Social Networks Are The New Porn
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Social Networks Are The New Porn

Since the rise of the internet in the 1990s, pornography has ruled the internet. While difficult to measure accurately, the online pornography industry is estimated to be worth about $1 billion, and counts for about 13% of website visits in America (compared to search engines, which account for 7%). But it appears that new uses are about to overtake pornography in terms of online popularity.

SEO 101 for politics
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SEO 101 for politics

As the presidential race begins to heats up, search engine marketing is going to play a big role in the elections. It will be critical for candidates to have good visibility in the search engines for issues related to the election. It is also critical that candidates effectively manage their reputations as they don’t want the dirt to be visible to those people using the search engines to help with their voting decisions.

Google’s Dice: It’s a Gamble
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Google’s Dice: It’s a Gamble

About a month and a half ago, Google Operating System noted that a previous iteration (from 2001) of the Google Toolbar had an intriguing functionality that at the time no one thought much of: voting a site up or down (via smiley face or frowning face). I noted the obvious, that this functionality was identical to StumbleUpon‘s thumbs-up or thumbs-down vote, but also that it was odd that Google would lack the foresight to see the social implications (or potential) of this feature (not only as used by StumbleUpon but it was also similar in many ways to Digg with the up or down vote for a site).

Elite Retreat Strikes Back
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Elite Retreat Strikes Back

Are you kicking yourself for missing the last [Elite Retreat](http://www.eliteretreat.info/)? If not you probably are now because many of the attendees walked away learning how to make $5,000 to $10,000 a month. Instead of regretting it, you can now attend Elite Retreat.

How to Fix Your Rankings in Yahoo and Google
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How to Fix Your Rankings in Yahoo and Google

We get quite a bit of emails from people asking why they are not ranking well in [Google](http://www.google.com) and [Yahoo](http://www.yahoo.com) and in many cases these sites did nothing shady or “blackhat” and they have tons of organic links. We’ve actually had this problem in the past with Pronet Advertising but after email Google and Yahoo we’re doing great with the search engines. If you are having some search problems that don’t seem to make sense, here are three simple steps that should fix your problem