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

Apr 2, 2007 | 1,956 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 | 2,291 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 | 3,411 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 | 1,836 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 | 4,298 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 | 1,096 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 | 6,629 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:

An Insight Into Google Audio (Radio) Ads

Mar 28, 2007 | 1,861 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google%20audio%20advertising An Insight Into Google Audio (Radio) AdsLast year in the month of December Google ran a limited beta test of their latest Audio Ads product. They have lately started expanding it. Jeremy on Marketing Pilgrim gives an excellent overview of Audio Ads system setup with exclusive screenshots.

Get an inside view of Google Audio Ads at Marketing Pilgrim.

Google Base Optimization Will Soon Get A Push

Mar 28, 2007 | 2,311 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Brian Smith on SingleFeed informs about a latest form of optimization that is Google Base & Data Feed Optimization. He also informs how to succeed on it.

Brian Smith informs:
Google Base is Google’s free user generated content database. Registered users can submit job listings, personal ads, blog posts, podcasts, recipes, images, technical documents, real estate listings, products, and more. While the following information will focus on Google Base for products, much of the information is applicable to all Google Base submitters, regardless of the type of data involved.

Google Sued, Faces Copyright Wrath From T-Series

Mar 28, 2007 | 2,765 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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T-Series, a music and entertainment company based in India has sued Google for unauthorized projection of music video and other clips on YouTube. The sources reveal that song sequels from latest Bollywood movies produced by T-Series are open for public viewing on Google's YouTube.