Welcome to July 2008, the hottest day of the year (apparently) and the 6th edition of the Leapfrogg Industry News!
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3629971 – SEM Implications of the Google – Yahoo Merge
http://blog.seoptimise.com/2008/06/five-reasons-to-invest-in-online-marketing-during-a-slump.html – 5 Reasons to invest in online marketing during economic downturn.
http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=87144 – Landing page load time and how it affects your quality score
LINK AND SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS
http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/small-business-link-building-part-a-analysing-opportunities – Small business link opportunities. We like.
http://www.searchengineguide.com/stoney-degeyter/directory-links-paid-links-or-do-they.php – Another post about Paid links, Directories and paid link directories.
UK Usability market worth £200k by the end of 2008 – http://www.usabilitynews.com/news/article4822.asp
What makes an SEO expert? – http://sphinn.com/story/55342
10 web tools to create user friendly sites – http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1443820/10_web_tools_to_create_userfriendly_sites/
Account Management News
http://searchengineland.com/080624-144233.php – 404 Errors that allow link juice to be retained.
http://www.searchnewz.com/blog/talk/sn-6-20080623GoogleWebsiteTrendsTheDeathofPrivacy.html – This is what Google is using all that data for. Google trends for websites. Also see http://trends.google.com/websites?q=wikipedia.org&geo=all&date=all&sort=0