A non-profit IT testing and training facility dedicated to helping Ohio
technology businesses, is hosting an all-day search engine marketing seminar
presented by leading search engine marketing experts Matt Bailey and Jennifer
Laycock. Bailey and Laycock are requested speakers at search engine
marketing conferences, including Danny Sullivan's world-renowned Search
Engine Strategies conferences.
The seminar titled "Search Engine Marketing Made Simple" will be held on
September 27, 2005 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Business Technology Center
(1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH). The early registration fee is $99,
effective until September 15, 2005, at which time the price becomes $149.
Bailey and Laycock will present a one-day crash course designed to help
professionals increase traffic on their Web sites, gain a competitive edge,
and grow their online businesses. S... (more)
The latest reports have Yahoo entering the fray for a possible acquisition of
America Online from Time Warner. This follows reports that Microsoft was
interested, which prompted interest from search leader Google. Microsoft had
originally proposed making its MSN toolbar as the default search toolbar for
the AOL community, an aggressive move that demonstrates Redmond's continued
commitment to quash any and all competition to its long dominance of the
desktop software environment.
No one was available to comment on these reported negotiations, and it is
expected that no decision wi... (more)
Google has partnered with sports brand Nike to launch joga.com, a global
online community portal for football (soccer) fans. The site, whose name
derives from the phrase "Joga Bonito" or "play beautiful" in Portuguese, is
available in 14 languages, letting fans create their own social football
Joga.com, is by invitation only, and requires users to be registered with
Google. Joga members will be able to build their own groups and clubs, share
football-related information, upload photos and video, and organize and give
updates on local matches and events.
Users can create ... (more)
Well, fancy that. Google may not be completely indomitable in its core
market. According to comScore Networks, Google lost share in US search to
Microsoft in June, when Google's numbers apparently tends to decline because
of the vacations and the summer school break. Total queries hit eight
billion, up 26% year-over-year. Google went from 50.7% to 49.5% sequentially;
Microsoft went from 10.3% to 13.2%, an uptick attributed to the prize-based
Live Search Club Microsoft started in May that's reportedly susceptible to
NetWeaver Certified on Red Hat
SAP has certified its Ne... (more)
According to Associated Press reports, confirmed by Reuters, Google will
propose at a meeting of European policymakers in Strasbourg, France today
that national regulators agree on a basic set of global privacy protections.
Peter Fleischer, Google's Chief Privacy Officer, will argue that the future
health of the Internet, the global economy and Google's own business agenda
depends on the world's success in moving beyond the current patchwork of
conflicting privacy rules.
As Reuters' Eric Auchard explains:
"Google has recently stepped up a push for policy changes and industry