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October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yahoo’s Time on Homepage Up 20% Since Redesign
Jordan McCollum says:

yahoo-logoBack in July,Yahoo premiered the latest version of their homepage. The two biggest differences were the ability to personalize apps to add content to the homepage, and ditching dozens of links to less popular Yahoo services. And after three months, Yahoo’s ready to report their progress:time spent on their homepage is up 20%.

Speaking at Yahoo’s annual Analyst Day today, senior vice preside

Online Advertisers Misbeshavin’ says:

Sadly, most of us have grown accustomed to seeing some pretty nasty images in online ads. Flabby bellies, yellow teeth, dominatrix chickens.

Well, I may have stumbled on the most bizarre, indeed grossest image yet. Today, while doing research on Facebook for a story (believe it or not, I actually do story research there), I stumbled upon a woman shaving.

Not her legs. Not her underarms. Not her…um

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.
The Principle of Transparency: A Tale of Two Employers
Augie Ray says: Social Media practitioners use the word “transparency” frequently, but it seems to mean different things to different people. To me, transparency isn’t something organizations bring to their Social Media efforts but instead is a fundamental change in corporate mindset being accelerated by Social Media’s growth and adoption. It isn’t a choice made on Twitter but the way an organization ma

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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

China Accuses Google of Censorship (Seriously)
Jordan McCollum says:

Google China logoGoogle wants a book deal. And no, not so it can spill all the secrets of the Internet, but so they can offer electronic versions of books. But theirproposed settlementfaced so much opposition thatthey had to drop it, although they’re still pursuing other avenues. Aside fromYahoo and Microsoft, authors also challenged the Google book deal—including Chinese authors.

But the Chinese author

Banner Ad Turns 15, Earns Learner’s Permit says:


On this day in 1994, made Internet history by becoming the first online publisher to display a banner ad. The unit was 468 x 60 pixels and was purchased by either Volvo, MCI, Club Med, Zima, 1-800-Collect or AT&T, all of which reportedly bought ad space that fateful day. The AT&T version above asked/promised, “Have you ever clicked your mouse right here? You will.”

If the copywriter we

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.
6 Must Read Posts about the ROI of Social Media
Maddie Grant says:

Here are 5 of the best posts I’ve read recently (and some not so recently) about the ROI of social media. I think while we’re all continuing to think a lot about this issue, it’s becoming less and less about simply proving our case to the powers that be and more and more about finding a simple, replicable system for what’s worth measuring and why. For the association industry,measuring eng


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.


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