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Google Search Now Available On SMS In India

Oct 10, 2007 | 2,903 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on 'agencyfaqs!', Google has initiated an SMS-based search service in India. Now, mobile users can use Google SMS by searching the company’s short code, 54664. Presently, the service is undergoing tests and is available in four metro cities of India- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Besides, Google has tied up with Airtel, Aircel, BPL, BSNL and Reliance for the broadband service. The charge is a minimum cost of 3 rupees per sms.

Google Adds 6 More Cities To Street View

Oct 10, 2007 | 4,351 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on the offiicial Google maps, Google has now added six new cities to Google Street View.

street view chicago Google Adds 6 More Cities To Street View

Stephane Lafon, Software Engineer with Google Maps informs, "Now you can check out 360-degree views of Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland and Tucson. As an added bonus, the images in Phoenix, Tucson and parts of Chicago are all in high resolution. But wait! There's more. Ever wish you could pan up to the very top of a 50-story skyscraper using Street View? Well, prepare yourself for some serious sightseeing; we've introduced the ability to pan up in most new cities."

Google Acquires Finnish Mobile Start-up Company Jaiku

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Google and Jaiku both announce their partnership. Jaiku, is a mobile start-up company that develops useful and innovative applications for both computer and mobile phone.

 Google Acquires Finnish Mobile Start up Company Jaiku

Google blog writes that, "Current Jaiku users can still use the service normally, and new folks can sign up for an invitation to the service when we're ready to expand. We plan to use the ideas and technology behind Jaiku to make compelling and useful products. Although we don't have definite plans to announce at this time, we're excited about helping drive the next round of developments in web and mobile technology."

Selling Links: How To Avoid Penalty

Oct 9, 2007 | 2,917 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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With news surfacing regularly of how Google is punishing paid links vendors, Jeremy Luebke has pointers on how to avoid getting penalized by Google.

Do not talk about selling links. I have come across a large number of websites that openly advertise you can buy a link on their site. This is a big no-no. If you have an advertising page on your site, do not list anything about plain text paid links even if it is an option.

Google And Ask.com Ad Partnership Coming To An End?

Oct 9, 2007 | 2,135 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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"Ask.com Ad Pact With Google Ends Soon" informs CNN Money. Apparently, back in February, Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC, Barry Diller was confident that Ask.com and Google would renew its ad pact. In a pool of google's ad-network alliances, Ask.com is the biggest.

October 2007: Google Updates Link Tool

Oct 9, 2007 | 1,792 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A forum in Webmaster World informs that Google has updated its Webmaster Tools link tool.

Some of the changes include:

  • "Just logged into my G account and see that my backlinks have increased by quite a few.
  • I also see that the section which tells you what your PR is on each page – has now gone."

Discussion continues in Webmaster World.

Google PageRank's October Update?

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A forum available on Webmaster World asks whether Google has undergone its October 2007 update.

This forum was started by Snappy Fish who asked, " After years of PR6, my site's tool bar PR has dropped by a PR factor of 1 since this morning. Has anyone else noticed this – is there any chance that hand ediiting could be involved here. There has been no change in rankings."

Google Webmaster Tools: More Frequent Data Updates!

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Due to complaints and suggestions in Webmaster help Group, Google Webmaster Tools Team announces an improvement in the freshness of the data available in Webmaster Tools.

 Google Webmaster Tools: More Frequent Data Updates!

"We've increased the update frequency for your verified sites' data, such as crawl, index, and search query stats. Much of this data depends on the content of your site. If your content doesn't change very often, or if you're not getting new links to your site, you may not see updates to your data every time you sign in to Webmaster Tools."

Google To Announce 2007 Q3 Earnings Via Live Webcast

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An official Google Inc press release mentions the scheduled date of announcement for their Q3 earnings as Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

google earnings Google To Announce 2007 Q3 Earnings Via Live Webcast

"The live webcast of Google's earnings conference call can be accessed at http://investor.google.com/webcast. The webcast version of the conference call will be available through the same link following the conference call."

Google To Emerge As The Favorite In Print and Video in 2008?

Oct 8, 2007 | 1,566 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Even with the economy slowing down, researchers and analysts believe that people will not stop searching the net for gaining knowledge about any thing on the earth. So, with this notion it will not be wrong to say that Google will see some more growth in the future, even if there is no certainty of other search engines.

This weekend WIRED wrote: