launches just officially launched on 9 october ? I don’t know how it’s oficially launched on 9 october, because it was already launched in 2005? From the press release: today announced the launch of (, a Web 2.0 site designed to help the more than 25 million U.S. small business owners run their businesses. features unique “How-to Guides” for more than 1,000 business topics, ranging from start-up basics to advanced management techniques. The Guides are written by business experts who can now share their expertise with others through a new form of “Expert Generated Content” (EGC). is being launched by, the leading business search engine and directory.

  1. Leading business search engine and directory my ass.
  2. It’s a god damn article directory. It’s just related to Business more or less.

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StumbleUpon goes social

From the StumbleUpon news:

You can now integrate StumbleUpon with your blog, letting your visitors submit new articles directly from the page if they have a StumbleUpon account. This helps you get more traffic to individual articles, so they will spread faster within the StumbleUpon community.

So right news Digg it and, you can have your StumbleUpon social bookmark. Rand from Seomoz has some great info on what StumbleUpon trafic does for you.

If you’ll have a look at the social bar below, I have already integrated the “Stumble It” button.

Search Marketing Standard magazine

Search Marketing Standard magazineIndeed. The industry’s only dedicated search marketing print magazine ?

They also have a subscription service (with shipping worldwide and really low prices overall, eg. $20.00/year) and an affiliate program.

You can contribute to their magazine to get your name known (also published in their website and in the printed magazine) and you can read their blog :)

Search Marketing Standard is a quarterly magazine for small to mid-size business and marketing professionals. Each one of our quarterly issues is filled cover-to-cover with invaluable how-to articles, advice on improving advertising campaigns, and tips written by experts to help our readers increase their bottom line.

Via Andy.

IE7 final release, is coming in October

IE7Scott Graff, Program Manager on IE7 Compatibility just released the news that Internet Explorer 7 is coming this month.

This IE7 Quick reference sheet might come in handy for some.

I wonder if someone will use it. IE7 will (supposedly) include better CSS and Standards compatibility:

The final release of IE7 is fast approaching … and I mean really fast … and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it’s available for download. We want to ensure that you are ready and the information below will help get you there.

Technorati uses a new system to count links and rank blogs

Brian Pinkerton just released a post letting us know that about a month ago, Technorati started using a new system to count links and rank blogs.

This new “secret” method of ranking blogs in their index is supposed to be both faster and more reliable than the old one.

While stale link counts are a thing of the past, the new system is not perfect. When things go awry the new system produces mistakes just as fast as it had been producing correct answers. As a consequence, link counts and rankings can fluctuate up and down alarmingly in a day. Or, the system gets slow and doesn’t produce answers at all. We’re on the path to fixing these problems and hope to have it completely solved soon. Nevertheless, when you see something amiss, please let us know!

Let’s wait a bit and see if we have any changes in the rankings or the Top100 blogs.

Update: Brian tells us how the new link and rank system works.

What a mass defacement can do to you, as a hoster – 650 hacked websites in one day

During yesterday / today (and it keeps going), a HUGE ATTACK HAPPENED with more than 630 websites (Romanian and foreign, but mostly Romanian) beeing hacked by a certain Arab Security Team (AST) (e-mail address : an arabian hacking faction, militating for “lebanon innocents”.

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Bloggers beware: BlogTalkRadio hosts your own radio show

Via Techcrunch, we learn that BlogTalkRadio turns bloggers into talk radio hosts:

Your BlogShow lets you host your own talk show online. Receive live callers, interview guests, and broadcast to an unlimited number of listeners. All you need is any type of phone, an internet connection, and something to say. All your listeners need is streaming audio or any type of phone should they choose to call in.

They teach you how to use it.

News links for 14.07.2006

AdSense Glossary – where you’ll find a complete list of terms and abbreviations used in AdSense.

Yahoo index update – Many report it’s a screwup.

Kinderstart’s Lawsuit against Google gets dismissed, but still has hope.

Google: We really fight click fraud – “We don’t just let click-fraud happen”.. Well that shit happens anyway. My 2 cents. Donna’s reponse to Google: Be real men, don’t selectively hide the ‘world’s information’