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Australian Watchdog Will Target Google Parent Only!

Oct 5, 2007 | 1,636 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has dropped the case it filed against Google's Irish and Australian subsidiaries last month. This was reported by the Reuters. But, now the Australian watchdog will pursue the case against the Google parent company and the Trading Post for misleading users with alleged sponsored advertising links.

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Google Reassures Spam Sites Linking To You Will Not Hurt You!

Oct 4, 2007 | 2,143 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Google groups, one Googler, Wysz says that spammy blogs that are linked to a site will not affect one's ranking etc.

"I wouldn't really worry about spam sites hurting your ranking by linking to you, as we understand that you can't (for themost part) control who links to your sites. However, there is some action you can take if you come across spam in Google's index. The preferred method of reporting spam to us is by clicking on "Report spam in our index" while logged into Webmaster Tools."

New Google Photo Blog!

Oct 3, 2007 | 3,320 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google launched another new blog named, Google Photos/Picasa Blog. The reason behind the introduction of this latest blog, as Google explained, "A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there's still more to say."

This new space will be used to post feature updates, photography tips, along with favorite photo albums. This blog is designed keep users updated with the latest developments from the Picasa team.

SERPs Changes In Google! Sign of Another Update?

Oct 3, 2007 | 1,351 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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WebmasterWorld members are reporting on the new ranking trends which are appearing on the following Google datacenter IPs:

The response amongst the members, regarding these new SERPs are mixed. Some users are seeing better content, less supplemental results and scraped sites, and more "old fashion content." There are some users whose sites are dropped out of the index, as a result of the new scraper sites. It still not very clear to determine who is the authority site when it comes to the preference of the original content by Google.

DoubleClick Deal Hearing Took A Different Turn

Oct 1, 2007 | 2,062 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It will take some more time for Google to get hold of the ownership of DoubleClick. It is due to the fact that the potential acquisition of DoubleClick is under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee. Now the hearing will mostly depend upon on whether or not the companies are deemed competitors or complements. Based on the recent hearing, it will not be wrong to say that the closing of this deal still has a long way to go. Senators were not able come to a conclusion, after hearing conflicting and confusing testimony from Google, Microsoft, privacy advocates, and free-market thinkers.

Google Street view Service To Hit London

Oct 1, 2007 | 2,069 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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'Google’s vehicle used for its Street View service sighted in London' reports Gasparrini.

DVorak says, "If you see this vehicle around London be sure to run after it. Google is using it to make the 'Street View' of London. That way you can guarantee that you will appear in as many pictures as possible."

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Google Confirms Usage of Meta Description and Shows How to Improve them!

Oct 1, 2007 | 2,480 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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'Improve snippets with a meta description makeover,' says a post at Google Webmaster Central blog.

The quality of your snippet — the short text preview we display for each web result — can have a direct impact on the chances of your site being clicked (i.e. the amount of traffic Google sends your way). We use a number of strategies for selecting snippets, and you can control one of them by writing an informative meta description for each URL.

GMail Vulnerability: How To Snoop Into A GMail Account!

Oct 1, 2007 | 11,754 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A post called Google GMail E-mail Hijack Technique shows us how by 'installing a persistent backdoor within anyone's GMail account, we can snoop into conversations'.

Thanks To Google Maps, A Swastika-Shaped Navy Complex Will Be Renovated!

Sep 28, 2007 | 6,420 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Navy to alter swastika-shaped barracks after aerial photos highlight snafu informs the Associated Press. Originally a Hindu symbol, the Swastika gained much popularity after it became to be associated with evil, as the Nazis adopted it as their symbol.

According to the report, The Navy will spend as much as $600,000 to renovate this Swastika-shaped 40-year-old barracks complex.

Want A Job At Google?

Sep 28, 2007 | 2,055 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yes, you got the point, Google is hiring. Google Inc is planning to expand its manpower by a third. The new recruitments are mostly for the European market. This was reported by Financial Times on its website.

Some thousands of engineers will be selected by the search giant, to create a research and development team in the region as big as in the United States.