Privacy Concerns With Google

On Friday I mentioned that privacy advocates are becoming even more concerned with how much information Google knows and will know about us. Two recent events are causing the uproar. First is Google’s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick, which would come with a large amounts of user data the ad company has collected over the years. Second is the slightly more recent expansion of search history to web history within Google’s personalized search. Both will give Google more information about our surfing and searching habits than any company has ever had.
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Text vs Graphics In Design

Yuri posted an interesting article last week on using text over graphics on your website. Yuri links to a wide variety of sources including eye-tracking studies to support the case that you should stick to text and avoid graphics for the most part. While I do believe you should lean toward text where you can, I think the what’s most important is to maintain a certain balance between plain text and other visual elements on the page.
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This Week In SEO – 4/27/07

Maybe it was the disheartening sweep of the Yankees at Fenway last weekend after a promising few innings (say it ain’t so Joe, say it ain’t so) or what is now a 6 game losing streak that caused a slow week of posts here at TheVanBlog, but it was hardly a slow week for the rest of the blogosphere when it came to search engine news. I’ve got plenty of links as always and as usual we’ll start things off with social media.
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Why Coding Is The Most Important SEO Skill

Last week in response to Lee Odden’s What type of SEO skill is most important? poll I argued that copywriting was that SEO skill. I mentioned that you could really make a case for many of the items on Lee’s list and thought I would take my own challenge and build a case for coding skills as the most important for an SEO to have.
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Why I Read These 9 Magazines

Didn’t we just have a blog meme going around not too long ago? I could swear I remember telling you why I blog sometime within the last couple of weeks. The latest meme is asking what magazines you read and Bill Slawski tagged me. Bill are you sure you want to know what magazines I read?
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