Directory submissions are a popular way of promoting blogs and RSS feeds. However, the list of directories is quite extensive and differentiated to say the least. There are blog specific directories as well as RSS specific ones.
   
Lee Odden has compiled a list of 97 blog directories that one can submit to. Though as Lee himself says, the list is not a new ones, there are enough resources to jumpstart any blog promotion. 

Yahoo! Search Marketing Glitch

Apr 9, 2007 | 2,039 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo! finalized the consolidation of affiliate programs to a single which includes Yahoo! Search Marketing as well. Carsten Cumbrowski at Search Engine Journal informs about a flaw in the code of the YSM landing page.

Google has added a notebook to its search pages. Now if you click on the “My notebooks” on the top of the search pages a Google Notebook extension will pop up on your screen. The same happens when you click on 'Note This' as well. It lets a user add text, images and links without leaving the browser.

Google notebook Google Search Results With A Notebook

More features include:

Top Ten Social Media Sites

Apr 7, 2007 | 4,384 views | by Navneet Kaushal

EbizMBA has a list of top ten social bookmarking sites ranked by a combination of Compete and Quantcast data. Digg has expected tops them all.

1. Digg.com
2. Netscape.com
3. Del.icio.us
4. StumbleUpon.com
5. Reddit.com
6. Slashdot.org
7. BlinkList.com
8. Furl.net
9. Newsvine.com
10. ShoutWire.com

For a detailed analysis checkout the complete post.

social%20media%20logos Social Media Marketing: The Media And Being Social About ItThe social media has emerged with a boom during the past few years. The social media sites enables a website or a blog with good content to generate traffic as well as create awareness.

Lee Odden in his post on Social Media Marketing informs about the essential characteristics of a social media community. 

  • Create profiles/accounts
  • Grow a network of friends

In the month of October Yahoo! launched their new toolbar which enabled the users to save, search and find the websites. The folders and tags are easily organizable in this toolbar. Now Yahoo! Search Blog informs about 'general availability, on Firefox and IE, with a few new updates including integration with popular Yahoo! properties, personalized recommendations for suggested bookmarks and enhanced features for organizing and managing bookmarks.'

After two years Google has settled a copyright law suit that was filed by a  French news agency Agence France-Presse, reports AZCentral.com. Google was accused of posting news, headlines as well as images without the prior permission from the site. Google has paid an undisclosed amount for getting a license for AFP articles.

google voice search Google Launches Voice Local SearchGoogle Labs has launched Voice Local search. It automatically connect a user with local businesses in a particular area.

John Battelle informs that AOL is about to come up with a white label version of Google Adwords. It will permit AOL advertisers to solely target the AOL Search audience

Cameron Olthuis on link Building Blog informs that Google Adwords 'gather accurate data in regards to search volume and conversion rates for keywords.'

“Assuming that you already have a good idea of what keywords you want to optimize your site for you can take that list and enter it into your Google AdWords account. I recommend using a combination of both exact match and broad match.”
 
It helps finding out keywords which people are looking for and you didn't even think about it.