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Welcome to "The Mender" Issue 44



Nigritude Ultramarine: What We Will Learn
By Mark Daoust, WebProNews

Google looks to mobile surfing -
Original source: Reuters


The Benefits Of Organic SEO
By Vishal P. Rao
Contributing Writer, SearchNewz


Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
By Shelley Lowery, SiteProNews

Building a Site Engine with PHP, Part 1
Contributed by James Murray, Dev Shed


How To Write Effective And Unique Articles That Are Optimized For The Search Engines
By Karl Augustine, WebProNews


New Hotel Industry Search Engine Optimization Service
Metamend is proud to announce our newest site which features search engine optimization and web site marketing packages specifically tailored to the hotel and accommodation Industry. Whether you have a small guest house or own a chain of hotels this is the site for you. Know someone in the hospitality industry? Tell them about it or check it out for yourself. A special portal for all accommodation facilities:

Metamend Nominated for Technology Product of the Year
Metamend's SEO software was a finalist for technology product of the year in the 2004 VIATeC awards. Although we did not win the award this year, we are very proud to have been nominated in such a competitive field. Read the complete press release here:

Read the complete press release here: Viatec Nomination for Metamend

New Strategic Partner
We are pleased to announce that Metamend and Entireweb of Sweden have signed an agreement to provide access for the firm's search engine optimization (SEO) technology clients, to the search engine Entireweb, owned by WorldLight of Sweden.

Entireweb is an Internet search engine founded in May of 2000 as a test-platform for a new search technology developed by AB. In a short period of time Entireweb has become a highly popular European search engine. Entireweb's highly scalable search engine technology is designed for maximum performance and relevant results and makes use of textual analysis, web page popularity, and much more to provide highly relevant search results to users and partners. Entireweb users can choose to search in more than thirty languages or within a specific continent or on a specific domain or a combination of them all. The company is based in Halmstad, Sweden.

Award Nomination
Metamend is pleased to announce our SEO technology has been nominated as "Product of The Year" for the 2004 VIATeC Technology awards. Wish us luck!

Read the complete press release here: Press Release

Visit VIATeC for more information: Technology Awards

WEB SITE MARKETING: Marketing Your Web Site To New Searchers
by Robert K. McCourty

The Internet is still growing at a staggering rate. After you've been exposed to it for a while you tend to forget that tens of thousands of new people each day are sending their very first email or visiting their very first web site. Sounds strange doesn't it? For me that seems like several lifetimes ago. I can't image life without the Internet now.

So with all those 'newbies' out there how do you capture a portion of that potential market for your goods and services. The answer is quite simple. Don't market to them in English. Regardless of what you may believe, English is not the most popular language on the planet.

Here are the top ten:

10. French - 129 million
9. Malay-Indonesian - 159 million
8. Portuguese - 191 million
7. Bengali - 211 million (bet you didn't expect this one)
6. Arabic - 246 million
5. Russian - 277 million
4. Spanish - 392 million
3. Hindustani - 497 million
2. English - 508 million

...and the number one language spoken in the world....

1. Mandarin 1 billion plus

Surprise, surprise, the most widely spoken language on the planet is based in the most populated country on the planet. Beating second-place English by a 2 to 1 ratio*
Source Article

Now let's add up the numbers ten through one, excluding English. It totals nearly three Billion!

This Internet marketing advice is short and sweet. Put up a few pages on your web site in another language (or several) and get them listed in some of the specific search engines for those countries. I'll bet everyone reading this article knows at least one person who speaks a language other than English. Ask them to translate your page(s) for you. Viola! An entire untapped market with Millions or potentially Billions of new customers. Just imagine one percent of all those new searchers finding you first. Oh yes... And please don't forget my commission check when the sales start flowing in. :)


Complete online guide to restaurants and dining for Victoria and Vancouver Island, and Vancouver BC, Canada. Check out the cool menus from participating restaurants.


Search for "vancouver island dining guide" on Googleon Google and look for Emenus.
NB: Emenus has only been a Metamend Client since May 2004.
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