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11-14-2004, 05:01 PM
Does anyone have an opinion of Search Engine Watch? If you don't want to post your opinion, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
As most of you know, my background is advertising, and I am just now learning web design and SEO (career change at age 48). I spend hours every day reading SEO forums and trade publications, and need some guidance on which sites I can rely upon for accurate information, and who is less than reliable.
11-14-2004, 11:15 PM
Jacob: You don't have to agree with everything that SEW says, any more than you're required to accept whatever our fellow posters maintain here in WPW.
There's little doubt, though, that SEW is one of the pre-eminent sources of information and advice. Fly by night they're not!
11-15-2004, 05:38 AM
If I have a criticism of SEW it's that some of the stuff isn't always as up-to-date as I'd like. On the whole though, it's a useful resource... and Danny is a great moderator and speaker at SEO events.
11-15-2004, 02:12 PM
That's what I was hoping to hear. I had sort some to that conclusion on my own, but it is good to hear other trusted people reinforce my observations.
11-15-2004, 05:37 PM
I have posted quite a few of their threads from the forum and blog to my site, so you can say that I consider them a reliable source...
11-15-2004, 10:34 PM
SEW is a leading industry player.
11-15-2004, 11:46 PM
I think also, you have to realize that seo isn't like math, where everything is black or white.
In other words, the search engines won't give us the complete answers. But many of the methods used can be considered factual only because plenty of testing has been done.
But, definitely, you have to have an open mind. There will be plenty of theories and everyone will have their own thoughts.
... then there's the conspiracy theories... lol
Plus, to add to the mix, is the rules(algorythms) keep changing
11-29-2004, 05:33 AM
Jacob: I started learning SEO at the age of 59. I have learned a good deal during the past few months since I started. SEW is definitely a good source of information so are other sites. It depends what you are looking for. I have found the following sites useful. sitesolutions.com, wordtracker.com, netmechanic.com, clicktracks.com, webtrends.com, instantposition.com, highrankers.com, seo-guy.com, sitereportcard.com, webceo.com, searchengineposition.com,bruceclay.com.
I have reason to believe that nobody knows how the major search engines work. It is more like calculated guesswork than the real truth.
11-29-2004, 07:33 AM
Danny and Chris do a great job with the newslletters they produce. Also, the introduction of a forum has brought together lots of people in the industry. There are certainly some interesting discussions over there.