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Freebie: Google SketchUp 3-D

Not strictly search related….actually, not search related at all, but it is a) from Google b) free and c) quite cool. Google SketchUp is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program. Using a few simple tools you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects-even space ships. You can add details, textures and glass to your models, and …

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AdSense Strategy: No Borders, Mo’ Money

A couple of years ago, I conducted thorough, exhaustive testing – ok, “some” testing – on the following question: what works best – borders or no borders? The short answer is: no borders. The long answer is: using no borders should result in increased click-thru because visitors are less likely to think the links are advertisements. Off-line publications tend to …

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Google Notifying Webmasters Of Penalties

Webmasters have been wanting this for a long time, and it seems that some may have had their wish granted. Matt Cutts says: “If you don’t want to read the full post, the executive summary is that Google’s Webspam team is working with our Sitemaps team to alert some (but not all) site owners of penalties for their site”. Matt …

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Google Pushes Firefox

You’d think Microsoft were about to release an updated web browser that gives them more of a lock-in on web search. Or something. On Wednesday, Google displayed a Firefox advertisment on their homepage. The advertisment promoted the advantages of being a Firefoxer: “…security. IE, which has more than 85 percent of the market, is a favorite target for hackers and …

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Does Microsoft Wear A Black Hat?

This is pretty damn funny. Aaron Wall posts about a link from the official IE7 website. The link leads to a site called IEAddons. If you run a few searches on that site, you’ll find such “intriguing” tools as: Alexa Booster: – has been designed to simulate real online visitors and also simulating referrals to your site. It will improve …

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