– One thing that could be costing you a whole lot: A receptionist who turns off potential new customers by not being interested. [Seth Godin] – Google’s crusade against content farms claims an unlikely property: The New York Times-owned About.com [SearchEngineLand] – With their aggressive slash-and-burn of content farms, is… Read more“”

– With the FTC ramping up efforts to protect consumer privacy, the latest target is cookie tracking. Does this mean that affiliate marketers and other segments reliant upon consumer data to target their campaigns are doomed? Not in the least. [HasOffers] – Affiliate marketers need never worry about accepting false… Read more“”

– LeadsCon Las Vegas is rapidly approaching; are you all set? [Convert2Media] – A closer look at how Google plans to root through search result spam. [Affiliate.com] – Facebook is now sourcing content from you in order to give big brands more inventive ways to advertise. Of course, you’re not… Read more“”

Perhaps the type of behavior that’s vaulted Google ahead of second-placer Yahoo! over the years has been this ability to integrate human behavior into the artificial intelligence powering its search marketing beast. Let’s backtrack a little. Yesterday, Outspoken Media’s Lisa Barone reported about an entrepreneur who was abusing his client… Read more“”

Not necessarily a bad thing: Skype’s plans to monetize its video chatting service through serving advertisements. While this move will inevitably provoke some backlash from Skype users–since they’ve enjoyed Skype’s free service with no advertising—it may revolutionize the way advertisers connect with customers. This shift will allow for banner ads… Read more“”