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Google performs serious processing of their log files to create their picture of the world, and they have a lot of more brain and computer power than I do. But hey, don’t you want to play a statistician too? It’s better than killing time with Sudoku or Bud Light, isn’t it?
Have you noticed that your search result has started showing what your connections in Google+ are recommending? This indicates the true potential of Google Plus. There are few recent interesting developments which indicates slow and steady rise of Google Plus 1. Going from invita...
Try searching for “The capital of Oman”. What do you expect to see? Couple of sponsored link followed by ten resultant pages – right? When did Google introduce this feature? It was done quietly. There is a news item on 23rd March, 2011 in Realwebseo talking about this feature. When d...
It’s very simple. Once we have lost Net neutrality and the access providers are given a free hand to charge Internet companies for delivering their bits faster and more reliably than their competitors’ bits, we will experience this simply as how the Internet works, not as an artificial...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. On Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia that was p...
The concept of a friendly URL is a pretty simple one. Basically you want to make things in your application, on your website, etc. easier to access. This stems from the fact that most applications these days make use of increasingly complex paths for a multitude of reasons. Whether it’...
I was listening to the most recent TWiT where there was discussion about the recent algo change at Google. During the conversation, there was an off-hand comment about whether or not the following relationship held water. That one kind of bent my mind around a bit. There isn’t any n...
Search engines develop new algorithms and vary them constantly and you have to react extremely rapidly. In doing so you must know how to do it properly. Read here and you can get a good portion of useful information. The majority of businesspeople know that inside the complex an entir...
Precisely what can Web optimization really imply and even carry out the fact is? This issue matter has been revealed greatly. Even so, it's still an appealing and today's technology that requires quite a lot of know-how in addition to hard work. Often, SEO Birmingham can be your primar...
This weekend I looked back at SEO related statistics for a B2B website I launched in November of 2009. A full year has passed and I wanted to see the progress this company made over a twelve-month period. After launching the new WordPress website, the client retained me to work on thei...
A SEO audit is the first step towards formulating your SEO campaign. An audit should provide a detailed review of where a website is currently at in regards to its on-site and offsite optimization. Every SEO company should provide an audit to their clients as a point of reference to ju...
When the US Government came for file sharing domains, I remained silent; I was not a file sharer. When they shut down Torrent Finder, I remained silent; I was not a Bit Torrent user. When they pressured Amazon to shut down WikiLeaks, I did not speak out; I was not a leaker....
If you want to know what impression your brand is making, there is no need to send out thousands of students armed with clipboards – just simply Google yourself. You are who Google says you are after all. This has been known in the B2C environment for sometime as brands fight to contro...
The Blue and White Warnet is probably among the best public access points in Manokwari. It also serves as a mini community center, hangout location for young people, and café. For young people with dreams of a successful, happy life, the Warnet provides a healthy opportunity to explore...
I absolutely love the new social ratings site columns that we can easily add to existing SharePoint 2010 document libraries. It gives such an easy way for end users to rate documents in an interface they are probably already familiar with because of iTunes. I got to thinking. Seeing...
External links to your site from high quality, relevant websites are one of the best ways to generate great search results. Why? Because, from Google’s perspective, your site ranks better if lots of your well-respected peers consider your site worth linking to. It’s like being ...
In Google Analytics, there is a somewhat mysterious metric called the Bounce Rate. The meaning of the bounce rate is defined by the number of people who look at one page and then "bounce away" to other sites. Wikipedia has a decent definition. As always, Avinash Kaushik has a great art...
Batch processing systems like MapReduce and Hadoop are too slow for the new era of "realtime big data" Over the past five years, MapReduce and Hadoop have been widely used for processing big data from the web, both in-house and in the cloud. However, we are now in an era where news, se...
So, a few weeks ago, Lori asked me if I’d be up for writing a plugin for Windows Live Writer to insert DevCentral related links into her blog posts. For those that don’t know about Windows Live Writer and post to a blog regularly, you are doing yourselves a disservice by not checking ...
My company recently started using Google's enterprise mail service. We did this as part of an effort to be more efficient and more competitive. Google has great administrators and programmers who manage the service, as well as spam-detection and firewall features. And the price is ter...
The recent news on Google stopping further development on their offering Google Wave did create mixed responses. Thousands of fans even registering support for it and critics liked it. However my interest was on the messaging platform that it used. Extensible Messaging and Presence ...
couple of months ago, Google added a modifier option for the Broad Match type. This option basically allows you to control which words must appear in exact or synonymous form within the search phrase. For the record, I have always disliked the Broad matching option. Especially since G...
Google Places Local Business Listing availability by country. A free service offered by Google Places and new countries are added by Google as they are made available through Google Maps.
If you have looked up your business address or company name on Google maps you may want to check if the map marker is in the right location. There are errors on maps occasionally based on oddities that may show your physical address on a map in the wrong location. Aside from claiming y...
While consumers were open to use blogs, forums and other social community tools to post their experiences with a business, product or service, now consumers have the ability to post these reviews directly into a geo-listing. Not only does this allow other consumers to read the reviews ...
Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath water. The Financial Times reported on Monday that Google has begun telling new employees that they are no longer able to request Windows PCs, giving them the choice of Mac or Linux systems. Google has long offered its employees their choi...

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A while back, Kevin Williams pointed out to me that certain web sites could be searched in Google Chrome using the syntax <ur> query in the address bar.  For example,...

There are two types of Web applications: those that care about their discoverability and those that don’t.
If you are developing a Web application in Flash or Flex for, say, financial advisers (FA) of a brokerage house or salesmen of an insurance company, discoverability ...

There is no question that success for the entrepreneur starts with a breakthrough (or at the very least great) product or service. Yet too often, entrepreneurs fall into the “field of dreams” mentality (in the words of Terence Mann, AKA James Earl Jones: “build it and they’ll come”). B...
I have been writing about the Web since it was nearly invented in the early 1990s and one of my continued sources of amusement is the snake oil search engine optimization vendors. Repeat after me: content is king. Everything else is just a shell game. In our rush to better our ranki...
It is often said that becoming an entrepreneur is the modern-day equivalent of choosing to be a pioneer on the old frontier. Only people with certain strength of fiber decide to found companies. They tend to be forward thinkers by nature, natural born pathfinders. But in age that lo...
Let me ask you this, “Can you come up with any innovation for the time interval between the moment you pressed the button Send in your email client and the moment when the send process actually begins”? No? And Microsoft couldn’t, even though MS Outlook is probably st...
Cloud Sherpas is eager to announce the next major release of OffiSync! A longtime Cloud Sherpas partner, OffiSync 2.0 boasts a one-of-a-kind Microsoft Office to Google Apps extension tool that enhances Office with the cloud collaboration capacities of Google Apps. We proudly affirm ...
With more than 29 million online video clips on the Internet, video is quickly becoming the must-have app for personal branding differentiation. Whether you are in a job search mode or looking to promote your small business, videos have preferred Google-juice status for search engine o...
The name of this blog is Marketing Trenches. We chose that name because we like to give readers real stories, based on real situations, with real clients. From the trenches, if you will. We’re currently working with a startup software company on various facets of their official launch...
In what has to be a nearly unbelievable set of coincidences, 3 times in the last week I’ve met with a prospective client shortly after they’ve met with a shop that specializes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). First, let me say that I like SEO, I’m not picking on SEO, and I think t...
Google has fixed a glitch in a program designed to link Gmail accounts and Microsoft Outlook. Due to a server error, Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, which allows users to view Gmail messages and use certain Apps on their Outlook pages, did not work properly. When it works, t...
Last week we witnessed the first Cyber War, but it didn’t go down quite as many of us expected. Instead of a group of anonymous hackers trying to take over thousands of infected PCs or trying to cut off access to critical infrastructure, we saw Google declare the first salvo in its war...
Jon Orwant is an Engineering Manager at Google, with Google Books under him. He used to be CTO at O’Reilly, and was educated at MIT Media Lab. He’s giving a talk to Harvard’s librarians about his perspective on how libraries might change, a topic he says puts him out on a limb. He say...


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