.Search Engine Optimization`s Frequently Confused Concepts (DevMechanic)“When I started working with the parent company of the search engine optimization company I currently manage, I spent a lot of time on the phone with prospects and clients.
I was always amazed by misconceptions given to so many people about how to get a top listing in a search engine. Often times, I felt as though people were educating themselves with literature written in the early nineties.
Unfortunately, the penalty for some of these techniques is not just a bad ranking but rather permanent delisting or banning. Nobody wants to be banned! I have organized a list of concepts that people confuse or as I like to call them “Frequently Confused Concepts”. .
.Heads roll at AOL over search data fiasco
(The Sidney Morning Herald, Australia)“AOL chief technology officer Maureen Govern, who oversaw the division responsible for accidentally releasing search data for more than a half a millions internet users, has resigned from the company, according to an internal company memorandum.AOL currently stores search data that can identify users for 30 days. Anonymous search data, the kind divulged by AOL in early August, is stored indefinitely, the source said.
Privacy advocates such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a complaint with the FTC last week requesting an investigation into AOL's privacy practices, arguing that the internet provider did not need to store such search data.”.
.Top 7 SEO Tools (Self SEO) “Search engine optimization is a complex process with many facets. Some of these include keyword research, on-page optimization, off-page optimization, acquiring inbound links, and tracking your rankings. Fortunately, there are many tools that have been created to aid web masters in each of these tasks. Below I have reviewed 7 of the top SEO tools so that you can quickly find out what your site needs to rise in the search engines.”.
.Is Google Evil? (addict3d.org) “The eyebrow-raising phrase entered into business lore as part of Google's prospectus for its initial public offering.
So, two years after that Aug. 19, 2004, IPO, has Google (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) lived up to its vow?”.
.Google Upgrades Blogger (Slashdot)"Google has announced the first major upgrade to Blogger since taking over the creaking old platform.
Still in beta, the new service offers a tie-in to your Google Account, dynamic pages, separate comment feeds, new layouts, an apparent merger with Google's Page Creator for WYSIWYG editing, integration of feeds, public/private access control and — of interest to bloghackers — tag-based labels for categories. Take the tour.".
.Google gives free WiFi (Mobility Today)“Google is about to give its hometown a wonderful gift: a municipal wireless network covering the entire city of Mountain View, with free Internet access for both residents and visitors.”.
.Google now powers 60% of US based internet searches (TechWhack News) “Internet Metrics Company Hitwise has said in its latest report that during the four-week period ending July 29, 60.2% of U.S.-based Internet searches were executed at Google.Yahoo! was the other gainer in this market as they improved their market share from 22.0% to 22.5%.Microsoft’s MSN Search Engine lost some market share as its market share fell down from 12.1% to 11.8%.With this, the top three search engines in US accounts now for more than 94% of all searches in the United States. “.
.Google puts up 'Beware of malware' signs
(CNET News.com) Google has started warning people when search results could potentially lead them to malicious code. .
.Technorati aiming to widen blog search edge(Lockergnome) “Can Technorati regain some status for themselves? Even more, could they one day become the dominant player, even surpassing after the search engine giant launches their blog search engine?”.
.Chinese Search Engine Shows No Fear Of Large American Rivals (Yahoo! Finance, Canada) “China's Internet market has attracted America's two biggest search engines. But they don't come close to matching the popularity of China's homegrown search engine, Baidu.com.”“Though estimates vary, Piper Jaffray figures that Baidu commands 55% of China's search market vs. 24% for Google and 7% for Yahoo.”.