You can turn Google’s personalized web search results off by adding &pws=0 to the URL of a search query.

Interesting Google article in today’s NYT. Engineering and marketing are inherently human endeavors, best approached using a “messy” Minsky-esque society of solutions.

Some interesting links from the past few weeks…

Yahoo Pipes is a beta Yahoo service that allows non-programmers to create RSS mashups.

Here’s a five minute tip which can boost your organic rankings: remove duplicate pages in the search engines by handling your own URL cannonicalization.

Google offers custom search service.

A study by SEMOZ concludes: “based on the evidence we’ve gathered here, it’s safe to say that no external metric, traffic prediction service or ranking system available on the web today provides any accuracy when compared with real numbers.”