Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2006’

CPA Vendor Raises $18 million

Watch this space, because it is almost certain to be the next big thing, after Adsense. CPA networks are not new, but they’re a natural fit with search. It’s only a matter of time before the search engines come out with similar products. Google is currently testing such a model. CPA solves a lot of problems of CPC, on both …

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Text Link Ads Acquired

V7N sponsor, Text Link Ads, has been acquired by MediaWhiz, a New York based interactive agency. Congratulations, guys. Other snippets: Lee Oden interviews Adam Lasnik. Adam works on webmaster liaison with Matt Cutts. “for a more “insider” view of how we think at the Plex, I’d recommend participating in our Webmaster Help Group. Sprinkled frequently throughout the many threads you’ll …

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Eric Schmidt Quotes

There’s a big Web 2.0 Summit happening in San Francisco, aimed at showcasing the Web 2.0 universe, although they still appear to be having problems articulating a vision that makes the slightest bit of sense: “Web 2.0 is about harnessing the network effect, which gets better the more people use them…It could also be called user self-service. This is the …

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How To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You

Interesting pictorial guide that helps you tell if people are lying to you. “In business, politics and romance, it would be nice to know when we’re being lied to. Unfortunately humans aren’t very good at detecting lies. Our natural tendency is to trust others, and for day-to-day, low-stakes interactions, that makes sense. We save time and energy by taking statements …

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Australia To Ban Googlebot?

Australia is considering legislation that would open the way for copyright owners to take legal action against search engines for caching and archiving. Google are of the opinion that proposed changes to Australia’s copyright laws could drive the country back to “the pre-Internet era”. Like all good arguments, there is truth on both sides. True, it would be less likely …

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Powerset: The New…Clusty?

There’s been some hype about Powerset, a supposed Google-beating search engine of unimaginable brilliance. I have no idea if that is true or not, because all we’ve really got to go by is a review by a reporter. Named Bambi. Putting aside the unanswerable, and unlikely, can-it-beat-Google-question, analyzing the hype is somewhat more fun: “Since Powerset indexes a fraction of …

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