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  1. Google Shopping: Product Listing Ad & Feed Optimization Tips & Best Practices [Videos]

    On a larger scale of 30-50,000 products, that becomes much more difficult, but if you have a small feed, that's totally realistic and that's a really good use of your time. It used to be free, and Google's turning evil, all they care about are...

  2. Linden Lab Changes How it Communicates With Users -- To What End?

    In the past 24 hours, all three of those have happened on a scale writ large when Linden Lab released a post about their "new communications guidelines" to the world. The accusation has been made (and also in fairness not without merit) that...

  3. The Second Life Tinfoil Hat Theory Part 5: A Skylight Suddenly Appears (But Search is Still Broken.)

    Though it's clear from the FAQ that this is really just a test, as many features of SL are unsupported(inventory, L$ balances, the ability to buy and sell things on marketplace, and friends lists), my guess is this is what passes for an Alpha Test...

  4. The Ghosts of SEO Past and Future

    I was fortunate enough to work for the company that launched the first "true" commercial banner offering on a mass scale (HotWired; Wired/Digital which was later purchased by Lycos). Evil hooks: Saying something unpopular or mean may also yield a...

  5. The Beginning of the End? Or the End of the Beginning?

    On a much larger scale, we run from the bold captains of today's cesspits and cheer for death and mediocrity. Defining Evil How could people be clicking less? Was the entire Internet ad business coming to a screeching halt?

  6. Social Networks: We Are All Animals

    Interest communities are coming together on a large scale, but that's not moving us toward the Gene Roddenberry Utopian society. Video communication on a large scale may have slowed the spread of dehumanizing interaction but it certainly would not...

  7. Do Social Networks Bring Out the Animal in Us?

    Video communication on a large scale may have slowed the spread of dehumanizing interaction but it certainly would not have stopped it. Interest communities are coming together on a large scale, but that's not moving us toward the Gene Roddenberry...

  8. The Beginning of the End? Or the End of the Beginning?

    On a much larger scale, we run from the bold captains of today's cesspits and cheer for death and mediocrity. Defining Evil How could people be clicking less? Was the entire Internet ad business coming to a screeching halt?

  9. 2007: A Search Odyssey? Keynote Conversation with Matt Cutts

    If a major signal of relevance or quality was altered in the algorithm, this would affect rankings on a large scale, and might take quite a while to incorporate into the whole index. This might be for negative mentions of a company whereby you as a...

  10. Think Like a Search Engineer

    Knowing when you are taking risks, or making the decision to avoid them, can help scale your search engine marketing strategy to new heights. It doesn't mean that all these links are bad, or evil; it means that we can't evaluate their real merit.

  11. Brin Suggests Google Might Reverse Chinese Censorship In The Short Term; Meanwhile, China Ramps Up Google.com Blocks

    CEO Eric Schmidt said that Google had created an evil scale" to determine just how much a compromise of the company's "Don't Be Evil" mantra the China move would be. "Brin says Google compromised principles" from the Associated Press covers...