Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2007’

Google Checkout Now Live In The UK

Up until now, Google Checkout has only been available to US buyers and sellers. “Search giant Google has launched its payment service, Google Checkout, in the UK. Checkout will compete with both the mainstream card processing services used by many online merchants and auction site eBay’s Paypal service”. Part of PayPals success is its reach. PayPal is available in most …

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The Log File Feedback SEO Method

One of the most useful SEO tools is your server log file. Here’s a useful technique combining keyword research with on-topic content. The aim is to generate more traffic from search engines, and to create your own personalized keyword research tool. Ensure you’re tracking referral at the keyword level. Most stats packages do this, but if you don’t have this …

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Google Wants Crazy Ideas

Google has too much money, so they want your crazy ideas. “Google Inc. looks for ideas that are “really crazy” when sizing up potential purchases, the Internet company’s top dealmaker said. `We look at everything very carefully,” Salman Ullah, Google’s director of corporate development, said yesterday in a speech at a meeting of the Los Angeles Venture Association. “The really …

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Daily Search Blog Roundup, April 12, 2007

Google search market share. Still rising. If trends hold, Google’s share will pass the two thirds mark by August. In the same period, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Ask all lost share. MySpace annoy millions of users by banning Photobucket. Not a good move, really. A very good business analysis about why Google is the ultimate money making machine. “The Algorithm should …

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Auto-Detection Of Sitemaps Via Robots.txt

Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask have got together and announced a new robots.txt feature, sitemap auto-discovery. “The new open-format autodiscovery allows webmasters to specify the location of their sitemaps within their robots.txt file, eliminating the need to submit sitemaps to each search engine separately“. What are site-maps? A sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along …

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