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Issues & Alerts

Why the Google Penguin Update is Good For SEO
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Google Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice
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Google Penguin - 5 Tips for People Who Didn't Get Hurt
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Myths And Misconceptions: The Real Truth About Content Marketing And The Search Engines
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Google Penguin Update: 5 Types of Link Issues Harming Some Affected Websites

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Are Financial Services Companies Wise Investors in Content Marketing?
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Beating Google's Panda Update - 5 Deadly Content Sins
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Do Not Track---Privacy

ANA Asks Marketers To Comply With Self-Regulatory Privacy Standards

Faced with federal regulators' calls for a do-not-track mechanism as well as the threat of new legislation, the Association of National Advertisers on Tuesday asked marketers to follow the industry's self-regulatory guidelines for online behavioral targeting.

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Internet Cookie Crumbles, FTC Supports "Do-Not-Track" Browser

The notion proposed by the Federal Trace Commission in December to allow people surfing the Web to opt out of having their browsing history tracked could spell doom for the growing field of online ads, according to people who track the industry.

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September 24, 2009
FINRA Investor News

April 15, 2009
Postal Coalition Letter

Given the current protesting over taxes and federal spending, you'd think this might not be the best time for Congress to push for establishing mandatory sales taxes for online shopping.
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February 5, 2009
Mailers� Letter to the Senate on USPS

February 4, 2009
Mailers� Letter to the White House

January 27, 2009
The Alliance for Investor Education, of which FIPA is a Board Member, today issued a release to help investors identify how to protect themselves against Madoff-style Ponzi schemes. The release, entitled, "Avoiding Madoff-Style Ponzi Schemes: 12 of the Best Resources for Investors" includes "Five Ways to Avoid Getting Madoffed" by FIPA member

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January 26, 2009
FIPA Sends Independent Letter to House Members on USPS Pensions

January 12, 2009
Scam Patrol: The REIT that ‘Pays’ $8,881 a Month

December 18, 2008
Five Ways to Avoid Getting Madoffed

December 17, 2008
Protect Yourself in Post-Madoff Investing World

December 16, 2008
Opinion: Madoff Implosion Is No 'Tragedy'

Decmeber 15, 2008
Madoff Investors Missed Red Flag

December 15, 2008
Kass: Madoff Mess Is Widespread

The Maddoff Mess (Photo Gallery)

Nov. 17, 2008
FIPA Supports US Postal Service-November 2008

Sept. 25, 2008
"Proposed $700 Billion Bailout Is Too Little, Too Late to End the Debt Crisis; Too Much, Too Soon for the U.S. Bond Market"
by Martin D. Weiss and Michael D. Larson

The President signed the Internet tax moratorium extension on October 31, 2007.

Internet Tax Ban Letter to House

Oct. 30, 2007
After the U.S. Senate passed a bill extending the moratorium on Internet taxation for seven years and sent its bill back to the U.S. House of Representatives for reconciliation, FIPA sent a letter to House members urging them to support the Senate bill. The House passed the Senate bill, and the seven year ban was sent to the President to sign, extending the tax moratorium beyond the Nov. 1 expiration date.

Internet Tax Ban Letter to Senate

Oct. 22, 2007
FIPA went on record during the recent debate on extending the moratorium on taxation of Internet access by local governments. Sending a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators, FIPA asked that the moratorium be extended for another four years.

Letters to Members of the House on Postal Reform

The Honorable Roy Blunt, Majority Whip

The Honorable Thomas M. Davis, III

Senator Thomas R. Carper

Senator Susan Collins

The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert

Senator Joseph Lieberman


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Martin Weiss Releases White Paper at National Press Club
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FIPA Joins Safe Internet Alliance
FIPA is committed to promoting a safe Internet experience for all online users, and has recently joined a new group to support the development of online safety practices. The Safe Internet Alliance' central mission is to promote a safe online experience and better educate and protect all users, especially children, teens and the elderly, from Internet corruption, crime and abuse. Read more about it here or at

FIPA Director to Serve on Alliance for Investor Education Board
WASHINGTON, D.C.//September 3, 2008//Dallas Salisbury is the new president of the Alliance for Investor Education (AIE), a nonprofit consortium of 19 leading U.S. organizations involved in investor education. The other newly elected AIE officers are: Joy Howell, vice president; John Gannon, secretary; and Gloria Talamas, treasurer.
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Financial Publishers Association (FIPA) Develops Industry Guidelines
The FIPA announces guiding principles to establish uniformity among financial publishers.
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FIPA Members
Combined, the members of the FIPA reach 14 million investors through their regular publications and websites.
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Weiss Research Issues White Paper and IMF Letter on Banking Bailout
September 25, 2008 Weiss Research sent U.S. policymakers a white paper advising that the federal bailout of banks was not likely to succeed. See the white paper here. Weiss also made specific recommendations on additional actions that needed to be taken by the government to add staff to the FDIC to help speed any relief that it would provide in the event that the FDIC deposit insurance was needed by investors.

Martin Weiss Quoted in National Media on Financial Fallout
October 15, 2008 Weiss Research has been quoted in an number of news articles including the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune and others on the actions by regulators to stabilize the market. Links to the articles can be found at The Toronto Globe and Mail article traced the Weiss predictions of the unfolding economic events back more than a year and can be found here.