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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #90

October 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Bye Bye, Beacon
Jordan McCollum says:

Facebook IconAs announced last month,Facebook is finally ending its unpopular advertising program, Beacon, through a court settlement. The class action lawsuit settlement only needed judicial approval to make it final. And last week we they got that preliminary approval. Once the deal is good and done, Facebook will officially end Beacon, and pay $9.5M in damages, according toRead Write Web.

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The SEO’s Toolkit Part Two of Three: Tools
Dave Davies says:

Welcome to part two of this three part series on SEO tools and resources. In the last article we discussed the variety ofFirefox extensionsused for SEO. In this article we’ll discuss some of the free and affordable tools you can use to better your organic optimization efforts. To make sure that when I say affordable I mean for virtually everyone I’m going to set the bar at $100/yr or ownership. Ad

Anatomy of a Content Sweatshop (link buffet) says:

The Answer Factory: Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as HellAn in-depth look at the content factory that is Demand Media, and the complex search and ad data analysis that underlies its business.

Craigslist Isn’t Liable for Erotic Services Ads–Dart v. Craigslist(Eric Goldman’s Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Controversial Amp App Gets Dumped By Pepsi(AdAge)

Neil Stafford says: Most of my business is web-based, but I use all and every marketing technique that can boost my sales. Offline and online together gives you a good mix of marketing processes to use if one or other slows down or stops completely. These are 7 offline ways I use to drive visitors to my website and they should be part of your marketing strategy too.
Twitter Lists will organize the social graph
Patrick Kitano says:

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Twitter lists will change how people network themselves into groups and geographies. Although the first lists will develop around social media (top 100s, etc.), they will eventually develop around organizations / civic groups, enterprises and geographies / neighborhoods. Once this happens, Twitter will evolve into a hyperlocal communication network or, a better term, media.

In categorical searches

Google Rolling Out Social Search (in Labs)
Jordan McCollum says:

There are two brass rings in search these days: real time and social.Google(andBing) have been working on the real time thing with Twitter, and last week Google announced they were working on aSocial Search option in Labs—andnow it’s out.

With Social Search, Google finds relevant public content from your friends and contacts and highlights it for you at the bottom of your search results

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.


AOL May be Building a Cheap Content Factory says:

Readers will remember that Tim Armstrong was a founder of Associated Content, a company that funds cheap content on a wide range of topics. The company runs a marketplace that links aspiring writers with sites that pay small sums for content designed to capture search traffic. Armstrong was a founder and early board member, but has since dissociated himself from the firm.

Why is this of interest no

David Michael Wood says: Facebook is now the number 3 website on the internet, and if you’re a marketer you had better learn how to use it or you will absolutely be left in the dark from this moment on. Read this article to learn how to market on Facebook without being annoying.
Social CRM: The #SCRM Accidental Community Roundtable Conversation
Brent Leary says:

I’ve been talking a great deal (unfortunately not on this blog lately…) about the power of accidental communities. I call them that because I stumbled my way into starting a few of them. Stumble is the right word because I had no intention to start anything, I just wanted to keep track of stuff on Twitter, and maybe get involved with a few conversations.

About this time last year I had been writi


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