Bacon’s will start to include blog content in it’s MediaSource PremiumResearch module. Journalists and PR folks use Bacon’s to post and find article opportunities. If you’re a blog marketer this is great news. From BtoBOnline.com
Search Engine Roundtable posts the most popular searches of 2004 from Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, AOL and Lycos. Now we just need to add MSN.
MediaDailyNews reports that Isobar, the digital agency network of UK-based Aegis Group, is acquiring iProspect for $50 million. Wow. iProspect has 85 employees and Isobar will gain 68 clients. JupiterResearch analyst Niki Scevak says, You’ll see a lot of similar transactions next year,” he predicted, adding, “direct marketing agencies will lead the consolidation.”
DMNews is also thinking optimistically about a trend towards agency acquisitions.
I’m a HUGE Firefox fan. Without Firefox and the extensions Google Toolbar, Sage and a few others, I would not be able to post as much news in this blog and still have time to do all the things we do at TopRankResults.com. According to OneStat, Internet Explorer usage has dropped below 90% – Here’s a nice review of the situation at
Larry Page And Sergey Brin are profiled in Dec 27 issue of Business Week – Larry Page And Sergey Brin: Information At Warp Speed
While the worm does not put Google users at risk, Google began blocking queries to Google that are generated by the worm after being contacted by several antivirus companies. As of Tuesday evening, about 40,000 web sites have been affected.
From Tech News on ZDNet
John Battelle’s Searchblog looks back at predictions made for the search industry in 2004 and reflects on those that were right on and a few that weren’t.
Right on: “Blog ecologies of like-minded folks will garner increasing cultural and social power.”
Not so right on: ” …at about the same time Yahoo, AOL, MSN, and Google will build or buy second-generation blog/RSS aggregation sites.”
Most were pretty good.
Here’s what John posts for 2005.