April 2008- Week 3: Weekly Cover-up of Important Search Engine Related Happenings!

Apr 19, 2008 | 1,796 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Here is all the news, launches, updates or any thing that happened in world of Search Engines. All in a nutshell for you all to enjoy. Once again, the blogs are all in chronological order. Enjoy!

Yahoo! Sued for $1 Million for Neglecting Click Fraud!
Bigreds.com has sued online marketing giant Yahoo! for a total of $1 million. It claims that Yahoo! Services did very little to prevent the click fraud that was happening at the Bigreds website, inspite of repeated notifications and complaints. According to Bigreds, in the year 2006, Yahoo! did agree that there existed a click fraud problem.

Google Analytics out of Beta version
Google Analytics has been phased out of Beta mode and is universally available now. As of now, Urchin is only available in English. However, other languages would soon be added to the software and International versions will soon be released.

Y! Search Crawler Updated to Slurp 3.0!
Yahoo has released the latest update to its Search Crawler called Yahoo Slurp 3.0. Although the Slurp 3.0 will recognize the same parameters and all robots.txt directives for Yahoo! Slurp, still it will be registered as Slurp 3.0 in the user web logs.

Google Webmaster Central Tips: How To Create Accessible and Crawlable Websites! & Dos and Don'ts When Moving Your Website!
Google has come out with tips and suggestions for Webmasters as to how they can make their websites more accessible and crawlable so as to achieve higher PageRanks in the Accessible Search & Google Search. This is in conjunction with more tips from Google for the site owners to follow while moving their website to a new domain.

Google Tend To Crawl & Index HTML Forms!
Google had been testing a new search related technology that would enable Google crawl agents to explore some HTML forms in an attempt to discover new web pages and URLs which have not yet been found and indexed.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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