"We do not see Google and MSN as our competition," Tom HockSteatter said today, "we look at offline media as our competitors."
Right now no new SEM/Analytics companies are being allowed in, or the "not no, not now" response. Though he did not confirm it, more pointedly he did not deny that the existing SEM/Analytics/Tracking partners would soon be pushed out as well. "I won't say if existing agreements will continue."
I hope Kevin over at Did-It, the guys at Atlas and KeywordMax et al are ready for this.
"We have a strategic position for the web going forward", Tom HockSteatter said.
So did LookSmart and when MSN left that engine it rapidly feel to the side. I hope the Yahoo stock does not fall as heavily as that of LookSmart come announcement day.
Website Dating: My Density shows first and second degree relationships between websites.
The interface could be a bit cooler and smoother (perhaps if they used a bit of AJAX and ensured the text was easier to read on scroll overs if they are showing a ton of data in a small area), but it looks like a cool idea. more info about My Density and even more info here.
I saw this mentioned a while ago, but I think I forgot to link to it. Essentially it allows search results to be reformatted & reappear elsewhere. Robin Good has more about why he feels it is important.
Yahoo! contextual ads to come? Three ways Yahoo! can beat Google in this market are transparent revenue sharing, legitimate parner quality standards, and using XML and the like to make their ad service more publisher friendly.
Version 3 of the software also lets people automatically check their spelling in Web forms; translate words in English into several languages; and add Web links to certain plain text. For example, an address could be enhanced with a hypertext link to its location on a map, with the click of a button on the toolbar.