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Yahoo Publisher Network: A One-Way Street?

Some great posts around the web following up on Yahoo’s decision to extend their content matching ad program to smaller publishers, a la Google AdSense.

Would You Pay $1000 For A PR9 Link?

When attempting to improve PageRank, one thing rings true: the better the PR a site linking to you has, the better it can affect your score. There are a number of ways to go about gathering links, including paying for them.

What Happens If You Block The Google Crawler

Although it’s a move few would consider, what would happen to a site if the webmaster decided to block the Google crawler from indexing their sites by stipulating such in the site’s robot.txt file?

MSN Search And Backlink Stability

One of the neater things you can do with search engines is estimate how many sites are linking to yours. By conducting a search with a backlink command in the query, search engines will return an aggregate amount of sites that are linking to the domain being searched.

Adjusting Your Site For Google’s Non-American Engines

Does Google’s country-specific search option favor sites containing domains designated to that country? Do they favor sites that are hosted in the country in question? The answer is yes. Yes they do.

Yahoo, The DMCA, And Blackhat Techniques
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Apparently, through the use of a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaint, you can have sites thrown out of Yahoo’s search index. If you file a DMCA report against a site, Yahoo will remove the “offending” site from Yahoo Search altogether, leaving no trace of the site in its index.

The Hidden (and Powerful) Benefits of Frequenting Forums

While most people understand the benefits of forums from a “gathering information” perspective, many don’t think about the hidden benefits of forums. The most common reason for visiting is to ask questions or get advice. That’s a good enough reason to go, but there are other – more beneficial – reasons to become a forum frequenter.

Google AdWords Login Function Down
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What happens when one of the most popular new methods of advertising experiences site-related problems? Well, it doesn’t take long for others to find out, that’s for sure.

GoogleGuy Calls Out AdSense Spam Sites

There are a number of sites that have been developed for the express purpose of receiving ad clicks. These spam sites generate erroneous content (if they aren’t scraping it from another source) and place AdSense ads in order to trick visitors into clicking the ads so the spam site developer can benefit financially.

Web Accelerator Stopped At The Door

I was visiting Whackbag.com, the unofficial Opie & Anthony message boards, and was stopped cold by this message …

Google Updates PR: Is This Still Meaningful?

It used to be like this: when Google conducted an update of their search-related services (PageRank, backlinks, or SERPs), everyone who followed the search industry would rush to the first forum they could find to post how the update affected them. There was normally a great deal of excitement mixed with stark disappointment (for those who lost ground).

Blog Promotion: Message Boards and Forums
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Almost everyone is searching for ways to promote and market their blogs. I’m sure you are no exception.

Google AdWords: Are Changes In The Format Afoot?

Recently, there have been rumblings about upcoming changes in the AdWords presentation format. There are reports and examples of structural alterations in AdWords placements, as well as upcoming changes in the way people view Google’s advertisements.

Blog SEO Power Continues To Grow

Business world. That two word phrase, when entered into the Google search interface box, gives back 461 million returns.

Blogs -N- Forums, What’s The Difference?

Tom put up a post about blogs and forums that’s quite noteworthy. I tried to comment on it at SVW but TypeKey crapped out on me so I’ll post my comments here.

Yahoo And Google Consider Merger?
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Lots of fun to be had today, but we’re hearing rumors that Yahoo and Google are getting ready to announce a merger.

How Will IAC Purchase Change Ask?

When the week began, those who follow the search engine industry were greeted with news of Ask.com’s impending purchase by IAC, owner of Internet properties like Ticketmaster and Expedia.com. The sale was made for a reported at about $1.85 billion, not a bad sum for the 4th place search engine.

B.L. Ochman in SES Notes Scandal

B.L. Ochman has been getting some bad press for hawking her notes from the recent Search Engine Strategies NYC …

The BBC, Blogs, Forums and Wiki’s

Not the usual TW fayre, but i have an enormous respect for the BBC – One of the oldest and most repected communications firms in the world.

Forums Should You Have Them on Your Website?

Forums have become a common feature in many websites. With good free scripts available, and paid scripts being relatively cheap, it seems that every new website has its own forum(s). But is it wise to add forums to your website?

Blogs Moving To The Front Pew

Two surveys by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, indicate that, “by the end of 2004 blogs had established themselves as a key part of online culture”.