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Short Interview With Matt Cutts

Searchblog asks Matt a few questions. Quite short, and there’s not much new here. One interesting bit, under the standard Matt disclaimer of “this is just my personal opinion”: “Netflix doesn’t have to worry much (who wants to spam a DVD rating?), while eBay probably spends a lot more time thinking about how to make their trust ratings accurate and …

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Google’s Approach To Other Peoples Content

Anyone would think there’s a turf war going on in Belgium, that could spread even wider. Or something Google outline their approach to content: “Protecting content owners’ rights, respecting their wishes, helping to reward them for their creative endeavors – these are the primary principles that guide Google’s approach. We believe it’s the best way to make the world’s information …

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Incisive Media Sold

Incisive Media, owner of the Search Engine Strategies Conference, has been sold. Danny Sullivan left Incisive recently. “Private equity firm Apax said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds“ Brett spotted it (WMW Login Required) slipped everyone else by, it seems

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Berkley Offer Lectures Via Google Video

Good idea. Spreading the knowledge. “Supported by the people of California, the university has embraced public service as an essential part of its mission since 1868. The content on this page —drawn from campus seminars, courses and events—is just one part of UC Berkeley’s commitment to the broadest possible dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of our state, the nation …

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Analysts Don’t Like Alogithms

UBS Analysts are scratching their heads as they try to advise investors about Google’s future: “The world’s largest wealth management firm, UBS, issued a note this week advising investors that the unpredictable results of Google’s adjustments to ad systems and algorithms, combined with an expected 3Q seasonal downturn in online advertising, makes investing in GOOG a risky proposition in the …

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Click Arbitrage: Getting Out Of Hand?

SEOMoz has a good on post on getting caught in an arbitrage loop. Clearly, this is getting ridiculous: “Behind the veil is AdSense (and to a lesser extent, other contextual ad systems like Azoogle & Yahoo! Publisher Network). They could very easily shut down the practice of arbitrage (and thus, improve the quality of users’ experiences across the web), but …

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