The forgotten search
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The forgotten search

With the number of websites on the web growing each day, internal search is becoming more and more popular. Ecommerce sites all the way up to blogs now have an internal search feature where anyone can search for content, products, and services within that website.

7/3/2006 Comments Off
TechCrunch: Now with more sponsors
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TechCrunch: Now with more sponsors

In the last few days Michael Arrington has added 2 new sponsors to TechCrunch to make up a total of 6 sponsored ads at the top right. The advertising rate has also been increased from $7,500 to $10,000 for these sponsored ads.

7/2/2006 Comments Off
Catchup – 7/02/06
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Catchup – 7/02/06

Google’s long awaited payment service has finally launched. Google Checkout is a new system that allows merchants to process credit-card payments. Merchants that use Google Checkout will have a little icon displayed in their Google ads.

7/2/2006 Comments Off
CNet missed one
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CNet missed one

CNet has released the Top 10 Google Apps, which is a listing of the top Google applications and their ratings. The list was pretty good overall, but there was one big disappoint…

6/27/2006 Comments Off
What ads work?
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What ads work?

The Nielsen/Norman group recently did some eye tracking studies that show some interesting results. It shows that users seem to ignore animated ads, or graphic ads that stick out from the rest of the site.

6/26/2006 Comments Off
Leveraging Wikipedia
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Leveraging Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a collaboratively built encyclopedia that has evolved into a great resource if you are looking for information on just about anything. Because of its popularity and the sheer number of people that use Wikipedia

6/25/2006 Comments Off
Catchup – 6/23/06
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Catchup – 6/23/06

Last week there was spam site that managed to get over 5 billion pages indexed and ranked on Google within a matter of weeks. Shorty after someone outed the site Google yanked all the pages from their index. Kudos to Google for taking quick action, a big smack upside the head for letting this happen in the first place.

6/23/2006 Comments Off
Are your employees evangelists?
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Are your employees evangelists?

What does it say about your product when your employees use your competitors’ products more than they do your own? Based on a post from Andrew Hitchcock, Phillip Lenssen posted some statistics that show Microsoft employees use Google 3x more than they use MSN.

6/22/2006 Comments Off
Maximizing Google click-throughs
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Maximizing Google click-throughs

Millions of people search Google on a daily basis and thousands of companies are advertising on Google’s sponsored listings using keyword targeted text ads. You may not always be able to afford the number 1 sponsored listing or rank above the fold in the organic listings.

6/21/2006 Comments Off