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Google To Be The Sole Vendor Of Paid Links For All!

May 4, 2007 | 1,574 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Is Google trying to be the sole vendor of paid links? Not many have doubts anymore. However, Google is also trying to make a good PR activity out of it. There is Matt Cutts trying to convince how paid links are spam and reporting them is for everyones’ good.  In a recent interview Adam Lasnik said:

Google To Re-examine The Page Rank Update

May 2, 2007 | 6,304 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Following the PR update many webmasters have noticed a drop in their PR scores this week. Some have found the value of their page rank drop to zero but traffic was not hampered.

Adam Lasnik of Google will have a look into the matter. He commented at a WebmasterWorld Forums thread that “ If you've seen your PR adjusted to a non-zero number OR you've lost significant traffic, this thread does not really apply to you.

iGoogle – New, Improved, More Personal Google Home Page

May 2, 2007 | 7,238 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has made its personalized homepage still better and named it iGoogle. The new homepage comes with a new look and many interesting features.

Users can add gadgets like Framed photo slides, Google gram, Daily Me, Free Form, You Tube Channel and Personal list by using the default iGoogle templates. Now it is easier to share photos, personal videos, posting blogs and sending messages on the web.

Google Declares Top 10 Searches For The Last Week of April

May 1, 2007 | 2,453 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has released the data for Top 10 searches in last week of April. Earth Day, which was on April 22, seems to have interested many. It is Earth Day that leads the list for this week. The other news that attracted people is about the new earth that a team of European astronomers have found. The object, Gliese 581C is though to resemble our own earth.

Is Another PageRank Update Underway?

May 1, 2007 | 1,500 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Is another PageRank underway? As reported on various forums and blogs, many webmasters have reported a drop in PR. However, let us remind you that the real worth of PR has been debated for years and years. You can also read excellent guide on PageRank by Danny at Search Engine Land

Google Joins Hands With Intel To Promote Google AdWords

Apr 26, 2007 | 1,622 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google and Intel have reached an agreement which will enable manufacturers and sellers of Intel laptops to easily buy keyword based search advertising through Google AdWords. According to a report at CNET,

Intel is introducing a virtual marketing storefront for its thousands of channel and reseller licensees that will provide a single online site for planning and creating ad campaigns such as placing print ads, ordering merchandise and services and customizing items with their company logo.

Google Starts Integrating News With Search Results

Apr 25, 2007 | 1,404 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Last week we reported that Google will soon be integrating news results with general search results. Search Engine Land reports that this has already happened. Relevant news results are indexed as “News results for..” Google had claimed that news will now be included for deeper relevancy than just keyword triggers. We will soon know if news results are in keeping with the intentions.

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Google AdWords Trademark Suit

Apr 25, 2007 | 1,935 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A thread at Webmasterworld Forums informs that US District Court Judge, Jeremy Fogel, has refused to reject the lawsuit filed against Google that charges the web search leader's AdWords program abuses trademarks. In his judgment, the judge said that, the public has an interest in whether AdWords, the company's popular pay-per-click advertising system, violates US trademark law or not.

The Most Powerful Brand: Google

Apr 24, 2007 | 1,901 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Gary Price reports that Google has been ranked as the most powerful brand by “Millward Brown Optimor's Brandz Top 100” in collaboration with Financial Times. The result is based on the dollar value of the companies.

Google with $66.4 billion beat General Electric worth $61.9 billion to reach the top slot. Yahoo! considered to be its closest rival was ranked at number 42. The detailed report of the findings have been published exclusively by Financial Times.

Google Blog Hacked Again!

Apr 23, 2007 | 1,565 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Mac Blog was hacked by someone named Vishal on Saturday. Though Google swiftly removed the link, screenshots were already floating around. The message left on the page read:

Yo!

Yo! This is crazy.. I tried to register this and I could! icon smile Google Blog Hacked Again!

- Vishal

Philipp Lenssen reports that this is the second time that the blog has been hacked. It was hacked in last October too.