing on such a scale so I'm still in the dark...
     
    T0PS3O, Jul 31, 2006 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    What are the most popular, yet inexpensive, methods for promoting a site off line?
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    What if anything can be done to speed up the process of giving a site credibility (as in "beating the sandbox") in Google?
     
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    Manish Pandey Well-Known Member

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    Hey Expertu... really nice going man...

    Q. How should I promote my small business forum?

    Thanks
     
    Manish Pandey, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  11. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    6 questions so far.
     
    Cristian Mezei, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  12. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #12
    What about the answers? :D
     
    T0PS3O, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  13. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    I'll try to raise at least 10, before I make a blog post :)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Jul 31, 2006 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #14
    OK no. 7:

    Future Proof SEO; What is important for us to focus on if we want our pages to be strong now as well as long term? Where are the algo trends going? Less link love, more on page linguistical analysis perhaps?
     
    T0PS3O, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  15. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    What and how should I charge my charge my clients?

    Followups:

    What is a good mix of hourly billing, retainer fees, and performance-based compensation to maximize my revenue?

    What are reasonable hourly rates in this industry?

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    How can I get past the common customer objections when I explain that I can't promise results from my SEM activities?

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    (from the customers point of view)

    How can I pick a good Search Engine Marketer?

    Followups:

    How do I spot a phony SEM expert?

    How do I avoid being penalized by the search engines because the SEM I hired is using black hat SEO?

    How should I pay the SEM to get the best results? How can I pay for performance?

    What are reasonable rates to pay a skilled SEM?

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    With Google PageRank becoming a lesser factor in evaluating link quality, how do I tell a quality link from a link which Google might consider unimportant -- or might even consider a link from a bad neighborhood?

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    How long should it take for me to build a web business from scratch that can provide me with a liveable income?

    Followups:

    Should I quit my day job?
     
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    nate_king1 Active Member

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    How much weight does google put on old domains like About.com or botw.org?
     
    nate_king1, Jul 31, 2006 IP
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    nate_king1 Active Member

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    What is the best way to get big site, 20+ Million Pages, Indexed by the engines and have them rank well?
     
    nate_king1, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  18. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    9 so far .. Will, you have too many man .. Just put a max. of 2 clear stated questions :)
     
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    nate_king1 Active Member

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    What are the other great Link Building ways other than Directories and Link asking.
     
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    skionxb Peon

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    Many people are saying that CSS plays a big role for ranking HIGH on the search engines, and that Table sites are getting old and they don't rank high as CSS ( TABLEless) sites. How true is that?
     
    skionxb, Jul 31, 2006 IP