12 Nov Business.com Directory Closing Down

Well this must be great news for BOTW, but bad news for a lot of people who loved the strong link from one of the oldest and most authoritative web directories left. The long running Business.com directory has announced it will be closing its B2B section and integrating with Dex One instead...

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25 Sep Google's Getting Scared Of Bing?

In a recent interview I caught on Business Insider with Google's Eric Schmidt talking about what he see's as the Biggest threat to Google's market share. With the partnership Bing has setup with Facebook, I'd be worried too. Top that all off with the recent Mayday updates and I see a wounded Google who finally may have someone to fight with...

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27 Aug Google's Realtime Search Results

If you haven't heard, Google has dropped its realtime results page for you to play with. This should set off alarm bells about real time marketing if they haven't been going off. While it currently shows mostly Twitter updates, I have seen the odd Facebook updates which makes we wonder what else is going to start showing up in here. I imagine this Google feature will lead to all sorts of fun and free statistics and trend updates for us...

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17 Aug Google Offices Raided In South Korea

Unlike here in North America where we let Google get away with snooping on our citizens, South Korea took more affirmative action the other day. With concerns over privacy, South Korean Police raided Google's offices in Seoul mainly on the suspicion of unauthorized collection and storage of data on unspecified Internet users from Wi-Fi networks. While this is going to get a lot of press, can you imagine the viral link campaign Google is getting out of it...

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11 Aug Googles Search Results For Apples

I'm just half way done my morning latte, reading through the Google section of Webmaster World and quickly came across this gem. You've seen me on Twitter, forums and here discussing the recent changes that Google has mixed into its search results, but this just adds more fuel to the fire. From the picture below, is it any surprise to you that there are so many Apple Computer links showing up for this term. Obviously these results will vary depending...

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29 Jun MSNbot Will Be Known As Bingbot

Come October 1st 2010, Bing will be finally converting its bot name from MSNbot to the new and improved Bingbot name which just makes sense. Hardly link building specific news, but I might as well prepare as many as possible so they're ready to track when it's switched over. The Bingbot will be interesting to see how it acts and handles my network of websites, so bring it on and bring on more Bing traffic! On October 1st, 2010, we will...

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22 Jun Google Caffeine Slowing Down Google Crawling Rates?

I'm sure you've come here for a reason, you've also noticed the large drop in Google bot crawling activity going on in the past week or so. I've noticed it across just about all of my sites, and I'm hearing nothing but Google cursing coming loud and strong from webmaster forums across the web. While right now there is just mainly speculation as to what's going on of course, but I thought I'd open up another avenue of discussion right...

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21 May Google Pac-Man Logo FTW

    Today is Pac-Mans 30th Birthday and the folks at Google decided to create a playable logo for their US customers only. I didn't even see any news until I used a US datacenter IP to check some rankings...

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20 May PRWeb Partners With Photobucket

PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus, today announced a partnership with Photobucket, one the most popular photo sites on the Web. The partnership means photos uploaded to PRWeb as part of a multimedia news release will automatically be shared through a co-branded Photobucket+PRWeb site. This provides PRWeb customers with an easy way to expand their online footprint, obtain Web traffic through image search, and ultimately reach new customers with visual elements. Press Release: PRWeb Partners with Photobucket to Expand...

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