Linky Extra Goodness, August 20-21
You won’t believe how incredibly good—and incredibly linky—today’s linky goodness is. Until you read it. Then you’ll believe.
August 21 (you know, today)
- See? Offline Marketing Drives Search
- Now here’s a smart idea: Marketers Start to Use Social Networks for CRM [Customer Relationship Management] Instead of Ads. Much more inline with the intended usage of social networks.
- Monster attack steals user data. Great title for a massive Trojan attack on Monster.
- Yahoo Buys Munich-based Mobile Marketer Actionality
- Yahoo! will offer Dynamic URL Rewriting in Site Explorer, a feature that was requested of Google Webmaster Central (or robots.txt) at SMX Advanced in June.
- Just over a week after Google announced their own DRM-free music download partnership with Universal music, Wal-Mart Starts DRM-Free Downloads; Universal, EMI MP3s For 94 Cents. That a nickel cheaper than Google. Talk about cutthroat.
- And recanting another announcement from the same day as their DRM-free music announcement, Google Will Continue to Play Rented Videos
- New Rumors Surface On Microsoft Buying Yahoo After Ballmer-Rose Interview. Pfft, says I.
August 20 (yesterday)
- After an L.A. Times editorial railing against Google News’ new comment feature, the Annenberg Online Journalism Review concludes that The L.A. Times tells its readers: ‘Shut up.’ Reading through the piece makes me want to write an essay on journalism vs. blogging: which is better?
- Yahoo! Search Blog announces that Yahoo’s
copying Askoffering samples of songs on Yahoo Audio Search.
- comScore Introduces Significant Enhancements to Search Measurement With comScore qSearch 2.0, focusing on not only market share but also verticals, local search, partner search and more.
- Reuters reports that in Australia, Facebook surfers cost their bosses billions
- Surprise, surprise: Traditional marketing failing on social networks
- Talk about your brand loyalty: Google Wins the Most Hearts on the Web
If that doesn’t get you chanting, nothing will.