All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Match’
When I was 15, I successfully infiltrated a girls’ slumber party. In college, I took Interdisciplinary Approach to Dress at 8 am, and was, apparently, the only guy to think of it. Let’s just say that, early on, I had good grasp of the economic concept of scarcity. I’m not single these days, but if I were, Hitwise has told me the dating sites I would be frequenting.
A New York-based clown-turned-stand-up-comedian-slash-yoga-mime posted a video of himself on YouTube impersonating Gandhi doing a pole dance. Stop laughing. India doesn’t think it’s funny, and the government has threatened to take action against YouTube if the video isn’t removed.
You’ve decided to automate your web site. Now what? Here are some ideas to help you choose how to automate your site.
Jeremy has an interesting post over at Ensight where he looks at a recent downturn’ in blogging after some of the recent controversy over character blogs.
Reader Question: I have newsletter articles and a forum on my Web site. Since I often have focused content on these pages, I thought that contextual ads might be a good way to supplement income from my site. Is this a good idea? What types of contextual advertising programs are available?
In March of 2004 Yahoo! consolidated its paid inclusion programs and branded them under the Overture Site Match brand. Site Match allows you to submit sites to Yahoo, AllTheWeb, and AltaVista for a $49 review fee and a category based cost per click of $0.15 or $0.30. In other words Yahoo! combined their Pay for Inclusion with Pay Per Click.
There have been a lot of changes on the search engine front in the past year; so many that it’s hard to keep track of who’s still a major player, and who isn’t. With so many services turning to “Pay for Submission” and “Pay per Click” models, there aren’t a lot left that still accept free submissions. And of those that do, it’s hard to tell exactly which ones are worth your time.
With most of the major search engines embracing the geographic targeting, through local search engines or by organic search using regional information, users now have more options with which to optimize for. Be it organic listings or PPC listings, there are a number of things that users can do to improve their performance within each area.
Paid inclusion in search engines is a concept that seems to be going the way of dodo. During this summer, MSN and Ask Jeeves/Teoma have decided to shelve their paid inclusion programs. However, as we learned during the interview Brittany and I conducted with Yahoo’s Ken Norton and Grace Chen, Yahoo has no intention of giving up these aspects of their search service.
As your company evolved its web presence did you have a clear picture of the market for your product?
In a recent Google mail out sent to AdWords advertisers, Google announced that over the next few days they will be introducing changes to their AdWords program in an attempt to increase the relevance of targeted ads and increase conversions.
For over a year now, Yahoo has spent a lot of money acquiring assets that will allow them to grab market share from Google. They bought Inktomi, which is feeding search results to the Microsoft network, and they bought Alltheweb, and AltaVista, and Overture. Last month they unveiled plans that will integrate these assets. The most controversial of these is Site Match, which involves embedding paid links into the main index. There has been very little comment about Site Match from the noncommercial sector. Almost all of the grassroots discussion revolves around whether the typical ecommerce webmaster can benefit from the Site Match model, or whether he would be better advised to rely on free crawling and indexing. The commentary from the pundits is even more shallow, and discusses whether Yahoo has the right stuff to crush Google. This article, on the other hand, looks at Site Match from the perspective of a nonprofit webmaster.
To many web site owners, Google’s Topical Match is more like a leper attempting to find friends. Site owners, like the Romans of old, have developed great inroads into their sites and captured many links during the process. Unfortunately, Google with their “great wisdom” pulled up the ground under those roads like a great earthquake and virtually destroyed the landscape.
Last week Yahoo launched Site Match, their controversial paid inclusion program. The Search Engine Strategies conference, and many online communities, buzzed with indignation at the new pricing structure, which requires businesses to pay both for being listed and for each click on that listing.
The job given me by the Almighty Programmer was gatekeeper. The clouds parted below me and I could see a long sinewy line of expressions marching toward me in single file. Some looked like dates, others like digits and some (to be honest) looked like gibberish. One by one, they would try to get past me but I know no fear – for I am the RegularExpressionValidator.
Along with starting a business on the web comes many new issues that were once nonexistent in the physical world. In addition to the possible infringement of trademarks, copyrights and international laws, floodgates to an overabundance of risks have literally been smashed wide open.
Jeff Prosise has written an article “Currency Converter with ASP.NET Web Forms“, he pretty much explained how to load XML data with ASP.NET from the “Rates.xml” file. In this article I have created Currency Converter Server which can be scheduled to extract the data from third party site and build the “Rates.xml” dynamically.