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Selling Paid Links Can Hamper Your Page Ranking In Google

Oct 8, 2007 | 3,939 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land points out that "Selling paid links can hurt your page rank or rankings on Google". He says, "More and more, I've been seeing people wondering if they've lost traffic on Google because they were detected to be selling paid links."

Google Clocked In 39.8% Of Online Ad Revenues!

Oct 6, 2007 | 1,730 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Based on IAB's report which said advertising revenues almost reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of '07, WatchMojo deducts that Google took in 40% of US Online Ad Revenues which totals $10 billion.

"How much went to Google?

Finally, Google Satellite To Block Out Strategic Indian Sites

Oct 6, 2007 | 8,694 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Indian daily Hindustan Times reports that Google will blur key India sites. This comes after Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam voiced worries back in 2005.

"Google Earth will not only blur pictures of sites that the Indian government considers sensitive, but also distort building plans of key facilities. Google’s representatives met Indian officials from the science and technology ministry recently to discuss the issue. Google Earth will accept the government’s list of strategic sites that need to be masked,according to a report."

Google PR Update Round The Corner?

Oct 6, 2007 | 1,756 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A thread in Digital point forum reports changes in Backlinks and PageRank. Some webmasters even say that Google Webmaster Tools have altered their PR from 7 to 6. As many wait for an update in Google PageRank, the time could be this weekend.

Want Your Ads To Appear In In Google Maps?

Oct 5, 2007 | 2,319 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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If your ad appeared in Google maps do you think that would bring in more viewer interest? Apparently, Google is exploring an application that explores this patent. This was written and created by Ashutosh Garg and Mayur Datar.

Bill Slawski writes that:

"The way this could be done is that the search engine would:

  • Receive a map request from a user,

Senior Google VP Sells Shares!

Oct 5, 2007 | 2,206 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A senior vice president of Google Inc., Omid Kordestani sold around 6000 shares of common stock. This was revealed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. This was reported by CNNMoney.com.

In a Form 4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Omid Kordestani sold the shares on Monday for a good amount of $570.85 to $583.99 apiece.

Australian Watchdog Will Target Google Parent Only!

Oct 5, 2007 | 1,671 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has dropped the case it filed against Google's Irish and Australian subsidiaries last month. This was reported by the Reuters. But, now the Australian watchdog will pursue the case against the Google parent company and the Trading Post for misleading users with alleged sponsored advertising links.

ukreuterscom Australian Watchdog Will Target Google Parent Only!

Google Reassures Spam Sites Linking To You Will Not Hurt You!

Oct 4, 2007 | 2,184 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Google groups, one Googler, Wysz says that spammy blogs that are linked to a site will not affect one's ranking etc.

"I wouldn't really worry about spam sites hurting your ranking by linking to you, as we understand that you can't (for themost part) control who links to your sites. However, there is some action you can take if you come across spam in Google's index. The preferred method of reporting spam to us is by clicking on "Report spam in our index" while logged into Webmaster Tools."

New Google Photo Blog!

Oct 3, 2007 | 3,364 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google launched another new blog named, Google Photos/Picasa Blog. The reason behind the introduction of this latest blog, as Google explained, "A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there's still more to say."

This new space will be used to post feature updates, photography tips, along with favorite photo albums. This blog is designed keep users updated with the latest developments from the Picasa team.

SERPs Changes In Google! Sign of Another Update?

Oct 3, 2007 | 1,375 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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WebmasterWorld members are reporting on the new ranking trends which are appearing on the following Google datacenter IPs:

The response amongst the members, regarding these new SERPs are mixed. Some users are seeing better content, less supplemental results and scraped sites, and more "old fashion content." There are some users whose sites are dropped out of the index, as a result of the new scraper sites. It still not very clear to determine who is the authority site when it comes to the preference of the original content by Google.