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Seth Grimes is an analytics strategy consultant with Alta Plana and organizes the Sentiment Analysis Symposium. Follow him on Twitter at @sethgrimes
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posted in August 2007

Host Google Ads, Boost Your Page Rank

8/24/2007
I've been puzzling out a technique, used by sites that machine-aggregate content, that may boost pages' Google rankings. The aggregators stuff their pages with (Google) ads and contextually similar - albeit just similar enough - content. All that pseudo-content surely moves them up the Google rankings. How else to explain the success of the bottom-feeders who exploit others' content in order to sell ads?

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Market Intelligence (without Search): TechNavio Debuts

8/22/2007
Search has many limits but the price is right and the alternative, reliance on traditional interfaces and human-structured information, is increasingly perceived as unacceptable. Yet there's still much to be said for old-school information-retrieval methods. Witness a new, search-free IT-market research tool, TechNavio, just launched by Infiniti Research.

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FAST Falters: Financials and BI-Search

8/20/2007
The appetite for Search continues to grow rapidly, and Fast Search and Transfer (FAST) has been one of the most aggressive players in the market. Yet FAST's recent difficulties, which appear to involve technical missteps and not just operational issues, should make us rethink the limits of search, particularly when it comes to extravagant claims about search-BI.

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