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SEW Expert - Ron Jones Ron

YouTube-ery: Online Videos as Learning and Marketing Tools
YouTube is user-generated content at its best…and worst. Everyone in the world with a video camera — or just a Web cam and microphone — can be part of the nebulous social monster that is YouTube. So what’s that mean for educators and marketers?
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SEW Expert - Sage Lewis Sage

Change How You Think About Your Life and Company
Even the smallest thing can make a big difference. Here are some very small things you can do make a difference and serve a cause greater than yourself. The links will come naturally.
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SEW Expert - Eric Enge Eric

Keep Your Ideas Simple and Increase Conversions
Good ideas are often simple ones, and this rule applies to online marketing as well. Looking at the implementation of your ideas from a customer’s perspective can help you see if you’ve simplified things enough, or gone too far.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

MapQuest, Google Launch Blackberry Mobile Apps
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 11, 2008

Both MapQuest and Google are have launched new Blackberry Mobile Apps. MapQuest’s application is called “MapQuest 4 Mobile” includes hybrid imagery, traffic information and a GPS âï¿Â½ï¿Â½find meâï¿Â½ï¿Â½ feature. Users can also conduct their usual MapQuest business, such as conducting a search for a business. At first, MQ4M will only be …
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18 U.S., 3 International Systems Added to Google Transit
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 11, 2008

Whether you live in or visit cities with transit systems, it’s always good to know when and where the buses and trains are running. Google has been teaming up with transit systems across the country and around the world. Today, they’re announcing the addition of 18 U.S. transit systems and …
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YouTube Dominates July 2008 Online Video Rankings with 5 Billion Views
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 10, 2008

Over 5 billion video views occurred on YouTube in July 2008, according to new data supplied by comScore. That gave Google Sites a whopping 44% of the video market in the U.S. In a distant second is Fox Interactive’s MySpace with 3.9% of the market and 446 million videos watched. 142 …
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AOL Releases Beta Version of Truveo Video Search
Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 10, 2008

AOL has announced the launch of the beta mobile version of Truveo, a video search engine. There’s already an iPhone application, but now other mobile phone users have a chance to search Truveo from their phones. Users can access the mobile version at âï¿Â½ï¿Â½One of our missions is to provide …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

adCenter Desktop Beta – Feedback Sep 9, 2008
I’ve been using the adCenter desktop beta tool for a while now, and it’s time to share some feedback – both for everyone here on the forum and, hopefully, for MSN to read and make improvements on the tool. All in all the tool is a big time saver – helps …
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A site with no text Sep 10, 2008
Hi guys, I was thinking about how you would optimise a site that had no text, and wasn’t built in flash, but had pictures on it. Imagine it sold goldfish for example. Apart from optimising the images, what would you do to ensure it ranked number 1 in Google for its target …
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DOJ Looks at AntiTrust Suit against Google Sep 9, 2008
Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit ( —Quote— Washington — The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation’s best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.’s growing power in advertising. Mr. Litvack’s hiring is the strongest signal yet …
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