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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #114

November 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Google Testing Permanent Sidebar
Jordan McCollum says:

Search Engine Landtalks to Marissa Mayer about Google testing a new search interface among a select few users. The new interface uses a left-hand pane to display search options—but instead of being off by default, with a link to turn on the pane, the new search options will be on permanently, and Google will lose the top blue bar over its results.

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Facebook Lets Page Owners Target Content by Region says:


Facebook has added an important new feature for Page owners with large numbers of geographically distributed fans. The capability allows Page admins to target content by location and language, offering brands, celebrities and major media orgs the promise of more relevant messaging.

Using the function, a large brand like Adidas (above) can publish details about an event in Chile to its acolytes in t

Do Gen Y’ers Hold the Keys to Social Media?
Peter Himler says: I promise. This is my last report for a while from the field of social media dreams.

Today, I had the pleasure of participating inPR Camp New York. The use of the word “camp” in a social media context probably has its origins from the pod(casting) camps made popular whenpodcastingwas as de rigeur asTwitteris today.

Dan Greenfieldcame in from Atlanta to preside over the confab at the92Y in Tribeca. A

Adrian Key says: Imagine what it would be like if you could write ads in minutes rather than hours. How much easier and less time consuming would running your AdWords campaign become?
The SEO’s Toolkit Part Three of Three: Resources
Dave Davies says:

Welcome to part three of this three part series on SEO tools and resources. In the last two articles we discussed the variety ofFirefox extensionsused for SEO as well as an assortment of otherfree or affordable SEO tools. In this article we’ll discuss some of the resources you’ll want to access on a regular basis to keep up to date and informed on the goings-on in the search engine and SEO realm.


Closed Captioning Brought to You by YouTube
Jordan McCollum says:

youtube aslGoogle announced thatclosed captioning is coming to YouTube. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know it was already there in many videos where the creators took the time to add the subtitles for the hearing- or speaker-impaired. But now, for selected participating partners (mainly universities), YouTube itself will be adding the captions.

The captions will be machine generated and automatically timed to match th

Those Filthy Scrubbing Bubbles says:

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Method’s perfectly executed parody of old-time bathroom cleaner ads, released this week, makes other house cleaners look positively filthy. The magic happens at the end of a send-up of Dow’s Scrubbing Bubbles commercials (example from 1978 below), when mom pops into the shower only to find those same bubbles still lingering, transformed into creepy chemica
BCS launches an ill-advised Twitter account
Shel Holtz says:

imageAn employee for one of my clients tweeted me yesterday, pointing me to “what happens when you jump into social media unprepared.” He was talking about the launch of a new Twitter account by BCS—theBowl Championship Series—the much-maligned system that substitutes for a playoff system for college football teams.

The account,@InsideTheBCS, launched on Thursday and has, since then, accumulated

Gobala Krishnan says: This article debates the importance of using follow-up emails and autoresponder software to increase sales.
Who We Are On The Social Web
Bill Alberti says:

I’m a different person at work than I am at home. I tell different jokes. I have different stories. I share different experiences with different people in different ways depending on a host of different factors (e.g., how well we know each other; where we went to school; what our shared interests may be, etc.).

The context in which I know people is different from one person, one situation to the ne

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