New stuff from WebmasterWorld

Couple of new sites now bookmarked/subscribed, thanks to WMW.

RecentChanges.info – a cool new blog that covers all things wiki.

Whois.sc – raved about by many here, a great Whois tool.

Google Base Goes Live

Gary has details of Google Base going live today.

Not quite sure how they will overcome spam, but Google is probably happy to simply put it out there and let millions of users beat it up. You have to give them credit, they don’t waste time with lengthy internal market research. They simple put it out there and let the real world decide its value.

Channel Sponsors

Fortune Interactive Announces Three New Hires

[Insert Self-Promo Here]

We’ve been seeing great interest in our search marketing services – I just love showing prospective clients the power of our SEMLogic technology – and as such have added three phenomenally talented individuals to our ranks.

I would have given my right arm to have had employees of this caliber in my previous life, so you can imagine how excited we are that they have decided to join Fortune Interactive.

Lauren Viola joins Fortune Interactive as account services manager. She will be responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s client service functions. Prior to joining Fortune Interactive, Ms. Viola was general manager of Checkup Marketing, a division of MarketSmart Advertising.

Robert X. Cringely Keynote at WMW Las Vegas

SEOBook has a good summary of Robert Cringley’s keynote from the first day of PubCon.

He’s a big believer in Google and clearly thinks they’ll whoop MSN’s butt.

Yahoo Publisher Launches Ads in RSS

Just announced by Yahoo

Beginning today, Yahoo! is offering search advertising in RSS feeds from publishers participating in the Yahoo! Publisher Network beta product. As Yahoo continues to expand the number of publishers within the network, RSS ads will be offered as another opportunity for small- and medium-sized publishers to earn revenue from their Web sites (the new feature is available to all beta participants).

PubCon Search and Marketing Conference 2005

Next week is PubCon Vegas.

I’ll be speaking on a couple of topics and Mike Marshall will also be there. Hope to see you there!

CEO Bloggers

Data at eMarketer reveals that while many CEOs see the value of blogging, few of them actually have a blog.

Of 131 CEOs surveyed, about 7% said they had a blog. Only 8.4% said their company had a blog. (A handful of executives said they didn’t know if their companies had blogs.) Looking ahead, 18% of CEOs said they expected to have a company blog over the next two years.

More than 40% believe blogs are beneficial for quick communication of new ideas and recent news.

Maybe they need blog marketing services?