He has all kinds of cool PDFs on his site such as Maximizing the Spread of Influence through a Social Network - cool stuff. If I were better at math and network theory stuff his home page would be a virtual candy store.
Interesting & Awaiting Results:
fathom is conducting a link title attribute test
Undersold ad space
Anna Kournikova on advertising...er, advertising on Anna Kournikova
Illigitimate ad space:
Bush Administration Invents 'News' and Pays Journalist
Hosed Ad Space:
Kraft WHITE American Cheese - AdWords ad targeting problems :(
Really, I am not a Slimeball Ads:
Ken Lay starts advertising on AdWords. Interesting what the other AdWords ads say about him too.
Meta "ingnore this part of the page" tag:
I can't really see it coming anytime soon, but some want to push the idea.
MSN Beta to ramp up testing:
MSN Beta to ramp up testing
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ESearch Online E Search Online ApexSearch Apex Search (look out):
another SEO firm out of Vegas that is allegedly cold calling people.
I did not find any legitimate backlinks into the apexesearch site. The only one I found in Google was from a forum solicitation by a guy by the name of Sincity
Sincity would like to offer you...
- Big money for account executives - work anywhere in the country
- High Risk Banking
- SEO Services http://www.greensheet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=8866&forum=10&0
In that forum post it states:
real results refferences provided in business since 1996 no cusomer complaints EVER!!!!
and yet its registration details state
Registered through: GoDaddy.com (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: APEXESEARCH.COM
Created on: 20-Apr-04
Domain Name: E-SEARCHONLINE.COM
Created on: 22-Dec-04
I did not see any meaningful company information on their company information page either http://www.apexesearch.com/info.htm. Some people are wondering if this firm has anything to do with Traffic Power. If any SEO calls you up out of the blue trying to tell you that you MUST buy something TODAY then odds are they are NOT worth buying from. Cold calls = crap. Traffic
How Not to Make Friends:
Promote your services in others forums while trashing their business model in your own forum.
How can a person wanting to set up an automated link network say that people should not be able to buy links by PageRank?
How Not to Make Friends...Part 2:
For a while the name of the SEO firm that wanted RustyBrick to link to them was posted in this rant thread.
One time some guy with a big mouth emailed me about how great his firm was and felt that for that reason he felt he deserved a link from my site. I also had a hunch that when another well known firm told me to add them to my SEO forums page that they were spamming me. Not too long ago I got an email from an express link building firm which used "stuff" as the the email title. I wonder how many people use these same shoddy techniques to "promote" (or otherwise destroy the brand of) their clients sites?
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