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Ex-Google Answers Researchers Launch Newer, Better U-Clue

Mar 7, 2007 | 1,196 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The researches of, now defunct, Google Answers program have launched a new website U-Clue. It is quick, professional and readily responds to queries put forth by users and researchers and is already getting popular. It covers wide range of topics, related to business, academic and even personal research needs. The queries are answered by a U-Clue researcher, who gets almost 75% of the question price. If you have any further queries, see the FAQ page.

Google's Take On Making Use Of Robots Meta Tags

Mar 6, 2007 | 3,155 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Owing to Danny Sullivan's post on how search engines handle meta tags, Google's Vanessa Fox has written a post on how Google handles these tags.

For handling multiple content values Vanessa says:

We recommend that you place all content values in one meta tag. This keeps the meta tags easy to read and reduces the chance for conflicts. For instance:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

MSN: Google Systematically Violates Copyright

Mar 6, 2007 | 2,432 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Microsoft has attacked Google Inc.'s rival book scanning project. Microsoft said that Google “systematically violates copyright”. Thomas C. Rubin, an associate general counsel at Microsoft has written how Google is violating copyrights in a speech which he planned to give at the annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers in NY.

Google Updating Site:Command For SEOs, Webmasters And Searchers

Mar 5, 2007 | 2,299 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Vanessa Fox at Official Google Webmaster Central has written a post namely using the site: command. Over at this entry she has explained that a site command update is taking place to make the site more user friendly to SEOs, Webmasters and searchers.

Historically, Google has avoided showing pages that appear to be duplicate (e.g., pages with the same title and description) in search results. Our goal is to provide useful results to the searcher. However, with a site: command, searchers are likely looking for a full list of results from that site, so we are making a change to do that.

Google Image Update Well Settled!

Mar 5, 2007 | 1,598 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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This post is not about the Google layout update that took place about the month ago. A Google Image Search index update took place over the weekend.

A Digital Point Forum thread has discussion:

Anyone notice some large changes in the amount of traffic they are recieving from google images? Mine was cut in half overnight. Its not really high conversion traffic, but I am still wondering.

Google's Lasnik Unhappy With NoFollow Existence

Mar 2, 2007 | 1,782 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Andy Beal reports on Marketing Pilgrim that Google’s Lasnik wishes "NoFollow didn’t exist". In a discussion that Andy had with Lasnik, Lasnik disclosed that he wished that NoFollow did not exist.

Yahoo!: Google's Usability No Good

Mar 2, 2007 | 1,549 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Jeff Bonforte, senior director of real-time communications at Yahoo! slams Google saying poor usability is the main reason behind the limited adoption of Google's services such as Gmail and Google Talk. This news has been reported by Vnunet.

Google Checkout API Blog Launched

Mar 2, 2007 | 1,756 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A new blog has just made its entry in the Google Developer Blog collection, Google Checkout API Blog. This blog will focus on Checkout API things such as latest features, bug fixes and much more.  Google Checkout API Blog will allow the readers to comment on the post, but it will be moderated, like many other Google blogs.

Google Out With 2006 Annual Report

Mar 2, 2007 | 3,566 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has released its annual report for 2006. It includes financial for the complete year, a list of Google's subsidiaries along with the details of Google merger with dMarc, radio advertising placement firm. The subsidiaries list will for sure catch the attention of all as it includes a list of acquisitions which Google has not yet discussed before. The list might just give a preview of potential Google projects or new services the company might be working on.

Google: Click Fraud less than 0.02 Percent!

Mar 1, 2007 | 2,456 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Last year in december, Google claimed that Click Fraud Rate Less than 2%. However, Google has released a click fraud report which informs that click fraud rate is less than 0.02%.