This week really kicked my arse. I was all over the city, back and forth it seemed like every day consuming almost 3 tanks of gas. Blah. (Sorry environment… I know I said that I would try harder in 2009)

Pipl – Found a cool little tool that allows you to really look for people online anywhere. Have you ever pined over a lost love? Is there someone out there that owes you money? Or maybe you just want to track down a long lost buddy. I have seen a few FREE searches online but none of them compares to Pipl.

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Download FREE Music with Proxomitron – Websites such as Deezer, Pandora, imeem, Last.fm (and others) all serve free streaming music – often bundled with certain restrictions that reduce their convenience to users. A number of separate various applications exist to download from specific sites. There is an all-inclusive method that can grab songs from most, if not all, websites. The drawback? No automatic naming, the files are in FLV format rather than MP3, and you’ll have to drag them out of the cache yourself. However, user input is minimal, especially on playlist type websites. The basic premise of the method is to kill the HTTP headers that tells the content to expire so that the content will be cached – where you then drag it out of the cache, convert it to MP3, and add it to your library. Yes, it is used with FireFox (sorry IE lovers).

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Google tags the internet as Malware on Friday – Google started placing malware warnings next to every site listed. TechCrunch has an excellent screenshot, and there’s much discussion on Techmeme. As part of its malware blocking system, this also meant anyone trying to reach a site by clicking on a link from Google were instead routed to a “do you really want to go to this site” page. The problem has since ended. Google hasn’t posted an official statement yet, but the head of its web spam team Matt Cutts has twittered that one is coming, along with apologies.

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Google has a little loophole? – Hyves explains how to check if your toolbar PageRank is correct or false. I tried a few of my domains and could not come to a conclusion other than I am not sure if it is true or not. Make sense? Try for yourself.

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How often to do you hit yourself on the head and say, “why didn’t I think of that?” That is how many felt when Patrick Sexton and David Mihm launched GetListed.org. GetListed.org is an incredibly useful and easy to use tool to quickly see how your local search listings play in the local search space.

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Google’s Quality Guidelines Leaked – Someone at Google has leaked quality rater guidelines. The document is full of information that is highly desirable to anyone trying to rank a site high in Google’s results pages. This article will take a close look at the guidelines and cull the most important points for your use. TM has it for download.

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Flash and SEO – Are you frustrated because your Flash website does not show up on the search engines? That’s understandable. Keep reading, though, because there’s hope; all of your work is not wasted. The search engines are getting “smarter” where Flash is concerned.

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…and I’ll leave you with a super-funny video that is taking the internet by storm (isn’t that phrase used up by now?) Anyways I think it is funny and figured I would share.

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