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Google (or Gogole.com?) Page Rank
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Google (or Gogole.com?) Page Rank

It’s no secret anymore that Google ranks as the number one defacto-standard in the field of major search engines. In 2003, Google accounts for more than 85% of all Internet searches on a daily basis. Google now has many versions running in many different countries, including China, Japan, the U.K., Hong-Kong and many others. Rank for Sales knows many small and not so small businesses and companies whose livelihood almost basically depends on Google bringing them new customers, day after day.

Top SEO myths
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Top SEO myths

There are 7 top SEO myths and misconceptions we encounter everyday, out of the more than 20. In the real, true world of Search Engine Optimization techniques and methods used to obtain higher rankings, there are no shortcuts and certainly no free lunches.

The 5 steps to successfully building a good e-commerce Web site
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The 5 steps to successfully building a good e-commerce Web site

Register a .com, a .biz, a .cc or a .ca domain name (.ca are reserved for Canadian companies only). Whether you’re looking to reserve domain names for use now or at a later date, you should seriously consider doing it now, while some still might be available, although the best choices in the .com range have most certainly been taken by now. We have found some good domain names in the .biz, .cc and .ws category. The choice is yours.

Survey: Paid inclusion search to reach $6 billion
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Survey: Paid inclusion search to reach $6 billion

Innovation among companies hots up as ad pie swells. With experts projecting that the global market for paid Internet searches will reach more than US$6 billion (S$10 billion) by 2006, up from about US$2 billion last year, search engine companies are gearing up to duke it out for a chunk of the advertising pie.

Web services management more & more popular
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Web services management more & more popular

There is much confusion on the issue of Web services management, because the term “management” has often been used in the past to mean many different things.

Two examples: business process management, the active coordination and execution of business processes; and systems management, the passive monitoring of performance and IT infrastructure). These are two very different meanings of the word “management”–and two very different markets.

Management in the context of Web services has gained a lot of visibility, as the big companies each try to claim ownership of the space.

Study reveals Web searches getting tougher
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Study reveals Web searches getting tougher

More users are conducting Internet searches with multiple words, according to a study released yesterday.

OneStat.com, a Web analytics firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, found that two- and three-word searches are the norm for Web searchers.

Nearly 33 percent of a sample of 2 million Web searchers monitored in the past two months used two-word queries and 26 percent used three-word queries. Nineteen percent searched using a single word, and searches using four to seven words made up 21 percent.

Content Management Systems and their relation to SEO
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Content Management Systems and their relation to SEO

A lot has been said about Content Management Systems (CMS) in the past. Since search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimisation (SEO) are now such a growing part of the main marketing objectives for companies of all sizes, extra attention and caution must be used before the purchase of any such CMS software or programs.

The new data centers at Google, as of January 25, 2004
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The new data centers at Google, as of January 25, 2004

Google has removed the old DNS entries from it’s database. It is believed this will now have a certain impact on future updates.
In light of these changes, what kind of results could this have on the average site owner or webmaster? It would signify the end of what used to be called the Google Dance syndrome.

Competition getting warmer for search engines
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Competition getting warmer for search engines

Google’s dominant position under threat as rivals develop competing technology. Ask Jeeves, the internet search engine, has come up with the best answer of all. Constantly asked by sceptics whether it would ever make money, the PG Wodehouse inspired business based in Emeryville, California, produced the clearest result this week.

Can you really place a website on the very first page of Google?
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Can you really place a website on the very first page of Google?

I often get emails and letters asking me if it’s really possible to get a site placed on top of the search engine results pages (SERP’s), in other words on the very first page of Google and most of the other major search engines. The answer to that question is a definite yes- provided you follow some basic elementary rules of SEO, and if you adhere to some good, sound advice that time has proven us that it works.