Why I Blog

Yuri tagged me in the latest blog meme going around. This one asks the question ‘Why Do You Blog’ and you can track things at the Blog Meme Tracker that Michael Jensen has set up. Thanks Michael. This is the second time I’ve been tagged. If you remember back in December Yuri tagged me for the 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me meme. And if you don’t remember, well now you have a link to learn a few things about me you might not have known. And now on with the show and the reasons I blog.
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Google Earth: A Tool For Social Change

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth are teaming up to raise awareness and hopefully promote social change in the Darfur region of Sudan.

The online mapping initiative. Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan.

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The Blogger’s Code Of Conduct: A Pointless Pursuit

In response to what happened to Kathy Sierra, Tim O’Reily called for a blogger’s code of conduct. Yesterday he published his first draft of that very code. The draft fails on a number of items, but more than anything it’s completely pointless and will do absolutely nothing to prevent a re-occurrence of the recent situation or any of the other situations that have gone before it.
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This Week In SEO – 4/6/07

Midweek I saw someone call it a slow news week for the world of search. Somehow I managed to collect as many if not more links than usual and even added a new category of links. Go figure. In non-related search news Major League Baseball officially got under way this week, which is a something worthy of a holiday to me. We also had some Aprils Fool’s jokes to start off the week some of which worked and some not so much.

As always there’s plenty of news to get to. Enjoy and good reading.
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Google’s Multi-Variate Testing Now Available For All

Back in October I mentioned that Google had launched a beta program called Website Optimizer to make it easy to perform multi-variate testing on you your site. Website Optimizer is now open to everyone with an AdWords account.
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