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BASE Jumper Dies At Zion National Park In Utah

BASE Jumper Dies At Zion National Park In Utah

By Val Powell March 25, 2014

Another BASE jumper was killed after jumping off from one of the peaks at the Zion National Park in Utah. This is the second BASE jumping fatality recorded in the park. Zion National Park is Utah’s most popular park, and …

Building Your Attention, Traffic, Trust, & Subscriber Base

Some Things Only Spread Because Who is Behind Them

I recently created an Internet marketing mind map and published it on my tools subdomain with a link to it from tools.seobook.com, but nobody mentioned it. A few days later I blogged about it on SeoBook.com and dozens of webmasters linked to it. Same publisher, same content, drastically different results…because one channel has attention while the other does not.

Google.org Supports Believe Begin Become

Last week, Google announced its plans to set up shop in Kenya.  Now Google.org is showing an interest in Kenya’s southern neighbor, Tanzania, and has made known its plans to participate in “Believe Begin Become – Tanzania’s National Business Plan Competition.”

Global Terrorism Database Made Public
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It isn’t an accident; the world’s largest database of terrorism attacks has been made available for researchers of all types.

Google Analytics for Tracking Google Base Referrals

Tracking referrals from Google Base can be difficult and confusing.

Google Base Changes Vertical Search Results
Google Base has a bunch of search verticals, mini search engines built on data uploaded to Base, and they’ve changed the results format of those search engines. The old:

Froogle Shops For A Frugal Experience

Google has rebranded their moribund shopping engine from Froogle to Google Product Search, and changed its look to match other Google pages.

SES: Making The Most Of Shopping Search Feeds

Let’s be blunt: Getting your products listed in the shopping search engines is a tedious, cyclical, pain-in-the-butt process. But it’s also necessary if you want to get the most out of online retail. At the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York, those in the know spill what they know about shopping search optimization.

Google News Played by Foreign Sources?
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Take a look at Google News U.S. and how many obscure foreign news sources are linked to. Of course nothing is wrong with this until you realize that the stories these sources are writing about are U.S. based. Looking deeper it’s obvious that some of  the news sites appear to be only writing about these stories in order to get traffic from Google News U.S..

StuntDubl’s Friday Favorites

I missed last week (My laptop started with the “laptop death rattle” – so it was a scramble to do data backups, find and migrate to a new machine). One of the worst parts of being a solo shop is being your own IT guy. Excuses aside – here’s twice the friday favorite goodness for this week.

PayPal, eBay Crushing Google’s Options
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In terms of traffic growth and market share, it’s just no contest. So many more people hit eBay’s options that Google’s Checkout and Base may as well be invisible.

When Microsoft is beating Google at something, it can’t be a good thing. As Hitwise analyst LeeAnn Prescott noted in her look at how Google Base and Checkout have fared since last summer against eBay and PayPal, Windows Live Expo has a larger market share than Google Base.

Merchants Reject New Google Base Attributes

A couple of weeks ago, the Google Base team announced a change: it claimed that it was

Houston, We Have Google MLS Listings

With an ongoing lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice in the background, realtors have been under pressure to open their listings so online-only brokers can deliver them to prospective home buyers.

Google Does Podcasting

Google Base now has a podcast section, along with a special promo page asking podcasters to upload their casts to Base.

Google’s Digital Frame Gift

As it does this time every year, Google has sent out its holiday gifts for top earning AdSense publishers.

The October Hunt For Google Base
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Froogle’s replacement, Google Base, has been missing in action from the Google search results, but some sleuthing may have turned up the elusive service.

Social Media Club – Getting On First Base

If you enjoy talking about things like Flickr, Vizrea, YouTube, BlueDot, LinkedIn, WordPress, TypePad, MySpace, or if you’re someone involved in building such you probably would enjoy Chris Heuer’s new Social Media Club.