It’s pretty nice work, if you can get it:
Markus Frind, the founder of PlentyOfFish.com is my new hero (James Hong of Hot or Not is a close second). Marcus spends about two hours a day in his underwear managing a free dating website that gets twelve billion page views a year. He is the only employee, and he only has one server. And by the way, he makes $5-6 million/year with Google ads.
I’ve moderated many panels in my time, and if I…
After 5 months of using our RSS Discovery Engine at Today.GrokDotCom.com, we’ve come to a very elegant conclusion:
Blogging about Google gets you a crazy amount of links.
Now, slow down for a moment. I can almost hear the cries of “link-baiter!” and it saddens me. So, allow me to be perfectly clear. Of course I’m baiting links. (Duh.) But here’s the point: you’re reading this. So, before you get upset about it, allow me to submit for your consideration that any…
A lot of people have been wondering why eBay won’t allow the Google checkout option to be used for eBay transactions; it would make the buying process much easier for a large group of buyers. Wouldn’t it be great if eBay stopped forcing people to sign-up for PayPal just to make a purchase. The buying process should be as easy for the customer as possible. Google’s been looking for opportunities to get this message to eBay, and what better way…
I recently wrote about Google’s Blog Search patent application on how to rank results by relevancy. If Google can use Google Reader and Gmail data to rank blog posts, don’t you think they’ll add Feedburner data? And if that data impacts rankings, how will search engine optimization for blogs be affected.
Will SEO’s be advising their blogging clients to subscribe or unsubscribe from Feedburner services? What will you do?
The New York Times has the gripping–albeit long–story of Google’s never-ending quest to improve/tweak its search engine. The goal of the search engine is to bring you the most relevant content available. But the obvious question remains: How relevant is so-called Search Engine Optimization when Google keeps changing the game?
It’s not like SEO firms have access to Google’s secret sauce. And even if they did, Google would just reinvent itself once again.
According to the Times:
[Google] …has hundreds of engineers, including leading…
Many have said that they were surprised FeedBurner wasn’t acquired before. But it looks like it just happened. TechCrunch reports Google acquired Feedburner for $100 million dollars. This will give Google additional insights into web measurement and activity (a great add-on to Google Analytics) and an additional way to help publishers monetize feeds through RSS feeds [define].
We’ll keep you informed as more details are released.
According to TechCrunch, Scotland’s Sunday Herald is running a story reporting that Google has secretly reached deals with several large UK news groups to formally license content for Google News. But will Google invest in licensing content without expecting a return on that investment?
Google has argued that the use of news snippets on Google News constituted fair use because they didn’t run any advertising on the site. This isn’t the first time Google has paid for news content. The last time,…
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Avinash Kaushik has a great post about the version 2 of Google Analytics that was released yesterday. It’s worth reading!