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Google Sitemaps For the XML Challenged

Google recently announced a change to their “Sitemaps” program. It went from a protocol meant for Python programmers and XML wizards to a much kinder, gentler (and friendlier to webmasters) program to help get all of your pages crawled and indexed. It’s called “Google Webmaster Central”.

No Docs?

Microsoft can buy white papers whenever it wants, and of course they do. They say some of these are “independent, non-sponsored” studies.

Google Sitemaps :: Are They Or Aren’t They Lucrative SEO Tools?
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Google has had a feature out for some time which allows webmasters to create a sitemap file to help Google’s crawlers find and index content.

Blogger Hack Endangers Sensitive Word Docs?

Here’s a potential ticking time bomb. To the Microsoft Office team, you have what could be a sizable PR problem on your hands.

Misguided SEO Advice

I received an inquiry this morning that really was typical of what I’ve been hearing from really small companies looking into SEO that get their information from sources that have little to do with SEO.

Using mod_rewrite against stupid comment spam bots…

You’d think the comment spammers would be a bit smarter, but apparently not. Over 80% of all attempted spam hits on my site provide no HTTP Referer data.

Should Yahoo Reconsider Site Match?

Can you feel the ground shaking beneath your website? Have you heard the news about Yahoo’s new Site Match program?

Teoma – The Superior Search Engine?

One search engine that really caught my attention at the search engine strategies conference in Chicago was Teoma. Teoma is the search engine that powers Ask Jeeves, also knows as the ask.com search site. Teoma has made several improvements to its engine over the past year or so that has drastically increased its index and the quality of results generated. They have a unique method of ranking sites that Teoma likes to call “authority”. In addition, they have a Teoma toolbar and many of the advanced search features that other search engine have.

Enhance Your Web Surfing with the Right Toolbar

Have you ever wanted to do research on a topic and didn’t feel like going to a specific search engine to do it? Well, you don’t have to. If you download a “search toolbar,” you can actually perform research from wherever you are online and do some other pretty cool things depending on which one you may be using.

11 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s History Month

It’s National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Women Pioneering the Future”. Here are some ways to join the celebration:

Everything Geo: The Language of Local Online Commerce

Local online commerce is going to be huge. According to The
Kelsey Group
, local advertising revenues are expected to
reach about $50 billion by 2006. Like all big trends, this one
has its own lingo. Here are a few of the buzzwords you may hear
in the coming months. All of them have the “geo” prefix, derived
from the word “geography” or “earth”. There’s very little written
on this subject, so please be aware that these definitions are
my OWN interpretations of various articles and resources.