SEO Bookmarks: Jobs, Tricks, Hacks

I am developing a new section which I hope would be helpful to everyone. As I perpetually scan my Google Reader I find interesting articles which I thought I’d be sharing. But instead of sharing it at Google Reader, I’d like to share it in this blog, where I think and hope more people can access.

Talking about jobs, a survey by 2008 Universe IDEAL(TM) Employer shows that more undergraduates are interested in landing a job in Google (17.1%). Other top companies desired by this group include Walt Disney (13%) and Apple (10%). The popularity of Google as an ideal workplace for undergraduates undeniably becomes a headache for Microsoft, which took a full page ad at San Jose Mercury News. Exodus of talents from Yahoo! on the other hand doesn’t seem to end. After high profile departure of known personalities such as Jeremy Zawodny and Jeff Weiner, more executives are departing the Sunnyvale-based search engine giant.

Over at Web Analytics, it’s been a year since Google Analytics did that much-needed revision of its interface. I still remember what the old interface looked like but Google puts in some screen shots for those who did. We know that Google did more than just cosmetic change; it now features internal search tracking, benchmarking, new tracking code and several other new features were introduced in the past 12 months. All for free!

WordPress developers, DaveN has an idea for a WordPress theme. He termed it as evil but I think it’s a trick that doesn’t necessarily mean too bad if it is properly documented. A wrongly formed URL means good news for the its creator.

Last but not the least Stephan Spencer, whose writings I really admire, has a list of Social Media hacks you may wanna try soon. Includes Wikipedia, Digg, StubleUpon and others.