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|2041:|| comScore: Online Sales Grew 9.8 pct in 2010|
Bouncing back smartly from the recession, online retail sales increased 11% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from the previous year, and full-year 2010 sales were up 9.8% over 2009,[br][br]Fourth quarter e-retail sales totaled a record $43.432 billion, versus $39.045 billion a year earlier. For the full year, online retailers sold $142.491 billion worth of merchandise, up from $129.797 in 2009.[br][br]Retail e-commerce had a strong fourth quarter, growing 11% versus last year as holiday season spending was bolstered by an improving sentiment among some consumer segments and by retailers' discounting and promotions,"
|Ecommerce||Feb 8, 2011|
|2042:|| Big Changes Promised Shortly at Google|
We've been working on this issue for a long time, and made some progress. These efforts started long before the recent spat of news articles. I've personally been working on it for over a year. [br][br]The central issue is that it's very difficult to make changes that sacrifice "on-topic-ness" for "good-ness" that don't make the results in general worse. [br][br]You can expect some big changes here very shortly though.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Feb 7, 2011|
|2043:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - February 2011|
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for February 2011."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Feb 5, 2011|
|2044:|| Creating Your Own Backlinks Helps Ranking In Google|
Last week, a competitor that is normally on page 3 to 4 on Google has started to rank number one or 2 for a highly competitive term.[br][br]When i was evaluating their backlinks, 85% of the 20 links they have are all from blog / low content sites they own. When I say low content I mean one post on a blog with a unique url over 6 months ago. The other 15% are from low quality directories.[br][br]I thought Google was trying to get rid of this type of spam links, not reward them...
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Feb 4, 2011|
|2045:|| Answers.com Acquired for $127 Million in Cash|
today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, for a total cash consideration of approximately $127 million.[br][br]"This is a great outcome for our shareholders," said Bob Rosenschein, Founder, Chairman and CEO. "After an exciting six years as a public company, we are very pleased to achieve considerable value for our investors."
|Community Building and User Generated Content||Feb 3, 2011|
|2046:|| Do Glass Ceilings Exist in AdSense?|
Always reading about the so-called "glass ceiling" where AdSense won't earn any more than that magical amount where earnings are capped.[br]br]Are you sure the glass ceiling isn't your imagination and creativity instead?[br][br]I almost fell into the glass ceiling mindset trap once, years ago, when I couldn't seem to get the site over the $100/day ceiling, just wouldn't budge. Then I realized I was looking at it all wrong, the site and AdSense units as-is (as-was) caused the cap, so I set about to change things up. Couple of months later I was looking at a theoretical $200/day earnings cap, but having broken the $100/day ceiling I was sure I could bust it and did.
|Google AdSense||Feb 3, 2011|
|2047:|| The Best Way to Tell Google a Page No Longer Exists|
What do you think it's the best way to tell googlebot that a page does not exist anymore.[br][br]Simply delete it and let it 404 until googlebot gets bored and stops trying, or return a 410 code everytime it tries to download it?
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Feb 2, 2011|
|2048:|| Google Finds Bing Using Google Serps as Ranking Signal|
Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites they select from Google's results, then uses that information to improve Bing's own search listings. Bing doesn't deny this.[br][br]As a result of the apparent monitoring, Bing's relevancy is potentially improving (or getting worse) on the back of Google's own work. Google likens it to the digital equivalent of Bing leaning over during an exam and copying off of Google's test.
|Bing Search Engine News||Feb 1, 2011|
|2049:|| Canada To Get Metered Internet|
Metered Internet usage (also called "Usage-Based Billing") is coming to Canada, and it's going to cost Internet users.
While an advance guard of Canadians are expressing creative outrage at the prospect of having to pay inflated prices for Internet use charged by the gigabyte, the consequences probably haven't set in for most consumers.
Now, however, independent Canadian ISPs are publishing their revised data plans, and they aren't pretty.
|Professional Webmaster Business Issues||Feb 1, 2011|
|2050:|| Making the Most Of The Page Title For SEO|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss latest thinking on page titles for SEO purposes.[br][br]Are you limited to 70 characters, what about page title case, or special characters?
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 31, 2011|
|2051:|| Microsoft Releases a 'Fix-it' For Scripting Vulnerabilty In IE|
...we're releasing Security Advisory 2501696, which describes a publicly disclosed scripting vulnerability affecting all versions of Microsoft Windows. The main impact of the vulnerability is unintended information disclosure.
The vulnerability lies in the MHTML (MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML) protocol handler, which is used by applications to render certain kinds of documents. The impact of an attack on the vulnerability would be similar to that of server-side cross-site-scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. For instance, an attacker could construct an HTML link designed to trigger a malicious script and somehow convince the targeted user to click it. When the user clicked that link, the malicious script would run on the user's computer for the rest of the current Internet Explorer session. Such a script might collect user information (eg., email), spoof content displayed in the browser, or otherwise interfere with the user's experience.
The workaround we are recommending customers apply locks down the MHTML protocol and effectively addresses the issue on the client system where it exists. We are providing a Microsoft Fix-it package to further automate installation.
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||Jan 31, 2011|
|2052:|| Facebook Places Deals Launches In Europe|
Facebook made a significant move into the potentially lucrative local business advertising space on Monday with the launch in the UK and other European countries of Places Deals, which gives users discounts and benefits with nearby shops, restaurants and venues through their mobile phones.[br][br][br]Facebook says millions of users are already choosing to check in to venues, and its app is already the most popular in Apple's iTunes Store....[br][br]Through deals with partners announced today, the first 30,000 Facebook users to check in at Starbucks stores in the UK can claim a free coffee, the first 1,000 to check in at Debenhams will receive a free mascara and makeover, and the first four to upgrade their contracts and check in at O2 stores will win a free Xbox or Playstation.
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 31, 2011|
|2053:|| Training a Link Development Team|
Creating campaigns, choosing the direction to move forward should be handled by a point person for the link building account.[br][br]The grunt work can be done through scripted responses by employees who do not need to know the higher level information, who may not be able to handle higher level information, but are perfectly capable to handle the routine scripted responses.
|Link Development||Jan 29, 2011|
|2054:|| Matt Cutts: Google Algorithm Change Launched|
Last week, Google's Matt Cutts was talking about an algorithm change that would try to address low quality content in the SERPs - especially content farms, with a side helping of scraper sites.[br][br]Today Matt announced on Hacker News that a new algo had been pushed live "rank scraper sites or sites with less original content lower". Is that the same thing as content farms?
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 28, 2011|
|2055:|| 'The world is going to run out of internet addresses within weeks'|
The event that triggers their distribution is widely expected to take place in the next few days.[br][br]When that happens each of the five regional agencies that hand out net addresses will get one of the remaining blocks of 16 million addresses.[br][br]The addresses in those last five blocks are expected to be completely exhausted by September 2011. [br]
|Website Technology Issues||Jan 28, 2011|
|2056:|| Microsoft Reports Record $0.77 Earnings Per Share in Second Quarter|
Microsoft Corp. today announced record second-quarter revenue of $19.95 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively.[br][br]"We are enthusiastic about the consumer response to our holiday lineup of products, including the launch of Kinect. The 8 million units of Kinect sensors sold in just 60 days far exceeded our expectations," said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. "The pace of business spending, combined with strong consumer demand, led to another quarter of operating margin expansion and solid earnings per share growth."
|Microsoft Corporate||Jan 28, 2011|
|2057:|| Running Google Shopping For The First Time|
Can't explain why, but we've never used Froogle/Google Base/Merchant Center. Seems that not many sellers in our niche use it either. Perhaps low-ball pricing of some sellers may discourage others.[br][br]Anyway, tonight I trudged into the instructions for submitting a feed and uploaded about 100 products.
|Ecommerce||Jan 27, 2011|
|2058:|| Experimenting With Interest Based Advertising and the New AdSense Performance Report|
WebmasterWorld Members experiment with IBAs now that the stats are broken out.[br][br][i]We have just launched a new feature in the AdSense interface that now shows interest-based targeting type earnings broken out. Previously these were included in contextual earnings.[br][br]You should see data broken out by contextual, IBA, and placement.[/i]
|Google AdSense||Jan 26, 2011|
|2059:|| Facebook Adds Social Authentication and HTTPS Login Capability|
A key part of controlling information has always been protecting it from security threats like viruses, malware and hackers.
Starting today we'll provide you with the ability to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS.
At Facebook we strive to put people at the center of all of our products and to design every experience you have on the site to be social. This is obvious in products like photos, where pictures are organized around the people that appear in them. We also want to bring the benefits of social design to experiences where you wouldn't traditionally expect them, like account security. Social authentication is our latest effort toward this goal.
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 26, 2011|
|2060:|| Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page Hacked|
Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page has been hacked by an unknown person who posted a status update suggesting that the site should let people invest in it rather than going to the banks.
The message left by the hacker read: 'Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way?...
|Facebook Marketing||Jan 26, 2011|
|2061:|| AdSense Publishers Wonder If "Keep My Opt-Outs" Will Hurt Earnings|
Today Google's Chrome browser announced an extension called "Keep My Opt-Outs". This extension allows the user to opt out permanently from all ad tracking cookies. The Google announcement added:[br][br]"We're working to make this feature available for other browsers, too. We've also decided to make the code for this extension available on an open-source basis, so that other developers can let us know if there's a bug, or even extend the code's capabilities if they want to."
|Google Chrome Browser||Jan 25, 2011|
|2062:|| Developer Communities Stunned by WHATWG Changing HTML5 to HTML!?|
Removing the version number from HTML5 and simply calling it 'HTML' has 'benefits'.[br][br]'In practice, the WHATWG has basically been operating like this for years, and indeed we were going to change the name last year but ended up deciding to wait a bit since people still used the term "HTML5" a lot. However, the term is now basically being used to mean anything Web-standards-related, so it's time to move on!'
|HTML||Jan 24, 2011|
|2063:|| The Google Gospel According to Matt Cutts, Chapter 1:21:2011|
... attention has shifted instead to 'content farms,' which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. In 2010, we launched two major algorithmic changes focused on low-quality sites. Nonetheless, we hear the feedback from the web loud and clear: people are asking for even stronger action on content farms and sites that consist primarily of spammy or low-quality content. We take pride in Google search and strive to make each and every search perfect. The fact is that we're not perfect, and combined with users' skyrocketing expectations of Google, these imperfections get magnified in perception. However, we can and should do better.[br][br]As we've increased both our size and freshness in recent months, we've naturally indexed a lot of good content and some spam as well. To respond to that challenge, we recently launched a redesigned document-level classifier that makes it harder for spammy on-page content to rank highly. The new classifier is better at detecting spam on individual web pages, e.g., repeated spammy words, the sort of phrases you tend to see in junky, automated, self-promoting blog comments. We've also radically improved our ability to detect hacked sites, which were a major source of spam in 2010. And we're evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower, including one change that primarily affects sites that copy others' content and sites with low levels of original content. We'll continue to explore ways to reduce spam, including new ways for users to give more explicit feedback about spammy and low-quality sites.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 21, 2011|
|2064:|| 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|
|2065:|| 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|
|2066:|| 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|
|2067:|| Google PR Update 20 Jan 2011|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest Google Pagerank update."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||Jan 20, 2011|
|2068:|| 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|
|2069:|| 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 Search and Internet Marketing News||Jan 19, 2011|
|2070:|| 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|
|2071:|| 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|
|2072:|| 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|
|2073:|| 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|
|2074:|| 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|
|2075:|| 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|
|2076:|| 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|
|2077:|| 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|
|2078:|| 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|
|2079:|| 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|
|2080:|| 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|