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|1281:|| Google Preparing Groupon Competitor: Google Offers|
Google Offers looks and operates much like Groupon or LivingSocial.[br][br]Users receive an e-mail with a local deal-of-the-day. They then have the opportunity to buy that deal within a specific time limit (we assume 24 hours). Once enough people have made the purchase, the Google Offer is triggered and users get that all-too-familiar $10 for $20 deal for that Indian restaurant you've never tried.[br][br]From what we can tell, Google Offers will be powered by Google Checkout. It also includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google Buzz and e-mail sharing options.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||Jan 21, 2011|
|1282:|| Google Earnings Rise, Top Estimates|
Net income rose 29 percent to $2.54 billion, or $7.81 a share, from $1.97 billion, or $6.13, a year earlier.
Bloomberg says, "Google benefited from its core search-engine business as advertisers stepped up efforts to reach consumers through the Internet."
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||Jan 20, 2011|
|1283:|| Eric Schmidt to be Google chairman, Larry Page now CEO|
Major management changes at Google shift Eric Schmidt to Executive Chairman and Larry Page to CEO.[br][br]In Schmidt's words, "For the last 10 years, we have all been equally involved in making decisions. This triumvirate approach has real benefits in terms of shared wisdom, and we will continue to discuss the big decisions among the three of us. But we have also agreed to clarify our individual roles so there's clear responsibility and accountability at the top of the company."
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||Jan 20, 2011|
|1284:|| Google PR Update 20 Jan 2011|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest Google Pagerank update."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 20, 2011|
|1285:|| The Effects of Page Load Time On SEO For Google|
"WebmasterWorld Members evaulate the effect of page load time on SEO for Google."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 20, 2011|
|1286:|| UK's ASA In New Online Advertising Remit For Websites|
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority launches a cross-media ad campaign to raise awareness of regulation changes which will see its remit extended to cover marketing on websites from 1st March 2011.[br][br]As a result of the new regulation, marketing communications on companies' own websites and in other third party space under their control, such as Facebook and Twitter, will have to adhere to the non-broadcast advertising rules as set out in the CAP Code.
|UK & Ireland Search Engines||Jan 19, 2011|
|1287:|| Apple Q1 Profits Up 71pct at $6 Billion|
Apple made record profits and record revenues in the run-up to Christmas as shoppers bought more Macs, iPhones, and iPads than analysts predicted.
The company said that in the three months to 25 December, net profit was $6bn (£3.7bn) on revenues of $26.74bn.
Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, said in a statement: "We had a phenomenal holiday quarter."
|The Macintosh Webmaster||Jan 19, 2011|
|1288:|| Goldman Limits Facebook Investment to Foreign Clients|
Just more than a week after Goldman Sachs offered its most prized clients a chance to invest in Facebook, the firm on Monday withdrew the opportunity from clients in the United States because of worries that the deal could run afoul of securities regulations.
The decision is a considered a serious embarrassment for Goldman, which had marketed the investment to its wealthiest clients, including corporate magnates and directors of the nation's largest companies....
...the Facebook plan is now likely to raise new questions about whether Goldman tried to push regulatory boundaries once again.
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 18, 2011|
|1289:|| Facebook Temporarily Withdraws Developers Access To User Address and Phone Numbers|
Over the weekend, we got some useful feedback that we could make people more clearly aware of when they are granting access to this data.[br][br]We agree, and we are making changes to help ensure you only share this information when you intend to do so. We'll be working to launch these updates as soon as possible, and will be temporarily disabling this feature until those changes are ready.[br][br]We look forward to re-enabling this improved feature in the next few weeks.
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 18, 2011|
|1290:|| Google Chrome Ads All Over AdSense|
My website's niche has wide range of advertisers, but for quite few weeks i am seeing all the major spots are being used for Google itself for Adsense and Chrome.[br][br]My website is not related to internet or any kind of educational program, then why google is using it for adsense and chrome ads?
|Google AdSense||Jan 14, 2011|
|1291:|| Celebrities Don't Always Appear To Help Advertising Effectiveness|
As the most significant event in advertising grows nearer, it will be interesting to see how many brands enlist the endorsement services of celebrities during the Super Bowl.[br][br]After all, popular wisdom asserts that getting a celebrity endorsement is a tried-and-true, simple-to-implement way to maximize advertising effectiveness. Sure, it's expensive, but celebrities always yield stronger ties with viewers and, ultimately, greater sales, right?[br][br]Wrong. Over the course of last year, time and time again we observed incredibly low effectiveness scores of TV ads starring celebrities. From Tiger Woods to Donald Trump, we found that with rare exception, celebrity endorsements were largely ineffective and failed to yield the benefits popular wisdom promises. (-subscription required)
|WebmasterWorld Supporters||Jan 13, 2011|
|1292:|| Publisher IDG Launching Private Ad Exchange|
IDG, publisher of technology titles such as Computerworld, Macworld and PCWorld, has formed its own private advertising exchange consisting of 450 tech-focused websites into which a select group of advertisers will be able to buy advertising.[br][br]The private exchange, called TechMediaExchange.com, will launch in February and represent 90 million unique viewers and a billion impressions.[br][br]"We don't want just anybody to be a part of this," said Peter Longo, CEO of IDG's Networks division.
|Affiliates||Jan 13, 2011|
|1293:|| Google Launches "Engage" In US and UK For Smaller Agencies|
Are you a US or UK-based Webmaster? Web designer? SEO? Marketing consultant? Freelancer? or offer web related services to small and medium businesses?[br][br]We recognize that many SMBs rely on freelancers and small agencies to create and manage their online presence as well as help them with their online marketing.[br][br]To make the jobs of these agencies easier, we've launched a new training and incentives program called Google Engage for Agencies.
|Google AdWords||Jan 13, 2011|
|1294:|| U.S. Search Share December 2010|
Google accounted for 69.67 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending Jan. 1, 2011. Bing-powered search received 25.77 percent of searches for the month, with Yahoo! Search and Bing receiving 15.17 percent and 10.60 percent, respectively.
Bing and Yahoo! Search achieved the highest success rates in December 2010, meaning that for both search engines, 81 percent of searches executed resulted in a visit to a Website.
Google achieved a success rate of 65 percent, up 1 percent over the previous month.
|General Search Engine Marketing Issues||Jan 13, 2011|
|1295:|| Chrome to Phase Out h.264 Codec for video Tag|
...we are changing Chrome's HTML5 video support to make it consistent with the codecs already supported by the open Chromium project. Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies.
These changes will occur in the next couple months but we are announcing them now to give content publishers and developers using HTML video an opportunity to make any necessary changes to their sites.
|Google Chrome Browser||Jan 12, 2011|
|1296:|| China Beefs Up Punishment For Intellectual Property Theft|
China has arrested more than 4,000 people for violating intellectual property rights (IPR) since November and will enforce tougher punishments to combat the "rampant" problem, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
Gao Feng, deputy director of the Ministry of Public Security's Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau, told a news conference that his agency had uncovered more than 2,000 cases since China launched a six-month campaign to beef up enforcement of intellectual property rights last November.
The financial value of the cases totaled 2.3 billion yuan ($348 million), Gao said, adding that the number of arrests, cases and financial value represent a tripling from the same period a year ago.
|Content, Writing and Copyright||Jan 12, 2011|
|1297:|| Baidu Reaches Out In English To Help Grow Its Market Share|
Chinese search engine giant Baidu has launched an English-language blog on the country's online culture, a company spokesman said on Tuesday, as the firm looks to expand into overseas markets.[br][br]Baidu Beat intends to introduce and explain to foreign users the hot topics and trends on China's Internet, which is now used by more than 450 million people, spokesman Kaiser Kuo told AFP.[br][br]'It's really out of a desire to give people who are interested in China but who don't necessarily read Chinese or don't read fluently in Chinese an opportunity to understand what Chinese Internet users are doing,' he said.
|Asia and Pacific Region||Jan 12, 2011|
|1298:|| Study Reveals 53 Billion Visits to Piracy Sites In One Year|
Mark Mulligan, an analyst at research firm Forrester, points out that the numbers of visits does not necessarily equate to the number of downloads.
But it does show that commercial file-sharing sites, alongside other non-network based methods, are becoming as popular a way of sharing pirated music and films as peer-to-peer technologies.
"These upload sites index their files. It is very easy and convenient," he added.
|Foo||Jan 11, 2011|
|1299:|| vBulletin Issues Warning : Google reCAPTCHA System Cracked|
"Despite denials from Google, a security researcher continues to assert that the Search King's reCAPTCHA system for protecting Web sites from spammers can be successfully exploited by Internet junk mail panderers.[br][br]Researcher Jonathan Wilkins published a paper recently that included an analysis of reCAPTCHA's security. In automated attacks he conducted against the system, he reported he had an alarming success rate of 17.5 percent.[br][br]vBulletin issues the following warning to those running vBulletin with reCAPTCHA system:[br]"[i]It has become apparent from our customers and customers of other BB Systems that there is a targeted effort being made to spam forums world-wide. Unfortunately as part of that effort it appears that ReCaptcha may have been cracked...[/i]"
|Webmaster General||Jan 11, 2011|
|1300:|| Intuit Launches Free GoPayment Service For Mobile Payments|
"Intuit, best known for its Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax accounting software, is making a big push into the burgeoning mobile payments business with the launch today of a free version of its nearly two-year-old GoPayment service."
GoPayment, designed for small businesses that don't yet accept credit cards, think babysitters, plumbers, dogwalkers and flea market vendors...
"This will attract the smaller businesses that couldn't take credit card payments before or are taking them but not getting enough value,"
|Ecommerce||Jan 10, 2011|
|1301:|| Klout Raises $8.5 Million Funding|
"It's been amazing seeing the passion the social media community has for their Klout Scores," says Joe Fernandez, CEO and co-founder of Klout.[br][br] "We have a lot of work ahead of us, though. We intend to invest heavily in increasing the performance of our system to deliver the accuracy, clarity and actionability commensurate with being the standard for influence. To do so, we will need to greatly expand the number of services that are analyzed in calculating the Klout Score and provide a much richer consumer experience.
|Foo||Jan 10, 2011|
|1302:|| Twitter Buys Summize Search in 2008 and Lets the Domain Expire in 2010|
Twitter purchase the search engine summize.com in the middle of 2008. The domain name was let to expire in December 2010. It was picked up by a domainer apparently in Hong Kong.
|Jan 8, 2011|
|1303:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2011|
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for January 2011."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 8, 2011|
|1304:|| Amazon Warns All Illinois Associates of Possible Termination|
[i]We regret to inform you that the Illinois state legislature has passed an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that, if signed by Governor Quinn, would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships with Illinois-based Associates. You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of Illinois. If our records are incorrect, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. [br][br] Please note that this not an immediate termination notice and you are still a valued participant in the Amazon Associates Program. But if the governor signs this bill, we will need to terminate the participation of all Illinois residents in the Associates Program. After that point, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for sales referred to amazon.com, endless.com and smallparts.com nor will we accept new applications for the Associates Program from Illinois residents.[/i]
|Affiliates||Jan 7, 2011|
|1305:|| Facebook Financials Revealed in Leak |
Facebook earned $US355 million in net income in the first nine months of 2010 on revenue of $US1.2 billion, according to documents that Goldman Sachs is providing to clients.
Goldman began hand-delivering copies of the 101-page private placement memorandum for the Facebook offering to its wealthy customers a little after lunchtime Thursday in New York, according to a person who received a copy.
The Goldman customer said he received a separate six-page financial statement containing information on the social networking firm.
The document provides some of the most detailed financial information to come to light about Facebook, which Goldman recently valued at $US50 billion in a separate, $US450 million funding.
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 7, 2011|
|1306:|| New Year SEO Checklist For Google|
"With the start of each new year I go through my sites and do a few simple maintenance steps. It helps make sure old issues get fixed and helps direct the growth of my sites."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 6, 2011|
|1307:|| DMOZ Game Plan|
The state of DMOZ: "I need to figure out how to get a few new websites into DMOZ. About 5 years ago I created a random site and submitted it to DMOZ and was accepted. Since that time I've not touched the site but it has enjoyed #1 rankings ever since. Many of my other sites have not seen anything close to that success. Only thing I can think to attribute it to - is DMOZ. [br][br]So a few questions: [br][br]1. Is it just me or is DMOZ still *very* important? [br][br]2. Is DMOZ still being maintained? [br][br]3. Should I submit brand new sites, or wait for them to age and rank in the SEs a bit first? [br][br]4. Any other strategy I should adhere to? [br][br]5. Anything else out there working these days like DMOZ (did)?" (-subscription required)
|WebmasterWorld Supporters||Jan 6, 2011|
|1308:|| New Google Warning "Webmaster Tools Notice of Detected Unnatural Links."|
Webmaster Tools sends out fresh warnings of "Unnatural Links". With commentary from Matt Cutts. [br] [br] [quote][i]Google Webmaster Tools notice of detected unnatural links on [domain]![br] [br] We've detected that some or all of your pages are using techniques that are outside our quality guidelines, which are available here: [google.com...] [br] [br] Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links on your site pointing to other sites that could be intended to manipulate PageRank.[/i][br][br]Matt Cutts Responds:[br]Yup, I believe that's real. Remember at Pubcon I said we'd be ramping up our transparency when we think a site is outside our guidelines? This is one of those instances. The key part of this email is "Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links on your site pointing to other sites that could be intended to manipulate PageRank." So one thing to look for is anything that could be considered linkselling, past linkselling, or that sort of thing."[/quote] (-subscription required)
|Google SEO||Jan 5, 2011|
|1309:|| Google vs Facebook In Social, Innovation, and Growth|
Piper Jaffray tech analyst Gene Munster among the Facebook bulls. He just gave an interview to Bloomberg TV which must have made any Googlers listening cringe."
"Google has given up on social. Facebook owns the social graph, Google can't replicate it, and that race is over.
Google is just going to continue improving search instead of trying to compete head-on with Facebook.
Facebook is the place in Silicon Valley where all the rockstars want to work. Facebook is Google five years ago, and Google is Microsoft."
|Foo||Jan 5, 2011|
|1310:|| Amazon Launches Appstore Developer Portal For Mobile App Developers|
"It is a new self-service tool that allows mobile application developers, Android developers in particular, to join our Appstore Developer Program and submit apps for the upcoming launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android."
|Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies||Jan 5, 2011|
|1311:|| Ecommerce New Year's Resolutions|
"Just interested in what you'll be tackling for 2011. Some suggestions to your list (Disclaimer: I'm a comparison shopping expert that works with CPC Strategy, so these may be a *bit* skewed):
- List your products on Google Product Search, Bing Shopping, and Shopmania (all free shopping engines).
- Formulate CPC rate bidding strategies for your paid shopping engine campaigns.
- Create a comparison shopping campaign audit schedule.
What are your top 3?"
|Ecommerce||Jan 4, 2011|
|1312:|| Firefox Market Share Overtakes IE In Europe|
Mozilla's Firefox browser has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the leader in Europe, the first time Microsoft's browser has lost its top spot in a major market, a web analytics firm StatCounter said.
In December, the open-source Firefox took 38.1 percent of European market share, while Internet Explorer's share slipped to 37.5 percent. Google Chrome saw its share rising to 14.6 percent from just 5.1 percent a year earlier.
"This appears to be happening because Google's Chrome is stealing share from Internet Explorer while Firefox is mainly maintaining its existing share," Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter chief executive, said in a statement.
|Firefox Browser Usage and Support||Jan 4, 2011|
|1313:|| On the importance of contracts|
Everyone who does work should have a legal contract with the company they are working for. It's a step you don't want to neglect.
|Professional Webmaster Business Issues||Jan 4, 2011|
|1314:|| AdSense Reporting Delay January 2011|
"stats well and truly stuck on the first full day back at work for many."
|Google AdSense||Jan 4, 2011|
|1315:|| Facebook Reportedly Gets $500Million Investment Which "Values Firm At $50bn"|
"Facebook has reportedly raised funds from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal valuing the social networking site at $50bn (LSTG32.3bn).
The New York Times said that Goldman was investing $450m in Facebook, and Digital Sky Technologies another $50m.
The paper, citing unnamed sources, said the terms of the deal implied a value for Facebook of just over $50bn."
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 3, 2011|
|1316:|| Blekko Wide Open to Scraping Your Content|
Webmasters should be able to opt into Blekko without allowing Blekko to display cached copyrighted pages.
|Alternative Search Engines||Jan 1, 2011|
|1317:|| Are SSD Hard Drives Good Enough For Server Use?|
"Can I drop 2 or 3 drives in to a webserver and let them run for 3-4 years with no problems?"
|Webmaster Hardware||Jan 1, 2011|
|1318:|| Thread of Year Nominee - Google Traffic Throttling and Shaping |
The topic of Google traffic throttling came up a good number of times over the past two years or more. Some doubt that it happens - others are convinced but have trouble breaking through the wall of other's doubt.
Last year I saw the analytics for one site that showed a drop to zero Google traffic every day at around the same time - it stayed at zero until the next day and then it cycled again. I also saw another major enterprise site that only had first page ranking for a specific 4-hour period every day. Both of the cases persisted for many weeks, but both eventually "returned to normal".
Just recently someone else contacted me with the graphs to show something very strange. Three months of nearly level Google traffic (unnaturally level in my experience) followed by a huge spike that lasted 4 hours - I'm talking up 1,000%.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Dec 31, 2010|
|1319:|| Happy New Year 2011|
"To All WebmasterWorld Members - have a wonderful celebration and a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2011."
|Foo||Dec 31, 2010|
|1320:|| Google AdSense Webmasters: How Did 2010 Fare For You?|
Some are up, some are way down - some are new, and some are history: "WebmasterWorld Members review their 2010 Google AdSense performance."
|Google AdSense||Dec 31, 2010|