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Jos. A. Bank Rejected By Men’s Wearhouse

Jos. A. Bank Rejected By Men’s Wearhouse

By Jennifer Curra October 9, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse chose not to take the $2.3 billion offer presented by powerhouse Joseph A. Bank. Though shares for Men’s Wearhouse fell 12 percent during September, company representatives are determined to continue promoting the viability of the company. According to …

Selling Paid Links Can Hamper Your Google Rankings
Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land points out that "Selling paid links can hurt your page rank or rankings on Google". He says, "More and more, I’ve been seeing people wondering if they’ve lost traffic on Google because they were detected to be selling paid links."

Link Selling Equals Google Juice Squeeze
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The paid link debate has a new topic to chew on, namely the official word and demonstrated effect of Google penalizing sites that sell links.

Exploitation of Passion for Profit

Buying Attention & Building Trust

With content that you freely distribute you are primarily trying to build relationships with people who don’t know you and have never bought from you. Since attention is limited you have to make your content accessible to gain market attention.

Highbrow = Low Readership

Most potential buyers can not distinguish between great information and average information, but most people…

Selling Information Will Become a High Touch Industry

Newspapers Going Free

The NYT just went free and likely the WSJ will follow. Once something goes free it is hard to start charging for it again – just ask Prince.

Sponsored Content Hosting and Renting Subdomains
Ads becoming content is not only true from a thin affiliate site perspective, but also on larger more traditional ad buys. Selling content hosting is going mainstream.

Google Selling Top Organic Spot?

I’m not sure if this can be filed under “lawsuits filed purely for publicity” quite yet, but apparently the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) is suing Google for selling the #1 organic spot in their search results. Now, either someone is confused, or the rest of the SEO industry is seriously getting gypped.

Facebook Has No Intention Of Selling
Yahoo has hoped for a while to buy popular social networking site Facebook, making several offers, but never offering enough as the price kept going up.

Business.com Selling For $400 Million?

Everybody’s looking for the typo, or a misplaced decimal. Could a domain really be worth $300-400 million? Could the Wall Street Journal have made three typographical errors in one article? Doubtful, the headline did use the word "jackpot."

Google Shows Who’s Selling Cheap Quality Links
Google recently added the ability for you to report link buyers, which is probably nothing more than a mind control game and a complete waste of time. I recently saw what looked like obvious link buying by Discovery.com. Do you think Google would do anything about it if I reported them? Nope.

Google Says You Are In Charge
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All the fears being sparked over Google’s dominance in search, along with its land-grab of DoubleClick’s data mined consumer information, are really just an illusion.

How Long Until Search Engines are the Biggest Affiliates
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When To Use Graphics On Your Website

Overall, using text is more preferrable, than using graphics (images, pictures, Flash and so on) on a website, because it is easier to understand and remember – and also accessible to the people and the search engines.

But there are some cases, when using graphics is the right thing to do.

When to use graphics

As mentioned in the earlier article, graphics should only be used, when it is absolutely necessary, such as:

AP Considers Selling News Ala Carte

From a story about AP by AP:

Selling SEO Services Typically a Bad Business Model?
John Andrews recently wrote an article about how consumer ignorance and carnival barkers lead to a market that is a self fulfilling prophecy:

Is Linking To Pirated Content A Liability?
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The online video copyright issue is set to get more intense as legal lines come closer into focus. The YouTube and Viacom case, in the unlikely event it sees a courtroom, would be large enough to solidify some ground rules. There are also international complications, which makes one wonder if the World Wide Web will one day necessitate a Virtual World Court.  

Letting Amazon & eBay Work for You
Selling your stuff on either of those networks might be a good way to leverage their domain related trust to rank in the search results, but you can also use both of them to research what is worth selling or writing about, even if you do not sell on their networks. Since their research data is conversion oriented, in many verticals it is worth more than keywords from other sources.

eBay offers a Marketplace research service that costs $2 to $25 a month.