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Ask Advertising For Yahoo! Searches On Google

Feb 13, 2007 | 1,370 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It is indeed a search love triangle as reported by Search Engine Land. Ever heard of a search engine advertising for those looking for another search engine on a third search engine. This is exactly what has happened. A search for yahoo.com on Google results in an advertisement from Ask.com directing Yahoo! searchers. Yahoo! has been one of the major searched term on Google.

Google Benefited From Film Piracy?

Feb 13, 2007 | 994 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It is apparent that the complicated acquisition of YouTube by Google will become more and more tense. According to a report published by Wall Street Journal, some of major media companies have impeached Google for providing business support to two websites that allegedly allow illegal video download. Google is also accused of offering such sites with advertising keywords, for which registration is required, to assist them to market their services. 

Google Analytics Authorized Consultant (GAAC) Program Announced

Feb 12, 2007 | 2,744 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Analytics blog has announced the Google Analytics Authorized Consultant (GAAC) Program for 2007.

Google's Agent Rank Patent To Transform Ranking Methods

Feb 12, 2007 | 1,095 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has filed a new patent titled "Agent Rank" which will enable differentiation of content based on its author and assignment of a score to the author. Thus pages which have multiple authors, advertisements or comments will be broken down to an author based ranking before deciding upon the page value.

Google Says: Controlling Outbound PageRank Not Recommended!

Feb 10, 2007 | 1,319 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A query posted on WebmasterWorld thread inquires about the way to preserve PageRank value one has on the pages without spreading it out too much.

The query is:

I have around 60 links to my other pages from my home page. Is that too much, will that cause my PR to leak? Also I need to ask you what about linking to other sites from home page, will that cause the PR to leak?

Is It A Google 950 Penalty?

Feb 10, 2007 | 1,196 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Aaron Shear has an interesting post discusses 950 penalty which he finds to have "a direct correlation with a seemingly coincidental patent that was recently released." He says that:

if you read through this patent it seems to me that it was designed to detect and penalize content generated from basically a content generation system. The sole purpose of these content generators is to mix-up content and make it seem themed and relevant for search engines.

Sites Vanishing From Google Thanks To Omitted Results

Feb 10, 2007 | 783 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Webmasterworld Forums discussions have pointed out that results for many sites have been reduced from a full page to one or two. A message is displayed along with the results:

In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 1 already displayed.
If you like, you can " repeat the search with the omitted results included. "

Google Checkout's Valentine Day Offer

Feb 10, 2007 | 1,627 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Checkout has conducted a survey through Harris Interactive on the shopping behaviour of people this valentine season.

Google checkout offer Google Checkouts Valentine Day Offer

The report concludes that:

  • 52% U.S. adult Valentine’s Day shoppers* will be buying gifts for more than one Valentine this year (the list includes spouses, parents, pets and extra sweethearts)
  • 43% will be buying more than one gift for their valentine

Google Pics And Playmobil Loyals

Feb 9, 2007 | 1,110 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Ok, take a break. Philipp Lenssen has posted a collection of photos of Googleplex taken by different people at different times. The post is followed by an intense discussion on Playmobil Pirates initiated by Matt Cutts. So if you are one of the Playmobil loyals, have a look at the photos and join the discussion here.

Crucial Survival Tips For Google's New Personalized Results

Feb 9, 2007 | 1,523 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the recent time Google updated its personalized search results. This change was a step up from Google to induce more people to make use of personalized search results. However this change was so subtle that users probably did not notice it. This mainly meant that each and every search result you click on, every RSS feed you subscribe to and every link that you bookmark will enable Google to further improve the personal search result.