Google's My Maps lets you customize and share your own mapping information with others; AdSense units gets a bigger Google logo; Thailand shuts off YouTube -- it's good to be the king! SEO is easy, you know, except for the important hard parts. And more!
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- Google My Maps:
Mashups For The Masses
Google has just launched "My Maps," an impressively simple tool within Google Maps that allows users to create personal "mashups" and save or share those with friends or the world at large. A range of formatting options enables the maps to be highly customized and include images or video. Maps...
- Google Desktop
Now Out For Mac
Want Google Desktop for the Mac? More than two years after it was released for the PC, it's finally available for the Mac, says Google (and said also here). And here's what Mac folks are saying about it on Techmeme....
- AdSense Units
Get Bigger Google Logo
A fresh, new look for AdSense ads from Google's Inside AdSense blog makes it official. The new AdSense displays that have been in testing from last month, with the "Ads by Google" much more prominent in the lower right-hand corner? They're here to stay....
- Cost Of
Protecting GOOG Chief: $1/2 Million
Google's top execs taking salaries of only $1 is old news. The cost of protecting them, especially Google CEO Eric Schmidt, is considerably more. Over half a million dollars, $532,755 to be exact, to protect Schmidt. That's according to company's latest financial filings, reports the New York Times....
- Free Page
Creator Tools From The Big Three: Trash or Treasure?
Have a small business in need of a website, but no budget for professional design services? Yahoo, Google and Microsoft all offer free small business site creation tools that can help you develop a professional online presence. Keep reading for an in-depth review of what Office Live Basics, Google...
- Yahoo redesigns site with eye to foreclosures, Bloomberg
- The 85 Piece Mobile Search Tool Kit, Read/WriteWeb
Establishing Nasdaq-Like Ad Exchange
The New York Times is reporting that DoubleClick is setting up an auction-based ad exchange, a "mix of eBay and Sabre, the airline reservations system that travel agents use." "The service will let advertisers see information about what competitors bid for particular ads, in the same way that eBay shows...
- Surveys: SEM,
Online Marketing And Advertiser Attitudes
A trio of advertiser and merchant-related surveys bubbled up (or bubbled up to me via an email from Danny) earlier today. They all in one way or another discuss search marketing and/or traffic driving strategies and online spending. There's a lot of interesting data here for consumption. There are varying...
- Thailand Blocks
YouTube Over Video Insult To King
First Brazil blocked YouTube over a celebrity sex video. Then Turkey blocked YouTube over a video said to be insulting to country founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Now it's Thailand's turn. YouTube is now blocked in Thailand after the service apparently failed to remove a video clip deemed insulting to the...
- Q&A With Garrett
Camp, Founder & Chief Architect, StumbleUpon
Search engines are great tools to help you find things you suspect exist on the web, but they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to discovering the unexpected or unknown. Sure, you may find something really cool after doing the result-page/back-button tango for a while, but...
- Engaging Customers to Say 'I Love You' Back, Search Engine Watch
- 9 Step Process for Getting Authoritative Links, Search Engine Watch Blog
- Parasite Hosting Now Dominating Spam Results, SEOmoz
- SEO Is Easy?
Let's Look At The Hard 5 Percent
The SEO world has always had its supporters and its detractors, and it's never made a great deal of difference. The bigger battles often waged within the community between the whitehats and blackhats. The whitehats would rant and rave about how the blackhats could get clients in trouble and how...
- WSJ Covers
Ask.com's "Information Revolution" Ad Campaign
Ask.Com's 'Revolt' Risks Costly Clicks from the Wall Street Journal weighs in on the Ask.com guerrilla marketing campaign we covered last month, especially focusing on the negative comments that have appeared on the associated web site. The article also highlighting the television commercials now airing. I've seen these myself...
- Optimize Your Schedule for SES NY, Search Engine Watch
- Break Out of Your SEO Conference Comfort Zone, Sugarrae
- Yahoo! at SES NY, 2007, Yahoo Search Marketing Blog
- Call For Search
Engine Land Columnists
If you've been a regular here at Search Engine Land, you know we've launched a bunch of columns over the past month or so. We have more in the works, and if you'd like to be considered as a potential contributor, read on. Specifically, I'm looking for columnists who are...
- Why I would be a good Daily SearchCast guest co-host , Matt Crouch