Google wins Media Man 'Search Engine Of The Month'; Runner ups: DuckDuckGo and Firefox

Google wins Media Man 'Search Engine Of The Month

Runner Ups: DuckDuckGo, and Firefox


Search Engine Journal wins Media Man 'Search News Website Of The Month' award

Runner-up: Search Engine Land

Search Off The Record SEO Podcast wins Media Man 'Search Podcast Of The Month' award


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Search engines and FAANG's, that's primarily Google and Facebook find revenues dropping in these times says Media Man agency; wires

Google Art and Culture sees online boost in interest as world craves nostalgia and good times, memories

Nature themed websites, ocean sports, surfing, outdoor adventure websites and social media up

National Geographic, Australian Geographic, BBC Earth, Leonario DiCaprio Instagram and channels increase in popularity; Not necessarily in donations in kind. Donors confidential

Australian and global audience wary of companies and charities attempting to "cash in" and exploit global pandemic

Rolling Stone and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame release more nostalgia, classic footage

Pro wrestling promotions WWE and All Elite Wrestling pushing more personality profiles, documentary and podcast behind the scenes look at the business

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Australia To Make Google, Facebook Pay Media Outlets - May 2020

The government has now asked the country’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to frame a mandatory code of conduct between media outlets and digital platforms after talks stalled on content payment rules.

SYDNEY – Australia will force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer said on Monday, becoming one of the first countries to require digital platforms to pay for content they use.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move comes after talks with Facebook and Alphabet failed to yield a voluntary code to address complaints by domestic media players that the tech giants have too tight a grip on advertising, their main source of income.

“We understand the challenge that we face, this is a big mountain to climb,” Frydenberg told reporters in Canberra. “These are big companies that we are dealing with but there is also so much at stake, so we’re prepared for this fight.”

The government has now asked the country’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to frame a mandatory code of conduct between media outlets and digital platforms after talks stalled on content payment rules.

The government scrapped its initial plan to come up with a voluntary code by November and has asked ACCC to submit its draft mandatory code by July, to be passed into legislation shortly thereafter, the treasurer said.

Frydenberg said the mandatory code will include sharing of data, ranking and display of news content and the sharing of revenue generated from news, adding that it would also establish penalty and binding dispute resolution mechanisms.

Australia’s online advertising market is worth about almost A$9 billion ($5.72 billion) a year and has grown more than eight-fold since 2005.

For every A$100 spent on online advertising in Australia, excluding classifieds, nearly a third goes to Google and Facebook, an ACCC report on digital platforms published in June last year showed.

Last December, Australia said Google and Facebook would have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government would impose new controls.

Facebook expressed dismay at the government move on Monday.

“We’re disappointed by the government’s announcement, especially as we’ve worked hard to meet their agreed deadline,” Facebook said.

“We’ve invested millions of dollars locally to support Australian publishers through content arrangements, partnerships and training for the industry,” Facebook Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Will Easton said in an emailed statement.

Google said it would continue to cooperate with plans for the media code of conduct.

“We have sought to work constructively with industry, the ACCC and government to develop a code of conduct, and we will continue to do so in the revised process set out by the Government today,” a Google spokesperson said.

Monday’s move also comes as the new coronavirus pandemic hits Australia’s media business hard, with several regional outlets reporting steep declines in advertising revenue.

Pending the new code, the federal government last week unveiled a support package for the local media businesses including a 12-month waiver of spectrum tax for commercial television and radio broadcasters, and a A$50 million public interest news gathering programme.



Search engine war just about over; Google vs Bing vs Yahoo! vs Web Wombat vs Altavista; Who or what was that?

It's the year 2017, and search engine results remain a key part of the puzzle in running just about any successful business or entity that wishes to get discovered on the world wide web.

The Media Man group has enjoyed considerable success in the battle for internet presence over the past decade plus, and it's web portal attributes has paid strong dividends for the company and its base of satisfied clients and associates.

We were even a Hitwise Australia top ten (entertainment - personalities) finalist a number of times.

Interviewing key people in and around the search engine, portal and greater new media space has also proven to be a worthwhile endeavor.

The internet audience is continually growing, as is our readership, so we thought we would showcase some of our coverage on the sector, as well as provide an easy reference point to some of the interviews we conducted.

Wikipedia: Straight from the horses mouth:

A web search engine is a software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a line of results often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs). The information may be a mix of web pages, images, and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in databases or open directories. Unlike web directories, which are maintained only by human editors, search engines also maintain real-time information by running an algorithm on a web crawler. (Wikipedia)

No, we are not trying to flog you a "top 10 front page result" package here. That's not our core line of business, however we do have some expertise in that area. Rather, if you find yourself on this page, or ne one of the Media Man group websites, you will know that we are doing something right to end up on your internet and new media radar.

What do you do?

On the advertising front, we do have vast experience in getting entities known via online advertising and publicity campaigns, including text links, banners, press / media releases, social media buzz, publicity stunts, ambush marketing, as well as organizing and advertising media buying campaigns (primarily in traditional Australian and New Zealand channels).

Project management, talent management, and getting our clients prominence in the media, both online and offline, are key strengths of ours.


Thanks for visiting our website today. I hope you enjoyed your stay. Happy web hunting.



Google Wins Case Against French Government - July 2017


Google has won a significant legal challenge against efforts by the French government to recover 1.1 billion ($A1.63 billion) in back taxes.

At issue was the tech firm's use of its Irish subsidiary to book revenues it gained in France between 2005 and 2010.

It was accused by the authorities of using an illegal loophole to escape higher corporate taxes but the French court ruled Google Ireland Limited was not taxable in the country.

It represents a blow to the French authorities who had vowed to secure a big sum from Google by applying the law after the UK negotiated a deal.

It was announced in January last year that the company would pay 130 million ($A218 million) in back-taxes to HM Revenue Customs at an effective tax rate of 3%.

That deal - heavily criticised by Labour and other political opponents as too low - was hailed a 'major success' by-then Chancellor George Osborne, who argued the multi-national firm was among many paying nothing when he took office.

Italy got more - 272 million ($A457 million) - when it held similar negotiations with Google this year.

The Paris court ruling was seen as damaging the ambition of new French President Emmanuel Macron to hold major international firms to account for any cheating.

It was also potentially damaging to a separate tax fraud investigation in France against Google, which - like rivals - has faced regulatory scrutiny over activities in the wider EU.

Just last month, the European Commission ordered it to pay a record fine of 2.1 billion ($A3.5 billion) for abusing its dominance as a search engine to boost its shopping comparison service.

Google responded by saying it 'respectfully disagreed' with the ruling and would consider an appeal.

Last year, European competition chief Margrethe Vestager ordered Apple to repay 11 billion ($A18.5 billion) in back taxes in Ireland - a verdict that prompted both the company and country to appeal.


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Interviews with major internet and new media entities

Adriana Belotti. Technology, Bitcoin and Blockchain consultant - August 2018

Rob Malda, Founder of Slashdot

Liddy Nevile: 12th International World Wide Web Conference Co-Chairperson & La Trobe University, Australia - 15th May 2003

Richard Webb, Chief Executive Officer, RedSheriff - 16th May 2003

Michael Tancredi, Founder of - 1st June 2003

Adrian Holovaty, Web Developer, Publisher & Blogger: 7th July 2003

Lee Tien, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation: 25th July 2003

Paul Budde, Managing Director, BuddeComm - 10th July 2003

Craig Newmark, Creator & Director, Craig's List - 24th November 2003

Dan Rayburn, Director, - 26th Oct 2003


Google follows the money trail to gambling

Google eyeing up Australian and international property sector; Bitcoins as down payment

Online newspapers; News apps way of the future, says Media Man agency - September 2017

Where will the Australian poker industry go?; Bitcoin and Blockchain says Media Man agency

Domain vs vs PurpleBricks vs Local Agent Finder media, marketing, advertising and online battle continues

Niche media, marketing and media campaigns the way to go, says Media Man agency

Media agency sees big growth potential and future in niche sectors; Local business, Blockchain, bitcoin, movie promotion, video games, sports and art

Gerry Harvey (Harvey Norman) vs Amazon vs JB HI-FI; Go Aussie says Media Man agency; ABC's Gruen pours fuel on the fire - October 2017

Google Australia top ten searches from the past week - 20th May 2016

Click Frenzy To Go Wild In 2014 - 29th October 2014

Click Frenzy hopes third time will be lucky for online shopping event - 17th November 2014

Click Frenzy photographs of Promopotomus; Costuming and casting by Human Statue Bodyart

Digital lessons from a Google exec, a casino mogul, Darwin and a tortoise - Wires and Lights in a Box - 24th September 2009


Google Presentation

Google Games

Tilt Brush

Data Visionaries Wanted

Bondi Bubble App Launch Party - 11th April 2016

PM Malcolm Turnbull addresses Google presented conference: Let's Put Our Businesses On The Map with Google. (Question by Greg Tingle - Media Man Australia and Media Man Int) video

Click Frenzy 2014 Go Wild TVC - The Buyoness

Promopotamus - Click Frenzy 2014 (multimedia)

Digital currencies like bitcoin are coming (and it's a good thing): Juan Llanos at TEDxMidAtlantic



Bitcoin gaming, trading and casinos: Media, publicity and advertising opportunities via Media Man Int, Media Man Australia and Australian Sports Entertainment

Digital media advertising, publicity and promotions via Media Man Int and Media Man Australia