Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google - From Stephan Spencer

Here is some new information from Stephan Spencer who is the founder and president of Netconcepts, a Web agency specializing in e-commerce optimized for search engines. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network.

Stephan writes about underscores verses dashes when it comes to search engine optimization and creating clean URL's that are search friendly! Spephan got to enjoy Matt Cutts live and in person on Saturday speaking to bloggers and fans at WordCamp 2007.

Read his article...

"Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google"

You can check out this article at:

Thanks Stephan for the Information!

Friday, July 20, 2007 to Give People Unmatched Privacy Control

OAKLAND, Calif., July 19 --, a leading search engine and wholly-owned business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced it will soon be implementing a new product called AskEraser that will offer its searchers unmatched control over their privacy when searching for information on the Web.

With AskEraser, people can ensure that their search history will not be retained by Searchers will have easy access to AskEraser and can change their privacy preference at any time. Once selected, searchers' privacy settings will be clearly indicated on search results pages so they always know the privacy status of their searches.

"AskEraser is a great solution for those looking for an additional level of privacy when they search online," said Jim Lanzone, CEO of "Anonymous user data can be very useful to enhance search products for all users, and we're committed to being open and transparent about how such information is used. But we also understand that there are some who are interested in new tools that will help protect their privacy further, and we will give them that control on"

Read the full press release at:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

3 Web Tips for Business Success...

Business Owners, Here Are 3 Very Helpful Web Success Tips...

I Highly Recommend YOU Take a LOOK and make sure you bookmark them for future needs:

15 Sites for Promoting Your Local Business - Want to get your name out to locals and visitors alike? Take advantage of these online marketing sites and watch your business grow.

Royalty Free Stock Photos for Web Design - Many of the free websites contain collaborative works from multiple photographers and artists. While the websites attempt to monitor the images in their collections in violation of copyright laws, there are no guarantees. If you opt to use photographs or images from a free portal, it is important to keep this in mind. The following are a large number of reputable stock photo websites available.

Weblogs, Podcasting And RSS Newsfeeds In The Marketing Mix - Podcasting has become a hot issue fast and RSS Newsfeeds have matured to become a service for personalized news at major portals. Both now are an issue in Online Communications and the Marketing Mix for small and big Online Players.

I personally find All of the above resources to be VERY Helpful!
MarciDesign :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Kudos to - 25 Sites We Can't Live Without by Time Magazine.

Kudos to my favorite Website: for being rated 3rd on the "25 Sites We Cant Live Without" article posted in

Citysearch helps steer you to the right restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels and spas in dozens of cities, with editors' picks and user reviews, and a Yellow Pages directory that includes shops and other services. A mobile version lets you access listing info from your cell phone.

Citysearch is a Awesome Website for finding good resources!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Search Engines and Directories...

Search Engines and Directories – What is the difference?

A search engine is a system that enables users to search and retrieve information from the web. Usually, search engines use a software program, generally referred to as crawlers, to index web pages. Various search engines use complex algorithms to index and categorize the web pages.

Web directories contain a collection of web pages organized into categories and sub-categories. The main difference between directories and search engine is that search engines use software to automatically index the web pages; whereas in a directory, web sites are organized into categories by people.

Why should you submit in directories?

Directories can broadly be classified into "Free Directories" and "Paid Directories". There are many free directories available on the web, such as DMOZ, Yahoo!, World Wide Index, AbiLogic, Gimpsy, JoeAnt, etc. Usually the free directories take a long time to list a submitted web site. So be patient and constantly check these directories for your site. The paid directories list a submitted site usually within a day! If you go for the paid option, you should consider the following directories: Arielis, BOTW, BlueFind, Microsoft bCentral, and GoGuides.


Friday, July 06, 2007

Recommending The eMarketing Talk Show - Experts in the Field of Internet Marketing...

I highly recommend this really good online resource for Marketers: The eMarketing Talk Show, Free Podcasts, Tips & Resources from Experts in the Field of Internet Marketing...

The eMarketing Talk Show is an Internet Talk Show on Internet marketing topics. It offers audio files with interviewing experts on the various topics related to Internet marketing. A few thousand people listen to it each month.

The eMarketing Talk Show is broadcast live from World Talk Radio studios every Friday at 4pm PST. Past shows are archived and accessible 24/7 from the website. First launched in March 2005, the show has been met with overwhelming success and plans to continue the weekly podcasts indefinitely.

The show covers topics as varied as keywords, copywriting, website architecture, and blogs. From the very basics of building a search engine-friendly site to the finest details on how far you can go without getting banned from the search engines, the eMarketing Talk Show covers all the nuances of the Internet marketing world in weekly installments.

You can learn more at:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

4th of July Fun in Your City - The Nation's 5 Top Fireworks Displays...

Attention: Happy 4th of July to ALL my Blog Readers...

Looking for the best way to celebrate Independence Day?

Fireworks, festivals, baseball and more:
Make plans for Independence Day and the long weekend.
Citysearch helps you find the best local fireworks displays, festive Fourth of July events and the top outdoor restaurants and bars your city has to offer.

Check out the Nation's 5 Top Fireworks Displays for July 4th...

1. Taste of Chicago

- Chicago, Ill.

2. Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
- New York, N.Y.

3. Disneyland Fourth of July Celebration
- Anaheim, Calif.

4. Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks Display
- Boston, Mass.

5. Sunoco Sweet Sounds of Liberty Concert & Fireworks

- Philadelphia, Pa.

Get all the details for these National 4th of July Events at: