Matt Cutts : Google bowling exists

Matt Cutts, a senior software engineer for Google, says that piling links onto a competitor's site to reduce its search rank isn't impossible, but it's extremely difficult."

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

  • By: DaveN - 27th Jun 2007

I guess this is the official reason

In summary:

Just how deep is Wikipedia's Penetration into Google...

After taking a random sample of 600 Wikipedia articles, 96.67% are in Google's top 10 for their title.

Closing Threadwatch This Friday

I hate to do this, but this Friday I am closing Threadwatch. I don't think the site died at any specific point, it has been more of a process, which I will outline below:

Google calls on more limits for Microsoft

Oh this is great shit. -- Google calls for more limits for Microsoft Enjoy the BS Full Story

Human Search + SEO is Spam

More confusion about SEO, this time from NYT:

Ebay and Google Kiss and Makeup

  • By: DaveN - 25th Jun 2007

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.

Is MarketingExperiments Really This Clueless?

I don't even know where to start. MarketingExperiments recent article, "Harnessing Social Media - Web 2.0 Grows Up - Free Internet Traffic," has so many holes and is so off the mark, it makes me wonder if they've been sipping too much of grandpa's cough syrup over there.

Yahoo and Ebay to merge

  • By: DaveN - 22nd Jun 2007

rumours are a foot : that Yahoo and Ebay are to merge.

The big thing here for Yahoo is that
a) they get a massive user base
b) Paypal

Google Launch Pay-Per-Lead Affiliate Network Worldwide

Just noticed this in one of my accounts: to Cash In for $300 Million+, one of the better arbitrage plays, is up for auction. The WSJ reports:

SS Google - More People Abandon Ship

A few weeks ago it was Vanessa Fox who left Google, this morning Barry reports over on SEL that two more high profile engineers are leaving

Sponsoring a WordPress theme | How to Audit a Sponsored Theme

There's been a lot of controversy over WordPress theme sponsorhip lately.

In response, I've just done an extensive and detailed write up on how to evaluate Wordpress theme sponsorship. Pick the right theme and you could get up to 500,000 almost free backlinks with anchor text.

Newest Email Scam: 'The Hit-Man'

  • By: skore - 20th Jun 2007

So we all know about the 419ers, the phishers, the pump-n-dumpers & everything in between. Well there's a new email scam out there and its a bit darker.

Ebay Vs Google Round 3 - Ding Ding

So after the recent spat between Google and Ebay, things do not seem to be getting anymore friendly.

Google Scraping & Spamming

Wow Google what a great algo you've got and what a really terrific user experience you're providing when you occupy 9 out of the top 10 results for a query with your own sites [

Yahoo selling entire sub domains to affiliate sites

  • By: mad4 - 19th Jun 2007

With major brands finding more and more sub domains to spam Google Yahoo has gone a step further.

They are selling entire high ranking sub domains to sites that fill them with affiliate links.

Pretty much the ultimate in pre-sell pages.

Google Offers $10 Million For 100 MPG Car

  • By: corey - 19th Jun 2007

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

  • By: skore - 19th Jun 2007

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