When Yahoo announced their Finance modules, I was concerned that they would someday start tossing in unwanted advertising.
Clearly, there is no advertising on this widget today, other than links to other Yahoo properties. And IÃ¢m fine with that. But I have a feeling that the space at the bottom might be allocated for future ads.Today, Yahoo has issued a call for guinea pigs to test their new “advertising options” in these same modules. I am not impressed.
Google launched a pinging service for their blog search today. Much like Ping-o-matic, the service allows bloggers to inform the world of new content. This is the first time, however, that we have been able to directly alert Google that a site has been updated. It will be interesting to see how this is used by the SEO crowd.