This is why we use Twitter and Facebook and even Hunch and Quora to ask questions, search for products, and figure out how to replace dimmer switches.
Searching Google is now like asking a question in a crowded flea market of hungry, desperate, sleazy salesmen who all claim to have the answer to every question you ask.
via Marco.org – Google’s decreasingly useful, spam-filled web search.
Aardvark has published a whitepaper outlining some of the technology and much of the logic behind their social search engine.
Anatomy of a Large-Scale Social Search Engine
Brent Payne has the right idea here: One URL for each story, no matter which Tribune site publishes it.
How Tribune Co. plans to rid itself of SEO-killing duplicate content
Searches Twitter updates – quick and simple.
Terraminds twitter search
Details on how Scripps is indexing video files and adding metadata. Making SWFObject do the work of serving this is an interesting wrinkle – there must be a dynamic call to the database in the field. Prolly how the WP plugin I’ve used works, too, of cou
How Scripps makes video findable | patrickbeeson.com
[sic] The best advice often comes from angry people, eh? In this case, the gentleman rips Jason and Mahalo a new one, but points out a bunch of common SEO issues in the process, making for a good introduction to some basic concepts beyond ‘use header tags
Jason Calacanis Please Stop Bad Mouthing SEO’s Because You Won’t Take the Time to Work With Good One’s – Graywolf
Developer notes some of the metadata coded into NYT pages and how to pass it into an URL. Queries abound.
Mining the NY Times Archives — everwas
Some thoughts on Yelp and how many niches it can serve, how it goes about its business.
GarageSeek Rates Mechanics, But Yelp Will Kill This Category Too – TechCrunch
Spectacular SEO resource with solid advice on what to spend your time on and what to let slide.
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