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  • Schmoozing With The Swami Of Photo Optimization
    Meeting a self-described social media swami isn't necessarily a religious experience, but it's almost always a learning experience. At least that was the case when I met Shashi Bellamkonda, whose ...
  • Just The 'Factz' On Smarter 'Surch Enginez'
    What don't the major search engines do well? That's a burning question these days from way too many parties. It comes up in John Battelle's most recent post, which culminates ...
  • Will Search Advertisers Make MyAds TheirAds?
    Last week, Google and MySpace both announced major new advertising offerings that will be especially useful for small businesses. Though neither are search-related, both cater to search marketers in different ...
  • Google's 2001 Time Warp
    What were you searching for in January 2001? Google can jog your memory, as it brought back the earliest index it has in honor of its tenth anniversary. Here's a ...
  • The Browser Search War Winners
    With browsers turning their address bars into search bars, as we discussed last week, which browser delivers the best search experience? I assembled a panel of judges (OK, me) and ...
  • Browser Optimization Means Search 101
    Everything you need to know about the future of search engine marketing you learned in the 1990s. That's an overstatement, of course, but the basics of SEO and SEM -- ...
  • Blog Search Stuck In Beta
    Whenever I'm talking to marketers about how to listen to their brands, blog search engines always come up as a good starting point. I've been having the same conversations for ...
  • Search Angst At The Social Ad Summit
    At the Social Ad Summit this week in New York City, Facebook may have been the most buzzed-about company on stage, with everyone from agency execs to application developers discussing ...
  • What I Learned On My Summer Spin Vacation
    The longest vacation I've taken was my summer trip contributing to MediaPost's Online Spin. Over the past three months, I explored the jungles of the elusive SearchMonkey, went shopping for ...
  • Google's Heavy Mettle With Chrome And Picasa
    Tuesday was a fun day for mixing business with pleasure. Google's debut of the Chrome browser and Picasa Web's facial recognition were not only good fodder for the trades and ...
  • One Small Asterisk, One Leap For Digital Media
    Here's one of those moments when you realize how quickly media is changing: when registering with a content-sharing community, an email address is optional, but a mobile phone number is ...
  • Dream Jobs For Social Media Junkies
    US News and World Report thinks "the Facebook future is now" and released "The Seven Best Jobs for Facebook Addicts" (though I only counted six ). The jobs include recruiters, ...
  • Pinning the Tail On The Googoliath Killer
    What might a Google killer look like? Last week a lot of people were musing whether it would have search results in three columns with tabbed pages and irrelevant thumbnail ...
  • Do We Need Another...
    It often seems like there's zero correlation between how much a technological innovation matters and how much press it receives. Take Cuil, for example. The search engine's launch was such ...
  • Kiss Your Registered Users Goodbye
    If a user registers on your site but does so through a third party, can you count her as one of your registered users? This isn't a theoretical question. Publishers ...
  • The Chutzpah of Facebook's 'Jewdar'
    swore I wasn't going to write about Facebook again this week. Then a Facebook ad started up with the name-calling again. It wasn't a bad name, or inaccurate, but such ...
  • Stop Calling Me Fat, Facebook
    Have you ever felt insulted by overzealous ad targeting? I've been hearing this come up more in conversation lately, often with people who aren't in the advertising or technology industries. ...
  • Which Facebook App Are You?
    By now, you know which "Sex and the City" character you are, along with which Disney princess, Victoria's Secret angel, Spice Girl, "L-Word" character, and Desperate Housewife. Yes, thanks to ...
  • Ten Questions Not To Ask A Social Media Panel
    I had a great time on a panel this week at OMMA Social, and even more fun networking throughout the event. My fellow panelists and moderator were some of the ...
  • Botox Season on the Web
    It seems like every other major site and software program is getting its digital version of Botox lately. These sites want to look better, and generally more youthful, without calling ...
  • The Customization Conundrum
    How can you go wrong with offering your customers new ways to customize their experience? Once again, a Web giant is learning that customization isn't a panacea. Earlier this week, ...
  • SearchMonkey Apes The Chicken Co-op
    ahoo SearchMonkey is finally here. It's one of the most important developments affecting search engine optimization, and one that can vastly improve the search experience for users. It could be ...
  • Seven Buzz Monitoring Sites To Watch
    What's the buzz on the latest and most improved buzz monitoring sites? Here's a guide to seven of the best, along with some of their peers and competitors. ...
  • You Call That A Bribe?
    Microsoft's new Live Search Cashback program has been routinely called a bribe by journalists and pundits. Microsoft and others have tried to bribe users before, but calling Cashback a form ...
  • Dreaming Of A Super Model
    Does search need a new business model? ComScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni suggested as much in his opening day keynote at MediaPost's Search Insider Summit this week. He stressed that marketers ...
  • Jakob Nielsen, What Are You Smoking?
    Dear Jakob Nielsen: I almost missed the last newsletter you sent me, as it was delivered directly to my junk mail folder. Maybe Microsoft was so dismayed by your recent ...
  • Mobile, Local, Social, Invisible
    Trying to get people to care about privacy is like trying to get people worked up about the amount of fiber in their diet. Everyone knows they should do something, ...
  • Stumbling Upon Discovery And Search
    'It pays to discover" may not just be a slogan; it's emerging as the maxim for how people find information online. Last week, right after I released a column on ...
  • The Fine Line Between Search And Discovery
    Discovery online can take a number of forms. It's generally offered as a counterpoint to searching. With search, users enter a query and ideally find exactly what it is they ...
  • Searching For Tweets
    If someone tweets about you on Twitter and you don't hear the sound, did the tweeter tweet at all? This is one of the philosophical questions about Twitter that has ...