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About Personalized Search
Personalized Search is an improvement to Google search that orders your search results based on what's most relevant to you. The Search History feature of Personalized Search lets you view and manage your history of searches and search results you've clicked on; this information then personalizes your future search results by bringing results closer to the top when it's clear they're most relevant to you. Early on, you may not notice a huge impact on your search results, but as you build up your search history, your personalized search results will continue to improve.
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Whereas, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has vigorously supported the United States in the disarmament of Iraq;
Whereas, the United Kingdom is a strong and loyal ally to the United States;
Whereas, Prime Minister Tony Blair has committed substantial military forces of the United Kingdom to the current action in Iraq;
The American people extend their heartfelt thanks to Prime Minister Tony Blair for his courage and leadership; and
Extend their deep appreciation to the United Kingdom and the men and women of its armed forces.
"Justices Split on Decalogue Displays; Religious Intent Is Cited In Texas, Kentucky Cases Over Ten Commandments": Jess Bravin will have this article (pass-through link) Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Thou shalts' polarize court; 5-4 ruling, bitter words reflect rift among justices": This article will appear Tuesday in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Groups Gear Up for Supreme Court Battle": FOXNews.com provides this report, along with a related report headlined "No Retirement News."
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Divided Supreme Court splits Ten Commandments rulings": Jan Crawford Greenburg will have this article Tuesday in The Chicago Tribune.
And Tuesday in The Dallas Morning News, Allen Pusey will report that "Texas wins Ten Commandments case; Capitol marker OK, but framed copies in Kentucky are not."
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman
In Tuesday's issue of The Washington Post: Charles Lane will have a front page article headlined "Justices Disallow Ten Commandments in Courthouses; In Separate Decision, Court Upholds Displays on Government Land."
And in other news, "Cable Firms Don't Have to Share Networks, Court Rules."
Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"Rehnquist still on the bench": Newsday provides this news update.
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Don't Stop Grokkin'; Apparent MGM v. Grokster slamdunk is really a mixed bag" Mike Godwin has this essay online today at Reason.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman
In Tuesday's edition of The New York Times: Linda Greenhouse will report that "Justices Allow a Commandments Display, Bar Others" and "Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone."
Also, Todd S. Purdum will have an article headlined "Anticipation of a Vacancy, but Silence Says Not Yet."
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman
recent studies have shown that the majority of searchers look only at the top results. In fact, sites that appear on the first page of results may attract as much as six times the traffic and double the sales compared with lower-ranking sites. Effective search engine optimization can help you achieve higher rankings and boost your site traffic. When MarketingSherpa surveyed 3,000 marketers, they said organic clicks increased an average of 73 percent in the six months following optimization.
To raise your rankings, increase your inbound links from high-ranking referrers and sprinkle important keywords (and keyword pairs) throughout your content, page titles and tags. This is essential since rankings are generally based on the number of prominent sites that link to yours and how well the content of your pages matches the keywords used in a search. If you're targeting local traffic, sprinkle local search terms throughout your pages, and include them in your title tags and "description" and "keywords" meta tags.
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Following these guidelines will help Google find, index, and rank your site. Even if you choose not to implement any of these suggestions, we strongly encourage you to pay very close attention to the "Quality Guidelines," which outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index. Once a site has been removed, it will no longer show up in results on Google.com or on any of Google's partner sites.
Design and Content Guidelines:
* Make a site with a clear hierarchy and text links. Every page should be reachable from at least one static text link.
* Offer a site map to your users with links that point to the important parts of your site. If the site map is larger than 100 or so links, you may want to break the site map into separate pages.
* Create a useful, information-rich site, and write pages that clearly and accurately describe your content.
* Think about the words users would type to find your pages, and make sure that your site actually includes those words within it.
* Try to use text instead of images to display important names, content, or links. The Google crawler doesn't recognize text contained in images.
* Make sure that your TITLE and ALT tags are descriptive and accurate.
* Check for broken links and correct HTML.
* If you decide to use dynamic pages (i.e., the URL contains a "?" character), be aware that not every search engine spider crawls dynamic pages as well as static pages. It helps to keep the parameters short and the number of them few.
* Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100).
* Allow search bots to crawl your sites without session IDs or arguments that track their path through the site. These . . .
The stock market continues to work its way higher, albeit at a maddeningly slow pace. Our technical indicators remain bullish, though, so we continue to go with the bullish flow. The charts of the major indices have all improved, and that is good. $SPX, $DJX (the Dow), and $OEX (barely) have all made new highs for this move and are thus trading at their highest prices since March. We continue to feel that they will assault the yearly highs soon.
Equity-only put-call ratios have continued to remain strongly on buy signals. Yet, they really aren't overbought. You can see from Figures 2 and 3 that the ratios have room to move lower before encountering the bottom of the chart -- at which point one might judge them overbought. But at their current levels, they are just fine -- and bullish.
During this past week, especially, breadth has been very positive. To a large extent, it's reflective of the strength in the small-cap indices, such as Value Line ($VLE).which is already approaching its yearly highs. When the small cap indices do well, breadth is always expansive (i.e., advances lead declines by a wide margin), since there are so many stocks in these small-cap indices.
Finally, volatility has continued to decline. $VXO, the index that measures the implied volatility of $OEX options, closed at its lowest level since December, 1995 -- nine and half years ago. $VIX wasn't far behind, as the next day (today), it too closed at a 9-1/2 year low. As long as $VIX languishes at these low levels, it's supportive of the bullish case. We would become concerned if $VIX rose more than 3 points from these levels -- which would be slightly above 14. But with the way the market is acting, it appears that volatility is on track to make a low sometime in early July -- in line with its historic seasonal low. Hence the market should be able to continue rising during that time, at least. Overall, we have no sell signals from our indicators and thus we remain bullish.
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