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Monthly Archives: July 2009
I’ve received a lot of e-mails today from people asking me my opinion about the Yahoo MSN partnership announced today. As I see it there are two consequences of the deal: first, I am confident that the partnership will have little to no impact on the market share of either of these two companies when it comes to search. Google is the de facto search engine, and consumers aren’t going to switch to something else just because there may be a slightly better algorithm on another site (and … Continue reading
I see two cardinal sins in this email marketing I got today: 1. The spokesman, Ed McMahon, is dead. And his quote says “Take my advice, life is better with a Pride Power Wheelchair . . .” Maybe he is referring to that famous Eric Clapton song “Wheelchairs in heaven”? 2. Seems like a bad idea to use the “from” email address “offer@bio121DOUBLECROSS323.com.” Hey, look, another offer from Double Cross – must be a good one! Email here:
Don’t get me wrong, I love Google News – I probably visit it at least 3-4 times a day. For the most part, it seems to do a good job of capturing whatever the major news stories of the day are, and presenting relevant and factual sources for these stories. Every now and again, however, the algorithm creating the front page just gets it wrong. I found this headline today: Is it possible that Israel has considered an assassination plot against Iran’s leadership – sure, its possible. But … Continue reading
A day doesn’t go by where I don’t see some shoddy Internet statistics. I received my copy of OMMA magazine today and found this gem of a statistic – an overview of the top “unemployment” related terms and Web sites, courtesy of Hitwise: While I have no doubt that Ohio has been disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn, it does seem a little bit hard to believe that the most popular unemployment related term in May was “Ohio Unemployment”, followed in second place by a search for the … Continue reading
How this one got past the AdSense quality team is beyond me . . . And why didn’t I think about buying the URL “peeplo” – I gotta get back on GoDaddy and add to my domain collection.