June 2008, Week 1, Weekly Round Up of Important Search Engine Related Happenings

Jun 7, 2008 | 1,491 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Changes Definition for 'Doorway Pages':

Google has changed the way it defines 'Doorway Pages'. The new definition says, "Doorway pages are typically large sets of poor-quality pages where each page is optimized for a specific keyword or phrase. In many cases, doorway pages are written to rank for a particular phrase and then funnel users to a single destination.

Whether deployed across many domains or established within one domain, doorway pages tend to frustrate users, and are in violation of our Webmaster guidelines.

Google Explains IP Delivery, Geo Location and Cloaking:

Google has released some valuable information about webserving techniques, especially related to Googlebot. This post has been written keeping in mind the numerous information requests that Google had received for IP Delivery, Geo Location and Cloaking techniques.

Microsoft and HP Join Hands. Live Search Toolbar to be Released Soon!:

Microsoft has reached a deal with HP (Hewlett Packard) under which the latter will be installing Live Search Toolbar on all HP Consumer PCs starting in 2009. The agreement also states that the preloaded browsers in the HP PCs will be set to default for Microsoft Live Search.

Google, Yahoo! & Microsoft Talk About 'Robot Exclusion Protocol'!:

Google Webmaster Central Blog, Yahoo Search Blog and the Microsoft Live Search Webmaster Center Blog have come out with quite informative documentation about Robot Exclusion Protocol, Last year in February, I had put up a post informing our readers about Google's thoughts on the Robots Exclusion Protocol. All three have come out with REP features documentation at the same time. This makes it mighty easier for users to know about the techniques employed by all three Search Engines for the Robot Exclusion Protocol.

Google Releases Google AdWords Editor 6.0 for Windows and Mac!:

Last month, Google had released Google AdWords Editor 5.1 and now within a month, Google has announced the release of Google AdWords Editor 6.0. The new AdWords Editor 6.0 has been released for both Windows and Mac. The intent is to enable the advertisers to edit their AdWords campaigns faster and more effectively.

Google SERPs Dancing: 'Possible' June 2008 Update?:

According to Webmasters World Google SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) are returning fewer results for specific queries, pointing to possible Google SERPs update. The speculations for such changes are that, it may be due to the quality control practices employed by Google, or it can also be a human-error.

These are the news, reviews and events that have marked their impact on the Search Engine Industry this week. Sit tight for more news from this ever evolving domain. Have a great weekend!

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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