According to eWeek, we can expect to see an announcement from Microsoft today, that could include a rival for Google’s free analytics tool.
If that happens, expect Google to open up Google Analytics invitations real fast.
I’ve always said that Alexa data is a nice tool, but doesn’t give any serious data that can be relied on.
Matt Cutts comes to the same conclusion, after Alexa suggested his blog’s traffic gets 25% the level of Ask.com – yeah, right.
…there is some serious webmaster skew in the Alexa data. There is no way that I have 1/4th the daily reach of Ask. I think my site gets a little boost because tons of SEOs install the Alexa toolbar.
CNET has details of Google’s changes to their Google Video service, in an apparent effort to better compete with the popular YouTube.
Now people who want to post their video clips can do so through a Web-based system without having to use special software. They also can view the clips instantly, said Peter Chane, product manager for Google Video.
The site called AOL UnCut, which has thousands of beta users, will officially launch “end of June or beginning of July,” the company said.
Over at his personal blog, Google engineer, Matt Cutts explains how Google rolled out “Bigdaddy” and why some people may have seen their site drop out of the index.
It looks like Google’s cracking down on crappy inbound and outbound links.
The sites that fit â€œno pages in Bigdaddyâ€? criteria were sites where our algorithms had very low trust in the inlinks or the outlinks of that site. Examples that might cause that include excessive reciprocal links, linking to spammy neighborhoods on the web, or link buying/selling. The Bigdaddy update is independent of our supplemental results, so when Bigdaddy didnâ€™t select pages from a site, that would expose more supplemental results for a site.
Mike Grehan stalked Matt Cutts for over two years before finally getting him to stay still long enough for an interview.
Mike’s ClickZ column has a few juicy details from the interview, including some interesting clues on the infamous Sandbox.
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?
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