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2001: new post   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.
FooJan 10, 2011
2002: new post   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.
TwitterJan 8, 2011
2003: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2011
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for January 2011."
Google SEO News and DiscussionJan 8, 2011
2004: new post   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]
AffiliatesJan 7, 2011
2005: new post   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 MarketingJan 7, 2011
2006: new post   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 DiscussionJan 6, 2011
2007: new post   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 SupportersJan 6, 2011
2008: new post   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 SEOJan 5, 2011
2009: new post   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."
FooJan 5, 2011
2010: new post   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 TechnologiesJan 5, 2011
2011: new post   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?"
EcommerceJan 4, 2011
2012: new post   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 SupportJan 4, 2011
2013: new post   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 IssuesJan 4, 2011
2014: new post   AdSense Reporting Delay January 2011
"stats well and truly stuck on the first full day back at work for many."
Google AdSenseJan 4, 2011
2015: new post   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 MarketingJan 3, 2011
2016: new post   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 EnginesJan 1, 2011
2017: new post   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 HardwareJan 1, 2011
2018: new post   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 DiscussionDec 31, 2010
2019: new post   Happy New Year 2011
"To All WebmasterWorld Members - have a wonderful celebration and a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2011."
FooDec 31, 2010
2020: new post   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 AdSenseDec 31, 2010
2021: new post   Skype Calls Banned In China
"... it was announced that all internet phone calls were to be banned apart from those made over two state-owned networks,"
Asia and Pacific RegionDec 31, 2010
2022: new post   Your Predictions for 2011
"Looking back at previous predictions, and forward at 2011."
FooDec 31, 2010
2023: new post   Internet TV: Not Quite The Big Hit
Internet-connected TVs made up 21% of all television sales in 2010, according to a recently released report by NPD Group's DisplaySearch. Sales are expected to more than double by 2014.

The only problem is hardly anyone is using them to surf the Internet. Just 45% of those who say they have an Internet-connected TV use that feature, DisplaySearch found.

"It's not something they're looking for, but it's there," said Paul Semenza, senior vice president of NPD Group's DisplaySearch. "It's being included more and more as a standard feature in high-end sets."

In other words, people are picking up Internet-connected TVs without knowing it or caring. It's kind of like buying a car with rain-sensing wipers.
FooDec 31, 2010
2024: new post   The Facebook Juggernaut Keeps on Rolling - Passing Google and Yahoo in Search
"When combined, common search terms -- e.g., facebook and facebook.com -- for Facebook accounted for 3.48% of all searches in the U.S. among the top 50 terms, which represents a 207% increase versus 2009,"
Facebook MarketingDec 30, 2010
2025: new post   iPhone Skype Now has Full Video - No WiFi Needed
"...ability to make video calls, allowing iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users to share real-time video amongst each other and users of Skype's Windows, Mac, and Linux clients along with the ASUS Videophone."
Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile TechnologiesDec 30, 2010
2026: new post   Blekko Showing AdSense Publishers Information
"As a webmaster, I know we should be open to new search technologies and give a chance to new comers, but what have I to gain really by allowing them to crawl my sites so far if the negatives outweigh the positives?"
Google AdSenseDec 30, 2010
2027: new post   Google AdWords Changing Agency Support
"It appears that Google sees this as a 'realignment' of agency support."
Google AdWordsDec 30, 2010
2028: new post   Facebook Passes Google For 2010 - Top Site of The Year
"Facebook has been named most visited site of the year (crowding out last year's winner Google). Comscore also shows Facebook.com passing Google.com in visits in November but all Google sites as still having more."
Facebook MarketingDec 30, 2010
2029: new post   Getting Sacked by a Computer - Merry Christmas from Google
"Then two days before Christmas I got a letter from my bank saying that the check for October, worth LSTG1,700 had been stopped. That is LSTG3,700 gone from my family finances in the two weeks before Chisitmas.
Google AdSenseDec 30, 2010
2030: new post   YouTube Blocks the Phrase "No Credit Cards"? Huh?
When a meme goes mainstream: "...the phrase "no credit cards" gives an error message when anybody includes that phrase in a comment to a video on Youtube."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesDec 29, 2010
2031: new post   Google AdSense Testing Borders Around Text Ads
"...I've seen my Adsense Ads with a border. This happened on two different domains."
Google AdSenseDec 28, 2010
2032: new post   What Shall I Do With My Least Viewed Pages?
"... I decided to have a look at my least visited pages. Some of these have been visited once in a month (as opposed to thousands for my more popular pages)."
Content ManagementDec 28, 2010
2033: new post   Matt Cutts Offers a "Heads-Up" for 2011
Matt Cutts used a simple tweet to give us a glimpse into the Google search team's 2011 focus. Now the community takes up those two simple sentences and the specifics of what it might mean. [br][br]"Google will more at cloaking in Q1 2011. Not just page content matters; avoid different headers/redirects to Googlebot instead of users."
Google SEO News and DiscussionDec 28, 2010
2034: new post   Question of Day: What is the Best Way to Recruit Affiliates?
"How do I get potential affiliates to even look at my product?"
AffiliatesDec 26, 2010
2035: new post   Merry Christmas
"Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!"
FooDec 25, 2010
2036: new post   What is the smallest thing you have done that has made a ranking difference?
Members discuss small changes that made a big difference for ranking. The discussion is almost becoming a spontaneous "end of year" list.
Google SEO News and DiscussionDec 23, 2010
2037: new post   Google Purchases Huge New York City Office Building
"...the web search titan just dropped $1.9 billion to acquire one of the largest and most historic buildings in all of the Big Apple. At nearly 3 million square feet, 111 Eighth Avenue, the former Port Authority building, sits like a beached, red-brick cruise ship overlooking New York's Chelsea neighborhood. The building is so big, in fact, that it has elevators large enough to accommodate 18-wheel semi-trucks."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesDec 23, 2010
2038: new post   Net Neutrality - FCC Poised to Pass Controversial Set of Rules
The FCC appears poised to pass a controversial set of rules that broadly create two classes of Internet access, one for fixed-line providers and the other for the wireless Net.
FooDec 21, 2010
2039: new post   Facebook Should Be In China, Says Baidu
Baidu called for a Facebook entry into China, where the government currently bans the social network out of censorship
Asia and Pacific RegionDec 21, 2010
2040: new post   eBay Acquiring Fashion Daily-Deals Site For $200 Million
"...eBay is pulling $200 million out of its wallet for brands4friends, a fashion daily-deals site based in Berlin.
The acquisition, announced today, is designed to build up the auction site's reputation as a source for clothing, shoes, and accessories among European buyers.
As Germany's largest online shopping club, brands4friends offers daily deals to site subscribers and features about 600 brands, including Buffalo, Calvin Klein, and Diesel. eBay Acquiring Fashion Daily-Deals Site For $200 Million
EcommerceDec 20, 2010
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