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Google Likes My hCard

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Over the past several months, the battleground for my name, “Robert Elwell,” as a search term has been like trench warfare. While getting it from the top 30 to the top five in months prior, my personal website often suffered in terms of optimization due to a lack of external links and somewhat low keyword [...]

YouTube Edges out Yahoo!, and Adds PPC

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Not surprisingly, with YouTube registering (slightly) more searches than Yahoo! in September, the site has just launched Search Ads in a Pay-Per-Click format.
Click for a larger view of YouTube PPC ads.
Although not many advertisers are enrolled, as I suspect most companies are waiting for some results to be published to determine ROI, there is [...]

PayPerPost Blog Links Still Impact Google Rankings

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

October was a tough month for PayPerPost (PPP) bloggers. Many PPP opportunities required a blog to have a certain PageRank to be eligible to take them. Unfortunately, right before the holidays, a very large number of PPP sites saw their PageRank drop to zero. Suddenly, they were unqualified for the better paying blogging opportunities.
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