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Measuring the value of search - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing. 50 Must Read Web Design for ROI, Usability and SEO Articles. Video Search Engine Optimization - Website Video Seo - SlideShare. Thèses. The Battle Between Art & The Algorithm. Technology … is a queer thing.

The Battle Between Art & The Algorithm

It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. –C.P. Snow, New York Times, March 15, 1971– There’s a battle raging, yet it’s almost Truman Show-like in its subtlety. Jim Carrey, in 'The Truman Show' As the granular world of relevance, measurability and accountability tightens its grip on the increasingly emaciated flesh of businesses struggling to re-tool quickly enough to survive, many are rushing too quickly away from striving for the magic that has characterized the work we all admire, no matter what the decade or canvas.

As far as I know, no one is trying to kill me. It’s a world of perfect targeting. More and more of what I see, hear, read and even taste seems exceptionally cunningly targeted at me. All remarkable stuff. What could be possibly be wrong with all this? We’re talking about the end of surprise. And right there is the opportunity for marketing: to deliver not just relevance, but revelation. How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web.

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How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web

Stop by the Ouagadougou conference room on a Thursday morning. It is here, at the Mountain View, California, headquarters of the world’s most powerful Internet company, that a room filled with three dozen engineers, product managers, and executives figure out how to make their search engine even smarter. Islamic Search Engines.

If you’ve heard Islamic search engines , have given them a try, you’ve reached the same conclusion we have, they simply don’t work.

Islamic Search Engines

The need to search the internet safely has been a real catapult for launching many business around the world, starting with child safe content such as Yahooligans (later branded as Yahoo! Kids) and Google SafeSearch are only two examples portraying the size of this market. Taking that into consideration and with 1.5 billion Muslims in the world all worrying about the type of content provided to their children and even themselves, the need for an Islam aware search engine arises. and are 2 examples of Islamic search engines we’ll take a look at today. (read TNW ME’s detailed review here) which was dead on explained what eventually led to the descent of Imhalal’s traffic from a whopping 800,000 visitors after only 1 month of it’s launch to not one tenth of that initial level. Moteur de Recherche Arabe et Clavier Arabe Intelligent. Qwiki. Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need.

Quintura. Wolfram. Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2008 - ReadWriteWeb. In 2008 we saw the Semantic Web gain traction, giving us plenty of choice when selecting the 10 best Semantic Web products of 2008.

Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2008 - ReadWriteWeb

This is the first in a series of posts we'll publish over December, listing our choices for the top web products of the year. Then at the end of December, we'll post a Top 100 list - which we'll be promoting over 2009 and opening up at some point for public voting. Without further ado, let's jump into the top 10 Semantic Web products of 2008. Earlier this month we posted an update to 10 Semantic Web applications that we have been tracking for a year now. Some of those make this list, as well as some from our follow-up post 10 More Semantic Apps to Watch. You may disagree with our selections, so do tell us in the comments what you think. Note: the products listed below are in no particular order. Have a say in what Google says about you. I stand no chance of getting my site as the first hit on google, lol.

Have a say in what Google says about you

I mean, really? As it is, one tip I would offer is get yourself a twitter account. My most used nickname is "Mehall", which is a surname over in America I found out after I started getting called it. Despite this, because I claimed @mehall on twitter, it's on the first page on the google search for "mehall" and has been for some time. Now that my site ( is getting more traffic, It's also creeped onto the first page, right above my [] profile. it's all about slaving away and using it daily. The key is to just use your name everywhere you can. I have been getting it up there inside of 6months, yet I now have 4 hits on the front page, all the rest being about the history of the name "Mehall".

Addendum: Just checked, blogs hit 2nd page on google now. I try to make it so that if I can;t use "mehall" (if it's taken due to it being a surname and all) I use the name "mehalld" with the D standing for Douglas.