These storyboards explore using simple forms to spatially display items on the desktop. Important people, conversations, documents and web pages are easy to find, and related items are appear based on the context of the user.
Some legit. Some not. I’d like to think that google can filter the rank value of inbound links to our properties and not have it affect us negatively in our rankings. And perhaps the sucking sound of RSS feeds from our client sites into splogs may seem harmless, but I for one am glad to see Google taking action.
In August, we introduced the Quality Score along with the launch of quality-based minimum bids, letting you know that we evaluate many factors, such as your ad text and clickthrough rate (CTR) to determine the minimum bid for your keyword. Today, we started incorporating a new factor into the Quality Score — the landing page — which will look at the content and layout of the pages linked from your ads.
Why are we doing this? Simply stated, we always aim to improve our users’ experience so that these users (your potential customers) will continue to trust and value AdWords ads. Have you ever searched on a keyword, found an ad that seemed to be exactly what you wanted, and then clicked on it only to find a site that had little to do with what you were searching for? It’s not a great experience.
A UK student is flogging pixels on a web page to help raise $1m to fund his way through university.
Alex Tew, 21, who will be reading Business Management, says people can buy the pixels to display an ad or a logo on his Million Dollar Homepage which in turn can create a link to their website.
The pixels are sold in squares of 100 to create a tiddly icon. Larger groupings can also be bought to make logos stand out.
Tew told El Reg that the scheme was all "legit and completely above board".
"I think this will mostly appeal to businesses and perhaps larger companies will buy up lots of pixels to have a more prominent position on the site," he said.
On a personal note, 2005 has been good, bad, and ugly. I am humbly thankful for the good stuff and I have deep sorrow for the truly sad stuff. I am glad to see 2005 move into the past. Happy New Year Y’all!