…actually, have two quickies:
Well look what the Alexa folks shared on their blog. They took the publicly available Sitemeter stats for a couple of web sites and matched them against the Alexa traffic history graphs.
Here’s the comparison for TechCrunch.
The green graph is the site stats and the blue line is Alexa overlaying them.
Interesting, Rand, what do ya think? It appears Alexa is able to get the numbers right, relative to data within one site, maybe they just suck at comparing data from differnt sites.
Just heard from Google that they are adding new features to Google Finance today.
New features include:
If you’ve not yet had a chance to use Yahoo’s new search marketing platform (aka Panama), you can get a look by signing up for a new account. Yahoo has announced that as of today, new advertisers signing-up, will get direct access to the new platform.
Existing advertisers will be upgraded over the coming weeks, but can request a faster upgrade here.
It’s amazing just how heated of a subject “click fraud” is. When I published details of my conversation with Google, I made no attempt to cover both sides of the story. Long time readers will know that I’ve never believed the hype surrounding click fraud numbers, but they’ll also know that I’m balanced in my coverage.
However, with this article, I felt a balanced report would simply be that, a balanced commentary with no room for conversation. So instead, I kept it one-sided and let the community provide the balance – and boy did they.
So, what were the stats on the post?
5,000+ visitors more than the average day (3,000+ from Digg, ~300 from Techmeme)
After much teasing, Search Engine Land finally delivers the goods and launches with a new look.
Danny Sullivan takes the time to explain the reason behind the name – if I had know he was having that much trouble finding a good domain name, I would have given him SearchEnginePulse.com – and also gives us a tour of the new site.
Apparently they’re working on a new comment system, which is good ‘cos there’s no way I am commenting if I have to go thru that Typekey registration process. We’ll also see if they’re accepting trackbacks/pingbacks with this post.
More fun than watching readers complain that my article on Google’s click-fraud was straight from their PR department, is watching Yahoo accuse Google of copying, then watching Google making the same accusation.
First, Yahoo’s Jeremy Zawodny points out how Google copied Yahoo’s promo page for Internet Explorer 7.
Then, Google’s Matt Cutts suggests those in photoshop-houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Meanwhile, I’ve not seen anyone suggesting IE 7 is simply copying Firefox.
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