Yahoo Stealing Clients from Search Marketers?

Barry extracts some disturbing info posted at WebmasterWorld that suggests Yahoo is not afraid to steal clients away from its search marketing partners.

Anyone else seen this? Is this an isolated case, or is Yahoo following in the footsteps of Google? And, will Microsoft hold to its word and realize it can gain a lot of market share by treating marketers with more respect than the others?

Dilbert Does Google

If you’re a follower of Dilbert, you’ve no doubt enjoyed this week’s series as Dilbert endevors to create a search engine.

Today, Dilbert meets Google’s Larry and Sergey.



Via Valleywag.

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Sneak Peak at Google Notebook

While Google Desktop hasn’t officially launched yet, you can get a preview of the service via this login screen. (I was able to login, although others report not being able to. Let me know if you get in).

What can you expect from the service?

* Clip useful information.
You can add clippings of text, images and links from web pages to your Google Notebook without ever leaving your browser window.

* Organize your notes.
You can create multiple notebooks, divide them into sections, and drag-and-drop your notes to stay organized.

* Get access from anywhere.
You can access your Google Notebooks from any computer by using your Google Accounts login.

* Publish your notebook.
You can share your Google Notebook with the world by making it public.

Fresh New Look for Yahoo Homepage

Have you seen Yahoo today? They’ve launched a fresh new look.

Triangle Ad Exec Rick French Blogging

This will be of interest to those in the Raleigh area.

French West Vaughan principle, Rick French, has decided to jump into blogging. Rick is not afraid to speak his mind and ruffle a few feathers, so it will be interesting to see what he has to share.

Welcome to the blogosphere Rick! When you get a chance, I’d recommend adding your bio to the blog, post a link to your RSS feed, link back to the FWV site and start commenting on other blogs to spread the word. :-)

And if you’re really feeling daring, maybe square-off against your nemesis. ;-)

Add Photos to Google’s Gmail

Over at the Official Google Blog, they announce you can now upload pictures for each of your Gmail contacts.

Intuit’s Avinash Kaushik Finally Blogging

I’d like to think I played a small – pestering – part in convincing Avinash Kaushik to join the blogosphere. After first meeting him back at a Frost conference in Phoenix, I’ve begged Avinash to start blogging. The guy is very intelligent, understands “what” should be measured online, and has a great sense of humor too.

Well, Avinash sends word that he’s finally taken the plunge and launched his own blog – complete with a reference to Occam’s Razor (which is quite fitting).

Just as soon as I hit “publish”, I’m adding Avinash to my blogroll – I encourage you to do the same; you can thank me later for the insight you’ll learn from him. :-)