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Internet Marketing Conference, Reykjavik Iceland

rimc.isReykjavik Internet Marketing conference is just around the corner with speakers from Ericsson, Bing/Microsoft, Anomaly, CCP games and Icelandair to mention few. In its 6th year the conference is going to be bigger than ever, attracting a wider audience on an international basis. The conference is accompanied by an Expo that lasts all weekend, Netið 2010 (roughly translates Internet 2010). Some 40 – 50 companies are expected to show their Internet related products and services.

You can get more information about RIMC 2010 at www.rimc.is

Yahoo! and Microsoft announce their Search Alliance

As Microsoft and Yahoo! have now received regulatory clearance to form the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance in the USA and the European Union they can now offer more reach to potential customers offering a search ad inventory from both the Yahoo! and Microsoft networks.

The combined audience of Yahoo and Microsoft is over 150 million searchers in the U.S and some 577 million searchers worldwide so there is much to be gained through this joined venture.

5 simple steps to optimize your website for Bing, the new Microsoft search engine

bing-search-engine-optimizationAfter all the rumours, Microsoft and Yahoo finally agreed to merge their search services to compete with the grand search engine, Google.

Microsoft’s new search engine – Bing will power the Yahoo search engine, while Yahoo Search Marketing will be powered by Microsoft AdCenter. Yahoo rankings are going to change once it is replaced by Bing, so if Microsoft’s search offerings have not been of any concern to you before, now is the time to become familiar with it’s rules and ways to optimize your website for Bing.  Read more »

Microsoft counts for 50% of my blogs visits

OK what is up Doc? Microsoft now counts for nearly 50% of total visits at this blog. As I mentioned some days back this has been going on for some weeks now.

The visits according to my Yahoo! Indextools are all from Microsoft.com, WA, Washington and either they are clearing their coockies after each visit or there is big group of people testing/searching. These are all mostly one phrase searches, MSIE 7 and low screen resolutions.

The phrases that I am seeing are search, optimize, content, google and so on.

Sample:
Date:2008-07-05 16:11:19
IP/Host:65.55.109.73 (microsoft.com)
Country: us , WA, Washington

No. of visits: New visitor
Entry page:Optimize Your W…people – Part 2
Visit path:VIEW VISIT PATH – 1 page view
Referrer:http://search.live.com/results…
Search phrase: search
System:Windows 2003
Browser:MSIE 7.0
Language:English (United States)
Javascript:Enabled [1.5]
Monitor color:32 bit
Resolution:800×600
Cookies: Enabled

Google announces a “Flash indexing algorithm”

Finally I must say, now that Adobe has made Flash indexable Google launches their Flash indexing algorithm. As most SEO people know the big problem with Flash-based websites has been that they could not be properly indexed by the likes of Google and Yahoo. Flash websites have been favored by marketers and advertisers for a long time, because of the ability to create rich, interactive Web experiences and now they can be indexed by Google, now let’s see what Yahoo and MSN do.