Yahoo Local Launches Today

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First I saw of it was over here at Cre8asite but Jill Whalen seems to have the scoop. Gary Price also blogged about Yahoo local tabs and Chris Sherman wrote an article in SearchDay.

Whalen Bashing - A New Sport?

Thread Title: Jill Whalen - Useless SEO Thread Url: Thread Description:

I dont know the history, but PhilC is tearing into Jill Whalen over at Web Workshop. Does she deserve it? Has she bought it on herself? - Phil clearly thinks so.

"For years, Jill has used words like "scum" to describe some people - and me personally. She's always had a big mouth about it."

Mike Grehan on SEMPO Communications

Thread Title: SEMPO Announces 3 New Advisory Board Members Thread Url: Thread Description:

Grehan, articlulate as ever, writes a scathing post on the actions of the oh so amusing SEMPO.

"So, I think it's fair to ask, if the search engine marketing community at large, and that's the search engines, the vendors and suppliers as well as industry pundits and notable names are happy to represent themselves in forums - how is it that the very people who nominated themselves as industry representatives are the only people who feel they're above it?"

"As a would-be industry representative body, the only descriptive word which springs to mind for me, is: pathetic"

Auto Generation How-To

Thread Title: Dont read the Evil Black Hat Post Thread Url: Thread Description:

Interesting post on auto generation of pages based on KW's. IMO much of the methodology and techniques used are more than a little clumsy, but if you're interested in the workings of such things then it's an interesting read. Im divided as to whether i think Mikee is very stupid, very brave, or just very naive for posting this. Make up your own mind.

Free Press Release Websites

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Not only a nice list, but some resonable discussion on optimizing press releases, pros and cons and members personal experiences.

Free Spiderable Directory List

Thread Title: Comprehensive List of Free, Spiderable Directories Thread Url: Thread Description:

I've seen longer lists, but as this is a discussion in progress there are quite a few i've never heard of. Worth a peek if only to find the ones you've not seen and add them to your own list.

Online Privacy - Proxy Discussion

Thread Title: Online Privacy - How Strong is Your Kung Fu? Thread Url: Thread Description:

In the future, i wont be publishing threads i've personally started but it's early days. If you're concerned or interested in online privacy, here's a good primer on proxies, and what to look for in a proxy service. littleman and ppg add some strong points to the discussion. - Guerilla Forum Marketing

Thread Title: Define me a Link Farm Thread Url: Thread Description:

Here's an interesting one on a couple of different levels. Firstly you have some definitions of "link farm" - nothing really new there but within the the thread there's what appears to me to be a tag team forum promo by two new members of Search Guild - Stretch Dog and nanoreef n'amugabeer.

They're promoting a site called that's essentially (from what i can gather) a database of backlink hunting SEOs - the idea being to gain non-recip backlinks. The product might have legs, i just dont know, but it's pretty interesting to see.

Call me an old cynic, maybe i am, but i've no idea how the Search Guild guys have missed the (to me) obvious tag team setup there, the posters are waaay to similar in there passion for the program and knowledge of the details to be genuine IMO. Make your own mind up.

ADDED :: Same join up date Lol! Amateurs...

Traffic Power / 1P - Scam Accusation Thread

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This isnt the usual type of thread that will make it onto the list but it really is quite astonishing how such a diverse and often divided community will pull together when one of their own is made a target. There are other threads, but this is the daddy.

Multiple Sites - Spamming and Host IP Allocations

Thread Title: Is Creating Sites Spamming? Thread Url: Thread Description:

This is an outstanding thread born of virtually nothing. kidmercury asks the initial somewhat innocent question about a proposal to build many different websites and linking them to his main target site.

The thread develops into a little WH/BH baiting (im not certain who is baiting who LoL!) shortly after a typically authorative answer from Danny Sullivan at msg15 and then moves on to some nicely thought out posts by I,Brian, NFFC and littleman on the question of Which came first, the angry SE or the SE Spammer?

The real jewel to be found here is the discussion about C block allocations between Chris_D and I,Brian at around msg45