A Yahoo Widget Using Social Network Activity to Recommend Blog Posts? Working with MyBlogLog?

Many blogs display a list of “recent” blog posts or “most popular” blog posts in their sidebars, using a plugin widget. But those lists of blogs stay the same regardless of who is visiting the blog. Imagine a sidebar widget for a blog that can consider the online activities of visitors at sites like Facebook, … Read more A Yahoo Widget Using Social Network Activity to Recommend Blog Posts? Working with MyBlogLog?

Paid Search Results and Query Expansion using Synonyms and Related Concepts

Search for “cheap cars” at Yahoo in the future, and you might see web search results and paid search results for terms like “job searches” or “bicycles” in the future, according to a recently published Yahoo patent application. If you’ve been keeping a close eye on Google search results lately, you’ve possibly noticed that sometimes … Read more Paid Search Results and Query Expansion using Synonyms and Related Concepts

Virginia SEO and Internet Marketing Meetup for Small Business

In its very earliest of days, SEO by the Sea began as an idea to have a gathering of people interested in internet marketing and search engine optimization away from the big cities, the expensive hotels, costly conferences, and crowded conference centers. The idea of returning to those roots is something I’ve been considering for … Read more Virginia SEO and Internet Marketing Meetup for Small Business

Facebook Patent Filings (Updated)

Added 2-26-2010 – Two more pending patent applications assigned to Facebook were published yesterday, and one of Facebook’s pending patent applications was granted earlier this week. I’ve added the patent applications, and moved the granted patent on “Dynamically providing newsfeeds” from the list of pending patent filings to the list of granted patents at the … Read more Facebook Patent Filings (Updated)

Apple vs. Google vs. Yahoo on Location Awareness and Parking

I usually help site owners with increasing traffic to their web sites, and keep an eye on patent filings from companies that are involved in delivering information to people on the Web. But there seems to be another kind of traffic on the minds of companies like Apple, Yahoo, and Google. The intersection between internet-connected … Read more Apple vs. Google vs. Yahoo on Location Awareness and Parking