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Google Inc Snaps Up Feedburner For $100 Mn!

May 24, 2007 | 1,983 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Since our report , guesstimate is now reality with Tech Crunch confirming Google's acquisition of Feedburner's for $100 million. Google already the biggest name in Search, with Feedburner, gains access to more Publishers. Feedburner has RSS Feed monetisation which will only make Google richer.

Surviving Vertical Search Engines At Google Universal Search

May 23, 2007 | 1,401 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At Pandia, an article says now that Google has integrated all its services into Universal search, “If people perceive that search results are getting less relevant, this may undermine their trust in Google”.

Some of the major points of the article include:

SISTRIX Uncovers Good Google Rank!

May 23, 2007 | 1,856 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Lee Odden at TopRankBlog has an update on a research done on 10, 000 random keywords by German company SISTRIX. After which, the top Hundred Google SERPs were scrutinized to find out which features determined rankings.

Important points to remember include:

- Keywords in the title tag

- Targeted keywords in the body tag

Google Zeitgeist, More Than Breaking News!

May 23, 2007 | 1,518 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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While Google search Engine users were busy typing away looking for results on real-time events, the official Google PressCenter declared the week's Top 10 Gainers (May 13 – 18).

However, the Top 10 included:

1. jerry falwell

2. halo 3 beta

3. melinda doolittle

4. kim kardashian

5. preakness

6. shrek the third

7. taylor swift

Google Hot Trends, Latest Feature On Google Trends!

May 23, 2007 | 1,780 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Hot Trends is the latest feature on Google Trends. Hot Trends presents a list of “current top 100 fastest-rising Google search queries in the U.S”. Also, users can select specific dates to know the rankings of the particular day.

Google Recommends Radio Proposal to F.C.C.

May 23, 2007 | 1,253 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a NY Times article, Google recommends to the F. C. C. to let companies “allocate radio spectrum using the same kind of real-time auction that the search engine company now uses to sell advertisements.”

Though Google said they have no intentions of bidding in the war for broadcast, it cannot be denied that with they have “become an active participant in the debate over the control of access to broadband digital networks because it wants to create more competition among digital network providers like cable companies and Internet service providers.”

Google Inc takes $3.9Mn Stake In Sergey's Wife's Company!

May 23, 2007 | 1,242 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Reuters reports Google Inc takes a $3.9 million stake in Biotech company, 23andMe. 23andMe was co-created by Google co-Founder Sergey Brin's wife Anne Wojcicki.

23andMe is a company "developing new ways to help you make sense of your own genetic information. Toward this goal, we are building on recent advances in DNA analysis technologies to enable broad, secure, and private access to trustworthy and accurate individual genetic information. Combined with educational and scientific resources with which to interpret and understand it, your genome will soon become personal in a whole new way."

Neighborhood Search: Google Maps Localizes Search

May 23, 2007 | 1,983 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Maps has localized search and how. With Google's new Neighborhood Search feature users can search for items with the use of colloquial/ local slangs and popular terms.

At the Google Lat Long Blog, David Tussey, the Product Manager of this application writes, "Neighborhoods tend to be somewhat informally defined but well recognized in certain cities. Neighborhood search is now available in fifty US cities, with more to follow."

Google To Ban Adverts For Writing And Essay Services!

May 23, 2007 | 1,196 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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BBC News reports Google will ban advertisements for essay writing services, from its advertising forum. The ban occurred following numerous complaints from University authorities whose students submitted copied reports and essays.

Professor Drummond Bone, president of Universities UK commented on the news saying, "Making life harder for these cynical web 'essay mills' is a step in the right direction. We welcome this move. Essay writing sites claim that students pay hundreds of pounds for model answers – but do not then submit these as their own work. We all know this claim is absurd."

Google AdSense Rids Publishers, Clears Network!

May 23, 2007 | 1,481 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Webmaster World AdSense publishers have been receiving emails about Google closing their accounts on June 1. AdSense Publishers dealing in sending Adwords traffic to an MFA (Made for Adsense) site and search arbitrage received email on May 15th notifying them that their sites will be disabled on June 1st.