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Thursday, October 30, 2008

SOCIAL BOOKMARK SITES

SOCIAL BOOKMARK SITES
34Things - To do List, Activity Lists [PR 8]
Aboogy
AllMyFavorites - [PR 4]
Article Tag - Social bookmarking service. [PR4]
aworldofhelp - [PR4]
Backflip - General [PR 6]
beanrocket - general [PR 6]
Bookkit - [PR4]
Bookmark Manager - [PR5]
BookmarkSync -[PR5]
BibSonomy - [PR1]
blabb.com
Blauer Bote Bookmarks / link - Bookmark manager for German & English [PR 5]
BlinkBits - [PR 4]
BlinkList - [PR6]
BlogHop - [PR7]
BlogLot - [PR 2]
BlogMarks.net - [PR 6]
BlogMemes.net - [Network also has French, Spanish and Portuguese version - BlogMemes.info] [PR5]
BlogLines.com - [PR 8]
BlogPulse - [PR7]
Blue.us - [PR4]
BookmarkTracker - [PR 5]
browsr - [PR5]
BuddyMarks.com - [PR6]
butterfly - [PR 4]
Chipmark.com - [PR 5]
clipclip - [PR4]
clipfire - [PR 6]
Clipmarks - [PR4]
commontimes - [PR6]
Connectedy - Converts browser bookmarks into social categories. [PR5]
Connotea - Social bookmarking for the scientific community. [PR7]
Complore (Research Collaboration Tool for Researchers)
del.icio.us - [PR 8]
de.lirio.us - [PR 6]
Digg - Technology site combining social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. [PR7]
diigo - [PR6]
dinnerbuzz - for guide to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops anywhere in the world. [PR5]
Dog Ear - [PR3]
Dohat.com [P33]
Dutch Social Bookmarking site - This is the (currently only) Social Bookmarking site for the Netherlands. [PR3]
Fark - [PR8]
Favoor (Available in English and German) [PR3]
FeedMeLinks [PR4 /PR3]
Feedmarker - RSS and ATOM aggregator & bookmarks manager. [PR5]
Filangy [PR5]
Flikr - social bookmarks for photos [PR8]
Furl - this is similar to Similar to del.icio.us [PR8]
GetBoo - [PR1]
Gibeo - [PR6]
GiveALink - bookmarks for academic research [PR4]
GoKoDo MyBookmarks [PR4 - MAIN SITE]
GoobToob - Video clips, vote your favorite videos to the top, and submit new video clips.
Google Notebook
H2O Playlist - [PR6]
Hotlist Anywhere - [PR5]
Hot Links - [PR6]
Hyperlinkomatic - [PR5]
i89.us - [PR 3]
IceRocket - [PR7]
IndiaGram (Also has a voting system like Digg.com) [PR4]
Indiamarks (Bookmarking site dedicated to Indian community) [PR2]
Jots [PR6]
Kaboodle - [PR6]
Kinja - Blog bookmarking & aggregation service [PR 7]
leze.de and - German Internet Bookmarking Service [PR3]
Lilisto -[PR3]
linkaGoGo - [PR7]
linkfilter - [PR6]
linkroll - - [PR6]
LibraryThing - for books - [PR7]
Linux Bookmarks (LQ) - Bookmark, tag, annotate and share links to Open Source and Linux related sites - - [PR7]
ListMixer - [PR6]
Listible - [PR2]
Lookmarks (beta) - search & share bookmarks - [PR5]
Ma.gnolia - [PR5]
Maple - [PR6]
Mecanbe - - [PR 6]
memestreams - [PR 5]
Millions Of Games - casual games, tagged, rated and bookmarked by hundreds of users daily - [PR 5]
MotorKen - [PR 5]
MyProgs - Social bookmarking for the programs that you personally use, etc. - [PR 6]
Netvouz - [PR 6]
Network Menus - - [PR 4]
Newsvine - [PR 7]
NowPublic - [PR 6]
O Y A X - bookmarking service with groups - [PR 4]
PeerMark - [PR 4]
popurls.com
RawSugar - [PR 6]
Reader² - [PR 6]
Reddit - [PR 7]
Rojo - [PR 7]
Rollyo - [PR 6]
Rrove.com - social bookmark service for locations. - [PR 5]
Save Your Links - [PR 5]
Scuttle.org - [PR 6]
Scuttle - Download the script and start a bookmarking service. Web-based social bookmarking system. Allows multiple users to store, share and tag their favourite links online.
Segnalo - Italian Social Bookmarking - [PR 5]
Shadows - [PR 7]
Shoppersbase (Bookmarking website for online shoppers)
Shoutwire - [PR 5]
Simpy - offers Social bookmarking with tagging & full-text searching. - [PR 6]
SiteJot - [PR 5]
sitetagger - [PR 2]
Slashdot - [PR 9]
Smarking - [PR 5]
Spurl - stores copies of the pages saved. - [PR 6]
Squidoo - General topics [PR 5]
Start Aid - [PR 5]
Start - General by Microsoft [PR 7]
StumbleUpon
Social Bookmarking (Provides users with a personal social bookmarking sub-domain)
Sync2It’s BookmarkSync - [PR 5]
Tab Marks - [PR 5]
taghop - [PR 4]
Tagsy - [PR 3]
TagTooga.com - [PR 5- main site]
TailRank - [PR 6]
Textnotes.de - [PR 4]
Technorati - [PR 8]
Tutorialism - Bookmarking website for tutorials
uLinkx - Social Video/Music Bookmarking
unalog - open source book marking software - [PR 5]
URLBlaze - url sharing tool. - [PR 3]
URLex - bookmarking & RSS feeds - [PR 4]
Wazima - [PR 5]
Web Feeds - [PR 5]
Wink - General social bookmarking + Search engine [PR 6]
Wiklink - Tool for use to synchronize bookmarks with your browser.
Wists - Shopping links, Visual bookmarks, wishlists and also photoblogs. [PR7]
World Wide Wisdom - [PR 5]
wURLdBook - [PR 5]
Yahoo! My Web - General bookmarking + sepcialty feeds + Available in many languages [PR 7]
Yoono - [PR 6]
Youtube - [PR 6]
Yummy! Social PDF Library - Bookmark and find PDFs and print them too! - [PR 5]
Zaadz - [PR 6]

The SEO's 10 Commandments - SEO Blog

"Thou shall embrace Internet marketing and the digital marketing mix.
The Online Digital Business Initiative Translation:
As an online business you shall embrace all modes of distribution so that you can reach your customers in the most efficient manor possible, no matter how you used to do business in the past. This means you will actively work at search engine optimization, paid search marketing, social media optimization and reputation management."

Bruceclay.com - The SEO's 10 Commandments - SEO Blog

LinkedIn Adds Applications - 10/30/2008

"LinkedIn is the latest social networking site to to offer third-party applications to its users. As befitting a site for professionals, the first batch of nine apps released are all about business, not throwing sheep."
MediaPost Publications - LinkedIn Adds Applications - 10/30/2008

AOL Opens Up Site To Social Networks - 10/30/2008

"As part of its open strategy, AOL today unveiled a new feature allowing users to access social networks including MySpace, Facebook and Bebo directly from the Web portal's redesigned home page."

MediaPost Publications - AOL Opens Up Site To Social Networks - 10/30/2008

MySpace Top Draw For Young Movie Fans - 10/30/2008

"It's no secret that MySpace has become a key part of the promotional machinery behind big Hollywood releases. Now the social network has produced metrics underscoring the leading role it plays connecting studios with young audiences."

MediaPost Publications - MySpace Top Draw For Young Movie Fans - 10/30/2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Google is back with social search and calls it SearchWiki | Enterprise Social Search

"Google is back with a social search experiment. This time they call it SearchWiki. A collective feature “ala” Digg to promote search results, add public comments to them, remove them, and suggest what you would like to see the next time you perform your search. The new feature lets you see others’ comments for your particular SearchWiki as well as your previous notes."

Google is back with social search and calls it SearchWiki Enterprise Social Search

FREE Eye Tracking

"Feng-GUI empower designers and advertisers to effectively analyze Attention and Attraction in visuals."

Feng-GUI - Feng Shui for Graphic User Interfaces

Christian Science Monitor shifts from print to Web-based strategy

"In 2009, the Monitor will become the first nationally circulated newspaper to replace its daily print edition with its website; the 100 year-old news organization will also offer subscribers weekly print and daily e-mail editions."

Monitor shifts from print to Web-based strategy

Proactive Analytics Suite Launches - SEO Blog

"NuConomy announced the public launch of its Studio analytics product today. Previously in private beta, the free tools move toward what the company calls a 'proactive' approach to Web analytics."

Bruceclay.com - Proactive Analytics Suite Launches - SEO Blog

Top 40 Twitter Tools

"Twitter Tools
Below is a list of various tools for twitter, there are many many more. Please add your comments with tools you use. This list is meant to cover as many utilities as possible. A special thank you to the twitter users that gave me their recommendations, a list is at the end."

Top 40 Twitter Tools Online Marketing Unveiled

Scary SEO made SEO not so Scary

"SEO can be scary! Keeping up with Google algorithm changes and new Google tools and services is enough to scare the pants off anyone thinking about search engine optimization. THEN, throw in Yahoo! and MSN Live and figure out how to optimize your website for each search engine. EEEEEK! It’s like walking through a haunted search house. Beware!"

Scary SEO made SEO not so Scary

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scary SEO and Twootball.com

"The past friday and saturday I attended to Scary SEO, a small conference in South Florida organized. I had chance to meet some of the smartest people in this industry, getting a lot of value and having a lot of fun.
I really liked the format of the event because the number of attendees was limited to 50 and that made it really intimate. There was a lot of time dedicated to networking and discussion. I will attend again next year for sure, and I’ll also look forward SEM Spring break next year, organized again by Dave Snyder."

Scary SEO and Twootball.com Davide Di Cillo

The Changing Consumer Experience

"As a small business owner, you need to understand how technology is changing the customer experience. The folks at Razorfish wrote a report called “FEED: The Razorfish Consumer Experience Report” to help people understand these change and to explore the coming trends."

OPEN Forum by American Express OPEN The Changing Consumer Experience

TOP 15 TREND QUESTIONS

"November 2008 A few weeks ago, we asked many of you to email us a trend-related question. So, as promised, here's the aggregated Top 15 Trend Questions (and Answers) that will hopefully address some of the most pressing trend issues you’re facing."

trendwatching.com's November 2008 Trend Briefing, covering TOP 15 TREND QUESTIONS

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn

"When Guy Kawasaki blogged about the Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn, LinkedIn had 8.5 million users in 130 industries. Since then we've grown to over 12 million users covering 147 industries, but many of Guy's suggestions on using LinkedIn (see below), still remain a great way for professionals to strengthen their online brand reputation and leverage their professional network. When Guy Kawasaki blogged about the Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn, LinkedIn had 8.5 million users in 130 industries. Since then we've grown to over 12 million users covering 147 industries, but many of Guy's suggestions on using LinkedIn (see below), still remain a great way for professionals to strengthen their online brand reputation and leverage their professional network."

The LinkedIn Blog: Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn Guy Kawasaki

Practice safe social networking…

"Last week I hosted my first ever tweetup. (A face-to-face social gathering of people who interact on Twitter.) I was enamored with the thought of meeting my new virtual friends in person. As someone who is passionate about connecting, it is the natural next step in relationships I build. In social networks, especially via Twitter, it is increasingly becoming the norm to host events like tweetups as the first time to interact with people face-to-face."

Practice safe social networking…

Monday, October 27, 2008

X-Browser SEO Tool

"X-Robots SEO Tool is a bookmarklet that can be utilized in either Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera on Windows and OS to find information vital to search engine optimization. The tool was built in collaboration with developer Cooper Harris and will continue to be developed to help SEOs."

X-Browser SEO Tool Search & Social

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

"Every website or blog has a purpose, be it a sale, a subscription or simply conveying the message, whatever it is. Achieving this goal is called conversion. The worst enemy of the conversion is the bounce rate. Most people who visit your website, unless you have perfectly targeted and optimized it leave before even reading it or taking a closer look."

SEO 2.0 The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

SEO Project Management and Educating Clients - SEO Blog

"Search engine optimization is an ongoing process that depends on a strong foundation, continuing education and training, and communication between teams. Managing the project requires that multiple departments work like independent parts of a collaborative whole. Every part has a specific role to play, but contact is required between the parts to keep the operation running smoothly."

Bruceclay.com - SEO Project Management and Educating Clients - SEO Blog

Big Three Agree To Code Of Conduct For Repressive Regimes

"In 2004, Chinese journalist Shi Tao used what he believed was an anonymous account from Yahoo to tell an overseas organization that the Chinese government had warned his newspaper against covering the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown."

Daily Online Examiner » Blog Archive » Report: Big Three Agree To Code Of Conduct For Repressive Regimes

Top Online Plagiarism Checkers

"Plagiarism is an essential Internet problem hurting both your feelings and your site rankings. While both Google and webmasters are figuring out how to combat it, let’s have a look at web-based plagiarism checkers to help you find the thieves:"

Top Online Plagiarism Checkers - Protect Your Content

Harvard Professor Sues Google Alleging $50M Ad Fraud

"Harvard professor Benjamin G. Edelman, is suing Google for typo-squatting. Edelman says that Google is profiting from typo-squatting by engaging with companies that are taking advantage of existing trademarks costing advertisers $30-50 million a year."

Harvard Professor Sues Google Alleging $50M Ad Fraud

SCARY SEO Recap

"This past weekend was the wild and crazy ScarySEO Mini-Con in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Pat, Rhea, and myself were all lucky enough to make the trip down to hangout with Dave Snyder’s gang and we were not disappointed. In fact, Rhea had so much fun she’s not even back yet!"

We Build Pages - Scary SEO recap

Twitter Goes Mainstream

"The online service from Web start-up Twitter Inc. prompts users to do one thing: answer the question, 'What are you doing?' in 140 characters or less. People type these brief updates, known as 'tweets,' into Twitter's site or send them to Twitter as text messages. Friends and colleagues can then check the site to monitor each other's updates."

Twitter Goes Mainstream - WSJ.com

As the Lines Blur, Digital Agencies Are Taking Lead

"NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Digital agencies are not only being invited to pitch brands as agencies of record -- increasingly, they're winning."

As the Lines Blur, Digital Agencies Are Taking Lead - Advertising Age - Agency News

Social Web Now Mainstream

"NEW YORK U.S. consumers are flocking to use social networks and other participatory venues to the extent that the activity is now mainstream, according to Forrester Research."

Forrester: Social Web Now Mainstream

Five Best URL Shrinkers [Hive Five]

"When every character counts, the right URL compacting service can mean the difference between saying what you want and desperately trying to fit a coherent thought into a few insufficient words."

socialmedian: Five Best URL Shrinkers [Hive Five]

Is Google Liable For Typosquatting Domains That Use AdSense?

"While I have tremendous respect for the ongoing work that Ben Edelman has done over the years exposing many of the dirty tricks used by spyware and adware vendors, I tend to disagree with his view on trademark law."

Techdirt: Is Google Liable For Typosquatting Domains That Use AdSense?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ongoing Phishing Attack Exposes Yahoo Accounts - Netcraft

"The Netcraft toolbar community has detected a vulnerability on a Yahoo website, which is currently being used to steal authentication cookies from Yahoo users — transmitting them to a website under the control of a remote attacker. With these stolen details, the attacker can gain access to his victims' Yahoo accounts, such as Yahoo Mail."
Ongoing Phishing Attack Exposes Yahoo Accounts - Netcraft:

Act Now for Better Internet Access

"There's a good chance that on November 4th the FCC'll do something really good to improve Internet and mobile phone access in the US: on that day the Commission is planning on voting on regulations to open huge swatches of idle but extremely valuable radio spectrum for open UNLICENSED use. There's also a very good chance that special interests will succeed in delaying and/or killing this long overdue action. Your input to the FCC PRIOR TO TUESDAY'S DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT could make a difference (simple way to comment provided by Google here if you're already convinced)."

Fractals of Change: Act Now for Better Internet Access:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Scary Seo

Scary Seo Information
Friday, October 24th
9:00 - 10:00 — Registration & Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 — Opening Keynote - Jeff Quipp from SearchEnginePeople.com
11:00 - 11:30 — Morning Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 — The Code of SEO: Coding and Design concepts that improve your SEO effortsSpeakers:
Jordan Kasteler - Search & Social
Carolyn Shelby - BeFoundLocal.com/The Krull Group
Eric Lander - Organic Search Manager, ADP Inc. & Associate Editor, Search Engine Journal
Moderator: David Snyder - Search & Social
12:30 - 1:30 — Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 — Link Building: The Basics and BeyondSpeakers:
Rhea Drysdale - Less Everything
Loren Baker - Traffic Blends
Brian Chappell - Ignite Social Media
Moderator: David Snyder - Search & Social
2:30 - 2:45 — Break
2:45 - 3:45 — SEM Strategies: How to make paid search work for youSpeakers:
Brandy Eddings - New Edge Media
Brian Carter - Fuel Interactive
Moderator: Loren Baker - Traffic Blends
3:45 - 4:15 — Afternoon Coffee Break
4:15 - 5:15 — Protect Your Rep: Online Reputation ManagementSpeakers:
Rhea Drysdale - Less Everything
Martin Bowling - VEC3
Brian Chappell - Ignite Social Media
Moderator: Carolyn Shelby - BeFoundLocal.com/The Krull Group
5:15 - 5:30 — Break
5:30 - 6:30 — SEO Tools Sponsored by SEOmozPresented by David Snyder
9:00 - 2:00 — Limo Bus Excursion Sponsored by SEOmoz
Saturday, October 25th
9:00 - 10:00 — Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 — IMBroadcast.com Video Workshop
11:00 - 11:30 — Morning Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 — SMO Tactics: How optimize social media for use in your SEOSpeakers:
Brian Chappell - Ignite Social Media
John Carcutt - Agency Web
Jeff Quipp - Search Engine People
Moderator: David Snyder - Search & Social
12:30 - 1:30 — Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 — Importance of Analytics: Beyond clickstream dataSpeakers:
David Snyder - Search & Social
Rhea Drysdale - Less Everything
Ross Dunn - StepForth Web Marketing
Moderator: Jordan Kasteler - Search & Social
2:30 - 2:45 — Break
2:45 - 3:45 — SEO Project Management and Educating ClientsSpeakers:
Chris Hart - Bruce Clay
Pamela Lund - Bespoke USB
John Carcutt - Agency Web
Moderator: David Snyder - Search & Social
3:45 - 4:15 — Afternoon Coffee Break
4:15 - 5:15 — Information Architecture and Content Creation Plans Speakers:
David Snyder - Search & Social
Carolyn Shelby - BeFoundLocal.com/The Krull Group
Eric Lander - Organic Search Manager, ADP Inc. & Associate Editor, Search Engine Journal
Moderator: Loren Baker - Traffic Blends
9:00 - 2:00 –IM Charity Dinner

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Google Analytics Blog: Slight Touch Up

"Today, you may have noticed a little polish in your Google Analytics report interface . The layout is a little cleaner because we added some color consistency and contrast between sections in the interface so that it's easier to distinguish between the navigation on the upper left, the help areas below that, and the report itself. We also made the controls at the top of the report (email, export, etc.) a little easier to see and identify."

Google Analytics Blog: Slight Touch Up

American Airlines Takes On Yahoo

"As if Yahoo didn’t have enough problems, it’s now been sued by American Airlines for alleged trademark infringement."

Daily Online Examiner » Blog Archive » American Airlines Takes On Yahoo#comments#comments#comments

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Biggest Mistakes Made by Social Media Gurus

Think you know what you’re doing every time you engage in social media? Neither do I, and neither do the social media gurus I spoke to about their biggest social networking blunders. In an effort to learn from others’ mistakes, here’s a list of some all star errors in judgment from some social media all stars. I’ll lead off the order by admitting an error of my own.

(Mashable - David Spark)

Will Microblogging at Work Make You More Productive?

"On Tuesday, The Times published an article I wrote about Twitter and Yammer, two microblogging services that let users blast short messages to a group of virtual followers. Twitter has gotten a lot of buzz since it was created in 2006. Yammer is new on the scene, just six weeks old, with a different goal: to be Twitter for businesses."

Will Microblogging at Work Make You More Productive? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com:

7 Search Tools You May Not Know … But Should

"non-Google search tools that might have slipped notice altogether, or just fallen off your radar. With that in mind, here’s a list of seven search tools you may not know about … but should."

7 Search Tools You May Not Know … But Should

Monday, October 20, 2008

Search Term Analysis

"Find out which search terms should you optimize your site for and which search terms should you bid on."

Search Term Analysis

Yahoo Adds Granularity to Local Search Ads

"Yahoo has unveiled more precise geo-targeting options for search advertisers. Panama users can now deliver campaigns to cities and Zip codes, whereas previously they could only carpet bomb whole states and designated market areas."
Yahoo Adds Granularity to Local Search Ads - ClickZ

Twitter to Get Down to Business in 2009, Investors Say

"Major leadership changes Thursday at Twitter renewed questions about its business prospects -- was the replacement of CEO Jack Dorsey by fellow co-founder Evan Williams a shuffling of deck chairs on the Titanic?"
Twitter to Get Down to Business in 2009, Investors Say Epicenter from Wired.com:

Google CEO Backs Obama

"Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will hit the campaign trail this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, signaling Mr. Schmidt's push for a greater voice in politics while giving the Obama campaign a boost from a highly desirable constituency."
Google CEO Backs Obama - WSJ.com

Rough Seas Ahead?

"NEW YORK Talk to a digital agency CEO about the coming economic woes and you'll hear the same mantra: Traditional advertising will suffer much more in a downturn, mostly because of the comparatively lower cost and higher measurability of interactive, and the fact consumers continue to migrate from traditional channels to digital outlets."

Rough Seas Ahead?

Microsoft gets patent for real-time f-bomb bleeping

"Back in 2004 Microsoft applied for a patent for real-time censoring of audio streams, and now the USPTO has granted that patent."

Microsoft gets patent for real-time f-bomb bleeping

How to Find SEO Competitor Keywords, Social Media & Backlinks

"Your competitor may have already tested the keywords and chosen the best ones that both generated good traffic and converted. I do not suggest relying on his keywords completely. But if you take time analyzing and comparing several of your competitors’ on-page and off-page keyword targeting, you can make your list much better."
How to Find SEO Competitor Keywords, Social Media & Backlinks

All Your Sites Belong to Us

"Three major web site redesigns in the last several weeks - Facebook, iGoogle and Yahoo - have sparked outrage from a small but influential group of users. ReadWriteWeb breaks each of these down. As I read their account it occurred to me that a dramatic shift has occurred. Companies don't really own their web sites anymore. We do."

Micro Persuasion: All Your Sites Belong to Us

20 websites that changed the world | News | TechRadar UK

"If there was one site that would change the world for ever, it would be the first ever website, created by internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee.
It went online on 6 August 1991 offering people help with using the brand new 'World Wide Web', rather modestly described as a 'wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents'. It's now archived at www.tinyurl.com/3apuu.
If Berners-Lee had known what was to come, he might have added: 'This is going to be awesome!'"

20 websites that changed the world News TechRadar UK

Friday, October 17, 2008

Get Caller ID on any smart phone

"Privus Mobile seems to work with a wide variety of phones and operating systems. Its makers say it can connect a name to more than 90% of the numbers that call your phone, and they offer a free trial for folks who want to test their claims."
TECHNOLOGY Blog The Dallas Morning News

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Google & Microsoft Share Advice For Webmasters, SEOs

"The ever-helpful teams writing for Google’s Webmaster Central blog and Microsoft Live Search’s Webmaster Center blog have published a variety of videos and presentations this week in the name of helping webmasters and search engine optimizers."

Google & Microsoft Share Advice For Webmasters, SEOs

- very cool info..

Social Media Dos and Don’ts

"Virginia then speaks with Martin Bowling, CTO of Vec3, about integrated marketing strategies and the strength of social media. Martin will be speaking on the Protect Your Rep panel at the Scary SEO mini-con this month, and will award the winner of a contest a free two-night stay and registration for the conference. Martin shares some of the reputation management tips he will be making on the panel, as well as his findings on Google Suggest and how the feature could be harmful to online reputations."

SEM Synergy - Social Media Dos and Don’ts

Google opens up your profile to search engines

Google has been letting people create profiles for a while now — you can see mine here, and you can create yours here. Until today, your public profile that you created has remained hidden from search engines.

read more | digg story

Gartner fails miserably in product test - Gartner = FAIL!

Andrew Frank, a Research VP at Gartner "the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company" conducted an interesting experiment in a blog post on October 2 called Which Social Media Monitors Eat Their Own Dog Food?-guess what.. FAIL!

read more | digg story

Obama Buys First Video Game Campaign Ads - NYTimes.com

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barack Obama, flush with cash and ramping up his advertising in the final weeks before the November 4 election, is making U.S. political history by placing the first presidential campaign ads in online video games."

NYTimes.com:

Do Reputation Management Services Work?

A new industry promises to help counter negative search results on the Web. Hiring one of these fixers may make nasty comments go away.

psst... i'm a "fixer"

read more digg story

Over 260 images & 5 videos of the T-Mobile G1 Android Device

The biggest mobile news of 2007 was definitely the Apple iPhone and I think the biggest news of this year is the Google Android.

read more | digg story

Google Vulnerable to Shrinking Ad Dollar - TheStreet.com

Google's(GOOG Quote - Cramer on GOOG - Stock Picks) tough resilience in the face of economic turmoil may soon be a thing of the past.

read more | digg story

White Hat vs Black Hat Social Media Optimization (SMO)

"Every SEO has to answer those questions for themselves. Most black hats feel they have iron-clad reasons why what they do is ok. Google outlines some clear good and bad practices in their Webmaster Guidelines."

Search Engine People Blog

Microsoft announces 20 editions of Windows 7

Earlier today, Microsoft confirmed that its next operating system, codenamed Windows 7, would in fact be called just that when it hits shelves at some point in the next few years. Good on 'em, I say: a simple, no-nonsense name suggests they're approaching it with a clearer eye than they had cooking up the hypefest that was Vista.

read more | digg story

Google Sitelinks Research, Examples, Theories and Best Practices [Project Big Water]

"Google Sitelinks is an automated program that displays between three and eight indented links for the top ranking website shown for particular search query. This blog post is dedicated to my research of the Google Sitelinks program and will include a number of examples, theories and best practices."

Google Sitelinks Research, Examples, Theories and Best Practices [Project Big Water]


- Eric Lander is an SEO Scientist like myself and this a most excellent article.

Curriculum Pita

SEOmoz is in high demand for a staggeringly superb SEO who's ready to flex their muscles and conquer any work thrown their way. We have consulting and contract work that needs attention, new products that need refining, and an SEO team in need of fresh ideas and superb experience. We need help from the most awesome of SEOs: one who knows the search engines inside and out, who's not afraid to tackle challenging clients and demanding projects, an industry veteran with incredible passion for the space.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Google, Yahoo Seek to Avoid Antitrust Suit Over Ad Deal

Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. are in talks with the Justice Department in an effort to head off an antitrust challenge to their proposed advertising agreement.

read more | digg story

Official Google Blog: Helping website owners fix broken links

"Have you ever clicked on a link only to have it unveil an unfriendly 'file not found' message? We know it's a bummer, so now Webmaster Tools offers site owners a way to help all of us click seamlessly through the web."

Official Google Blog: Helping website owners fix broken links

Glum mood for Google 3Q results

"SAN FRANCISCO - Internet search leader Google Inc. is scheduled to report its third-quarter results after the stock market closes Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period"

Earnings Preview: Glum mood for Google 3Q results - Forbes.com

-- keep reading... GOOG is still strong... Android is free... think about it... G1 on oct. 22nd.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Google Translate Adds New Meta Tags, Widget

Google ads new tags for translation, good article by Matt McGee

read more digg story

Will Video Search Ads Be YouTube's Money Mint?

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Google is borrowing from its most successful money-minting product, search ads, to goose revenue on its video-sharing site YouTube. The move comes just as YouTube's search traffic has passed that of the No. 2 search engine behind Google, Yahoo.com.

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Webmaster Tools shows Crawl error sources

"Ever since we released the crawl errors feature in Webmaster Tools, webmasters have asked for the sources of the URLs causing the errors. Well, we're listening! We know it was difficult for those of you who wanted to identify the cause of a particular 'Not found' error, in order to prevent it in the future or even to request a correction, without knowing the source URL. Now, Crawl error sources makes the process of tracking down the causes of 'Not found' errors a piece of cake. This helps you improve the user experience on your site and gives you a jump start for links week (check out our updated post on 'Good times with inbound links' to get the scoop)."

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Webmaster Tools shows Crawl error sources

Homeowner Advocate Lends Americans A Hand

Ted Krager Blows the Whistle on the Mortgage Industry and Exposes Money-Saving Tactics!


Dallas, TX – October 14, 2008 - The home mortgage process is being exposed. Industry expert, Ted Krager, reveals the underhanded methods used to cheat millions of homebuyers. For the first time, the reality of the economic downturn, the collapse of the banking industry, and the devaluation of the housing market is impacting nearly every American and they are demanding to know how this crisis started.

Krager’s new guide tells how the mortgage debacle began. More important, it helps current homeowners save their homes by securing more equitable refinancing terms and guarantees that future homebuyers are not swindled into paying the same unnecessary hidden fees. It is the first step in correcting a near-corrupt industry that has contributed to the home market failure today.

A Harvard professor’s 2002 study revealed that 85% of mortgage loans have hidden fees / commissions that cost homebuyers thousands of dollars via three schemes still pervasive in the industry: higher rates than the best rate that was available, larger increases that were buried in their adjustable rate mortgages and hidden pre-payment penalties. Homebuyers are purposefully being deceived and this has contributed to the financial meltdown!

Starting with President Carter, then Clinton, the Community Reinvestment Act, Congress and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Washington forced the nation’s largest lenders to “relax” underwriting guidelines for mortgage loans so that more people could qualify for a home loan. “Be careful what you ask for” is the message here, as many renters that should have stayed renters became homeowners with loans they couldn’t afford. This opened the door wide for opportunistic loan officers using various and ongoing scams and rip-off schemes to take advantage of consumers. The failed mortgage system is still very much gamed against them.

Ted Krager’s new e-Book - Dirty Little Secrets of the Mortgage Industry – delivers the specifics of these unscrupulous methods used to earn overly large fees and commissions by preying on the consumer’s lack of knowledge. Further, the e-Book shows borrowers how to trim excess costs lenders are try to hide through misunderstood jargon and “yield spread premiums”. Ted even provides homebuyers with a “Consumer Contract of Rights” for their loan officer to sign, ensuring they get the very best rates and lowest fees.

“Mortgages are not rocket science,” Krager asserts. “However, all the tricks used to hide costs that hurt consumers are not something most people outside the industry know or fully understand. I took loan applications for thousands of people over my career as a loan officer for a national mortgage banker and mortgage broker. Armed with these tricks of the trade, a consumer can drive the deal and secure the best mortgage or refinance.”
Ted Krager’s efforts to inform America's homeowners has been covered by Forbes, MarketWatch, CNN Money, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, LA Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, VoiceAmerica, Modavox & more. See complete media coverage or buy the e-Book at http://www.homeowneriq.org.

iTunes To Shut Down?

"For the past five years, Apple's iTunes has been the internet's most successful music store. Now they're threatening to close in the face of proposed higher royalty rates paid to publishers. With MySpace music launching a week ago, 2008 is looking more and more like the year that will shape and solidify how music is distributed and paid for in the digital age."

The Tripwire - iTunes To Shut Down?

404 Wish Granted | Kate Morris aka LonghornKate.com

"Google has released a feature in Webmaster Tools that grants a wish I have had for years. Within the list of 404s that Googlebot finds on your site, Google now tells you who is using that broken link. You now know who to contact to change links and/or what links to 301 in the case of a redesigned site."

404 Wish Granted Kate Morris aka LonghornKate.com

Monday, October 13, 2008

SMX East 2008: Webmaster Guidelines from all Major Search Engines

"One of the most common questions I get from companies concerned about search engine optimization (SEO) is which optimization tactics are acceptable by search engines and which ones are not. We pulled this session together with the help of Danny Sullivan and SMX to provide a definitive answer to that question and help clarify any misconceptions that the audience might have. One of the most common questions I get from companies concerned about search engine optimization (SEO) is which optimization tactics are acceptable by search engines and which ones are not. We pulled this session together with the help of Danny Sullivan and SMX to provide a definitive answer to that question and help clarify any misconceptions that the audience might have."

Live Search Webmaster Center Blog : SMX East 2008: Webmaster Guidelines

David Almacy News

News Stories From UsaToday.com about David Almacy

Google Loses German Copyright Cases Over Image-Search Previews

Google Inc., owner of the world's most popular Internet-search engine, lost two copyright lawsuits in Germany over displaying photos and artworks as thumbnails in a preview of search results."

Bloomberg.com: Germany:

Four types of people who benefit from Alltop.com

"Alltop.com has been a subject of controversy since it first appeared. Alltop.com founder Guy Kawasaki calls it an “online magazine rack of popular topics”. Some people think of Alltop as the dummy’s, or lazy person’s, version of an RSS feed aggregator. Can’t figure out how to set up Google Reader, Bloglines, or Netvibes? Hey, anyone can figure out Alltop!"

Four types of people who benefit from Alltop.com Broadcasting Brain

6 Lessons from the Search Engineers at SMX East

"search engineers from Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft all answered questions posed by the audience and filtered by moderator, Danny Sullivan."

SEOmoz 6 Lessons from the Search Engineers at SMX East

Seth's Blog: Rock stars

"A rock star is not someone who takes the temperature, who gauges the marketplace before he creates his 'art'. A rock star is someone who needs to create and is willing to tolerate the haters along with the fans. He’s someone who incites controversy just by existing. That’s what we lost in the dash for cash. Unique voices."
Seth's Blog: Rock stars

- i totally disagree.... just because someone has the balls to be a complete ass doesn't make them a "rockstar" unless "rockstar" now = opinionated douchebag...

rockstar was smoene who had "IT" musically, charismatically, intelligently, etc... as in the Vinton Cerf, now that guy was a rockstar just like Linus Torvalds.

MySpace MyAds Enters Public Beta

"MySpace is touting its HyperTargeting ad technology as a way for advertisers to use MyAds to target users based upon their profiles–assuming that they’ve not lied about who they are."

Breaking: MySpace MyAds Enters Public Beta

Saturday, October 11, 2008

David Almacy - VP - Digital Strategies

David is Vice President of Digital Strategies at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a public relations agency best known for Innovation Communications℠ and as the longtime agency of record for Microsoft.
Prior to joining Waggener Edstrom, David worked at the White House as Internet and E-Communciations director. In that role, he managed online communications strategy, served as a press spokesperson and lead contact for digital influentials. In addition, David was the primary owner of the White House Web site and spearheaded WhiteHouse.gov’s comprehensive redesign in March 2007.
Based in Washington, DC, David has spent the past 15 years at the intersection of government, public relations, marketing, politics and digital communications. Additional background and experience includes stints with the Republican National Committee, Washington Business Journal, C-SPAN, GovTech Solutions and the U.S. Department of Education.
David's personal blog, CapitalGig, is a forum dedicated to examining how technology is changing the way we live, work, communicate, connect, campaign and govern - particulary in a capital city.

Friday, October 10, 2008

UBS Cuts Online Advertising Outlook - 10/10/2008

"With the financial markets in freefall, UBS analyst Ben Schachter on Thursday lowered his third-quarter and 2009 estimates for Internet companies that depend on online advertising and consumer spending."

MediaPost Publications - UBS Cuts Online Advertising Outlook - 10/10/2008

MySpace needs less ads: Murdoch

"The MySpace social-networking website (bought by Murdoch in 2005 for over $500 million) is expected to drive the company's digital revenue growth, Mr Murdoch commenting: 'MySpace is going to be a great profit driver'."

Streem / World / MySpace needs less ads: Murdoch

Web 2.0: Rest in peace

"Sequoia Capital this week held a sobering wake for the second Internet boom.
Call it Economics 101 on Recession 2.0. The premier venture capital firm, which has backed such companies as Apple, Cisco and YouTube, invited about 100 executives from its portfolio companies to give them an overview of what the global economic crisis means for Silicon Valley and their start-up dreams."

Web 2.0: Rest in peace Technology Los Angeles Times

Google Readies iPhone Ad Options

"As Apple continues to flood the market with more iPhones, Google is readying new options for advertisers to target iPhone owners directly.As Apple continues to flood the market with more iPhones, Google is readying new options for advertisers to target iPhone owners directly."

Google Readies iPhone Ad Options

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Google Confirms RSS for Web Search Results

Google is the only search engine not spitting out RSS SERPs

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TN Democrat Lawmaker's son indicted Palin e-mail hacking

A federal grand jury has indicted the son of a Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker in connection with the hacking of the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. David Kernell, 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell

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Adobe posts workaround for clickjacking flaw, NoScript releases ClearClick | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

"Following the recent release of a PoC demonstrating clickjacking in action, Adobe has released a security advisory offering solutions for customers and IT administrators on dealing with the flaw until they releases a Flash player patch before the end of October."

Adobe posts workaround for clickjacking flaw

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Social networking – exploring the corporate risks - EMQ

"Collaboration tools and social networking services are sites focused on building internet-based communities of people who share common interests."
Social networking – exploring the corporate risks - EMQ

Monday, October 06, 2008

Mobile Caller ID bridges gap between sales team and potential clients - EMQ

"For today’s professionals, life can hinge on their smartphones. Most sales reps have more than 1,000 contacts saved inside their wireless device – an accumulation of years of storing and saving every lead that comes their way."

Mobile Caller ID bridges gap between sales team and potential clients - EMQ

I Like Ask.com - But Somebody Needs to Put a Fork in It

What do you say to an old friend who's over extending themselves yet again? This morning 3rd tier search engine Ask.com proudly tooted its horn one more time - "It's Here! The New Ask.com!"

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