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Holy Cow my friends!

I just received a very interesting email today that I know will create a real issue for many PPC marketers.

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Here’s the short story… Yahoo has decided that they are closing down the Yahoo Search program. 

Now maybe I am wrong here but when I read that email above that is exactly what it says to me. 

"…we have decided to close the program effective April 30, 2010."

Am I reading that correctly?

Then they go on to recommend that all of us Yahoo Search marketers go on and begin using Chitika.  That is fine (I already have an account) but it is a whole different world.

Now the people for whom this will be the biggest blow is all of those 150,000+ folks that were tossed out on their A$$’s by Google earlier this year.  Remember when Google started sending messages to AdWords users telling them that their accounts were closed and their could NEVER open a new account again?

I know for many of them the only (obvious) option was to roll their efforts over to Yahoo.  MSN (Bing) just doesn’t return the traffic like most folks are used to so Yahoo seemed to be the best option. 

Well No Longer.

Good Bye Yahoo and hello marketing way outside of PPC .

Now,  please tell what you think of this amazing move?  Smart or not.  Ballsy or not.  Scary or not!  Tell me what you think.

Onward & Upward!

Sam Knoll

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I just finished watching a whole list of commercials that were shown in the Super Bowl.  I have to say that one of them really stood out for me.

Yes, the Dorito commercials killed me (actually I do some work with the guys that created that video for their SmallHD.com company).

But all of the laughing aside… I am an Internet guy.  Shoot if your reading this it is because you too are an Internet person. 

The commercial that really got me was Google’s Parisian Love Story. 

 

 
 
Now, I know some of you may not have liked this one but I thought it was an interesting look at one of the ways our world operates these days.  You realize that so darned many aspects of what we do originates on the Internet and for many of us that means on Google.
 
Now besides some commentary on Internet use, I also thought it was a little moving.  I mean, it had all of the makings of a great love sorry spelled out right before us.
 
Hit the play button above and check it out.
 
Onward & Upward!
 
Sam Knoll

 

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This is an easy post as all I want to do is point out a new site I just put up.

The site features a full breakdown of the best 29 plugins that you should add to your browser.

Now, it doesn’t just list them but also breaks down the list by category based upon the real world things they do.

Here’s a shot of the site:

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Two pieces of advice:

1. Go set up Firefox if you haven’t already (you will be VERY happy)

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2. Jump on over to this site and set yourself up as a Competitive Intelligence expert

www.CompetitiveIntelligenceAgency.com/ff-spytools/

That’s all I’ve got for you.  Fantastic site that will help you carry yourself way beyond your competitors.

 

Onward & Upward!

Sam

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All I want to do here today is share what I feel is a very good visual for the general SEO process.

The only aspect of this tower with which I take a little issue is having keywords on the second level as I feel they are the basis for the way the current Internet works and as such should be a consideration from the very beginning.

My gift (and SEOmoz.org‘s gift) to you.

Onward & Upward!

Sam

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