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Is Another PageRank Update Underway?

May 1, 2007 | 1,498 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 | 1,621 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 | 1,401 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 | 1,932 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 | 1,896 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 | 1,562 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. 

What Google Bought Today? – Marratech's Video Conferencing Software

Apr 21, 2007 | 2,134 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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logo marratech What Google Bought Today?   Marratechs Video Conferencing SoftwareIf you have been wondering what rich brat Google bought today, then the answer is Marratech's video conferencing software. According to the Official Google Blog, the software will "enable from-the-desktop participation for Googlers in videoconference meetings wherever there's an Internet connection."

New Google AdWords Interface Inspired By Panama

Apr 21, 2007 | 4,694 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The new Google AdWords Account Snapshot Beta is so much inspired by the Yahoo! Panama’a admin that it looks like a copy. It has been reported by Dan London and Loren Baker.

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Coming from Google, this is a nice compliment for Panama. As per originality, it has never been a concern for the search engines. In fact, much worse had happened when Yahoo!, MSN and Google were experimenting with sponsored ad placements.  

Google To Rank News With General Search Results

Apr 20, 2007 | 2,225 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google is starting to integrate news results into standard web search results which will eventually mean the end of OneBox results. Under the OneBox scheme of search result display, news links were placed at the top of general search results in a neat cluster.

However, under the new method news results will be blended into the general search results. According to a post at Search Engine Land, Marissa Mayer, Google vice president, search products & user experience, has said that:

Google's First Quarter Results Prove Analysts Wrong Yet Again!

Apr 20, 2007 | 2,147 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced its first quarter 2007 results. Guess what? As ever, there are no surprises this time too. Even this time Google has grown at the same monstrous rate which always belies expectations. According to the report:

  • The gross revenue has grown by 63% ($3.66 billion) as compared to the Q1 in 2006
  • Net income rose to $1.0 billion form last year's $592 million