Monday, October 30, 2006

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Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
(HM Treasury Home, United Kingdom)


I.S. .. I.T... T.O.O... L.A.T.E.. ?
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Sunday, October 29, 2006

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Talk Of Town: Google’s New Search Engine
(WebProNews)


Everyone's talking about Google's new personalized search engine.

“Here Vik Singh made a personalized search engine of just tech stuff. He explains how he did it here. Much more on this over on TechMeme. Wow, the blogs are going nuts about this.”
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

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Avoiding SEO Pitfalls (Search Engine Guide)

“Search engine optimization (SEO) is an extremely effective and low cost marketing strategy.

So why is it still less popular than paid search advertising?

Experts have pondered this question for years, and so far, no one has come up with a definitive answer.”
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

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This is post # 1,001!

The Power of Google Search is Now Customizable
(creativepro.com)


“Today, Google is launching the Google Custom Search Engine, a new way to bring tailored search to websites and blogs.

In just minutes, anyone can use the Google search platform to create a search engine focused on any content they like - from Hollywood heartthrobs, to favorite sports team, to personal hobbies, and more.”

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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Search Engine Marketing Guru, Danny Sullivan, Continues With SES Series (Cheap Web Hosting Director)

“Incisive Media and Danny Sullivan have signed an agreement to continue to work together to produce the market-leading Search Engine Strategies series of conferences and exhibitions.”
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Reboot: I predict a riot . . . and other things
(New Statesman)


Speculating on the internet's future is fun, but we do have cause for concern, writes Becky Hogge
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Monday, October 23, 2006

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Windows Vista Wishes (Ziff Davis Web Buyer's Guide)

Our analysts weigh in with what they'd like to see in Microsoft's Windows Vista client when it ships. (eWEEK Review)
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Sunday, October 22, 2006

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Happy 300 Millionth, USA (eMarketer)

eMarketer presents facts and figures on the US Internet population.

“As of 2006, 63% of the US population ages 3 and older uses the Internet at least once per month, according to eMarketer. That amounts to 180 million people.”
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Saturday, October 21, 2006

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Search Engine Marketing Can Make You Really Popular On the Web (Amazines.com)

“Is your site successful on the web? Not so sure? Well the best thing that you can do for finding out if your site is successful or not is to check out the search engine marketing strategy that you are using for promoting your site.

Yes, it is the search engine marketing strategy that determines if your site will be a success or fade to oblivion on the web.”
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Friday, October 20, 2006

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Ultimate Search Engine Secrets (Dev Mechanic)

“We all know the secret to earn more money with your website is achieving a high page rank, so below I’m going to give some of the tips I have learnt and used.”
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Google gross revenue jumps 70 percent
(Reuters, Canada)


“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote) on Thursday posted a 92 percent jump in quarterly profit and revenue near the top end of expectations as the company tightened its grip on the Web search market, sending its shares up 6.7 percent.”
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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When Will SEO Become Obsolete? (searchnewz)

Recently I've seen some predictions that with the direction search engines are taking, search engine optimzation is going to become obsolete in 5 or more years.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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Is Google Evil? (MotherJones)

Internet privacy? Google already knows more about you than the National Security Agency ever will. And don’t assume for a minute it can keep a secret. YouTube fans--and everybody else--beware.
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Monday, October 16, 2006

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Environmental damage highlighted by Google Earth (New Scientist Tech)

“Rampant forest destruction, retreating glaciers and explosive urban growth have been highlighted by a partnership between the United Nations and internet search giant Google.

Under the scheme, announced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday, before-and-after satellite images of 100 global environmental hotspots have been integrated into Google's popular mapping program, Google Earth.

"These satellite pictures are a wake-up call to all of us to look at the sometimes devastating changes we are wreaking on our planet," UNEP chief Achim Steiner said in a statement.”
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Saturday, October 14, 2006

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Top Ten Grammar Errors that Haunt Web Pages . . . Since content is crucial, isn’t it time to introduce a few grammar tips? (Search Engine Workshops)

“With all of this talk about content, don’t you think it’s time to have a frank discussion about grammar? Our Web sites are our online store fronts—our online images.

If our sites are full of grammar errors, what does that say about the professionalism of our businesses?

It’s time to pay attention to our own Web pages and relearn some of the basic grammar rules that we may have forgotten along the way.”
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Friday, October 13, 2006

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Edelman Critiques Google AdWords (WebProNews)

Spyware researcher Ben Edelman looked into pay-per-click scams and the lengthy AdWords Content Policy, and found plenty of advertisers pushing to and past the boundaries of "ethical and legal advertising" online.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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Does YouTube Make Google a Big Target For Copyright Suits? (The Wall Street Journal Online)

“Google Inc.'s $1.65 billion purchase of video-sharing site YouTube catapults the search giant into the lead spot in the fast-growing online video market. It also creates a big, deep-pocketed target for aggrieved copyright owners.

While much of the content on YouTube consists of home-shot video, the site also contains copyright material that users upload without permission. Critics say Google could be exposing itself to liability for copyright violations. YouTube already faces one lawsuit related to this issue.”
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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The Problem of Adware in Free Software Downloads (WXPNews)

“There are all sorts of "free" software downloads that you can find on the Web.

Some are illegally shared pirated programs, but most are either genuine freeware (the developer gives the program away, expecting nothing in return), shareware (you can use the program for a while to determine whether you want to keep it, and then are expected to pay if you decide that you do) or adware (the developer is supported by advertising of some sort).

This can be in the form of banner ads embedded into the program's interface, or services that deliver targeted advertising when you're online.”
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Sunday, October 08, 2006

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Report Shows Malicious Code is More Covert, Less Recognizable and More Targeted Toward Financial Gain (Government Technology)

“Websense, Inc. announced the release of the Websense Security Labs 2006 Semi-Annual Web Security Trends Report, which summarizes findings for the first half of 2006 and presents projections for the remainder of 2006.

The report shows that the volume of attacks increased and malicious code became more covert, less recognizable and more targeted toward financial gain.


The criminal motive of attacks has also become more apparent as traditional hacking for fun has been replaced with activities designed to steal confidential data to reap financial rewards.”
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Friday, October 06, 2006

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MySpace Questions Answered (About.com)

“Want to get some of your MySpace questions answered, as in why people use MySpace, what MySpace is good for, how to make the most of MySpace, and more?

Avid MySpace user Curtis R. Bizelli has written up a good introductory article that answers some of the most commonly asked MySpace questions.”
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

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What's the Big Deal With Social Search?
(Search Engine Watch)


“What is social search? There isn't even a good definition, because just about everyone who's doing some form of social search is trying a different approach. Simply put, social search tools are internet wayfinding services informed by human judgement.”
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Monday, October 02, 2006

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Calif. Initiative To Regulate Search Engines? (Slashdot)

“Lauren Weinstein writes to tell us about CIFIP, the California Initiative For Internet Privacy
— his attempt to get search engines off the dime on questions such as how long they retain search data.

The initiative aims to explore "cooperative and/or legislative approaches to dealing with search engine and other Internet privacy issues, including a possible California initiative for the 2008 ballot." There is a public discussion list.”

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