Business issues - a general catchall for all seo business related discussions

The RIAA Wants Google To Ignore Bad SEO And Push "Legit" Music Sites Up Above Pirate Sites

Recently the RIAA

SEOMoz acquires AudienceWise and breaks $21Million Turnover

Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOMoz has announced via Twitter  that SEOMoz has acquired

Nominet Sue Registrar for Defamation

Nominet, the controllers and registry of the .UK domain name are suing a registrar for defamation. The content in question can be found at

Google building a massive new HQ in London.

Google are moving from Victoria to Kings Cross... buying up 2.4 ACRES of land in the heart of London.

The New face of "Find" - Google -v- Facebook -v- Amazon -v- ???

So here we are, watching the clocks tick away to Facebook's mega announcement.

How to lead and cut through the crap

Excellent NY Times interview with a guy I've never heard of on how to lead in business.

Twitter UK posts Tiny Profit

Twitter's UK operation has filed it's annual accounts and it shows a meagre £16,500 profit.

SEO should be Regulated.. So says Judith Lewis.

My good friend and occasional drinking buddy Judith Lewis writes at HuffPo and calls for regulation and sta

Rhys Wynne Shows that you should JFDI.

Rhys is an SEO that codes. He codes so well he created the well known plugin, WP EMail Capture that many people use, but that's an aside.

Goggle VS Ms from an employees pov

I saw his last night its now on slashdot and search engine land.

Google Vs MS

Why Google Bought DoubleClick

I guess this is the official reason

In summary:

Ebay and Google Kiss and Makeup

EBay said on Friday the where going to start placing ad's on Google, but that it would rely on other sources to a greater degree.

Google Offers $10 Million For 100 MPG Car

NEW YORK ( -- Google said Tuesday it is getting in on the development of electric vehicles, awarding $1 million in grants and inviting applicants to bid for another $10 million in funding to develop plug-in hybrid electric vehicles capable of getting 70 to 100 miles per gallon.

Organizing the world's transportation...err.

Business 2.0: The 50 Who Matter Now

In their second annual ranking, "Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, produc

Yahoo CEO steps down - Co-Founder Takes Over


SEO Inc creeps back to page 1 in Google

A few years ago, SEO Inc was #1 for the keyword.. then some Google imposed hard times hit the company SERPS.. meaning they dropped like a rock. now they are back on page 1 Google Results

Lawyers, Reviews and Web 2.0

In the current culture of user generated content in a web 2.0 world, many people look to review based websites to generate income, as Google's current algorithm demonstrates a clear informational over product bias.

In a case that's clearly destined for the courts, Lawyers are suing a Lawyer review site Avvo, claiming that the ranking system can be gamed. However Duncan Riley writing for TechCrunch has a deeper insight how this could unravel like a big ball of yarn Lawyers Sue Lawyer Ratings Site

Life just got more difficult


Since the inception of the Web, online commerce has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 percent overall, and far more rapidly in many categories. But in the last year, growth has slowed sharply in major sectors like books, tickets and office supplies, the NEW YORK TIMES will report on Sunday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

In Page One leads, the paper claims: "Growth in online sales has dropped dramatically in such diverse categories as health and beauty products, computer peripherals and pet supplies. Analysts say it is a turning point and growth will continue to slow through the decade."


$212,080,000 -- or roughly 2% of Google's total revenue for 2006 is the amount that is estimated that Ebay spent on Adwords. The kicker, rumours flying all over the net that since Ebay pulled Adwords, their traffic increased .. people now asking if Ebay was 'wasting marketing dollars'

Vanessa Fox leaves Google

I just want to wish Vanessa all the best,