Thursday, July 29, 2010
  • Laurie Sullivan, July 29, 2010, 12:10 PM
  • Google Ventures Joins CIA's Investment In Search Technology Wired

    Google Ventures and CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, both made an investment in a company "that monitors the web in real time - and says it uses that information to predict the future," according to Wired. The company, Recorded Future, scours Web sites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents.

    Reportedly the company's temporal analytics engine "goes beyond search" by "looking at the 'invisible links' between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events."

    MediaPost wrote last year about the CIA's investments in social media.Read the whole story...

  • Video: Six-Step Link-Building Campaign Ontolo

    Ontolo has published a YouTube video on Link Building Campaign Design. The six-step process steps through defining objectives, defining key results, adiscovering link assets and opportunities, and more. He also explains why relationships are the single most important aspect that should guide each step of every link-building campaign.Read the whole story...

  • SEO Gets Consumers To The Site -- Now What? Econsultancy

    An Econsultancy's Site Search Report, published with Funnelback, finds 57% of companies are planning to increase their investment in site search. Conversion rates through site search can produce 50% higher than average rates. Graham Charlton tells us what companies intend to spend this year on Web sites to improve searches.Read the whole story...