links for 2009-05-04
by Martin Belam, 4 May 2009
Wow, the 1995 edition of the I-Spy book I got sent was already well into the "political correctness / decline of civilisation as we know it" era of the game...
"The Google Webmaster Central blog notified us that Googlers have presented a new study on Sitemaps at the WWW’09 conference in Madrid. The study is absolutely interesting and I recommend printing out the ten page PDF document and reading it."
"Curley is foolish if he thinks he’ll browbeat Google into somehow changing its algorithm in web search to reward AP as part of this deal. Google’s search quality engineers wouldn’t stand for that, any more than a journalist would stand for a newspaper CEO marching into a newsroom and demanding that certain advertisers get favorable stories written about them."
"These terms are precisely what lots people are talking at this moment in time, and if they are talking about it there’s a pretty good chance they’ll be searching for it as well. And if you see something you know about that you think you can out-scoop someone here’s the steps you need to take".