Posted July 3, 2008 3:43 pm by with 13 comments

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All right, let’s face it: it’s the afternoon before a three-day weekend and your brain is already on vacation. And that’s why we’re here at linky extra goodness—a round up of the marketing news you’ll want to know come Monday.

Oh nm, my bad: Googler JohnMu retracts his previous statements (mentioned yesterday) about banning countries/regions/continents from your website being “cloaking,” as long as you also ban any Googlebots coming from those IP blocks.

Yahoo’s traffic comes from . . . Google? Hitwise reports that even Yahoo Mail (and especially Yahoo Answers) receives more traffic coming from than Ouch. But hey, on the plus side, Google’s losing that traffic, right? (Oddly enough, they didn’t look at whether Google was directing traffic to…)

Google Street View Hits Europe: It’s now live in France!

FTC Gives Yahoo/Google a Pass, DOJ to Examine Deal: mostly because some people told ClickZ that the government wouldn’t duplicate its efforts and have two bureaus look at it. Um, what? Do these people actually work for the government? The US government? Oookay.

Social Media Algorithms Revealed: Missing calculus, or just wondering how many votes it takes to go hot on your favorite social media site? Danny Dover posts four sites’ algorithms at SEOmoz.

Is Word-of-Mouth Better Offline or Online? Jennifer Laycock takes a look at whether WOM has more impact offline or online, after a study shows that more people make product/service recommendations in person.

Now, whether it’s before, during or after the holiday weekend, you’re all caught up!

  • Utah SEO Pro

    Hah! that’s funny about JohnMu. I knew he wasn’t accurate the first time.

    Also, glad you linked to that SEOmoz algo post. That’s a great one if you know math. :)

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  • Naked SEO

    It was interesting to see the stat that one of the top search terms on Yahoo is

    What are the odds of Jerry Yang working at Google in 5 years?

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  • Carolina Panthers Blog

    That’s pretty funny (Yahoo traffic coming from Google). Shows how powerful Google really is.

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  • Nicole Price

    How nice John Mu. Thank you very much indeed!

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  • Warenwirtschaft

    The post about “Social Media Algorithms” is very interesting. Digg has the best algorithm, that was expected. The other ones seem to be very sensitive to someone trying to get on top of the list. I already see all those asians bookmarking something at the same time to get something on top.

  • Ashley

    Thanks for the link; they are of grea tinterest as usually

  • Barbara Ling

    Anything that involves math is a good thing! Love the SEO article.



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  • PS3

    Is it really that surprising that Google is the top search engine for Yahoo answers, it is top for literally everything.

  • Search Engine Optimisation

    Thanks for the link. I wouldn’t say ANTHTING that invoolves math is a good thing though Barbara. Although I know where you are comming from.

  • Cars blog

    i have seen yahoo advertising on adwords too.
    yahoo knows whats true 😀

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  • Mr Marketing

    I think Google should stop giving Yahoo so much weight. Their answers rank very well indeed.

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    That is very humorous!

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