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Google Site-Targeted Campaign Promising

Google is beta testing its new site-targeted AdWords feature so that advertisers may pick the websites on which they want their Google ads to appear. According to Google, “Since Google first introduced AdWords, advertisers have asked us for the ability to run their ads on specific websites. Site targeting gives ...

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Microsoft Metro to Markup Adobe PDF

When Microsoft’s long-awaited Longhorn operating system is finally rolled out later this year or early next year it will include a new document format that they have dubbed “Metro.” Metro is based on XML (extensible markup language), and is expected to rival Adobe’s PDF (portable document format). According to Computer ...

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Google PR Toolbar Update Late for Gosh Sakes

If you haven’t already heard, on Friday, April 22, 2005 Google began its toolbar Page Rank update, for real. Whether it was an early April Fool’s Day joke or a burp, glitch or hitch in the update, reports were on March 25, 2005 that Google was updating the toolbar PR ...

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Domain Pop Back Link Checker Rocks

Every once in a blue moon a new free tool comes along that is so useful for Webmasters and SEO specialists that it just has to be written about. A company called Domain-Pop.com has come up with such a free tool for checking a website’s back links. This back link ...

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Froogles Boggles Google’s Froogle

An article in USA Today states that Google has lost its ICANN challenge to Froogles.com owner, Richard Wolfe. Google tried making the case that Wolfe’s Froogles.com was infringing upon its Froogle.com shopping site and the Google trademark because the domain names were too similar to each other. A panel of ...

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Adobe Buys Macromedia for $3.4 Billion

Adobe Systems, Inc. has released a press release stating that Adobe is in the process of acquiring Macromedia for $3.4 billion dollars with the deal to close this Fall 2005. According to Adobe, “The combination of Adobe and Macromedia will provide customers a more powerful set of solutions for creating, ...

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Can the Spam, California Judge Says

Both the L. A. Daily News and the Los Angeles Times have run stories regarding a company called Optin Global Inc., which has been given a temporary restraining order from a San Francisco judge in regards to allegedly sending out spam emails. The judge has also frozen their assets. The ...

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Top Keyword Searches For Spring 2005

According to a story in BusinessWire.com, AOL has unveiled its top keyword searches for Spring 2005, which gives insight into what consumers are looking for as they get ready for the Summer season. BusinessWire says, “The results are based on the people and topics that received the highest volume of ...

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Yahoo Offers Free Websites with Local Listings

In order to encourage businesses to sign up with Yahoo! business listings at a local level, Yahoo! Local is giving away a free 5-page website to businesses who sign up for their services. According to Yahoo! you can “Promote your business to highly qualified prospects in your area by listing ...

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Top Paying Google AdSense Keywords Tool Available

There is a website named Googlest, which tracks the highest paying AdSense keywords from Google for public consumption. The keywords are tracked by region, so regional differences are readily apparent. Googlest tracks the maximum and average cost per click (CPC) for each high cost keyword phrase. This website is an ...

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