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Web 2.0 Talks About Car Pricing

A car commercial might last 30 or 45 seconds, and in most cases, only a tiny portion of it will discuss pricing.  I’m not complaining – high-def laps are more interesting than transferable leases – but this is all the more reason to turn to blogs, social networks, and other online resources for financial information.

Craigslist Lists New Job Posting Fees
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After deliberation in the Craigslist forums, the massively popular online classifieds site will begin imposing a fee on job postings in a quartet of new markets.

Gmail Disposed To Deal With Bacn

“Bacon” – a crispy, fatty food – is a wonderful thing.  “Bacn” – a sort of, but not quite, spammy message – is less of a joy-bringer.  And although they can’t do much about edible objects, the Gmail Team has now addressed that second spelling variation.

Embeddable Forums for Global Conversations

What if the comments section in important blogs or popular discussion forums were portable and accessible from various sites and blogs across the Web, but still synchronized the conversation so that everyone could participate in one global discussion?

Internet Brands Acquires Several Car Forums
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Cars, cars, cars – I like ‘em, and it would seem that Internet Brands does, as well.  The company, which already owned sites like Autos.com and CarsDirect, has now bought at least eight popular automotive forums.

Yahoo Users Spell Better?

Statistically speaking, it’s likely that you (whoever you are) use Google for most of your searches.  That’s fine – and I’m right there with you – but new information suggests that people who use Yahoo are better spellers.  Wo is us!

Getting Google to Work with Opera
Last December, I posted about a user script for Opera that got several Google services to actually work in the wonderful Opera browser, and its a good time for an update. The script is new as of March 14, fixing Spreadsheets, Calendar, Picasa Web Albums, and Docs.

Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails, GPS Data
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The sun is setting, you’re surrounded by trees, and you just heard a noise that sounded like Jabba the Hut’s rancor monster.  Never fear – Google and Trimble will get you home.  Thanks to a new GPS content layer, they’ll also get you “a wide variety of multimedia data on fitness and outdoor adventures, including routes, points of interest, pictures, video and audio.”

Online Car Research Picks Up Speed
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If you’re going to do some car research, odds are good that you’ll be doing it online.  A new study indicates that consumers are turning to the web more than ever – and they’re turning, more specifically, to manufacturers’ websites.  “Offline” resources, by comparison, seem to be dwindling in terms of importance.

YPN Stops Displaying Ads to International Visitors

Yahoo! is trying to get its act together with regard to click fraud. The first fall out of Yahoo!’s efforts is banning of foreign site visitors from YPN ads. Yahoo! is intent on restricting internal ad frauds by barring visitors from certain countries from viewing the ads.

Choosing a CMS to Build Your Website
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Nothing irks a non-tech savvy person so much as an “opportunity” to manage his website him- or herself: creating each page individually from a template, copying the file to the FTP server, placing links from other pages manually and what not.

That’s what keeps content management systems alive: they make the whole process of building and managing website easy for a non-developer type of person. In this post, you can learn how to choose the right content management for yourself and your website.

Bad News Travels Faster with Social Media

Social media are the new vehicles on the Internet that allow humans to interact with each other. They’re proliferating at an incredible rate. It can be as simple as a commenting system on a blog or voting on videos on YouTube. Most humans are sociable creatures and enjoy such interactions. Not surprisingly social media are becoming more and more popular.

Submitting Pages to Ask.com’s Search Index

A Search Engine Watch Forums post inquires on the way to get site indexed in Ask.com.

Ask.com’s Webmasters page says that its crawlers go around the web from one link to another looking for significant content.

The World (Briefly) Sings The GMail Blues
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Whatever it was, it seems to have passed like a 24-hour stomach bug, and GMail, at least from this office, is working again. But GMail was, most definitely and desperately, broken, longer for some than others, curses raining down with all the pulled-out hair.

Google To Share Content Partners

Big news today is that Google are planning on openly listing content sites where adverts display for Adwords advertisers. I have criticised Google about this in the past, so its great news to hear that they will finally be introducing more transparency in their ppc network.

Banned Domains Let Back into Digg

It seems Digg has unbanned a list of sites by letting them back in. From what I have noticed here are the sites that have been allowed back in.

Microsoft Adcenter CPC Bug

As reported over at the SEroundtable and discussed on both WMW and Digital Point Forums, there seems to be a big problem w

AdWords CPC Price Gouge Bug Fixed?

Search Engine Roundtable has reported the fixing of Google AdWords CPC Price Gouge Bug. The bug pushed up minimum bids to unnatural highs for some keywords. Webmasterworld members have reported relative normalcy over the weekend.

my accout is 75% or more back to normal.

Unique Meta Descriptions

Some time back we reported Google’s Advice: Use Meta description Tag. A Search Engine Watch Forums thread intricately expounds the importance of meta description.

Whenever for a site: command you see this

‘In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 1 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included’

Yahoo Displays SERP Title Based On Anchor Text

The dichotomy of having a Yahoo directory listing has been known for years.

GoogleBot Crawls CSS Files

Barry Schwartz spotted a thread in the Cre8site Forums discussing a report by Ekstreme.com that Googlebot requested a CSS file. This is a very interesting, but not surprising development.

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