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Dan Thies Winding Up His Seo Training

Dec 29, 2006 | 1,315 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Dan Thies, SEO Research Labs has been providing training to many of his students in search marketing, for several years. But recently he announced, "As of January 1st, I am closing the doors on my SEO training programs." That's half the story the other half is that he is joining a larger organization so it can deal with various complexities of online marketing, natural search, copywriting and eBay, which in turn will be helpful for the students to face the challenge in a better way. In the “Retirement Party” teleseminar he discussed in detail about search engine marketing and also presented 3 success stories about search engine marketing.

Digg Gains Another $8.5 Million

Dec 29, 2006 | 2,054 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Digg, the social networking site that gathers blog posts, social bookmarks and web 2.0 content, has raised another $8.5 million from two of its existing investors, Greylock Partners and Omidyar Network. So, why it is news in the blogosphere?

Popular Search Engines Fail To Satisfy Professionals: Convera Survey

Dec 29, 2006 | 1,743 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In November there was a survey by Convera covering 1,112 individuals from diverse fields such as advertising, healtcare, marketing, finance, publishing and many other professions. The issue was their experience on the search engines. It is very surprising to note that majority of the professionals are not satisfied by their search related to work on famous internet search engines. The search engines do not show the desired results of the professionals and they ultimately give up their efforts.

PayPerPost Acquires Performancing

Dec 28, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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PayPerPost has hugged media attention once again. This time for its decision to own blogging tools and services company Performancing. PayPerPost, which pays bloggers for writing promotional topics on advertisers' products and services is acquiring Performancing to get some 28,000 Performancing users. However, there is no divulsion of financial detail of the deal.

Top Video Searches in 2006

Dec 28, 2006 | 1,326 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Clipblast, the aggregator site for Video clippings has released this year's top 10 searches for Internet video clips from millions of clippings that were gathered during the year. Stephen Robert Irwin or Steve Irwin is the most searched video item in the clipblast site. Kazakhastan's most famous man Borat and World Cup follow Steve Irwin on the table.
See who is where in the list.

AOL Merging With Yahoo?

Dec 28, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to Mediapost, Merril Lynch has released a report stating that Google's significant cornering of the market coupled with several other trends could result in industry consolidation. AOL's merger with Yahoo! can be one of the repercussions. However, a merger with Microsoft is not completely ruled out.

AskVille -The New Service By Amazon

Dec 25, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Amazon has launched a new free service called AskVille.The launch was not publicized a lot and Amazon informed their existing customers through email, and their websites had some little teaser ads.
The email sent to their customers read “You’re Invited!

Coming Soon Wikiasari To Rival Google?

Dec 25, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Launching an Internet search engine soon is on the cards of the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales. The search engine is named Wikiasari and will pose a direct competition to other major search engines like Google and Yahoo!. The user-based technology that is used by Wikipedia will be utilized by Wikiasari as well. Wikiasari will come with viable alternative search method against the search methods of Google which can now be manipulated by commercial ventures and spammers. Jimmy Wales discussing about the project with The Times of London said “Google is very good at many types of search, but in many instances it produces nothing but spam and useless crap. Try searching for the term 'Tampa hotels', for example, and you will not get any useful results.”

Creative Holiday Season Logos By Search Engines

Dec 25, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The holiday season has finally arrived and mostly all the major search engines have donned their home pages with creative holiday logos. Google is having a new logo everyday. You can see the screenshots of different Google logos. The most creative and interesting one is by Yahoo! which is flash and two creatures skating round the logo. Dogpile has also sported a very different and colorful logo.

Happy Holidays and A Big Thanks

Dec 23, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Christmas is approaching and we have a reason to celebrate! It has not even been a year since our launch and we have been nominated for the SEO Blog of the Year 2006 by Search Engine Journal. First of all, we thank all the readers for their continued support and our growing list of subscribers for trusting us to provide them with valuable information. We are overwhelmed by the recognition that we have received in these months and are determined to make more efforts to get you "Search Engine Information, much before it’s official" faster and better.