Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2007’

Facebook Platform A Brilliant Move

Facebook opened up to all a while back. I joined. Usually, these contact networks leave me cold. The business contact networks are a bit too…business-y…..and MySpace is a glitter-covered mess. Facebook sits somewhere in the middle. It proves the value of usability. It’s easy, transparent, and does what it says on the box. It’s also a hugely, hugely powerful revenue …

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Thank you, Aaron

My staff is smart. We have graduates from Cornell University, Penn State, Western University, York University, Tenri U, and the University of Canberra. Unfortunately, when they start here they do not know SEO. I could spend days or weeks training them, but that would effectively cost me an the company hundreds of man hours and thousands of dollars. The solution? …

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Twitter Sucks

I’m glad Nick Wilson said it, but I was thinking the exact same thing….. Twitter sucks. Great idea. Doesn’t work. It’s slow, it loses posts, it goes down more regularly than a….insert inappropriate prostitute joke here. I was beginning to wonder why Nick loved it so. I was beginning to think he was a masochist. I’ve followed Nick’s lead and …

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Adsense Monitoring

Interesting post on the Adsense Blog. They’re asking webmasters not to advise Google if they accidentally click on an ad. Google claim to already know you’ve done so, and have discounted it. “As most of you know, our program policies state that publishers are not permitted to click on their own ads for any reason. For this reason, we’ve received …

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Want To See Which Sources Are Ranked Highest In Google News?

Check this out… “ This report fetches the headlines from Google news on a schedule. Only headlines on the home page are fetched. These results are then ranked by score. The score is determined by a combination of factors: appearance day and time, prominence on the google news page, number of appearances, and others, all weighted using a custom algorithm. …

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Googles Vulnerability: Adsense

Nick Carr makes some good points about Google’s strengths, and their weaknesses. “To competitors like Microsoft and Yahoo, Google must seem like a greased pig. You can see the damned thing running amok in your garden, but you can’t figure out a good way to get hold of it“ The beauty of Adwords, in terms of defensibility, is that Adwords …

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