:: Reinclusion Tips for Yahoo
Search Engine Watch posted some valuable
advice on being reincluded in the search engines.
Yahoo Reinclusion Discussion and Getting Back in Google's Good Graces
:: When Something
is Free Online
Realistically, consumers subconsiously
assume free means free, and while that might
be the initial intent rarely is it the case.
more on When Something is Free Online
:: More on Keywords
Keywords are the heart to effective
Internet searches. Whether optimizing a web
site or searching for a hard-to-find item, consider
tapping resources to locate a variety of keywords.
Identify keywords and phrases that are relevant
to the products, services, or information you
are promoting or searching for.
More on Keywords
:: AdWords Site Targeting
Out of Beta
Presenting significant enhancements
to the Google AdWords program
Our advertisers have asked for the option to
target specific sites in our content network,
and to reach prospects with compelling ad formats
at different points in the purchasing cycle.
Users have told us they are tired of seeing
the same banner ads every time they visit their
favorite sites. We listened—and now we'd like
to announce that Site Targeting is available.
See New Google AdWords
:: Google plans pay service
to rival PayPal -WSJ
Usually consumers benefit from competition!
Google Inc. this year plans to offer an electronic-payment
service that could help the Internet-search
company diversify its revenue and may heighten
competition with eBay Inc.'s PayPal unit, the
Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Exact details of the search company's planned
service are not known, the report said, but
quoted people familiar with the matter as saying
it could have similarities with PayPal, which
allows consumers to pay for purchases on Web
sites by funding electronic-payment accounts
from their credit cards or checking accounts.
:: Google AdSense
There is a fantastic material about
alternatives to serving Google AdSense ads for
content sensitive advertisements. Looks like
some of them might be worth experimenting with.
- Google AdSense Alternatives
:: Google's Calculator
I don't know how I realized this but
if you enter a mathematical equation into the
search box on Google, Google solves the equation.
Much to my children's disappointment it does
not appear to handle variables, looks like they
have to figure out Algebra themselves. ;-)
:: LinkedIn and SimplyHired
a Palo Alto (CA) based employment search engine
that aggregates millions of available jobs and
offers a sophisticated and powerful search engine
to let you explore your future opportunities
and LinkedIn, a premier business networking
site have partnered. Users can find over four
million jobs now on LinkedIn. With each job,
you can see how you are connected to the company.
Dave Collins from Shareware Promotions found this little
jem! GahooYoogle, parallel searches so that
results can be compared.
:: Skype in merger
talks with Yahoo?
Engadget is reporting that an aquisition
might be in Skype's future.
Skype and Yahoo are in "close contact," as
in, snuggly enough to talk about a possible
buyout. It makes sense from the standpoint that
Yahoo already wants to add voice to their Yahoo!
Messenger platform, and Skype would be an attractive
acquisition in terms of merging IM with VoIP.
The concern, though, is that it would complicate
Yahoo's relationship with the Baby Bells as
it tries to build its media empire status. In
any case, though, it does look like both parties
are interested in cooking up some sort of commercial
partnership. Ain't courtship grand?
:: Improve Your Website
The Webby Award Winners have just been
announced. Why not take a few minutes and have
a look see? Find out what the winners in your
market are doing, take a look at their navigation,
design or use of technology and figure out what
you can do better.
:: Google SiteMaps
Google Inc. has launched a service to
help webmasters get better coverage by the search
Google Sitemaps was released late Thursday in
beta. The service lets webmasters contribute
to better crawl coverage by providing Google,
based in Mountain View, Calif., with specific
information about their web pages, such as when
a page was last modified or how frequently a
:: Localized Keywords for AdSense
or Site Optomization
Like most small businesses you may want
to target local customers and businesses with
your products or services. The 5 Minute Site has released a tool that
allows for geo-targeting or in simple terms
helps find keywords related to a specific region.