• http://bit.ly/computerklaus Klaus Junginger

    In a recent poll, 27% or SEOs in Brazil are feeling unsecure about their businesses after Engeeno’s debut in the market

  • http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    Even if they were to attempt to leverage inside knowledge on behalf of clients, it would probably become obsolete within about six months. Good common sense is the best SEO practice and unfortunately too few people seem to fall back on that often enough to stay out of trouble.

  • John Nagle

    That’s amusing. This “search quality alliance” is an SEO firm. Now that’s turning to the dark side.

  • http://ninebyblue.com/ Vanessa Fox

    I don’t really think of what I do as offering SEO services at all, actually. I’m not sure if they think of themselves that way either. I help organizations understand search in the larger context of usability, product development, etc. SEO tends to be fairly different from what we do.

  • John Nagle

    It’s SEO if it is a service targeted at increasing the visibility or sales of sellers.

    Few people are really working on search quality, in the anti-spam sense, today. The last “web spam summit” was in 2005. The U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, who handled the Google drug case, characterized Google’s efforts in that area as “window dressing”. Today, only Bleeko has a militant anti-spam position. (They’ve recently received funding from Yandex, the Russian search engine. Something interesting may come out of that.)

    Bing could take a tougher line on web spam than they do. They don’t have an AdSense-type revenue stream to protect.

    Stopping web spam is quite possible technically, as we point out occasionally.