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“I’m so glad I don’t manage Wiki, it’s like having squabbling kids high on sugar in the back of a mini-van for 10 hours!” EvilGreenMonkey – Forums Editor, SearchEngineWatch I have just spent two and a half hours on Google Chat with someone who does. Controversial, quick witted and damned by those she has banned […]

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As sure as the sun shines behind the clouds on a rainy day, a major shake-up in the search marketing industry is coming soon. The signals are being sent and received  through-out the various sectors of search and online marketing. Change in any marketplace, when it does come, is often swift, brutal and merciless. For […]

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Terry Semel handed his resignation to the Yahoo Board of Directors yesterday after spending six years at the helm of the twelve year old search portal. Co-Founder Jerry Yang was quickly appointed as the new CEO with Susan Decker moving into the president’s seat.  Semel will continue to sit as a non-executive Chairman of the […]

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It has been about ten days since the rollout of Google Universal and the early analysis is starting to come in. Trying to put it all together and make coherent written statements about Google Universal is difficult as there are so many unique pieces of information to assimilate. For a deadline driven writer, that sort […]

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When most Internet users think search they think Google. By far the most popular search engine in the world, Google is actually much bigger than most of its users might think. According to data compiled by Enquisite, 92.19% of all Google search referrals conducted during Q1 in the United States were conducted using Google’s general […]

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Three major events took place on, at, or around Google last week any one of which could radically change the company and its relationships with its users, advertisers, and ad delivery partners. Two of the events will have long lasting effects Google’s look and operation while the other has a direct effect on the public’s […]

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I live in a small but amazingly beautiful city on the southern tip of an island off Canada’s Pacific coast. Tourism has long been the local economic driver but as higher paying (generally unionized) manufacturing and resource based jobs vanish, wages from tourism sector have not kept pace with the cost of living. This state […]

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Long known as a source of solid articles about search marketing, the Internet Search Engine Database (ISEdb) today released a new SEM news website based loosely on Digg. ISEdb SCOOP is a social search site encouraging visitors to submit news articles from the search marketing industry and then vote for their favourite items. In a […]

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You noble Diggers all, stand up now, stand up now, You noble Diggers all, stand up now, The wast land to maintain, seeing Cavaliers by name Your digging does maintain, and persons all defame Stand up now, stand up now. The lawyers they conjoyne, stand up now, stand up now, The lawyers they conjoyne, stand […]

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Concluding a story first published here as a rumor from ad|tech on Thursday April 26, Yahoo! has announced it will purchase the remaining 80% of the Right Media Exchange for approximately $680mm in cash and stocks.  Yahoo! had already taken a 20% stake in the company with a strategic investment in Right Media in October […]

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So I find myself in San Francisco on a warm mid-spring night. I am attending yet another internet marketing conference (YAIMC), the second major event I’ve atteneded in two weeks. Like New York City, San Francisco feels like a whole world away from my sleepy little west coast town. In the case of this conference, […]

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“How late were you out last night?”Bleary eyed but bushy tailed colleagues meander through the cavernous hallways of the midtown Hilton trying to remember which sessions they intended to go to and cursing the craziness of staying out all night. Such is the second day of the New York Search Engine Strategies Conference. Though smaller […]

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Sunday / Early Monday – Sunny but cold. It is quite late (at the time of this writing), somewhere around 2AM and midtown Manhattan is surprisingly quiet. The first party of the week, thrown by the Internet Marketers of New York, has ended on a definitive high note. Held at the Town Tavern in the […]

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Sunday / Early Monday – Sunny but cold. This is why I always try to travel a day early. It is seven in the morning on Sunday and I am already facing delays. I am in secure zone of the tiny Victoria International Airport waiting for a maintenance team to be flow in from Vancouver […]

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Rand Fishkin and Jeff Pollard from SEOMoz.org have released a 2007 Search Engine Ranking Factors Guide. Built on the collaborative wisdom of 36 search marketing experts, the guide references various elements or techniques found within five general areas of SEO knowledge. The guide lists the 10 most positive and 10 most controversial ranking factors, adding […]

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