Hey Guy’s & Gal’s,
There’s a Fire in the House!!! Run!!
Well, not quite a fire in the house but there’s a new bug on the internet that’s called Fireworm.
Which I just found out from a friend of mine named Brian. Brian Rose is an internet marketing friend of mine that doesn’t normally send out warnings like this, but when it finds something that could potentially create havoc, he let’s all his friends know. And he suggested that I pass it on to you. Way to go Brian. (Oh, you should visit his website too, all kinds of neat internet marketing information, especially when it comes to SEO and Google) Oh btw, this is not an affiliate link.
Here’s the email that he just sent me.
Hey Timothy Caron,
In case you have not heard, the very dangerous
Firesheep has now been downloaded over a half
This is not a promotional email! THIS IS A WARNING!!
Firesheep is an addon for FireFox browsers that allows
the user to grab control of any cookied site that you
are logged into when on a publick wi-fi connection -
like at Starbucks or a hotel.
In particular, FaceBook and Twitter accounts are
vulnerable to this addon, as they do not encrypt their
This addon has made it easy for anybody to become a
hacker in a matter of seconds!
BE VERY CAREFUL! AND LET ALL OF YOUR
FRIENDS KNOW TOO!
Talk to you soon,
E Brian Rose
I don’t know about you, but I would be very cautious when using your Social Media Accounts, make sure that you entirely log out of each one and not just close your browser.
Statistically 91% of all searches in search engines abort in the first page, meaning if your website is not listed in the top 10 results, then your chance of your pages being found from a prospect using a search engine decreases exponentially.
Is SEO all about page 1?
The above comment was take from SEO Design Solutions at there blog which stated many important facts that you should consider about SEO.Which by the way offers the SEO Ultimate Plugin that I suggest and use on many of the websites that I develop, including this one. Continue reading
Hey guy’s and gal’s,
Tim here with an update if you and if you’re an avid user of Google adwords.
If you use Google adwords or other forms of advertising on Google you may find this recent article on the New York Times that talks about a new feature that is being introduced.
Go ahead and read the article then come back here and tell me what you think. I think Claire Cain Miller has a very nice take on the matter, what do you think.
And she quotes:
Google has made its new product the default way to search the Web. Instant works with the most popular modern browsers in the United States and several other countries. It will show up on cellphones and in browser search bars in a few months.
And If you make a comment and I choose it to be the most informative for my readers I will reward you with some free services. Maybe a free Twitter Background or a Website Makeover. I’ll even let you chose.
That’s it for now!
Until next time.
Have a wonderful day
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
If a recent article in the NY Times from the 10th, we found out that Google is again in hot water with it’s offices in Seol Korea.
We’ve put the article below, so you can see for your self what’s happening.
Here’s the article.
Police in South Korea Raid Google’s Office
By CHOE SANG-HUN
SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean police raided the offices of Google Korea on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether the company had illegally collected and stored personal wireless data.
The search company is already facing lawsuits and investigations in several countries in connection with private wireless data collected for its Street View service. Street View, which was started in 2006, allows users to view panoramic street scenes on Google Maps and take virtual walks through cities.
From late last year until May, Google Korea dispatched cars topped with cameras to cruise around the country to photograph neighborhoods before the planned introduction of Street View.
The police suspect that those cars might have illegally captured and stored personal data from wireless networks while they were mapping streets, a statement by the Cyber Terror Response Center of the Korean National Police Agency said.
“We will investigate Google Korea officials and scrutinize the data we confiscated today” to see whether the company violated the country’s laws on communications and privacy, it said.
“We intend to find out what kinds of data they have collected and how much,” the response center said. “We will try to retrieve all the original data illegally collected and stored through domestic Wi-Fi networks from the Google headquarters.”
Google confirmed in an e-mailed statement to Reuters that the South Korean police visited the company’s office in conjunction with their investigation concerning data collection by Street View cars. The company said it would cooperate with the investigation.
Google said previously that the collection of personal data in other countries had been unintentional and that the company would cooperate with investigations. The company has faced tough competition in South Korea. One domestic search engine, Daum, already runs a popular service akin to Street View.
Google said Tuesday that it would introduce Street View in Germany before the end of the year, The Associated Press reported from Berlin.
The feature, Google said, would be available in the 20 largest German cities. According to the company, residents could ask to have photographs of their houses removed from the database starting next week — a move aimed at dispelling privacy fears.
What do you think should happen to Google?
Have a wonderful day.
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
Tim here with an update concerning Yahoo & Twitter. In a recent article from Response This Week Jacqueline mentioned that:
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – In the coming months, Yahoo! will be integrating micro-blog Twitter into nearly all of its products and pages, including Yahoo! Mail, Sports, News, Finance and Search, reports AdAge.com. This step is the latest in Yahoo!’s strategy to integrate the social networking site into its properties rather than compete with it, similar to the deal it made with Facebook in December, which allows users to update their status through Yahoo!.
What do you think this will do for your marketing efforts?
Your can read the rest of the brief article here.
I’d love to hear your comments.
Until next time have a wonderful day
Hey Guy’s & Gal’s,
In a recent article posted on Business Week, they state that Google’s at it again. Read the article below.
What’s you take on Google’s App and there approach to adding more features to it’s arsenal?
Please leave your comments below
Twitter Getting the Once over from Google and Microsoft
-by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
In a recent article posted on the New York Times by Marshal Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb, he went into detail about the giants (Google & Microsoft) wanting to buy access to Twitter full array of messages and shared links.
But they are beginning to believe that Twitter may be less valuable than we might think, and that both of these mega giants in the industry have been talking with a variety of real-time web companies in readiness for the upcoming Real-Time Web Summit taking place this week. (Sorry Registration is now closed, but you can read up on it here.) Continue reading
5 Ways to Keep Visitors Coming Back
-by Timothy Caron
A lot of successful websites depend on returning visitors to account for a major part of their traffic. Returning visitors are easier to convert into paying customers because the more often they return to a site, the more trust they have in that site. The credibility issue just melts away. Hence, keep your visitors coming back to your site with the following methods: Continue reading