Saturday, July 29, 2006

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The rule of three in search (HispanicAd - News)

“In this study, we are looking at interactions with Google, compared to MSN and Yahoo. Recently, one finding in particular seemed to be screaming out to be noticed. Being a compassionate sort of researcher, I listened.”
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Friday, July 28, 2006

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Microsoft Says Vista To Allow Google Search Engine
(InformationWeek)


“Computer makers will be able to set Google or any other search engine by default, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith says.

It's part of the company's new principles to promote competition.”
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Thursday, July 27, 2006

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BlackHat SEO = Unethical Search Engine Optimisation (ADDICT3D.ORG)

“When it comes to search engine optimisation, like it or not, the search engine optimisation (SEO) strategies and examples applied by a webmaster can lead to a lot more then just an impact on your keywords or your hope of rising through the search engine rankings.

"Blackhat SEO" is the term used for known unethical approaches to search engine optimisation, and attempting to increase search engine rankings (SERP's), in a way that does not co-inside with the search engine's guidelines, and is also used to be a faster process of rankings highly.”
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Would you jack your brain into the 'Net? (WXPNews)

“Some scientists are predicting that one day, interfacing with your computer via a keyboard will be just as obsolete as throwing binary switches or punching paper tape to input data is today. And of course, networking is already all about communicating and collaborating with others.

We use the network to send email or instant messages. In the future, when we're all plugged in, will we enjoy a technology-assisted form of telepathy, where we only have to think our message to have it delivered directly to the recipient's brain?


I have to admit that, much as I generally love to be on the cutting edge of new technology, I'm more frightened than excited by the prospect. First of all, imagine the security issues that would arise with this scenario.

I feel violated enough if my computer's hard drive gets hacked; I don't think I want to deal with attackers whose viruses install a "back door" to my cerebral cortex.

And the thought of all that brain spam cluttering up my thought processes makes me shudder.”

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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3 years of blogging and 943 messages.
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Monday, July 24, 2006

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iPod generation might face hearing problems in the future (TechWhack News)

“Now a group named Deafness Research UK has warned that teenagers who are listening to iPod and other players today at relatively high volume risk going deaf 30 years earlier than their parents’ generation.

The more frustrating part of the survey was that as many as 40 percent of the people questioned in the poll said they did not know that listening to loud music on a personal music player could damage hearing permanently.”
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Saturday, July 22, 2006

.Innocent-looking banner ad infects MySpace visitors (Pocket Lint, UK)

MySpace Users Get MyMalware (PC Mag)

MySpace faces security problems (BBC, UK)

MySpace hit by security breach (news.com)

MySpace adware attack hits hard (The Register, UK)

Ad on MySpace Serves Up Adware to 1M PCs (CIO Tech Informer)

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Friday, July 21, 2006

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Beware Search Engine Ranking Scams (searchnewz)

Do you want your site to be among the first 20 results on a search engine?

The response to that is likely yes.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

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Microsoft Outlines The 12 Philosophies Of Windows
(PC Mag)


“WASHINGTON—Microsoft has announced 12 principles by which the company will guide its development of the Windows desktop platform, starting with Windows Vista and beyond.”
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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10 Important Web Design Tips: SEO Friendly Website
(Dev Mechanic)


“A website should firstly be searched out by visitors before talking about attracting or retaining those visitors.Nowadays, a “well designed website” does not only relate to a web site’s visual attractiveness but more importantly, how friendly it is with search engines.

Below are 10 SEO friendly website designing tips where web designers should pay attention to during the early stage of their web designing process.”
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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Design vs. SEO: Can My Site Look Good And Rank Well?
(Dev Mechanic)


Do you have to sacrifice all of the creative and artistic elements of your web site to rank in the search engines?L
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Monday, July 17, 2006

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SEO Ethics And Practices: A Guide (WebProNews)

Search engine optimization (SEO) ethics are often discussed, but rarely defined in any meaningful ways.

Website owners often hear about the so-called "white hat" and "black hat" SEO professionals.

A few webmasters are even aware of some undefined "grey hat" SEO techniques, and their practitioners as well.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

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Do I Have To Be Number One in Google To Have A Successful Website? (Dev Mechanic, Search Engine Tricks)

“Imagine what your business would be like if you were listed number one in Google when someone searched for your product or service

At no cost to you, you'd have hundreds or even thousands of highly targeted potential customers coming to your website every day.


It would be like shooting fish in a barrel. If you sell a quality product or service, your profit potential is unlimited.”
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Thursday, July 13, 2006

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Google opens up the secrets of search
(Times Online)


Is Google open enough about how its search engine works?
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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MySpace more popular than Yahoo, Google (TG Daily)

“According to the Hitwise report, MySpace accounted for 4.46% of all Internet visits in the US for the week ending 8 July.

MySpace is leading the pack for the first time and was able to surpass long-time leader Yahoo Mail, which Hitwise ranks second with a share of 4.42%.

The Yahoo main site is third with a share of 4.25%, followed by Google with 3.89%, MySpace Mail with 2.85%, MSN Hotmail with 2.39% and MSN with 1.92%.”
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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Organic SEO -- What Does It Really Mean?
(American Chronicle)


“When people refer to "organic SEO" (search engine optimization), they almost always use it as a blanket term to describe the unpaid, algorithm-driven results of any particular engine.

However, a sophisticated search engine optimization company will often take the meaning of "organic" one step further.


To such companies, the description of "organic SEO" is not to limited what shows up in the "natural" search engine results - it includes the methodologies used to achieve such rankings.”
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Monday, July 10, 2006

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Grand Slam SEO - Can My Site Rank Well on all Four Major Engines? (Search Engine Guide)

“One of the most frequently asked questions readers and clients email StepForth Placement's SEO staff, revolves around how websites can be best optimized to meet the algorithmic needs of each of the major 4 search engines, Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask.”
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Saturday, July 08, 2006

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SEO Works...Really, It Does! (Search Engine Guide)

Business Week has a great article about a small business owner in California that maxed out her local marketing and decided to tap into a new customer base via search engine marketing. In just 18 months time, the campaign helped shift the customer base from being 80% local to just 33% local.

That time frame also way the addition of 55 international customers. It's a great success story and it's nice to see some positive coverage of search marketing in the news without the obligatory mentions of sneaky, black hat, voodoo marketing techniques.”
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Friday, July 07, 2006

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Google: officially a verb (Editors Weblog)

“That feisty search engine which has caused a ruckus with several publishers has integrated itself even deeper into the fabric of society. Merriam-Webster Inc., publisher of the well-known collegiate English language dictionary, has announced that it will include "Google" and "Googling" in its 11th edition.

But despite the supposedly good news, all is not well in Googleland. In the same way that publishers think that Google is infringing upon their brand name, Google thinks that it could lose its own brand name if it becomes too generalized.

As the company noted last year, "There is a risk that the word `Google' could become so commonly used that it becomes synonymous with the word `search.' We could lose protection for this trademark, which could result in other people using the word `Google' to refer to their own products.''
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Thursday, July 06, 2006

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How Google Works (Baseline)

“Google's information management approach, which often goes unnoticed, is both highly effective and efficient. And may be the way other organizations deploy technology in the future.”
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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Access to spyware related sites by employees in large organisations is reaching critical levels (SecurityPark, UK)

“Web-based spyware is rapidly becoming the number one threat to businesses. According to Finjan's Malicious Code Research Centre (MCRC), a single enterprise can expect on average over million instances a year of employees accessing Websites carrying spyware and other malicious content by 2007.”

“Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CTO at Finjan said: “Organisations must look beyond the firewalls, and further than anti-virus or URL filtering. These are invaluable technologies but they are no longer enough to combat today’s sophisticated threats.

Your data must be protected from the theft and damage spyware code can enable. With spyware so prevalent, and so hard to identify until it has already downloaded itself onto computers or servers, it would be prudent to re-examine your spyware strategy.”
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

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Anonymous Surfing 101 (Web Search, About.com)

What is Anonymous Web Surfing?

“I've written up a three-part article on anonymous surfing: what it is, why you might want to learn about it, what information is available about you on the Web, how to accomplish anonymous surfing, and more.

People have many reason for wanting to surf the Web anonymously, but they all boil down to the need to protect something or someone. If you are at all concerned with your privacy on the Web, you'll want to read these articles.”
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Sunday, July 02, 2006

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Think Like a Searcher (Searcher's Voice)

“I read a scary statistic the other day. Last year it seems the number of Americans going online only increased 3 percent. That wasn’t the scary statistic, though. Since the final count of Americans on the Internet still amounted to some 207,000,000 people and since the population of the whole country is 298,354,897, I figure 91,000,000 and counting just amounts to mopping up.

The scary statistic from Nielsen/NetRatings was that the number of online searches conducted had jumped 55 percent, up to 5,100,000,000 searches in the month of December last as compared to a mere 3,300,000,000 for December the year before.

That means an increase from a per-searcher average of around 16 searches a month to some 25 searches a month or from approximately one search every 2 days to close to one search a day.”
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Saturday, July 01, 2006

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Search the Web with Toolbars (Web Search, About.com)

“Many people save a lot of time in their Web searches by using a toolbar, which is basically a software application which gives searches the ability to perform searches and other functions quickly.

Here are a few of the best toolbars out there:


* SEO Toolbars

* Web Search Toolbars

* Specialized Toolbars”
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