Quick Fix: Yahoo Becomes Default Search Engine on Acer Computers

SEW reports

…Yahoo has partnered with Acer, the fourth largest PC manufacturer to set the default search engine to Yahoo Search on those machines.

Quick Fix: 21 SEO Tips from Google’s Matt Cutts

SEO Egghead has compiled 21 top SEO tips from Google engineer, Matt Cutts.

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Quick Fix: Track Links from Wikipedia Articles

Add this to your reputation monitoring toolbox. Steve Rubel tells us

Wikipedia has quietly rolled out a special page that lets you unearth all of the pages that link to a particilar Web site or page. It even covers discussion and other miscellaneous pages that are embedded deep inside the site.

Quick Fix: Advertisers Want More Data from Cables Ads

ClickZ reports the rise of online advertising is causing marketers to demand better data from cable networks.

Many advertisers are pushing cable networks to provide more detailed demographic data about their viewers, to keep up with the level of data available for online ad buys.

Quick Fix: 18-26 Year Olds Read Blogs

Welcome to “Quick Fix” which translates to – “Andy is swamped and so he’s cheating a little by giving you just a quick post”. ;-)

Charlen Li encourages marketers to target “Generation Y”, who read blogs more often than others.

One key data point that stood out for me: 24% of Gen Yers read blogs, which is twice as often as the 12% of Gen Xers (ages 27-40) and three times the 7% of Young Boomers (ages 41-50) that read blogs.

Free Tool for Latent Semantic Analysis

While at Fortune Interactive, it was always fun to show off the LSI/LSA components of SEMLogic and then tell people they could only use it by becoming a client. Now it looks like Quintura is offering a similar tool for free.

Eric Myers explains how the tool works and also throws-in a layman’s guide to latent semantic indexing as well – or what he calls “magic words”. ;-)

Google and Intuit Strike QuickBooks Deal

Google sends news that they have struck a new partnership deal with Intuit, which will see Google’s products integrated with QuickBooks 2007.

According to Google…

For the first time, small businesses can use QuickBooks to market themselves online by listing their businesses on Google Maps, creating and managing advertising campaigns with Google AdWords and posting their products for sale on Google through Google Base a free product listing service. Integrated into QuickBooks 2007, available this fall, QuickBooks customers will have the ability to attract new customers using Google, the worlds leading search engine.

The deal also sees QuickBooks bundling Google Desktop Search.