Expert help from Google Answers

Written by Jakob Jelling

Web users turn to search engines for answers to their questions. This is usually done through various levels of searchingrepparttar engine's database. Sometimes though, no matter how hard they try, searchers can't findrepparttar 128274 information they need. Maybe they're not familiar with how to narrow and focus searches, or they may not have enough background inrepparttar 128275 subject they're researching to recognizerepparttar 128276 answer they need. Google Answers offers a solution.

With Google Answers, you hire an experienced researcher or specialist in your field of inquiry to provide answers to your questions. In a sense, this process works much like bidding on an item at eBay or hiring work done through a freelancer web site. You will create a Google Answers profile, a nickname, enter your credit card information, and when you post your questions, you specify how much you're willing to pay for answers and an expiration date for replies.

There is a 50 cent per question listing fee, and your payment offer for an answer can range from $2.00 to $200.00 currently. Your offered price needs to be high enough to justify and compensaterepparttar 128277 time a Google researcher will spend finding an answer. Researchers receive 75% of your offered fee, and Google receivesrepparttar 128278 remainder to help supportrepparttar 128279 Google Answers service. Once you receive an answer, your credit card will be chargedrepparttar 128280 offer amount you made for that answer.

What Is Waiting for Us? :: Tomorrow's SEO Industry

Written by Irina Ponomareva

Today, SEO is swiftly approaching saturation point. More and more webmasters realiserepparttar necessity of learning SEO basics, and as they do so, SEO professionals are facing difficulties finding new clients. With allrepparttar 128273 niche sites optimised, it will be harder to compete for good key phrases. Link building opportunities will be easily found and utilised by everyone, keyword density will reach its optimum value, meaning thatrepparttar 128274 SERPs will consist of equally good and equally relevant sites - at least fromrepparttar 128275 traditional SEO point of view.

Spammy techniques, still popular and sometimes even effective, will exhaust themselves even quicker. There are, really, not so many different methods of deceivingrepparttar 128276 search engines and increasing a site's relevancy artificially; today they just differ in details. Perhaps it explains why we don't see spammy sites inrepparttar 128277 SERPs as often as we used to - our smart spiders catch them quite soon and throw this low-rate stuff away to keeprepparttar 128278 web cleaner. As soon as spiders become smart enough to recognise spam onrepparttar 128279 fly,repparttar 128280 particular class of "SEO specialists" propagating such rubbish will find themselves out of their jobs. It is not really hard to tell an ugly doorway fromrepparttar 128281 real thing.

So who will survive? What isrepparttar 128282 way to tomorrow in SEO science?

First of all, we should monitor and analyserepparttar 128283 latest tendencies, then extrapolate them and make good guesses on how things may look inrepparttar 128284 future. Finally, we put them to test using logic and common sense.

This will show usrepparttar 128285 true answers and help us compete whenrepparttar 128286 time comes to offering ground-breaking SEO services that exploitrepparttar 128287 new qualities of search engines.

And common sense tells us thatrepparttar 128288 core purpose ofrepparttar 128289 search engines will never change. They are supposed to deliverrepparttar 128290 best results they can. If they are not always so good at it today, it is often explained by their restricted resources; but that will change over time.

The search engines ofrepparttar 128291 future will be capable of reading JavaScript, CSS, Flash and other things that are invisible to them now. It is technically possible already, but requires more complicated algorithms and more bandwidth, so they are not so eager to implement it just yet. They prefer to sacrifice additional capabilities in favour of spiders' speed andrepparttar 128292 freshness of their indices. But asrepparttar 128293 technical factors improve, SEs will improve and create new sensations every day, allrepparttar 128294 more so since they always have to compete with each other.

Thus, JavaScript links will count. CSS spam will be easily detected and banned. Flash sites will become a new niche for SEO specialists - atrepparttar 128295 moment they require an HTML version to subject to search engine optimisation.

But these changes are notrepparttar 128296 most important ones. Link popularity analysis algorithms are sure to become more sophisticated - and capable of analysingrepparttar 128297 "likeliness" of one or another link pattern givenrepparttar 128298 information on a site's age, size and content. That will mean death to link schemes, link farms, pyramids, automated submissions, and numerous links withrepparttar 128299 same anchor text - and, perhaps, shakerepparttar 128300 basis ofrepparttar 128301 today's reciprocal linking strategies. Relevancy will mean more, and in cases of complementary businesses linking their sites to each other, search engines will become capable of seeing if they are really complementary, not just pretending to be so.

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