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Google Market Share Grows At The Cost Of Yahoo!, MSN And ASK

Apr 13, 2007 | 2,220 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The latest search engine market research report has been released by Hitwise. The report, covering the period of March 2007, states that Google’s share of the market has increased to 64.13%.

Yahoo!’s market share has dropped to 21.26% from 22.30% last year
MSN (Live Search) has dipped from 13.09% last year to a poor 9.15%
ASK has gone down from 3.99% to 3.48% this year
48 other search engines accounted for the rest 5% searches

Sitemaps Auto Discovery

Apr 12, 2007 | 3,326 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Today, Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo! together announced support of “auto discovery” of Sitemaps. The new open-format autodiscovery permits website owners to specify the location of their Sitemaps within their robots.txt file. This altogether eliminates the need of submitting sitemaps to each search engine separately.

Yahoo! Panama Bags Viacom Ad Deal

Apr 11, 2007 | 3,620 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! New ad serving system Panama bagged a big catch today, reports Market Watch. Yahoo! has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide all the advertising for Viacom's Web sites, including sponsored search and contextual ads.

The agreement shuts Google out of at least 33 of Viacom's most-important online entertainment sites, including MTV.com, VH1.com, Nickelodeon.com, comedycentral.com and BET.com. Financial terms of the deal, which could be expanded to 140 more sites, were not disclosed.

Google To Announce Q1 Financial Results Via Webcast

Apr 10, 2007 | 1,560 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google today announced that it will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2007 financial results on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time). The live webcast of the conference can be accessed at investor Google webcast.

Read more about Google Q4 2006 Financial reports.

Google Criticized For Plagiarism

Apr 10, 2007 | 1,526 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has been recently backlashed for its similarities with a rival software. Google recently admitted that a dictionary of Chinese words that it used with its lately released software tools actually came from a third party, informs PC World.

Google's Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) "was built leveraging some non-Google database resources," Google China spokesperson Cui Jin wrote in an e-mail response to questions. The IME allows users to enter Chinese characters by typing their Pinyin romanization equivalents.

Spring Sports- Most Searched On Google

Apr 10, 2007 | 1,917 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced the top ten most searched keywords for week ending April 7, 2007.  The top gainer 'masters' actually stands for annual(masters) golf tournament. How can it be that the celebrities are left out of the top ten list.  Keith Richards and Rose Mcgown bagged the nine and the eight position. Checkout the complete list:

Google Search Results With A Notebook

Apr 9, 2007 | 1,252 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has added a notebook to its search pages. Now if you click on the “My notebooks” on the top of the search pages a Google Notebook extension will pop up on your screen. The same happens when you click on 'Note This' as well. It lets a user add text, images and links without leaving the browser.

Google notebook Google Search Results With A Notebook

More features include:

Copyright Suit Over Google News Settled

Apr 7, 2007 | 1,568 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After two years Google has settled a copyright law suit that was filed by a  French news agency Agence France-Presse, reports AZCentral.com. Google was accused of posting news, headlines as well as images without the prior permission from the site. Google has paid an undisclosed amount for getting a license for AFP articles.

Google Launches Voice Local Search

Apr 7, 2007 | 1,329 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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google voice search Google Launches Voice Local SearchGoogle Labs has launched Voice Local search. It automatically connect a user with local businesses in a particular area.

AOL To Launch White Label Version of Google AdWords

Apr 7, 2007 | 1,319 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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John Battelle informs that AOL is about to come up with a white label version of Google Adwords. It will permit AOL advertisers to solely target the AOL Search audience