Monthly Archives: November 2009

85 percent of travel companies make SEO the number one priority for 2010

img-bookingAccording to www.travelmole.com, the second global travel survey, 85 percent of travel companies are due to increase or maintain the same online marketing budgets for 2010, which promises to be a highly competitive year in the travel industry for internet marketing.

27 percent of the participated 227 companies including hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators and airlines expect online budgets to increase by up to 50 percent, as securing online bookings pushes for more advertising. Read more »

International Search Summit in London next week

I am speaking at the International Search Summit in Lonon next week. The summit is hosted by WebCertainand is a search marketing event with a difference – a focus on multilingual and international search. All of the sessions at the Summit have a global approach and look at the issues affecting online marketers when they are running campaigns in multiple languages and countries. The session I am talking at is “Using Online PR for Links”.

See you in London – http://www.internationalsearchsummit.com/overview-nov-09.html

Paid links and their real effect on your Google rankings

A website’s ranking is based on the analysis of those websites that link back. This link-based analysis is a very good way to measure a website’s value and can help greatly improve the quality of web search. To get a good ranking on Google the quality of links is the most important aspect followed by the quantity.

There are numerous websites one can buy links from to get them to link to your website. Some webmasters and SEO use this method of buying and or selling links regardless of their quality in order to increase popularity on the Internet. However, search engines do not support paid links. Google even has an official form for webmasters to report paid links. Read more »