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September 16, 2005

Katrina Scams Move Online

Posted by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under platform

By Lance Groom

Spam and phishing scams try to capitalize on the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.

Hurricane Katrina has set off a wave of online phishing and other scams that try to capitalize on the emotional response of Americans to the disaster, security experts warned Friday.

The phishing efforts, fraudulent attempts to spoof sites to con users, include emails asking users to donate to victims of Hurricane Katrina by using fake news reports and heart-rending pictures. Money donated in this way does not go to any relief agency and is pocketed by spammers and con artists.
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September 1, 2005

Google News - Just another article announcer?

Posted by @ 10:29 pm. Filed under platform

By: Martin Lemieux

In Google’s recent battle towards becoming an international news center, I’ve come to notice that the results delivered from Google News seems like nothing more than the articles we publish everyday. So I ask, doesn’t it seem like Google News resembles an article directory of some sorts?

Google News World: http://news.google.com Google News Canada: http://news.google.ca Google News UK: http://news.google.co.uk
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August 28, 2005

Google Joins the Internet Phone Revolution

Posted by @ 8:58 pm. Filed under platform

By Roger Overanout

Its not so long ago that the idea of free phone calls over the Internet would have been thought an impossibility, but as any knowledgeable user will tell you they are now commonplace. Skype the pioneer and market leader has 51 million users and a great, easy to use software package that allows your computer to make Internet phone calls between subscribers.

All you need is a reasonable computer, preferably a broadband connection but it will work over a dial up connection, and a microphone, then as long as the person you want to contact is online and also signed up to the same service, you can talk for ever for no cost.
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Google Talk Reviewed

Posted by @ 5:43 pm. Filed under platform

By Jacob Bodnar

So you’re sick and tired of AOL Instant Messenger. You’re looking for something fresh and new that will just work. Well Google feels the same way. On Wednesday August 24th they released their version of AIM, Google Talk.

Although Google Talk and AIM do basically the same thing, Google Talk is very different. For starters anyone can join AIM, in order to use Google Talk you need to have a Gmail account. AIM will also let you make a profile, Google Talk you can’t. However there are more features on Google Talk that are left out in AIM.
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August 26, 2005

Breaking the Myth About Page Rank (PR)

Posted by @ 11:11 pm. Filed under platform

By Christopher W Smith

The most difficult challenge most web designers face is getting traffic to your site. There are plenty of companies who promise to send traffic your way. Sadly, most of this traffic is not qualified. Yes, your hit counter will move higher, however, if its not qualified, you may find you have unhappy visitors to your site. Unhappy visitors will not click on your ads or purchase your products.

Once you have optimized your site, consider submitting it to every search engine. If you want to get spidered quicker in Google, have a web page with a PR of 4 or higher point to your site. Your site will be spidered within a couple of days!
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August 25, 2005

Google AdSense and Blogs

Posted by @ 9:26 pm. Filed under platform

By Diane Nassy

If you have a blog, or are thinking about starting a blog, then you are definitely going to want to read this article. It’s all about how to line your pockets with money that’s just waiting to be made without working much harder than you already are.

No only are blogs the hottest thing on the ‘net right now, but they are custom-made for Google’s AdSense program. Why? It’s simple. Blogs represent constantly changing and fresh content to Google’s search engine spiders. Feeding fresh content to those little spiders is just like tossing raw meat to a tiger. They just gobble it up. The more pages of your blog that get indexed, the more traffic you get. And the more traffic you get, the more exposure your AdSense ads get. Are you beginning to see where I’m heading here?
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How to Help Google Make Up Its Mind

Posted by @ 9:18 pm. Filed under platform

By Diane Nassy

As an AdSense sponsoring web site, your goal is to have contextually relevant ads displayed whenever a visitor comes to your site. That’s the goal, and it sounds simple enough, but sometimes it seems that Google is bent on not cooperating with you in the least.

If there are times when your web site is displaying apparently random ads which have no relevance to your site at all or worse, it’s displaying non-revenue Public Service Ads (PSA), then that’s a sign that you need to work harder to help Google make up its mind.

Google uses a pretty effective set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to sniff the content on your site so it can serve up the most relevant ads out of its extensive inventory. However, since no humans are involved in this process, it’s actually pretty easy to lead the poor spider down the wrong path.
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August 13, 2005

How to Verify and Monitor Your Search Engine

Posted by @ 9:35 am. Filed under platform

By Christoph Puetz

Being listed in search engines and ranked high on searches is the overall goal a webmaster is trying to achieve when dealing with search engines. Search engine optimization is probably one of the most commonly used words among webmasters. In the Internet market becoming much more critical to business success this is almost natural.

While the professionals know how to verify search engine rankings and listings, the normal user or startup webmaster might not know how to verify these things. The often just type their domain name into the search engine of choice and are happy if they get a result back that includes their domain name. But there is a little more these startup webmasters should know about.
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July 23, 2005

How to Avoid Getting OOPed On by Google…

Posted by @ 2:36 pm. Filed under platform

By Bob Volk

Earlier this year, I was having trouble getting good search engine placement for one of our sites. I was trading links like crazy, spending many hours a week trying to optimize the site properly, checking my linking structures, keyword density, etc., but still I was not climbing the ranks in Google.

I tried everything, but nothing was working. Then I had an opportunity to fly to Atlanta, GA for an intensive SEO workshop with Search Engine Specialist Brad Fallon and Online Store Expert Andy Jenkins. When I mentioned my quandary to Brad, he began checking my backlinks for me.
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Why You Should Be Podcasting, Two Reasons: Choice and Convenience

Posted by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under platform, podcast

Copyright © 2005 Jeff Mills

Interested in a new, cutting-edge tool that can reach millions of potential customers? Then you are looking for podcasting!

A podcast is an audio file stored on the Internet that customers can download to their computers or MP3 players and listen to whenever they want. Now, you may be thinking, “So what - MP3 files have been available for download from the internet for years!”

Well, what makes podcasting different and truly useful as business tool is that customers can subscribe to programs they are interested in. This means that free and easy-to-use podcasting software automatically downloads new podcasts to your customer’s computers as soon as they are available.
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