It’s chilly on the Atlantic seaboard, with the days getting shorter and nights getting colder. I love the change of seasons, but hate that it gets dark so early. I’m looking forward to December 22, when the days start getting longer again.
I have some news, and some links to things that I liked to share this morning.
First of all, I would like to thank the many people who visit SEO by the Sea, and take the time to leave their thoughtful comments and questions. It’s a real pleasure to hear from you all.
Please look out for the Winter 08/09 edition of Search Marketing Standard, where I had the honor of being interviewed about topics such as search patents, future features that might be released from the search engines, and new ranking signals that search engines may be using as uncovered from search engines. The online version of the interview isn’t available yet, but the print edition arrived at my mailbox last week.
SEObook just published The Non-profit’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization, and it’s filled with some great suggestions, and approaches that nonprofits can take to market their organization.
One of our sponsors, Lobolinks, is offering a special discount through SEO by the Sea. If you use the coupon code “seobythesea” with your submission, you can save 33% on the cost of a listing. The offer is good for the first 500 people to use the code.
I really like the idea behind the Change the Web 2009 Challenge, where Social Actions is launching a competition to “build the best web applications that embed opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks that we already visit online.”
If you use Mybloglog, and want a peek behind some of the technology that they use, a couple of patent filings came out last week on how two of the features they offer work:
Another patent filing that I can’t help but pass along is one aimed at helping preserve rainforests:
I’m not sure that the ideas behind the patent filing are all that new or unique, but I hope to see the invention described in the patent application in use. Giving people a chance to directly participate in preserving rainforests sounds like a great idea.
Thanks, and have a great winter.