Here are some interesting links of note.
Danny Sullivan whinges about all the flavors of spam killing the utility of the web.
John Andrews on the absurdity of calling affiliate links spam.
Slightly Shady SEO looks at Google's user data empire.
Andrew Goodman on why you have to target a tight niche to build a community. He also highlighted that display ads might be getting the credit they deserve, using a fun analogy:
Alexander Hamilton's face is on every $10 bill, but his brand isn't doing so hot. Thomas Jefferson, meanwhile, has a strong brand, and he's only on the 2, and there are hardly any of those in circulation. What is a fair CPM rate for either gentleman to pay for this type of exposure?
Seth highlights that connecting people is the easiest way to make money online.
Business.com offers SEO Book members a $50 off coupon when they submit a site to the Business.com directory.
SEO Black Hat is hosting another high level SEO conference, in Rio De Janerio.
Michael Gray roasted Google for not allowing an opt out option on SearchWiki.
At WembasterWorld Pubcon Brent D Payne mentioned that if you were covered in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, or any Tribune Interactive publication, but were not linked to, then you can send him a tweet on Twitter and he will try to get your link added.
Joost de Valk created a cool Mint Pepper to show Technorati backlinks.
Microsoft search may re-brand as Kumo. They would be better off buying Ask.com.
Interviews & Meta-Me
I wrote a guest column for Search Engine Land about how using a consistent site structure helps build your SEO momentum.
I was also interviewed in the recently published book Blog Blazers. I have a couple copies of the book to give away...if you want one just comment below...first come first served :)
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