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Charity Events: Search With a Cause
Our industry affords us a pretty good living — the people are friendly and helpful for the most part — and the work is interesting. We should have no problems digging into our pockets occasionally to give to charity. Your next opportunity to do so is next Monday in New York.
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Economic Depression 2.0
Using some past economic low times as historical guides, what can the online world expect in the coming months? One likely outcome is a permanent shift from traditional channels to online marketing. Yes, online marketing could reach the highest percentage of marketing spend sooner than any of us imagined.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Google No Longer Directory Promoter?
Posted by Frank Watson Oct 3, 2008

Search Engine Watch Editor Brian E. Ussery noticed Google’s Webmaster Guidelines suggestions for improving your sites has removed.getting links from directories. This is not to say Google is not using directories in the algorithm, just they are not pitching for them. Great catch Brian – good article!
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Senator Kohl Wants Oversight of Google-Yahoo Deal
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 3, 2008

Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) is okay with the Google-Yahoo deal, but he wants the DOJ to keep a close eye on the implementation. In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett, Kohl, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust urges: Recognizing the nascent and fast-changing nature of this marketplace, we …
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Google Blog Search Redesigns as Meme Tracker
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 3, 2008

Google Blog Search has redesigned and added meme trackers like Techmeme and Megite on the front pages of several categories and the homepage itself. I’ve shared a screenshot and you can see how the blog posts are separated by story along with how popular they are. This allows for easy scanning, …
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Two Health Sites Merge to Challenge WebMD
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 3, 2008

Two health sites have merged in what many are saying will be a challenge to health search giant WebMD. The Revolution Health Network and Waterfront Media are joining forces to dominate the health space. Waterfront Media runs the Everyday Health Network. AOL co-founder Steve Case, now CEO of Revolution Health said, …
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Friendster Now Supports Facebook Developer Community
Posted by Nathania Johnson Oct 3, 2008

Have a Facebook app? Well, now you can deploy it on Friendster. They’re now supporting the Facebook Developer Community. It comes almost two months after deploying the OpenSocial API. This could be a good opportunity if you’re looking to go global. Friendster has 80 million members worldwide, many of which …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

DMOZ removed from Google Webmaster Guidelines Oct 3, 2008
Google Webmaster Guidelines was updated today and “directory submission” is no longer included! Here is what was removed: “Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites.”
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The myth of duplicate content Oct 2, 2008
It has long been established that everyone should avoid duplicating content on their websites. It is even on Google’s list of forbiddens on its spam report – ( under “Duplicate site or pages”. Recently, a real estate client of mine found that his ex-partner had not only taken the entire text …
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NYC Charity Event?? Sep 29, 2008
Any word if there’s going to be a charity event in conjunction with SMX this time around?
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