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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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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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Tips For Blog Optimization

Given that blog software, like Blogger and WordPress, is pretty much “optimized” for search engines out of the box, is there much left to do in terms of SEO? Plenty. Those who have been around SEO for a while will remember that SEO used to be all about rearranging code, making a site crawlable and repeating keywords. Today, SEO still …

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Daily Search Blog Roundup, April 11, 2007

Barry is publishing his always-excellent SES conference coverage. Danny looks at how to use Twitter to generate traffic. Future Of Advertising Conference. We have five conference passes to give away to our readers. Just ask and you shall receive, until they’re all gone, of course Email me for details. Google’s next advertising deal – DirectTV. I reckon they should buy …

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Search Engine Submission

Over the years, I ‘ve received a lot of keyword traffic on this topic. You’d think searches would have dropped off, given that it is now 2007, and I assumed it was common knowledge that submitting to search engines is redundant. I was wrong. People still want to know how they can submit their site to search engines. The answer …

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