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Top Web News Stories : Week Ending 7-13-2007

Posted on 7.12.2007

The following are the top voted Web news stories on for July 13, 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important and noteworthy at

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Microsoft Search Share Rises With Prizes
MSN and Microsoft Live's U.S. search query volume jumped from 8.4% in May to 13.2% in June, a 67% increase, according to Internet metrics company Compete, Inc.

More mashing of Google Maps
Google Maps is launching a new feature Wednesday that enables people to create customized maps with content from multiple mashup Web sites

Gleamd a threat to Mahalo and Spock?
I’m seeing Gleamd in a few twitter messages, and I’ve been invited twice in the last 12 hours. What’s gleamd? Its another repository of personal information about people.

Top Ten Mistakes When Selecting a CMS
Selecting a content management system (CMS) can be a complex task, and organizations often run into pitfalls with processes, politics, and understanding the CMS environment.

FTC OKs AQuantive Buyout by Microsoft
Microsoft Corp.'s $6 billion acquisition of online advertising group aQuantive Inc. has cleared an antitrust regulatory hurdle, the companies said Friday.

Tyranny of the Page View Nearly Over?
An AP report today states that Nielsen/NetRatings, one of the leading Internet stats services, will "scrap rankings" based on page views and replace it with how long visitors spend at websites.

Top 20 Ruby on Rails CMS
This article contains a breakdown of all known (to me) Ruby on Rails content management systems to date. It is revised from its previous version, fixing a few inconsistencies and adding two new content management systems to the list!

Nielsen Scraps Web Page View Rankings
A leading online measurement service will scrap rankings based on the longtime industry yardstick of page views and begin tracking how long visitors spend at the sites.

Google buys Postini for $625 million
Google is buying e-mail security specialist Postini Inc. for $625 million, fortifying the Internet search leader's effort to sell online software services to corporate customers seeking alternatives to Microsoft Corp.'s long-dominant products.

How Do You Make Online Panels Easy?
Online panels are becoming easier than ever to set up, so there's no reason to hold back from doing one of your own.


Top Posts at the Website Magazine Weblog This Week:

Offermatica Affinity Personalization Tools

Neighborhood-Based Local Search Filtering and Mapping

VBulletin Bought By Internet Brands

Quantcast Measuring Video and Widgets

Google Ad Impression Fraud at StumbleUpon


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