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Microsoft Kills Sponsored Post Program After Attracting Matt Cutts' Attention

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When your social media campaign attracts the attention of Google's chief spam fighter Matt Cutts, it usually isn't a good sign. That's what happened after a company sought sponsored posts from bloggers to promote Internet Explorer for Microsoft. A company soliciting sponsored posts from bloggers to promote Internet Explorer for Microsoft quickly found itself outed by Michael Arrington. 0 Comments

Google Konami Code for Desktop Voice Search Unlocks Unlimited Free Searches

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Google has harnessed its sense of humor again with its own Konami Code for desktop voice search that unlocks a prize: free unlimited Google searches! To try it out, activate voice search, and then say: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. Google has harnessed its sense of humor again with its own Konami Code for desktop voice search that unlocks a prize: free unlimited Google searches! To try it out, activate voice search, and then say: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. 0 Comments

YouTube May Launch a Commercial-Free Music Subscription Service by End of Year

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Reports are out that YouTube may be planning a music video subscription service that would allow users to access videos on demand without advertising interruption for $10. Some speculate there could be a free component to the service, as well. Reports are out that YouTube may be planning a music video subscription service that would allow users to access videos on demand without advertising interruption for $10. Some speculate there could be a free component to the service, as well. 0 Comments

6 Things We Learned From Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed many subjects including logos, growing users, smart investments, mobile, PRISM, and even superpowers. Here are six interesting topics Mayer and Zuckerberg discussed at Disrupt. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed many subjects including logos, growing users, smart investments, mobile, PRISM, and even superpowers. Here are six interesting topics Mayer and Zuckerberg discussed at Disrupt. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts: Too Many nofollow Links Won't Hurt Your Google Search Rankings

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Nofollowing a link is a great way to tell Google you don't want to pass PageRank for a particular link. But what happens if your site get a lot of these links? Google's Matt Cutts says this isn't likely to raise a flag that a site is untrustworthy. Nofollowing a link is a great way to tell Google you don't want to pass PageRank for a particular link. But what happens if your site get a lot of these links? Google's Matt Cutts says this isn't likely to raise a flag that a site is untrustworthy. 0 Comments

Integrating Owned, Earned & Paid Media For Better SEO

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Organic search is extremely effective at reaching new audiences, causing many to forgo the integrated approach and focus just on SEO. Resist this urge! Here's how owned, earned, and paid media supports SEO for maximum organic search performance. Organic search is extremely effective at reaching new audiences, causing many to forgo the integrated approach and focus just on SEO. Resist this urge! Here's how owned, earned, and paid media supports SEO for maximum organic search performance. 0 Comments

Press Release Fuels Google Acquisition Hoax

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A press release posted to PRWeb announced Google's acquisition of a wireless Internet provider for $400 million. One giant problem: it was a hoax. The story was reported on by the Associated Press and numerous technology publications. A press release posted to PRWeb announced Google's acquisition of a wireless Internet provider for $400 million. One giant problem: it was a hoax. The story was reported on by the Associated Press and numerous technology publications. 0 Comments

SEW Weekly: Successful In-House SEO Strategy & Google Paid Search Updates

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What happened on SEW weekly last week? Special guests from AOL and Covario shared tips and tricks for more effective in-house SEO; show hosts discussed the leak of 1.1 million Facebook user IDs and Google’s updated AdWords policies. What happened on SEW weekly last week? Special guests from AOL and Covario shared tips and tricks for more effective in-house SEO; show hosts discussed the leak of 1.1 million Facebook user IDs and Google’s updated AdWords policies. 0 Comments

AOL Puts Entire Original Video Library on 22 Monetized YouTube Channels

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According to comScore, YouTube's parent company, Google, and AOL are the two largest video content properties by number of video streams per month, which means this deal brings together the two largest video properties on the web. According to comScore, YouTube's parent company, Google, and AOL are the two largest video content properties by number of video streams per month, which means this deal brings together the two largest video properties on the web. 0 Comments

Facebook Mobile Ads a Hit for Investors, But What About Marketers?

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Tech publications are shouting it from the rooftops: Facebook Sponsored Stories on mobile are a huge success! Before you run out and join the line of marketers who can’t wait to get their hands on them, there are a few things you need to know. Tech publications are shouting it from the rooftops: Facebook Sponsored Stories on mobile are a huge success! Before you run out and join the line of marketers who can’t wait to get their hands on them, there are a few things you need to know. 0 Comments

Google's ITA-based Flight Search Could Launch Soon

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Google may soon be providing more detailed flight search results, including maps, prices and results based on searchers' IP addresses as the starting point for destinations. This product may put pressure on aggregators like Expedia or Travelocity. Google may soon be providing more detailed flight search results, including maps, prices and results based on searchers' IP addresses as the starting point for destinations. This product may put pressure on aggregators like Expedia or Travelocity. 0 Comments

Play Blekko's New "3 Engine Monte" Game

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Blekko, the world's favorite upstart search engine, has made some major recent updates. One fun extra included is called "3 Engine Monte." The feature invites users to choose their favorite SERP in a blind pick between Bing, Google, and Blekko. Blekko, the world's favorite upstart search engine, has made some major recent updates. One fun extra included is called "3 Engine Monte." The feature invites users to choose their favorite SERP in a blind pick between Bing, Google, and Blekko. 0 Comments

Privacy Regulators See Red Over Facebook Facial Recognition

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Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too. Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too. 0 Comments

SearchDay: Push the Button Edition - May 31, 2011

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The launch of Twitter's follow button for publishers was eclipsed by the news today that Clearspring accidentally leaked the news to TechCrunch that the Google +1 button for websites will launch tomorrow. The launch of Twitter's follow button for publishers was eclipsed by the news today that Clearspring accidentally leaked the news to TechCrunch that the Google +1 button for websites will launch tomorrow. 0 Comments