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Google is always testing tweaks to their search results but today I noticed a very interesting feature that I think is called Google Categories. Below is a screen grab of SERPs for “dvd players”. “motorola cell phones” also triggered these results but things like “lawn care” and “art museums” did not. It’s obviously product focused.
“We expect some revenue from Panama to begin to hit in the second quarter and to pick up dramatically in the following quarters. It’s working like a charm.”
CBS has announced it will be distributing free and paid video content with a variety of partners, including MSN, Joost, and AOL, like it currently does on Google’s YouTube and iTunes. Some of the content will be ad-supported, others will be the sales of TV episodes.
Om Malik kicked off the latest of his internet sites last night at MR, a new San Francisco salon (yes, salon as in you get haircuts, manicures and arm massages there). Om’s new site is called FoundRead and will be a community oriented site focusing on new businesses and entrepreneurial advice.
At the 2007 SES New York, Google’s Shuman Ghosemajumder responds to the question: (abbreviated) "How is it possible for Google to identify click fraud when an aggressor utilizes rotating proxies?". Shuman responds by discussing the Clickbot A botnet case and how Google deciphered the click fraud in that situation. This video was taken during the "Auditing Paid Listings and Click Fraud Issues" seminar that took place on April 12, 2007.
Way back in the mists of time, Internet-wise, there was Jenni-cam — a camera (and later, cameras) trained upon Jennifer Ringley 24 hours a day, regardless of what she was doing. That seemed kind of weird, but after awhile it wasn’t really that weird at all. Now there’s Stickam, where hundreds of people stream their video-cameras, and Justin.tv and now Ustream.tv, which lets anyone create their own personal version of the movie EdTV.
First, inspired by Justin.tv, Chris “I live on the lunatic fringe” Pirillo decided to start a live internet video stream of him at his computer. Bringing in Ustream.tv (the live video technology) Skype, Twitter, chat rooms and a whole host of other technology.
Here’s a thought followed by a question. Email marketing is a huge industry (many providers, 1000s of companies using email as a marketing tool), as is SEO. Both are accepted strategies, with little questioning of their efficacy, at least so far as conventional wisdom goes. They are standard marketing approaches.
I was really taken aback today when I presented at Search Engine Strategies today in New York. I remember the first one I attended back in 2001 in Boston—there were about 300 people there, I recall.
One interesting service that I learned about today was a site search service called Collarity. They offer a site based search service that can display community-clustered search results based on previous users actions. The service can also deliver optimized ads with the search results allowing publishers another way to monetize content.
In 5 years the web will not look like it does now. 5 years ago cheesy thin topical directories were linkworthy and serious webmasters voted for them. If your competitors are outranking you based on
- having a more well known brand
- earlier market entry
don’t think that you are going to catch them and beat them and STAY RELEVANT by only replicating their links and doing what they are doing.
On my personal Google page I have noticed some defamatory posts about me from an obscure chat room I was involved in 5 years ago. I’m being accused of posting there now as someone else. I have contacted the webmaster of the relevant site but he refuses to delete the offending posts. Any idea how to adjust my 1st page Google index to push these ugly things out of the way?
Last night in the hallway I heard about Spock, a new personal search service that will get turned on next week at the Web 2.0 Expo. I heard that TechCrunch will have a preview of the service soon, maybe even later today.
But, the person telling me this was alarmed at how much easier it was to troll through someone’s personal history than it is on Google or other search engines.
Among the data, you’ll find these encouraging stats…
Yahoo! finalized the consolidation of affiliate programs to a single which includes Yahoo! Search Marketing as well. Carsten Cumbrowski at Search Engine Journal informs about a flaw in the code of the YSM landing page.
Carsten says: I can only imaging what must go through the head of a CS rep due to claims made by new YSM advertisers that swear by the life of their mother that Yahoo! promised but never provided them with the advertised amount of free clicks. Not advertised on another website or old magazine, but on the YSM sign-up page itself.