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Finally Google Announces TV Ads Trials!

Apr 3, 2007 | 1,214 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Finally Google has plunged into the television world after months of rumors and speculation. Google announced yesterday via press release that it is partnering with Echostar and Astound Cable to run 'a trial to deliver better ads to viewers and help advertisers, operators and programmers more efficiently buy, schedule, deliver and measure ads on television.' 

MSN Vs Google, The Winner Gets DoubleClick

Apr 3, 2007 | 2,885 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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doubleClick MSN Vs Google, The Winner Gets DoubleClickSome days back we reported that DoubleClick might be acquired by MSN. However, a report on Wall Street Journal states that Google has emerged as a strong contender in the race to acquire DoubleClick.   The price of the acquisition is expected to go much beyond $2 billion now. The price hike may not be a good sign for MSN. 

Google On Building The Blog Audience

Apr 2, 2007 | 3,666 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Vanessa Fox on official Google blog talks about the power of community in blogging. Linking to those sites that are most relevant from the readers point of view and commenting on relevant blogs helps in increasing the relevancy of the blog. Content as always is the most significant thing of all. Good content and other bloggers will link to it.

Google Does Or Doesn't Investigate All Bad Serp Reports?

Apr 2, 2007 | 1,935 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A statement made by Google recently bagged lots of critical feedbacks on a WebmasterWorld thread. In a Google update on spam reporting Google claimed that they will investigate all bad SERP reports.

Google said, “Currently, we investigate every spam report from a registered user. Spam reports to the unauthenticated form are assessed in terms of impact, and a large fraction of those are reviewed as well.”

Matt Cutts Gets Hacked!

Apr 1, 2007 | 2,269 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Matt Cutts Blog Gets hacked.
This is what currently displaying on his blog:
matt blog Matt Cutts Gets Hacked!
Dark SEO Team has had a bit of a spat with Google's Matt Cutts from back in 2005 over URL hijacking. Looks like they've pulled a dirty one on Matt.
Matt's upgrade of WordPress installation from 2.0.x to 2.1.x  was already giving him problems.

Google Update On Spam Reporting

Mar 29, 2007 | 3,360 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google%20spam Google Update On Spam Reporting A post on Google Webmaster Central blog increases users awareness regarding webmaster practices that do or do not conform to Google's standards. This post was translated from their recently launched German blog.

The Google blog says: "Our spam report forms are provided in two different flavors: an authenticated form that requires registration in Webmaster Tools, and an unauthenticated form. Currently, we investigate every spam report from a registered user. Spam reports to the unauthenticated form are assessed in terms of impact, and a large fraction of those are reviewed as well.

Say "I Spammed" To Request Google Reinclusion

Mar 29, 2007 | 1,810 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The way to make it back to Google index is to simply send in the reinclusion request. This is how it is supposed to work. However, Barry on Search engine Roundtable informs about a WebmasterWorld thread which states that Google Reinclusion request forces you to 'admit' that you're a spammer. 

LG Mobile Teams Up With Google

Mar 29, 2007 | 4,242 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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LG, an electronics giant announced yesterday that they have teamed up their mobile phone services with Google to launch mobile phones with pre-installed Google services. This is another step towards revolutionizing the mobile search market. Now mobile users around the globe would be easily able to search for information, locations, send and receive emails and update blogs while on the move.

Google’s PPA And Tex Link Ads Mean Boon To Bloggers

Mar 28, 2007 | 1,061 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google’s new pay-per-action advertising program is sure to be huge favorite with bloggers. There is a nice post by Greg Gershman at Search Engine Journal which explains why the new program will enable bloggers to heighten their earnings from advertisements.

UK Directory Hotfrog Hijacks Site With 302 Redirect: Google Exploited

Mar 28, 2007 | 6,522 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Barry Schwartz has pointed to a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums where an aggrieved website owner has complained of hijacking. The owner of www.wenlockbasin.com has reported that his website just disappeared from the search results, even when searched with the domain name. The directory Hotfrogs replaced the site in the SERPs of Google.

As moderator Mcanerin explained: