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June 2005 : Bruce Clay Blog

June 30, 2005

Ian Turner Missing

From Threadwatch: Ian has been missing since Sunday. He was due to fly back from New Orleans (wmw show) and has not been seen since. His wife and family are all very worried about him, and so are we. If you’ve seen Ian, or have any information about him that might be useful (anything at […]




Time flies

June was a very busy month and it hardly seems like it’s been 30 days but here we are again, about to head into July. But before we bid the month a final farewell, take a look back with our June SEOToolset newsletter. Our feature article takes a look at the current search strategies of […]




That’s Why They Call It Beta

Not 24 hours after putting it up, Google Earth’s download page is closed and there doesn’t seem to be anyway around it, even bit torrent fails. CNet reports that Google said they’d always planned to limit the number of initial downloads but to me that decision seems apocryphal. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s a […]




Google is not doing enough for Fraudulent Clicks

According to Red Herring, Google is not providing enough protection against fraudulent clicks through its pay-per-click advertising. As a result, Google is being sued by a pay-per-click analysis firm called Click Defense. This is not the first time that the search engines have dealt with lawsuits on the basis of fraudulent click practices. In February, […]




June 29, 2005

How Much of the Web is Indexed?

So, how big is the web anyway? According to Danny Sullivan, 11.5 billion web pages have been indexed. This statistic comes from a paper written by Antonio Gulli and Alessio Signorinialso and also includes other statistics such as: Google has an 8 billion page index Yahoo has 6.6 billion pages MSN has 5.1 billion pages. […]




June 28, 2005

New Brand of SEO?

According to Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Watch, there is a new brand of SEO coming to town. Google is planning on releasing personalized search which orders your search results based on things you have searched for in the past. So, exactly how would that work? According to Google, it would work like this: For […]




Google Earth is Free

Google Earth, Google’s mapping product formerly known as Keyhole, is now available as a free 10 MB download. Those with Keyhole can upgrade to this new product. The download page is somewhat cheeky, in classic Google style. Also in classic Google style is the (beta) label on the product. I like maps and Google Earth […]




June 27, 2005

Google Releases Streaming Video Search

Yesterday, John Batelle confirmed that Google will be releasing a video search program today, Monday June 27. Google Video allows you to search through television videos as well as user submitted videos. Some of the questions Batelle raises in his discussion concerning Google Video include: what type of payment options will be in place for […]




June 24, 2005

I used Google to…

Today’s entry is a fun one! According to Google Blogoscoped, if you type into Google: “I used Google to”, you get a list of different topics which people have entered into Google search. Some of them are pretty standard such as using Google for homework or finding locations but others are pretty funny including using […]




June 23, 2005

Update: Monier confirms move to Google.

Louis Monier, subject of rumors earlier that he would be leaving eBay, has now confirmed that he’s joining Google. John Battelle has an interview with the new Google employee about why he’s leaving eBay, whether or not Google recruited him (Monier says no, it just took a single email to Larry) and if he’ll be […]




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