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Archive for May 2005

Trouble at the ODP

Trouble at the ODP By Jim Hedger, StepForth News Editor, StepForth Placement Inc. The Open Directory Project is the largest human edited directory of web sites and documents existing online at this time. While many search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN maintain largë² databases of electronically spidered sites, the volunteer editors at the […]

A Business Model For Podcasting

A Business Model For Podcasting By Neville Hobson Software veteran Dan Bricklin (remember VisiCalc?) started podcasting last week… I’ve finally started my own podcast, “”. It will be a series of interviews and perhaps other material that should be of interest to people who care about the legal and managerial aspects of software licensing in […]

Get Better Search Engine Rankings with RSS

Get Better Search Engine Rankings with RSS by Satyajeet Hattangadi RSS is the latest craze in online publishing. But what exactly is RSS? RSS or Rich Site Syndication is a file format similar to XML, and is used by publishers to make their content available to others in a format that can be universally understood. […]

Google's Upcoming Identity Crisis

With its new personalised home pages and its email service, the Internet firm is clearly moving away from search, but it’s anyone’s guess where it’s going In plotting its future, is Google following its rivals too closely? The last several months have been marked by the addition of several new features as the search-engine leader […]

Screwed: Is This An Inevitability Of The Search Engine World?

Screwed: Is This An Inevitability Of The Search Engine World? by Courtney Heard By about 2pm everyday, each of my team members has spoken to a good handful of clients and potential clients who have been speaking with other SEO firms. This an absolutely wonderful thing to see, as in the past in our industry, […]

The More Things Change, The More Microsoft Stays The Same

The More Things Change, The More Microsoft Stays The Same by Trevor Bauknight In the last few weeks, I’ve been watching a sleeping giant stir to life and wondering aloud (See ) what it would do when it awoke to find a dedicated army of the normal-sized working feverishly to lash it to the ground. […]

Google's Personal Search Engine Evolution

Google’s Personal Evolution by John Stith Google took another step yesterday in their personal evolution by offering an easy-to-use personalized homepage called Fusion for its users. The new service marks the latest offering in Google’s ever-expanding catalog of products to help users find information quickly and easily. The new offering, similar to other personalized portal […]

Google to Feed Your Ads

Google To Feed You Ads by David Utter Google’s AdSense for Feeds gives advertisers placement in popular web site feeds everywhere. RSS and Atom feeds of web sites showed so much promise. No more going from site to site to see the content you want. Just fire up a compatible feed reader and there’s the […]

Transfer Your Web Hosting the Right Way

Transfer Your Web Hosting the Right Way by Derek Vaughan You’ve heard the horror stories, and lived through your own: web hostïng providers that didn’t live up to your expectations. Reasons often stated for switching hostïng companies include – additional features not available, technical support not able to quickly solve problems, billing irregularities or over […]

Study: Search Engines Increase Coverage and Search Engine Optimisation Impact

Study: Search Engines Increase Coverage by John Stith As we go through existence, we find there are great questions in life: What is life’s meaning? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? And finally, just how big is the Internet? A recent study attempted to put some of the Internet question into perspective […]

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