Posted December 21, 2006 10:33 am by with 2 comments

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The internet marketing world appears to be winding down for Christmas, so news is on the lighter side. However, I’ve dug deep and come up with these hot items.

  1. Lee Odden has discovered his Top Rank Blog has been permanently banned on Digg, just because it posts SEO content. What the…?  Lee wasn’t doing anything wrong, apparently some diggers have enough clout to get a site a pre-emptive ban.
  2. Do you know what SearchRank’s David Wallace wants for Christmas? No it’s not a Playstation 3 (although I am sure he wouldn’t say “no”). David lists five things he’d like to see happen in the SEM world, including adding blog spammers to Santa’s “naughty list”.
  3. Some sound advice over at Search Engine Roundtable. With all the talk about duplicate content filters – and how to avoid them – some folks could be fixing what doesn’t need fixing. If Google’s not filtering your content because of duplication, don’t mess with anything.
  4. Google’s finally released the new Blogger from beta, according to TechCrunch. New features include categories and privacy options. I think Blogger is a good place for a novice blogger to get acquainted with blogging, but WordPress has so many more features and plugins.
  5. Rob Key of Converseon and I sit down at SES Chicago and reveal some ideas and strategies for engaging customers via social media. It’s video, so you don’t even have to waste your energy reading!
  6. Do you know Santa’s favorite cookie? Well SoloSEO’s Michael Jensen (dis) has figured it out, thanks to a little help from Google.