Category Archives: Search Engines

HP Computers to be Distributed with Live Search Toolbar

Here’s a note for all those people who think Google is unbeatable in the search engine “wars”, Microsoft has signed a deal to distribute a customizable Live search toolbar on every HP computer starting in January 2009. The default search … Continue reading

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Webmaster Stuff

Best SES Session – Are Paid Links Evil? We’re only half-way through SES San Jose but I think we’ve already seen the best panel discussion of the event. “Are Paid Links Evil” saw Matt Cutts go head to head with … Continue reading

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UK Internet Advertising Bureau Launches First Search Marketing Best Practice Charter

The Internet Advertising Bureau in the UK and the Direct Marketing Association are launching the first search marketing charter to establish best practices throughout the industry. Each search marketing company must meet four requirements to allow them to promote themselves … Continue reading

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Open Your Robots.txt File for

Here I didn’t think it could get any easier submitting sitemaps to search engines, but, it appears the search engines have decided on a sitemaps standard, and all you have to do is put one line in your robots.txt file … Continue reading

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Robots.txt Info from Google

Do you have some webpages on your site that you don’t want indexed? Do you want more control of what parts of your site the search engines, like Google, index? Google has published two parts of a three part series … Continue reading

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How to Avoid the Google Filters

Just read a few good articles on how to avoid some of the filters that Google uses to weed out some of the spammy sites in their index. One article called Google Filters, how to get around them and exploit … Continue reading

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All Yahoo Needs is Some Grape Jelly and Milk

A memo from Brad Garlinghouse, a Yahoo senior vice president, says that instead of a peanut butter sandwich, Yahoo should eat a spoonful of peanut butter, no wait, he said that Yahoo is spreading itself too thin, like peanut butter … Continue reading

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So You Want to Start a Search Engine…

Now is the time to do it, well, if you are looking for a really easy way to do it, then Google has an option for you, it’s called [tag]Google Co-op[/tag] and it is a piece of cake. You create … Continue reading

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Alexa is Useful and Accurate, for the most part

While checking Techmeme I noticed this article called Why Alexa Is Worthless by John Chow. He says the usual things about how easy it is to manipulate the rankings be you and your friends installing the toolbar and surfing their … Continue reading

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Yahoo and, A Match Made in Heaven?

Lot of stuff showing up recently about click fraud, online partnerships and whose watching the store, so this one should come as no surprise, Doing Business With A Controversial Partner part of the big click fraud story on Businessweek titled … Continue reading

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