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A co-worker asked me an interesting question today. "Is it fair to say that pages with a multitude of media types e.g. video, audio, text, doc, etc., tend to rank higher?" Any ideas where I can find an article discussing this topic?
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Exactly, +Geoff Jackson . Also, it's relatively easy to rank in Google images if you name your images with good keywords, alt tag them, and link to them.

I have a friend who had a simple wordpress site that covered a new releases in music, and he got the majority of traffic due to Google images. Most images don't convert to website visits of course, but since people desperately wanted to listen to the music he was posting (unreleased albums), they often followed Google's link to his website from the album cover image that came up hoping to find a download link.
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Nabisco/Oreo did it spectacularly during the Super Bowl. Lean Cuisine nailed it during the Oscars. But, in order to do it right,  #Newsjacking requires two things...
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Forgive me if this is a silly question, but ...

If I accidentally overwrote an existing, well-crawled XML sitemap with a version that is completely empty (no links or meta data), what would happen? Google would still end up naturally crawling my website, eventually, right? I can't imagine that this would impact my rankings, or would it?
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+Collin Tate there are rare cases where lacking an XML sitemap can work against you, but typically only effects massive sites that publish lots of content or new URLs daily.

I can tell you that if the XML sitemap went down or was malformed on eHow, when we were publishing 1,000+ articles / day, that would have been the number 1 priority for the day to restore.
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In a previous, not so distant life, I worked as an Online Marketing Consultant for organizations like +VeriSignInc and +WorldBank, helping them better educate consumers and succeed online.

Today, work as a Search Marketing Specialist for +Webs helping them reshape their revenue streams and inspiring company growth via search marketing, display advertising, conversion optimization and marketing strategy. 

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