An individual who apparently works for a search marketing firm based in the United States, has stolen copy that I originally wrote and posted it not once, but multiple times on various web forums. I wrote to them about this in an attempt to get them to either remove the posts or modify them so that my original copy does not appear, however they have ignored my request.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including Google will begin to display AdSense in its Maps product, video search engine, Blinx will power Ask’s video search, U.S. online ad revenues up 26% in the first quarter, WebProNews features video footage and interviews from SMX Advanced, and finally, AdWords adds new feature to management console – the Account Snapshot.
WebmasterWorld who produces the PubCon conferences and SEO Class, a newly formed organization providing intimate training experiences in search marketing, are partnering together to produce PubCon SEO Class, coined as a premium Internet marketing training program. These two-day programs will be limited to less than 50 participants and focus on midrange to advanced SEM/SEO curriculum. The inaugural two-day SEO Class by PubCon is scheduled for New York on July 30th & 31st. The cost to attend is $2,999, however if you pre-register before June 30th, you can save $1,000 off the normal price.
Ask has made some pretty significant changes over the last year and a half. First they got rid of the butler and now they have gone 3D. This new three dimensional version not only includes a major overhaul of the home page as well as the way search results appear, they have also added a laundry list of new features and resources. The company is calling this release as a “major leap forward” for search which includes a bold three-panel interface (taken from the experimental Ask X) that integrates more multimedia content, including images, videos, music files, as well as more structured text-based content.
TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft has gathered a team of twenty or more “rock star” developers who’ve been tasked at building their next generation search engine. Few other details are provided with the exception that the engine would be “horizontal” and will be very cool. My reaction – yawn.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including the FTC opens a preliminary antitrust investigation into the Google/DoubleClick merger, Microsoft’s newest product – the Surface Computer, a computer that responds to natural gestures, touch and physical objects, a new human powers search engine called “Mahalo” is launched, and finally, Mike Grehan is now working for Bruce Clay as their VP of International Business Development.