:: Content Rich Website
Content rich means different things
for different individuals, because what one
person finds useful, another may not. Content
rich is all about providing information that
is considered valuable to your target audience.
Information that visitors might find useful
could consist of product or industry facts,
statistics, reviews, tutorials, or educational
information related to a specific industry.
Content Rich Websites
:: Competitive Edge
The Shareware Promotions Blog which contains
so much more than just marketing tips for software
developers has posted its last entry. The blog
which has become a favorite with online marketers
is 2.5 years old. The decision was made to focus
content in the Competitive Edge Newsletter. As much
as I'll miss the daily blog I'm looking forward
to reading the content in Competitive Edge.
:: Online Libel Protection Grows
Websites that publish inflammatory
information written by other parties cannot
be sued for libel, the California Supreme Court
The ruling in favour of free online expression
was a victory for a San Diego woman who was
sued by two doctors for posting an allegedly
libellous e-mail on two websites.
:: Software Growth
Software market will double between
2003 and 2010.The market for large enterprise
software is set to grow at up to nine per cent
a year until 2010, but the software support
service will suffer a slump in growth, according
to market research company Ovum.
:: RSS Quiz
You think that you have mastered the
art of RSS, but how much do you really know?
Take the RSS quiz to test your knowledge of
:: Protect Your Privacy
What is Pound Privacy?
Pound Privacy is a campaign to create
the first standard for search engine query privacy.
The implementation is fairly straightforward:
If you append the phrase "#privacy" at the end
of a query on any search engine or site search,
your query should not be tracked by IP or cookie,
and should not be made public in keyword tools.
It is that simple.
:: 20 Things I HATE About the
20 Things I Hate About the Internet
1. I really hate the fact that individuals
can say whatever they want, regardless of whether
it is true, there is no recourse for libel or
slander because in many cases the posts are
not in the same country as the person slandered.
2. I hate that the truth is becoming
collective, or from those the most persistent.
The popularity of wiki's and in particular wikipedia
means that history is becoming fluid.
3. I hate that it is almost impossible
to discern an online writer's credibility.
4. I hate that crime is allowed to flourish
5. I hate that the EU forces US companies
to collect VAT on European sales. US companies
don't benefit from the tax, yet they are forced
to staff individuals to handle collection and
submission of VAT taxes to European Governments.
6. I hate that U.S. legislatures passed
a law that it is illegal for US citizens to
remain anonymous on line yet pedophiles hide
7. I hate that email is so impersonal
and so easily misunderstood.
8. I hate that personal information on
nearly any person is simply only a click away.
9. I hate that children see Internet
pornography without even trying.
10. I hate that law abiding citizens
are at a distinct disadvantage on the Internet.
11. I hate if you work at an Internet
business your day does not end at 5:00.
12. I hate to be at Google's mercy for
search engine ranking.
13. I hate that search engines are constantly
changing their algorythms.
14. I hate that children know more about
the Internet than their parents.
15. I hate that the Internet archives
can store. Comments that may or may not be true
for what could be an eternity.
16. I hate that the Internet is litered
with junk sites and abandoned out of date content.
17. I hate that Internet obsession allienates
the older generation.
18. I hate that Google so much power.
19. I hate that the playing field for
small businesses on the Internet is no longer
20. I hate that clickfraud is a part
of life if marketing on the Internet.
:: Vista Adoption
A Forecast of Windows Vista Consumer
Adoption, said about 12 million households will
purchase Vista in 2007, a figure he expects
to grow to 73 million by 2011.
:: A Look at Slogans
When considering a slogan or a tagline,
keep in mind your objectives. What image do
you wish to portray? Slogans should be short,
but not to the point of being pithy. Slogans
should conjure positive images and distinguish
the value your company or product provides.
A Look at Slogans
:: Beginners Guide
ProNet posted a fabulous guide to digging at Digg! This carefully steps
you through the process of social bookmarking
using the Digg network.
:: Protect Your Reputation
ReputationDefender.com searches the
Internet for information that has been posted
about customers. Working with you they identify
inaccurate information and work to have it removed.
I would encourage everyone to use ego searches and monitor online chatter
regardless of whether you wish to act on it
you should know what is being said.
:: Answers.com buys
FAQFarm for 2 Million
Capturing user generated content has
not been lost on Answers.com owners. They recently
purchased the FAQFarm which is a collective
Answers Corp., the creators of search engine
Answers.com, marked its first foray into the
popular area of user-generated content by acquiring
wiki-based community site FAQ Farm for $2 million.
FAQ Farm, founded in 2002, has 280,000 questions
and answers written and updated by its 100,000
:: Paid Promotion of ReviewMe.com
And as part of a limited-time promotional
offer, Reviewme.com will
pay bloggers to review Reviewme.com itself.
Perhaps a clever ploy to avoid Google's aging
delay and sandbox?
The model is actually quite interesting!
:: The Google Bubble
Doomed to Burst?
Could copyright infringements lead to
the demise of the media giant?
Google Inc.'s video service faces at least
one copyright infringement lawsuit, the company
confirmed on Friday, and the Web search leader
faces a separate subpoena tied to the service.
Investors are concerned that Google could
be financially liable for videos appearing on
sites it runs, while the company has said it
did not face financial recriminations if it
acts quickly to take down copyrighted material
once alerted to it.
:: TIME Magazine Looks at New
TIME Magazine has bestowed YouTube with
the honor of being the best invention for 2006.
The best transportation invention uses
Hydrogen to run.
Check out all the best inventions.
:: New Alexa Competitor
A new service launched to compete with
Alexa. The site shows a general estimate of
the number of people from the US who have visited
the site. It shows the websites rank. The number
of pages visited for each session and the average
:: Google Dynamic Indexing
Google had struggled with indexing dynamically
generated web pages has apparently changed some
of their policies. They will now crawl a web
page that has a URL with "&ID=". They do
caution however to avoid excessive use of URL
parameters. They recommend not exceeding one
or two parameters in the URL.
:: 100 Million Blogs
Online journals known as blogs and virtual
shops for small businesses have pushed the number
of websites past the 100-million mark, an Internet
monitoring firm reported.
A survey by Britain-based Netcraft determined
that the number of websites on the Internet
climbed from 97.9 million in October to slightly
more than 101 million in November.