Here are some interesting links from the past few weeks…
* William Slawski of SEO By The Sea discusses search personalization and some recent related MSFT patents. When SERPs vary for each person, SEO and natural rank become more vague concepts, making paid ads a more certain way to put your site in front of all searchers.
* Philipp Lenssen over at Google Blogoscoped offers some great tips for using images in blogs. (We here at the relatively image-free rkgblog have bookmarked that one.)
* Dick Costolo of Ask The Wizard (and Feedburner) provides aikido tips on how younger firms can compete against bigger companies with lots of market share and hidden barriers to entry.
* Michael Arrington of TechCrunch on Digg hitting the million registered users mark.
* Paul Kedrosky of Infectious Greed graphs the trend of growth in annual web advertising spend over the last decade.
* Google’s Matt Cutts shows how pull a copy of your personal data out of various Google services.
* Google’s Peter Norvig presents more evidence on the gross sampling biases in Alexa rankings, and resulting distortion in web site traffic estimates.
* From John Mahoney of Instant Information, a video presentation providing a gentle and extremely basic introduction to RSS, targeted at novice users.
* From Emily Chang, EHub, a daily list of new Web2.0 apps.
* And from the Onion, the newest product from Apple: the iLaunch.