Kalena Jordan has a new article at Search Engine College entitled “Top 10 AdSense Tricks To Boost Your Commission.” These types of articles always catch my eye because I just love AdSense. AdSense has allowed us and many other publishers to turn unprofitable sites into very profitable sites.
I just came upon and interesting thread at High Rankings started by Leann Pass of IncreaseRanking regarding another “rotten apple” in our industry. This company combines blackmail with SEO – in other words, “let us SEO your site or we will resort to blackmail.” It sure is amusing how companies who obviously suck at what they do will resort to scare tactics to try to earn new business.
A federal judge said Tuesday he intends to require Google Inc. to turn over some information to the Department of Justice in its quest to revive a law making it harder for children to see online pornography. This ruling comes after Google initially resisted a subpoena to turn over any information because of user privacy and trade secret concerns.
When you first read this headline, you might be thinking click fraud, right? But what I am referring to is the Google AdWords Jumpstart or Yahoo! Search Marketing Fast Start programs that essentially allow both PPC providers to set up your campaign for you. Is the company that provides exposure for your ads the best solution to set up your account? In my own professional opinion, I would have to answer a resounding “no!”
From The Business Journal of Phoenix, local domain registrar GoDaddy.com is fighting against a ruling that it believes creates a monopolistic environment in the Internet domain name registration industry. They are petitioning the U.S. Department of Commerce to deny final approval of the recent controversial .com registry agreement with VeriSign.
Looking to capitalize on the need for more specialized search services, Vast launches today. Vast is a search engine and Web crawler designed to more easily find classified ads. The initial focus has been on three areas – autos, personals and jobs, but more topics like housing, motorcycles and pets will be added as the year goes on.
Google has confirmed that they will lease temporary office space at Arizona State University. The Mountain View, California based company is expanding in the Valley with an engineering, operations and IT support functions office as part of a worldwide effort to build engineering centers in locations where there are great engineers.
From The Business Journal, the town of Gilbert, Arizona is preparing to deploy citywide wireless Internet service, which will expand on the Tempe network, completed in February, and the Chandler network scheduled to be fully deployed by the end of September.
There is an ever-increasing amount of services popping up all over the place that will take 300 or so characters from a web page and then create what they call ‘original content.’ Even though what they are really doing is stealing content they justify their actions by stating that they are only using a portion of the content.
Microsoft launched a new search service called Windows Live Search. Both the new Windows Live Search and the existing MSN Search will be powered by the same underlying technology but Windows Live will focus primarily on productivity and the MSN brand will continue to evolve as a media and content destination.