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Canada Day, and The Fourth of July. Being a half American half Canadian that makes this a pretty big weekend. Or it would if I was at all patriotic. Oh well. At least the rest of the company was out celebrating.

This week we have some unique jpeg optimization techniques, advanced segmentation in GA, designing to social systems, and The Pirate Party of Canada!

Oh, and as one more reminder, send me your stories. You can tweet them to me at @ordinarychap, start a discussion at our facebook page or email me directly


 Internet Marketing and SEO

  • We start the roundup with BPWrap, a source of somewhat interesting internet marketing related jibbajabber. This (last) week they decided to do a piece on a couple of SEO mistakes that large companies make. What I find funny is that this is all they mention. These two are, in my experience, pretty common amidst large organizations, and even more common is actually link sales from fairly large sites that are sure of their page rank.
  • On a (always) more intellectual note we have the HuoMah, with Real time search engines; should SEOs care? The man with two first names himself comments on the fact that ‘real time” searrch engines arent so real time, that there are some major problems with the very notion of “real time search”, including performing a few searches through varoius “real time search engines” to watch results. The results were, as expected, somewhat poor. Go David, its nice to see other people taking reasoned looks at such hyped topics.


 Technology


 Web Analytics


 Web Usability


 Miscellaneous links of the week:

  • I hadn’t realized Postini was owned by Google, though in retrospect I guess that explains why we use it. Cnet takes a look at how Google sorts spam, and takes a look at Postini’s systems. As I mentioend we use Postini, and actually I’ve found its pretty darn impressive when it comes to blocking potentially spammy email.
  • And finally I may ahve a party that represents my view in Canadian politics: The Pirate Party is coming to Canada. With recent talk about the Canadian government mandating ISP’s to enforce Canadian content regulations on Canadian surfers, there hasn’t been a better time for a “free information” party.

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