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AOL Merging With Yahoo?

Dec 28, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to Mediapost, Merril Lynch has released a report stating that Google's significant cornering of the market coupled with several other trends could result in industry consolidation. AOL's merger with Yahoo! can be one of the repercussions. However, a merger with Microsoft is not completely ruled out.

AskVille -The New Service By Amazon

Dec 25, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Amazon has launched a new free service called AskVille.The launch was not publicized a lot and Amazon informed their existing customers through email, and their websites had some little teaser ads.
The email sent to their customers read “You’re Invited!

Coming Soon Wikiasari To Rival Google?

Dec 25, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Launching an Internet search engine soon is on the cards of the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales. The search engine is named Wikiasari and will pose a direct competition to other major search engines like Google and Yahoo!. The user-based technology that is used by Wikipedia will be utilized by Wikiasari as well. Wikiasari will come with viable alternative search method against the search methods of Google which can now be manipulated by commercial ventures and spammers. Jimmy Wales discussing about the project with The Times of London said “Google is very good at many types of search, but in many instances it produces nothing but spam and useless crap. Try searching for the term 'Tampa hotels', for example, and you will not get any useful results.”

Creative Holiday Season Logos By Search Engines

Dec 25, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The holiday season has finally arrived and mostly all the major search engines have donned their home pages with creative holiday logos. Google is having a new logo everyday. You can see the screenshots of different Google logos. The most creative and interesting one is by Yahoo! which is flash and two creatures skating round the logo. Dogpile has also sported a very different and colorful logo.

Happy Holidays and A Big Thanks

Dec 23, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Christmas is approaching and we have a reason to celebrate! It has not even been a year since our launch and we have been nominated for the SEO Blog of the Year 2006 by Search Engine Journal. First of all, we thank all the readers for their continued support and our growing list of subscribers for trusting us to provide them with valuable information. We are overwhelmed by the recognition that we have received in these months and are determined to make more efforts to get you "Search Engine Information, much before it’s official" faster and better.

Fancy Gifts By Yahoo! This Holiday Season

Dec 22, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! is giving out various fancy gifts this holiday season. All the publishers and advertisers received an email holiday card by Yahoo!. While some advertisers were gifted a  USB drink cooler and a Yahoo! sweatshirt. But the bigger advertisers were presented with a fancy corkscrew kit from Leeds. The other search engines are not behind as well. Google gifted the advertisers an Ipod Shuffle, while a wine bottle from wine.com was sent by MSN.

Unofficial SEO Blog Gets Best Blog Nomination

Dec 21, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The final nominations for the most prestigious Search Blog Award 2006 are out in the open. Loren baker over at Search engine Journal has published the much awaited list of final nominations for the awards.

Tagometer The New Badge By del.icio.us

Dec 21, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Tagometer is a new badge started by del.icio.us which can attract more visitors to your website. Through this badge it becomes simpler to show number of saves as well as tags which will give an idea to visitors of how exciting or fascinating you are. Tagometer has a button through which readers can bookmark your page on del.icio.us. The badge is powered by JSON and will have  an updated count of people who have  bookmarked the page and also an updated lists of top tags. Not only this visitors can get more details such as time of bookmark  and the person who bookmarked the page including how they tagged it. Visitors will get to know why your page is fascinating, by the lists of tags. Visitors will be taken to same sites on del.icio.us by a click on a tag.

Ebay Join Hands With Tom Online In China

Dec 20, 2006 | 13,232 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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China did not prove to be a profitable market for EBay Inc. but since China is a promising market, EBay Inc. has now partnered with a local firm of China, Tom Online. Tom Online is an Internet portal and wireless services firm based in Beijing. In an interview to Reuters, EBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman said “One thing we've learnt operating here for three or four years is that actually we are going to be better served by tapping into a local partner who has local knowledge.”

Ask.com Experimenting A New Search Interface

Dec 20, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Ask.com is busy experimenting a new search interface which is called Ask X. The interface is loaded with several features. A steel background dons the homepage and for your search you will be transported to a page which is divided into a three-panel interface laden with various search features.