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June Brings Changes in Google SERPs?

Jun 2, 2007 | 1,663 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Forums like WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint have reported changes in Google's Search Engine Result pages since the month began.

Webmasters have a range of opinions ranging from, "I just wish G would leave things alone so that at least webmasters can at least enjoy their new traffic – or not!"

Google's Feedburner Acquisition Is Official!

Jun 2, 2007 | 3,047 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After many guesses and affirmative reports from various sources, Google Inc and Feedburner both acknowledge the former's purchase of Feedburner.

Indian Court Demands Google Inc, YouTube Block Specific Search Results

Jun 1, 2007 | 2,322 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Chennai Online reports that the Karnataka High Court issued notices to the Indian Government, ISP providers, Google and YouTube over the Time To Get Sexy video where Gautham Prasad, a New York-based Indian stand-up comedian strips, pole-dances, dines with women and even plays with daggers while dressed like Gandhi.

Google To Incorporate Panoramio's Technology Into Google Maps

May 31, 2007 | 3,487 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the official Google Blog John Hanke announces Google's planned acquisition of Spain-based Panoramio “that links millions of photos with the exact geographical location where they were taken”.

Panoramio is a community photos website that enables digital photographers to geo-locate, store and organize their photographs — and to view those photographs in Google Earth. Other users can search and browse Panoramio photos and suggest edits to the metadata associated with the photos. Panoramio also offers an API that enables web developers to embed Panoramio functionality into their websites.

Google Developers Day Unveils Google Gears

May 31, 2007 | 1,621 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen in a report by Barry Schwartz Google Gears was launched today on Google developer Day.

Explaining the new service, “Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using following JavaScript APIs:

Store and serve application resources locally

Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database

Run asynchronous Javascript to improve application responsiveness"

Banned From Google? Wait For Reinclusion!

May 30, 2007 | 1,921 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Webmaster World, websites that were previously banned from Google have now been re-included.

These Webmasters did not even tread on the usual route of filling up the required Reinclusion Request Form. Webmasters became aware of the unexpected behavior when one Webmaster noted, “ One of my sites has been banned from the index (for sure) and has just been re-included. It received the ban about the time that many other members reported problems with sites that included directories.”

Google Purchases Green Border-Getting Deeper Into Net Security!

May 30, 2007 | 1,511 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the latest news, Google has acquired a Mountain View, California-based online security firm, Green Border.

Green Border's U.S.P. is being “The industry’s first Desktop DMZ software for Windows, keeps Internet invaders out and enterprise data in. It allows users to safely connect anywhere, go to any website, open any Internet email or attachment, and use any downloaded files without worry. GreenBorder’s unique, signature-less approach never needs updating and provides continuous protection against corruption, theft and invasion of business data systems.”

FTC To Review Google's DoubleClick Acquisition!

May 30, 2007 | 2,639 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The NYT reports in the “Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny” report that the FTC “has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google’s planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick”.

More Categories In Google Image Search!

May 29, 2007 | 3,729 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Philip Lenssen conducted a Q & A round with Radhika Malpani, Google's Senior Staff Software Engineer regarding Google Image Search.

According to Malpani, Google Image Search is the best option as the folks at Google "focus on comprehensiveness, relevance, and user experience. According to our internal testing, we score the highest when it comes to all 3 factors combined." "We have created advanced proprietary technology that checks keywords and phrases, URLs, and the image itself" came the reply when asked how Google managed to filter out adult images for non-adult search queries, when compared to other search engines.

Google's AdSense 3 New Video Ad Formats

May 29, 2007 | 2,435 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Celebrating the first anniversary of click-to-play video ads, Google AdSense launched new video formats.

The formats include:

the 728×90 Leaderboard

the 120×600 Skyscraper, and

the 160×600 Wide Skyscraper.

This is in contrast to the earlier format where video could be used on 300×250 Medium Rectangle, the 336×280 Large Rectangle, the 200×200 Small Square, and the 250×250 Square.