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SISTRIX Uncovers Good Google Rank!

May 23, 2007 | 1,867 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 | 1,528 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 | 1,788 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 | 1,263 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 | 1,250 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 | 1,996 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 | 1,203 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 | 1,489 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 | 1,135 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 | 1,464 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".