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One Red Paper Clip and Google Adwords/Adsense

Congrat’s to Kyle MacDonald on getting his house for the One Red Paper Clip via trades! It’s an inspiring story that shows the power of blogs for both fun and creation of value.   What is interesting about his blog is that frequently, the Google ads displayed on his page are good examples of ads not […]

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Google Careers Ad in Local Chicago Magazine

There was an ad in a local upscale Chicago publication this week profiling a local Chicago Google employee with a tagline that had a special URL that points you to the Chicago Advertising Sales job site. It then ends with “Cute childhood pictures optional”. I think the ad is trying to soften Google’s image and it […]

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Google Local/Google Maps – Michael Adelberg Summary of GeoDomain Speech

On June 3, 2006, Michael Adelberg, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google spoke at the Associated Cities’ Geo Domain conference regarding local search trends and opportunities. Special thanks to Patrick Carleton and Brad Spirrison for making my attendance possible. Michael stated that it is his division’s mandate to, “Organize the world’s local information and make […]

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The Recent Economist Article

It probably isn’t surprising to you that many people in the Search Engine Marketing arena don’t read the Economist. So I’ll point out this unique article. Fantastic read here on advertising and how it’s changing. It will require new leaders with a combination of both people skills, branding and data skills like those found in […]

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Google’s Quality of Landing Page Changes – A Closer Look

Search Engine Roundtable is reporting increases in costs to some legitimate ecommerce web sites as part of Google’s campaign to squash Made for Adsense (MFA) sites. I applaud Google for moving to squash these sites as it is critical to the integrity of their business model and vital to removing splogs and other unwanted Internet […]

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Google – Behind the Screen

There is a recent documentary video from Australian television that focuses on Google. You can watch it here in 5 parts. Thank you to Andy Beal for pointing out the link.  It looks like it was filmed late last year as it talks a lot about book search and the surrounding issues. It is an […]

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Googling Google

It’s interesting to note that you currently have to go to page 4 of the search results before you find non-Google domain sites which are Stanford and Wikipedia. Good reputation management!

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