NY Times Agrees to Buy About.com
"The New York Times Co. has agreed to buy About.com from Primedia Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at about $410 million."
Quantity of Inbound Links the Only Linking Factor Search Engines Use?
Search Engine Watch Forums
"My guesstimation is that, as time goes by, linking will be an even more important factor in many SERPs [search engine results pages”, and that this importance will be derived from new factors being added to the straight Link Pop and PageRank of SERPs from yesteryear."
New Google Toolbar Feature Rekindles the Anti-SmartTag Debate
"Not sure what Google's intent is with this, but the end result will no doubt be monetization. That is, if they get away with it and not enough people cry foul. So.... 'FOUL'"
"Hire" the Right Clients
"If you work with people that you do not like, then you damage your own self esteem. It is better to eat bread bought with money you enjoyed earning, than eat cake bought with money you did not."
Keyword Themes and Google
High Rankings Forum
"Does a site with only a few pages stand a chance in showing up in the top ten if there is a high PR [PageRank”, a lot of high-quality backlinks, and decent optimization but it has many less pages than top ranking Web sites are all huge portal/content sites?"
Why Search Engine Marketing Has A Passion for Web Site Usability
Small Business Ideas Forum
"Usability isn't just ease of use. It's the whole user experience. A persuasive design anticipates users needs, and provides responses to those needs, and helps search engines deliver relevant answers to people's questions."
Best Practices Forums
"I was just curious if it was likely that IIS sites were being given a slight edge by some sort of IIS indexing extension."
Tripping the Duplicate Content Filter
"...I noticed a couple of days ago that the front page of the blog no longer appears for that search, and seems to have been replaced by a bloglines display feed of the page, which shows the first 255 characters of each of the last twenty entries."
Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.
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