SEO tools and technologies - typical subject matter would include RSS and CMS systems

Google AdWords Keyword Suggestion Tool Shows Seasonal Trends

As noted on Inside AdWords, Google's keyword suggestion tool now shows 12 months of keyword data and is accessible from outside of your AdWords account.

Search Cen____ip

CenSEARCHip makes it easy to compare search results from different engines in different countries.

NickW Tracking

What's NickW been up to? Apparently creating a free blog tracking / metrics system. Threadwatch was one of the early beta sites. Its pretty cool stuff. I suggest everyone looking for blog stats give it a try.

Firefox To Get Phishing Shield, Courtesy of Google

News.com has a piece on a security feature planned for FF later this year. A statement by Mozilla's Mike Shaver says that they are working with Google on a tool to protect surfers. The two working together is as interesting as the product.

Google Analytics Has Cost Me £500 Today

So maybe I'm the bigger idiot for using Google's site analytics on an important site but I did. This morning revenue was down so I loaded up my site and ... well it took about 5 minutes to load. Why???

Stamp Out Spam

BBC report about a M$ gizmo to literably stamp out spam. It is a floor pad with 6 sensors, and it acts like an extra mouse. Looks like fun and a good idea, not sure that I am ready to buy one yet though. Anybody for a dance?

Google Page Creator

Hey, a new Beta at Google Labs - Google Page Creator. You'll need to log in for a test drive.

Microsoft Exec Says IE7 and Vista Are Complete (Almost)

Microsoft employee and blogger Alex Barnett points to a BetaNews interview with Gary Schare, Director of IE Product Management, where Microsoft's plans for IE 7 and Vista are explored. Below are some key quotes from the interview.

Office Live is, um, Live

Richard MacManus at Web 2.0 Explorer announces that Microsoft Office Live is being released in beta today. MacManus points to Jupiter analyst Joe Wilcox's commentary on this, which comes just a day after the NDA on Office Live was lifted. Wilcox writes:

Yahoo! User Interface Library

I am not much of the web developer type, but Jeremy pointed at Yahoo!'s User Interface Library and Design Pattern Library.

Google Information Transfer Services

A couple newspapers have reports on Google using their Desktop software to make it easy to transfer data between PCs:

Gmail for Domains

Garett Rogers found some code in Gmail which hints that Google may be looking to turn Gmail into a global mail server:

Their next big move will likely be GMail for domains — a powerful way for anybody who owns a domain to utilize GMail as a mail server, not just a client.

Microsoft Security: Conflict of Interests?

Microsoft is to take on Symantec and McAfee, offering a subscription based security service aimed at fixing holes in their broken operating system.

Opera With BitTorrent

Opera 9 will include BitTorrent:

Opera Software is moving forward with plans to add BitTorrent file-sharing technology to the next major release of its browser, Opera 9.0.

6 Things that Suck about Firefox

I use Firefox, but sometimes it just feels like it falls short. The version 1.5 release has been a brutal experience for me. Here are a few things Firefox could fix if they don't want to lose market share to IE7:

Future Gazing

I am not a great admirer of BT (British Telecom) and I doubt that they could predict what happened yesterday, let alone in 25 or 50 years time. However this article tells us that they see the following ....

Warm Toilet Seats - Send One To A Friend

I am not quite sure why, but this article , on state of the art toilet seats, made me think that it might be useful to some TW contributors. If you could gift one of these, who would you send it to?

Ask Andrei Broder a Question

Andrei Broder, a name well recognized by old school SEOs was recently hired by Yahoo!. Now Yahoo! is giving you the opportunity to ask him a question via their blog:

Overture View Bid Tool Died?

Can you get the Overture view bid tool to work? I get the following:

An error has occurred. Please try again.

Dependency Based Word Similarity Tool

While the name may be something only a college professor could love, this one is actually pretty neat. Try plugging in words like [auto] and [laptop]. I found the results for [health] and [hat] curiously intriguing, so go ahead try it out