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Google AdSense Rids Publishers, Clears Network!

May 23, 2007 | 1,473 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.

Shhhhh….Google Quietly Deals With UK News Site

May 23, 2007 | 1,124 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Scotland's Sunday Herald reports “Google reach deals with news websites” in UK so that the Search Engine giant can carry news from the news sites on their Google News.

According to the paper, "The deals are reputedly being kept strictly secret for fear that Google will end up having to pay for similar licences with all of the 4500 news services it carries on its news aggregator."

Google Launches Local OneBox Placement

May 23, 2007 | 1,447 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A post in Google's Official Blog updates on how with Universal Search, they can "more smartly handle ambiguous queries".

Google Introduces Online Security Blog!

May 23, 2007 | 2,080 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Realizing that "Online security is an important topic", Google introduces an Online Security Blog. The Blog will update regularly on recent trends, scoops, interesting findings, and endeavors related to online security.

For their first post, the blog discusses Malware, a software which can enter your computer and damage data surreptitiously. In case, a site is risky Google will mention it in the Search Results as "This site may harm your computer". Currently, Malware activity leads in China, followed by the U.S., Germany and Russia.

Google Inc To Digitize Ancient Indian Texts Among 80k Books!

May 23, 2007 | 2,036 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At DNA, an update says Google Inc will digitize over 8,00,000 books and texts available at the Mysore University. Present among the books are ancient, rare texts and manuscripts including Kautilya's 'Arthasastra', India's first ever political, economic, state, military treatise composed in the 4th B.C. Other books and manuscripts include works on ayurveda, mathematics, medicine, science, astrology and economy.

Google And Salesforce To Tie The Knot?

May 23, 2007 | 1,130 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to the WSJ unnamed sources say Google Inc and SalesForce.com Inc will plan on forming an alliance so together, they can crush and topple Microsoft.

The Wall Street Journal says "one outcome could be a Web-based offering that integrates some of Google's online services such as email and instant-messaging with those of Salesforce.com, whose customer-relationship management tools help salespeople track their accounts." Brad Reback, CIBC World Markets analyst says, "it's not out of the realm of possibility that Google ends up buying Salesforce.com."

The Buzz: Google Interested In Feedburner!

May 19, 2007 | 2,024 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Vecosys suggests rumors are floating about Google's pending purchase of Feedburner.

A user comments "I am shocked that nobody has yet snapped up feedburner. Great product, great features and great audience. When i see the money paid for absoulte shit companies, feedburner is a pure gem." In contrast another says "I hope that Google doesn’t ruin feedburner with the integration of ads into feeds. However, this acquisition does open the way for a new ‘independent’ feedburner equivalent to steal the show – but that’s if site owners can be bothered to migrate away."

More Services with Google Apps Partner Edition

May 19, 2007 | 3,146 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google introduces Google Apps Partner Edition “specifically designed for ISPs, portals, and other service providers, whether you have a few thousand subscribers or over a million.”

Google Apps Partner Edition provides:

-Decrease your operating costs

-Provide a better user experience for your subscribers

-Increase the amount of email storage for your subscribers

-Offer customers the very latest innovation from Google, on your domain

Big Brother DreamHost Demands Obstructing Google Bot!

May 18, 2007 | 1,400 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Search Engine Journal has an interesting report on DreamHost, a Web hosting & Server company who has asked its Client sites to block Googlebots. The news came known when a letter DreamHost sent one of its clients

Zoso emerged.

Stated in the letter from DreamHost:

Google Webmaster Tool Slow With Updates?

May 18, 2007 | 1,620 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Webmaster Tool users in a Google Groups forum are irate about their sites not receiving regular query updates.

It began with a post that said "Seems Query stats for my site have frozen. They haven't changed for about 6 weeks. They used to update at a good rate. Seems my internal links haven't changed either. I included several new pages and they are turning up in Google search but not in internal links tool. Sitemaps and last crawl date are seemingly the only data that is updating."