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5 Critical Rules for SEO Success in 2014

:: By Martin Laetsch, Act-On :: The major search engines win or lose market share by the quality of the results they deliver for searchers; this is why they continually fine-tune their algorithms to increase the quality of their organic...

Not Appearing in Yahoo!? It's Your Fault

Whatever happened to the customer is always right? Take heed - if someone says your service is broken (even if it's not), you may just want to listen, not point fingers, and take the heat. Otherwise, you'll risk some negative...

MapQuest Gets Social With Twitter & More

If you're a local business owner looking to capitalize on the boom in social media marketing, look no further than MapQuest. Yes, Mapquest. The once-leading map site, since displaced by Google Maps, has recently added a local Twitter...

Offshore Outsourcing Stats

Outsourcing marketplace oDesk announced some interesting data that highlights the leading countries for offshore outsourcing as well as homesourcing. The U.S. has the highest number of providers and highest average feedback rating...

The End of SEO - Chicago SES 2008 Key Take Away

A recurring theme at this year's Chicago SES 2008 was that 'SEO (as we know it) is Dead.' The reason given is that as search becomes more personalized by location, recent searches, time spent on web pages (Microsoft's...

AdSense for Domains Open to All

Google has formally announced the expansion of AdSense for domains, a program which allows publishers to earn advertising revenue from undeveloped (read parked) domains. As you might imagine, the many domain parking companies are not...

Feedback 2.0 at Guru.com

One of the issues companies have with managing the endless stream of feedback is that we tend to live in a black-and-white world too often. Instead of seeing things for what they are, we opt for purely objective or purely subjective...

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Quintura Site Search Enhanced For Publishers

Site search provider and semantic search engine Quintura released several new features for their publishing affiliates this week. If you're looking to add a dynamic widget to your site (and monetize it), this one's for you...

Too Lijit, Too Lijit to Quit

Lijit has formally announced the launch of its advertising network. What's unique about the platform is that Lijit publishers are able to sell their own search ad inventory directly to advertisers. Lijit, a company that develops...

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Microsoft/HP Extend Private-Label Hosting to VARs

Microsoft Corp. and HP announced a joint initiative this week that will enable value-added resellers (VARs) to utilize a software-plus-services business model. The two companies will equip VARs with tools and guidance to offer “private...

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Spyware/Malware Threats for November

Windows security and management software provider SunBelt Software announced the top ten most prevalent spyware and malware threats for the month of November (2008). The report was compiled from monthly scans performed by Sunbelt's...

YouTube Rules, Hulu Rises

Comscore released its October 2008 data from its Video Metrix service today, reporting that U.S. Internet users viewed 13.5 billion online videos during the month, representing an increase of 45 percent year-over-year. Perhaps the...

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Importance of Consumer Reviews

According to a survey conducted by Kudzu.com , 86% of consumers are checking out online business reviews before making purchasing decisions. The survey aimed to gain insight into online behaviors of consumers who search for local services...

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Major Increase In Voucher Searches

According to Hitwise , one in every 200 visits to an online retail website in the UK now comes from voucher sites like Hot UK Deals or My Voucher Codes. UK Internet searches for discount vouchers (coupons) have increased by 133 percent...

Does Whois Information Matter To Rankings?

There is a fascinating thread happening now at Webmaster World regarding the public versus private availability of Whois information and the impact on search engine rankings. The original poster had forgotten to renew his private Whois...

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Eventsbot Event Editor Released

Online event registration application provider Eventsbot , a solution which enables any enterprise to sell tickets to an event, has released several new features to its platform including: More user-friendly event editor to change...

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