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Wikipedia Makes All External Links 'Nofollow'

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,526 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Wikipedia has decided to make the external links in the encyclopedia "nofollow" links.

At Jimbo Wales' directive, all external links within the English language Wikipedia are now coded "nofollow" — this should help cut spamming immensely once word gets out in the SEO community.


This was mentioned in the discussion Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Globalwarming awareness2007/SEO world championship — expect a spam onslaught.

Search Engine Marketing Tools Update

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,459 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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SEO Consultants, is already loaded with a massive collection of very helpful web research tools. However, they have something more to offer.

A latest tool URI Valet, is now available, it states, “This is a sneak preview of our NEW URI Valet service. We are currently beta testing and accepting wish lists.” All a user has to do is to submit a web address. In a matter of few seconds one gets a detailed analysis of the URI which includes user agent data, graphical presentations to download time and many more relevant things.

Test Sites Of Search Giants

Jan 22, 2007 | 1,744 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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All the search engine giants have test sites to test their new features before introducing them to their main search engines. Google's test site SearchMash is loaded with features, such as  video, images, blogs and text results all at the same time. That is it scores over other similar test beds.

SEMPO Conducts SEM Survey 2006

Jan 17, 2007 | 1,682 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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SEMPO or Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization has opened its 2006 survey centering around the condition of search engine marketing all over the world. This year the survey will have participants from Europe. Search marketers who are not the members of SEMPO can also attend it. The survey will be beneficial for all the participants as they can get an insight into the past and future growth of the industry and the trend it will take in future. SEMPO has given the reasons to participate in the survey:

Wikiseek- The New Wiki Search Engine

Jan 17, 2007 | 1,366 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Online encyclopedia major Wikipedia has launched a new Wiki search engine called Wikiseek. You can better search Wikipedia with this search engine. There are AdSense ads on it too.

The contents of Wikiseek are restricted to Wikipedia pages and only those sites which are referenced within Wikipedia, making it an authoritative source of information less subject to spam and SEO schemes. Wikiseek utilizes Searchme's category refinement technology, providing suggested search refinements based on user tagging and categorization within Wikipedia, making results more relevant than conventional search engines.

Worth Of A Directory Link

Jan 16, 2007 | 2,010 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A thread regarding the worth of a directory link on Webmaster World has grabbed the attention of many SEO specialists. Many experts have poured in their views regarding the same.

Top 10 Media Lists By Mediaweek

Jan 15, 2007 | 1,425 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Mediaweek has compiled 'Top 10' lists across the categories for various media. There are six top ten lists of Daily Newspapers, Consumer Magazines, TV Networks, Radio Networks, Cable TV Networks and Web Brands. The magazine list has been topped by AARP Magazine with  22,270,073  circulation. Reader's Digest is placed second with the circulation of 10,228,531.
 
Top 10 Radio Networks by Audience list is lead by ABC Daytime Direction Network with an audience of  7,506,000. Westwood CBS News Primetime Network comes second in the list with an audience of  6,547,000. Yahoo! Inc. is at the top of Top 10 Web Brands by Audience having an unique audience of 96,930,000. On the tenth position comes The Weather Channel with an unique audience of 28,610,000. See the whole list at Mediaweek.  

Apple iPhone Attracts 10mn Views For Engadget In A Day!

Jan 15, 2007 | 1,406 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The recently launched Appe iPhone is breaking all records by all means. It has made mobile search a reality. The phone has been very successful in attracting the attention of the people. Engadget which carried the iPhone announcement has got ten times more than its normal traffic. According to Jason Calacanis an ex CEO of Weblogs, Inc. the parent company of Engadget, the site on last Tuesday got almost 10 million page views. Apple iPhone is already creating waves in the market but is also bringing publicity to things not associated with it.

SEMPO Announces Details For Nomination Of Directors

Jan 12, 2007 | 2,140 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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SEMPO, has announced the details regarding the nominations for the 2007-2008 Board Of Directors election. Any SEMPO member can give their votes in favor of another member or themselves till next Thursday, January 18, by 5pm Eastern. The nominations can be done through email or by directly logging on to the SEMPO website. However, actual elections will take place in middle of the month of march. The voting is open from Monday, January 8.
 
On Thursday, 25 January the final nominees will be declared and at the same time their information will be made available on the official website. The voting will again take place for all the SEMPO member from February 6 to 16. The final results will be declared in the end of February. And march onward the newly elected board of members will commence their term.

A Few Revolutionary Features Of iPhone

Jan 10, 2007 | 1,565 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Seems like Apple with its new iPhone is trying to make portable web search a reality. iPhone comes with  Google and Yahoo! web search and also Google Maps. Yahoo! and Google search are assisted by a Safari web browser. The iPhone has loads of other revolutionary features as well. It is a cell phone without buttons and instead is used by touch screen function. Google Maps in the phone gives you the power to find any destination. Also iPhone comes with a big screen  320 by 480 at 160 ppi – 3.5 inches. More revolutionary features include, it has a virtual keyboard of different PDAs and Sony Ericsson’s P900i instead of a  physical QWERTY keyboard. Mac OS X is the platform for iPhone giving you the freedom to use some very powerful software.