Ok, it’s the middle of the night and I’m sitting in a rock hard airport chair, but my mind is on the takeaways that I have from the SMX Social Media conference. Much of this I knew, but it was heavily re-enforced. The bigest benefit, as with most of these small shows, is the contacts…
A discussion about whether Google Adwords should prevent dynamic keyword insertion for phrase and broad match adwords setups. Should Google only do DKI for exact match? How will advertisers defend themselves when keyphrases are trademarks? Please comment.
They say playing the lottery is a “special tax” for the “math challenged.” I think that’s true. In the search world Google’s new Automatic Matching setup is a special tax on the uninformed advertiser.
What I’m hearing about the new Google Automatic Matching beta is that they will look at unspent funds in your account, and “spend it for you” on terms its algorithms deem appropriate. I blew this off at first thinking it sounded like a rumor, but am now hearing more buzz about it.
“SEO Building Permits” – An SEO’s Presence Throughout A Design Project can Prevent Expensive Tear-Outs
We can draw a parallel between SEO advice and building permitting. Pressures placed on any web development project can cause marketing goals to be conveniently ignored, just like marketing goals, building codes and standards. Paid search ends up the beneficiary when an “un-optimizable” site results.
Today I checked out Google Alternative Views, which includes the ability to choose between several types of views – and significantly alters the search engine results pages.
Trademark/Brands are protected from confusingly similar derivatives in the real world. I don’t expect Google to become an arbiter of trademarks, but this case (it is a real case, just as absurd) they should consider the spirit of trademark law especially considering how their match types work.