Blog Search = Political Analysis

From Dave Sifry's blog (he's the founder of Technorati): A few minutes ago CNN announced that Technorati will be providing real-time analysis of the political blogosphere at next week's Democratic National Convention. I will be on-site in CNN's convention broadcast center, along with Mary Hodder, and I'll be providing regular…

From Dave Sifry’s blog (he’s the founder of Technorati):

A few minutes ago CNN announced that Technorati will be providing real-time analysis of the political blogosphere at next week’s Democratic National Convention. I will be on-site in CNN’s convention broadcast center, along with Mary Hodder, and I’ll be providing regular on-air commentary on what bloggers are saying about politics and the convention. And on Sunday, July 25, we’ll launch a new section of our site for political coverage: politics.technorati.com. This site will make it easy for bloggers,
journalists, and anyone interested in politics to see the postings of the most linked-to political bloggers, to track the ideas with the fastest-growing buzz, and to monitor conversations in thousands of other political blogs. CNN.com will link to this site, and we’ll be updating the CNN site with the latest from the blogosphere.

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We Should All Have Such Problems….

Ad space is running out (pdf download) on search engines. Damn…. Why do we care? It means the demand has outstripped supply. And that means very good things for high quality community driven web sites. Blogs? Yes….

Ad space is running out (pdf download) on search engines. Damn….

Why do we care? It means the demand has outstripped supply. And that means very good things for high quality community driven web sites. Blogs? Yes.

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Blinkx to Launch

The parade of would-be Google dethroners continues, with the launch of Blinkx this week. In the extended entry is the release, I posted on it earlier here……

b.gifThe parade of would-be Google dethroners continues, with the launch of Blinkx this week. In the extended entry is the release, I posted on it earlier here

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Wide Open?

Cnet today runs a piece on click fraud, the practice of driving revenue through fake clicks on paid search links. This has been something of a whistling-past-the-graveyard issue for the entire paid search field (see here and here). Stefanie Olsen reports. Worth a read. ….some marketing executives estimate that up…

Cnet today runs a piece on click fraud, the practice of driving revenue through fake clicks on paid search links. This has been something of a whistling-past-the-graveyard issue for the entire paid search field (see here and here). Stefanie Olsen reports. Worth a read.

….some marketing executives estimate that up to 20 percent of fees in certain advertising categories continue to be based on nonexistent consumers in today’s search industry.

In one recent example of the problem, law enforcement officials say a California man created a software program that he claimed could let spammers bilk Google out of millions of dollars in fraudulent clicks. Authorities said he was arrested while trying to blackmail Google for $150,000 to hand over the program. He was indicted by a California jury in June.

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Feedster Hits the Cosmos

Feedster has a new look and new features (chief among the a "links" search not unlike T'rati's Cosmos) and an overall faster back end. Congrats, Feedsterfolk!…

logo_feedster_big.gifFeedster has a new look and new features (chief among the a “links” search not unlike T’rati’s Cosmos) and an overall faster back end. Congrats, Feedsterfolk!

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As We May Rant

Another rehash on "the future of search" – this one from Fast Company. OK, ready? It's…contextual, behavioral targeting, and local. Whoa. I have to keep in mind that the readers of larger magazines are not search enthusiasts, but still…the cliches ("Meet the future of advertising!"), the careworn anecdotes (they trotted…

Another rehash on “the future of search” – this one from Fast Company. OK, ready? It’s…contextual, behavioral targeting, and local. Whoa. I have to keep in mind that the readers of larger magazines are not search enthusiasts, but still…the cliches (“Meet the future of advertising!”), the careworn anecdotes (they trotted out the Adsense-displays-luggage-ads-next-to-suitcase-murder story, gleefuly planted by Overture last summer), the lack of analysis. Is this how you justify shipping atoms around the nation? At least my “intent over content” meme gets a boost, from Charlene Li, at Forrester. “You could never target intent before, in any medium,” says Li, capturing what’s exciting about the new method. “You just put your message out there around content that seemed likely to attract the right people and hoped it worked.”

Glad to see that idea spreading.

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Is Subscription the Next Thing?

Adam Pennenberg does a fine job of beating up the Times in this Wired News piece. He points out that folks go to Google (and others) to find things, and that, for the most part, you can't find the Times in Google. He then critiques the Times' current business model,…

newsboxAdam Pennenberg does a fine job of beating up the Times in this Wired News piece. He points out that folks go to Google (and others) to find things, and that, for the most part, you can’t find the Times in Google. He then critiques the Times’ current business model, but offers no viable alternative, suggesting only that the Times figure it out.

Well, I agree. But how about we suggest some alternatives?

Adam points out: The Times attracts 9 million unique visitors a month, while only about 1 million read the daily paper. But the dot-com makes a scant $11 per user, while the printed paper earns the Times a whopping $900 per reader (in subscription fees and advertising).

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Report: Google Audio/Visual Search Coming

The NY Post reports that Larry and Sergey talked up an upcoming multimedia search capability while at the Allen & Co. retreat this week. Google is planning to launch a new feature to allow users to scour the Internet for audio and video clips, The Post has learned. The company…

The NY Post reports that Larry and Sergey talked up an upcoming multimedia search capability while at the Allen & Co. retreat this week.

Google is planning to launch a new feature to allow users to scour the Internet for audio and video clips, The Post has learned.

The company has yet to announce plans for the new service, but Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page made no secret of it during talks with investors and media executives at an annual retreat hosted by investment bank Allen & Co. in Sun Valley, Idaho…

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