Web 2.0: What Will The Monetization Models Of The Future Be?

In a survey sponsored by technology consulting firm Accenture, 110 senior executives across the U.S. and Europe expressed their views on how the growth of user-generated content, such as amateur digital videos, podcasts, wikis and blogs, will impact the film, advertising, music, publishing, radio and TV industries. Only 3 percent of the executives surveyed think the […]

Robots.txt Files Can Make Your Life Easier

According to Keith Hogan from Ask: i) Less than 35% of websites have a robots.txt fileii) The majority of robots.txt files are copied from others found onlineiii) On many occasions robots.txt files are provided by your web hosting service If your website or blog uses a lot of images that you don’t want crawled or indexed […]

MSN Having Problems With Data Mining, Now What?

(Source) For those of you who use some of the advanced query syntax in our search engine such as link:, linkdomain: and inurl:, you may have noticed that this functionality has been recently turned off. We have been seeing broad use of these features by legitimate users but unfortunately also what appears to be mass automated […]

Online Advertising: Is It Really All That?

Why else, despite their ubiquitous web presence, would Google and eBay choose to advertise on TV, if not to drive traffic that they cannot generate solely online? Good question. As the Web grows, it becomes more difficult to attract business solely from online sources. Web marketers should face reality: The whole world isn’t online and […]