Google announced they were holding a let freedom ring party to promote Google Checkout during the eBay live conference. In (un)related news, eBay announced they were pulling their US AdWords ad budget. Google responded by canceling their freedom party.
Netscape.com, once a well respected website, has fallen so far that they arbitrage Google's organic search results for keywords like lolita preteen. Perhaps good for their pageviews and ad sales, but wrong all round, IMHO.
Recently Matt Cutts mentioned he attended Blog Conference for lawyers (don't bail yet it's worth the wait). However John Andrews did a nice bit of cyber-sluething and found something Matt didn't say about a database of online service providers discussed at that same conference
WebProNews reported earlier today that Google is again looking at the Boston/Cambridge area as a potential opportunity for expansion, including an active search for real estate space in the area. In addition, Search Engine Watch references a Boston Herald article further supporting this information, although the Herald cautions that Google also looked into the area a year ago without any action.
I wasn't going to post this, but Matt went and deleted my comment on his post so now I feel I have to. Nothing I commented was untrue or mean, seems he just didn't want people to remember that he's one of the biggest fish to ever get caught selling links.
Sign up for MBL, it only takes a second. Use bogus info for this, you can even use a bogus email, MBL doesn’t confirm anything by email so it will work. Keep track of your info though so you can access your account later.
If you're a regular listener to the Daily Search Cast you've heard Danny mention the troubles he's having with stories from SEL getting buried on Digg. He's also got repeated inquiries into Digg about the bury feature which seem to fall on deaf ears. I came across a story today on Web Pro News Digg Burying Stories from Unbanned Domains
What is this world coming to when legitimate and respected online publishers like Michael Arlington of TechCrunch publically admit to having sock puppet accounts at Digg
Digg Hits 1 Million Registered Users