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Is it Possible for Website Traffic to Ever End?

Future Internet image     In a recent article from FastCompany.com, Austin Carr reports that internet giants are teaming up to fix the web’s woes when it comes to website traffic and the possibility of web traffic ever grinding to a screeching halt.

The basic premise of the article claims that there is a shortage of IP addresses and that companies such as Facebook, Yahoo, and Google are joining forces to come up with solutions that will allow internet traffic to flow freely for generations to come.

Reportedly the solution is simple to understand yet hard to implement.  The problem is said to be based on outdated technology much like a 7 digit phone number without an area code or a mailing address without a zip code.  When the internet was in it’s infancy the data that it was launched from was adequate however since it’s inception to this point in cyber history new technologie is required which is why leading internet industry exec’s are teaming up to propel the world wide web into a secure operating future.

Interestingly the report states that the U.S. government was not consulted nor did it weigh in on if it approved of this course of action or not. 

I am interested on your point of view, do you think the way of the future is safe being left to “for profit” companies or is regulation by “big brother” a safer route?  Leave me a comment so we can talk about it.

From the Web Traffic News Desk,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

WPN Shows How To Get Web Traffic From LinkedIn

Web Traffic News and LinkedInWebProNews.com has reported that due to the recent and incredibly successful IPO last week, LinkedIn is holding its own on a global, cyber stage like few other social networks can do.

I would like to bring your attention to the fact that LinkedIn is a potentially positive source of web traffic due to it’s 100 million plus and growing network or professional members who are reported to be the most affluent of all of the social networks.

Surprisingly, there is allot of interactivity on the LinkedIn network as well as offsite traffic that gets driven to the site by plugins on other people’s sites and blogs.

LinkedIn has the appeal of being able to deliver targeted traffic and with it’s own news feed just like Twitter and Facebook plus the ability to use apps, SlideShare or Google Presentation, which allow you to add presentations to your profile, and the Reading List by Amazon, which invites you to post books you’re reading and share your reviews with your LinkedIn connections, users are sure to create dialogue with likeminded members.

Obviously, if you’re not using it as a traffic source you are missing out on allot of potential for profits in more than one way. 

Please share your comments and connect with me on LinkedIn,

The Web Traffic Reporter

Libyan Government Cuts Web Access Due To Civil War

Cencored image at Web Traffic NewsThe Libyan government has cut web access and although internet services had slowly started coming back online according to many sources, service is unreliable.

All web traffic in and out of the country appears to have been halted again, reported a recent web services report from Google.

Internet monitoring from other international firms report that this is more than a blip as there has been radio silence as well for 12 hours at any given time and counting.

It is likely that the Libyan government is to blame for this outage, because it controls the country’s main ISP “Libya Telecom and Technology”, whose web site was also offline.

If you have had contact or care to comment on this tradgedy of web traffic censorship please leave your comment below:

From the Web Traffic News Desk,

The Web Traffic Reporter

Article source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2275133/libya-internet-outage-ghadaffi

J.C. Penny embroiled in web traffic battle with Google and SearchDex

Google Slap image at Web Traffic NewsJ.C. Penney’s recently fired it’s SEO/online web traffic consultant SearchDex.com over allegations by Google that it gamed the Google bots and almighty algorythm as reported by the N.Y. Times.  Penney was said to have locked down top rankings going into the holiday buying season for numerous search terms that prior to this incident would have been unavailable to only one retailer.

Google reported that it had caught J.C. Penney once before yet they were unaware that a similar incident had happened again until just recently.  Penneys replied with a statement saying that they did not authorize nor were they aware of the link / SEO strategies being employed by their paid search consultants SearchDex and that what had occured was against their natural search policies.

This whole fiasco begs the question about corporate entities being loosely regulated by Google due to ad revenue made by Google and retail profits made by J.C. Penney.  What are your thoghts on this situation?  Do you think Google is doing enough to regulate it’s larger ad accounts or not?

Always to your search and traffic success,

The Web Traffic Reporter

The Middle East’s Top 10 Website’s of 2010

Map Image of the Middle East at Web Traffic NewsRahaf Makarati and Ahmad Al-Shagra of thenextweb.com have compile a listing of the Middle East’s top10 websites of 2010.  The stated that there was “no clear source on where Middle Eastern traffic pours throughout the year, we factored in as much data as we could.”  They did mention sites such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Comscore, and Alexa yet gave no definitive credit to one specific source.

Most of the sites listed were news sites or forums; here is the list as reported:

  1. Yahoo! Maktoob
  2. Kooora.com
  3. Fatakat.com
  4. Traidnt.net
  5. Myegy.com
  6. Aljazeera.net
  7. Masrawy.com
  8. Youm7.com
  9. Yallakora.com
  10. Jeeran.com

The final commnet shared was “This year’s list makes it easy to predict the scene during 2011 with no major changes anticipated.”

From the Web Traffic News Desk,

Mark Edward Brown
The Web Traffic Reporter

Web Traffic Search and Ranking Penalties Discovered Abroad

Web Traffic News red man imageMarc Pinter-Krainer from OneNewsPage.com has reported on a new campaign to gather examples from website owners who feel they may have been unfairly penalized by leading search engines.  The campaign website asks website owners to submit brief histories of when Google or other search engines have unfairly cut their site traffic or page ranking.

Commanding over 80% of the internet search market, Google in particular has a huge influence over almost every website’s success or failure. Without Google’s traffic, most web businesses have little chance of commercial success.

Yet, Google makes it almost impossible for site owners to find out if a drastic fall in site traffic or page ranking is the result of penalties it has introduced.

This new campaign calls for 3 transparency measures to be followed by the search engines, 1 of them is:

To bring in a simple mechanism that tells the site owner that they have suffered a search penalty.

The new “Have I been penalized..?” campaign is spearheaded by One News Page, a news aggregator which suffered a seven-month Google penalty, causing a 96% fall in Google organic site traffic. The campaign is supported by ICOMP, the Initiative for a Competitive Online Market Place, an industry consortium promoting fairer competition on the Internet. Over 50 companies, trade associations, consumer organisations and individuals have endorsed ICOMP’s principles. These members represent 14 countries across Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Dr Marc Pinter-Krainer, Chief Executive Officer of One News Page Ltd., said:

“We are not alone in facing a huge fall in our Google traffic. Despite writing to Google eight times, our frustration stemmed from being unable to find out why we were penalized and the nature of the penalty. After seven months it went away, and in two days, our traffic shot back up to pre-penalty levels.

“Today, we are launching our new “Have I been penalized..?” campaign at www.haveibeenpenalized.com. Given the importance to the economy of online businesses, it’s vital that website owners can operate in a fair, fully transparent online marketplace, where the fruits of their efforts cannot be destroyed on the whim of search engines that don’t even allow them to know if they’ve been penalized.”

Article source: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/New-Campaign-to-Abolish-Secret-Search-Ranking-Penalties-1359304.htm