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

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 (CNNMoney.com) -- 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.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/19/news/economy/google_plugin/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories

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

BREAKING: SEMEL STEPS DOWN AT YAHOO; CO-FOUNDER YANG IN AS CEO -

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

NYT: INTERNET SALES IN 'DRAMATIC SLOWDOWN' Sat Jun 16 2007 12:46:20 ET

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

$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

http://www.vanessafoxnude.com/2007/06/14/a-few-changes/

I just want to wish Vanessa all the best,

DaveN

Affiliates and Merchants get two class action law suits filed against Commission Junction, BeFree and ValueClick on their behalf

The Affiliate marketing industry has had a change of events recently, as on the 20th April this year the centre of attention for lawsuits was drawn to Adware, the importance of this case should not be

Matt Cutts : Google will reduce cookie expire time

Matt Cutts noted in his blog that Google is considering to limit the cookie expire time from it's current multi-decade setup to something much lower.

Google : Microsoft Vista Sucks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Internet search leader Google Inc. is trying to convince federal and state authorities that Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system is stifling competition as the high-tech heavyweights wrestle for the allegiance of personal computer users.

Privacy - Give it Up

It would be great if we could open this debate to discuss what privacy standards we demand all internet companies adhere to.

Newspapers warming up to Yahoo!

It looks like Yahoo's long term is quite sustainable. Creating a win-win with publishers is a strength that should server Yahoo! very well.

Googles privacy practices are the worst on the Internet

While this isn't a surprise to any of the regular TW audience it is nice to see that main stream press is starting to get it via Yahoo News

Google is Now The Morality Police on the Internet

Google recently updated their webmaster guidelines to address the issues of linking on the web. The language chosen seems to imply that someone has appointed Google the judge and jury of morality and law on the internet.Webmaster Guidelines

Following these guidelines will help Google find, index, and rank your site. Even if you choose not to implement any of these suggestions, we strongly encourage you to pay very close attention to the "Quality Guidelines," which outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index or otherwise penalized. If a site has been penalized, it may no longer show up in results on Google.com or on any of Google's partner sites.

CNN - Powered by Bias

Threadwatch earlier reported that CNN was using Wordpress, and embracing the world of Web 2.0 user generated content. However...

Ebay threatens to create 'Adwords Killer' using auction system

Interesting read.. ebay to make 'adwords killer' ... Full Story

Google Acquires PeakStream; Software Development Company

engine posted this over on WebmasterWorld a short while ago and I didn't see it posted here yet so I wanted to share it.

Danny Sullivan is a SPAMMER

via SE Roundtable it emerges that Danny has finally been convinced in the oomph of the dark arts.