2007 Articles

PubCon: Handling Digg Traffic
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Sometimes it’s not so much that you’re handling traffic from Digg.com, it’s that the traffic is handling you. Crashed servers, slow-loading site, all that traffic and nobody clicking on ads can equal wasted time and money, but it doesn’t have to, as long as you know your visitors and how be ready for them.

Ask Releases Top Searches Of 2007

We saw Yahoo’s, then Google gave us its list of top searches.  Now Ask is stepping up, and I’m happy to say that the term “Cars” was the sixth most popular query of 2007.

Yahoo Search Looks For 2007 Trends

The typical celebrity crises that grab lots of attention in search may have reached a point where Yahoo’s Search team has had far too much Lohan, Hilton, and Spears this year.

Celebs, Wrestling Top Yahoo Searches In 2007

Looking at the top searches on Yahoo for the year 2007, you might draw a few conclusions about what’s foremost on America’s conscience – and they might not be good conclusions.

Cyber Monday Shoppers More Satisfied In 2007

Cyber Monday shoppers were more satisfied with their online experience in 2007 than they were in 2006, according to a new study from ForeSee Results.

Google Follows Australian Election To The End

For fans of Kevin Rudd, the end of Australia’s elections was anything but bitter.  But Google was nonetheless there, continuing the election coverage that it first announced in September.

Over Half Will Shop From Work Today

A whopping 72 million people will be shopping online today, the recently-appointed day for it, and the vast majority will be logging in from work.

MSFT Math Add-in Released For Word 2007

Microsoft has released a new Microsoft Math add-in for microsoft Office Word 2007. It adds enhanced computational and graphing capabilities to Word, letting you do this:

Dark Spot for BrightSpot

BrightSpot.TV, a site covered here before, has shut down. I wrote back in August, "…You’d think the one thing we need a break from is advertising. Yet sheep that we are, we can’t get enough of it." I guess we can get enough of it after all.

Hitwise: Black Friday Traffic Up 145%

Below is a summary of key data points from Hitwise regarding Black Friday Traffic (week ending Nov 17th)

YSM Webinar: 2007 Holiday Consumer Overview…
Our friends from Yahoo! just let us know Pato Spagnoletto, Senior Director of Marketing at Yahoo! Search Marketing, will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 14. Called "2007 Holiday Consumer Overview and Search Best Practices," many subjects from best practices, to the impact of combining search and display, to 2006 holiday results/consumer trends will be discussed.

A Recap of Ideas from Nielsen’s CGM Summit 2007

I spent the day today at the Nielsen CGM Summit in NY listening to some panels and presentations from Nielsen and many of their clients about the future of measuring CGM.

Live Meeting 2007 – Web Access Problems

It turns out that while David Chao’s article was correct about the size of the Microsoft Live Meeting client download, that is only part of the story.

Wikimedia Will Move To San Francisco

At this point, Mountain View, California more or less is Google.  Everyone knows Microsoft’s based in Redmond, and Yahoo’s associated with Sunnyvale.  Now, shaking things up, Wikimedia will move from St. Petersburg, Florida to San Francisco.

The Net: Killing Music Labels Since 2007

Radiohead kicked open the door, Trent Reznor is in the foyer admiring the chandelier, and bands like Oasis, Jamiroquai, and The Charlatans are rolling up the street looking for the party.

Google’s Cut? Forty Percent, Baby

Divide the online advertising revenue pool into ten slices. Google devours four all by itself, to the tune of $7.5 billion in the US market so far in 2007.


Strategies For Getting Into Podcasting

WebProNews’ Kara Ratliff caught up to Roxanne Darling from Bare Feet Studios and Beach Walks with Rox at the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo.

Companies to Watch

Read/WriteWeb has a good preview of companies to watch at DEMOfall 2007, which starts today in San Diego, CA. Here’s the full list of all the presenters coming this week.

Shop.org Summit: Online Retail Trends

Whether an online retailer is also on top of the (virtual) world or is just starting out, they’ve likely got a lot to learn.  And as worlds both physical and virtual move forward, Donna Hoffman of the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing (and UC Riverside) has shared “10 Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss.”

Google Looks Closely At Australian Elections

Sick of American politics?  Well, this may not make you feel any better, but Google’s got a brand new website offering a detailed view of the Australian equivalent.

Final Report of the 2007 Analytics Shoot Out Available!

The 2007 Analytics Shoot Out Final Report is now available. This report is the final report in our study of 7 different analytics packages running across 4 different web sites simultaneously. Here are the sections you will find in this new report:

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