Has Google blocked queries to its PR datacenters? asks a forum in Digital Point Forum. With everyone talking of PR changes, when a user ran a PR query in one of the pr query sites (IwebTool, digpagerank, etc.), most of them return a NR pr for all queries.

google img search Spotted: Search Suggestion From Google Image Search

Apparently, Google Image Search now offers search suggestions, informs Haochi. Clearly seen above, is how it offers suggestions. Different search queries will pull out different search suggestions.

Yahoo's version already had this feature, back in 2005.

Fun, if you have time to spare. Also helps in SEO.

northeastern univ Northeastern University Takes Google Inc To Court!"For allegedly infringing on a patented technology to run its online search service, "Boston's Northeastern University & Jarg takes Google to court, informs Computer World.

"The suit accuses Google of using a distributed database technology developed by Baclawski in its online service. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and an injunction to prevent Google from further infringing on the patent, as well as royalty payments and damages."

All that happened in the world of search engines in the second week of November. Once again, the blogs are all in chronological order. Enjoy!

1.) Google To Launch 'Android,' And Mobile Strategy!

The most exciting and awaited news, that of Google's phone broke out. Reuters said Google would roll out a mobile strategy. While Tom Kaznit said Google would launch its "Android" software. Both ways, you'll find all the information in this blog!

As seen on Search Engine Round Table, Barry Schwartz has the first ever screenshots of Live Search Webmaster Portal. Below are the images of the much touted Live Webmaster Portal.

live wp1 Spotted: Screenshots Of Microsofts Live Search Webmaster Portal!

Once the profile is set up, Microsoft gives you an option to include a META tag in your header or an XML file in your root directory, so Microsoft can validate you are the owner of the site. I opted for the XML file and here are the directions below:

Microsoft's latest Windows Live Services will hit 36 languages and 59 countries, informs eWeek. More features have been aded to Windows favorites like Live Hotmail, Messenger and Spaces. Newly launched are services for sharing digital photos, planning and sharing events, publishing to the Web, and staying in touch with people.

windows live Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Live Services Globally; Expert Opinion, Reviews & More!

Brian Hall, GM of Microsoft's Windows Live business group, said the design of Windows Live focuses on three main things:

Like being the No 1 Search Engine was not enough, Associated Press informs that the search engine company will open petrol pumps next month.

AP informs that, “new pumps made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root are about to be deployed across America.” These specialized petrol pumps will feature:

  • an internet connection, and
  • a small screen will display a customised version of Google Maps

Google introduces Two updates to site targeting, informs the Inside AdWords blog. Apparently this is due to two reasons:-

  1. Site targeting now offers more precise targeting options, as Google has given it a more appropriate name: placement targeting.
  2. Google is introducing a new cost-per-click bidding option so you can now pay per click or per impression.

Introducing placement targeting

The official Google Webmaster Central blog has a post called "A spider's view of Web 2.0" which gives pointers on creating Ajax-enhanced websites that are also understood by search engines. Here it goes:

How will Google see my site?

The Live Search URL Submission form was down for almost one month. But, now it is back at http://search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx, where one submit URLs.

Report of the form being down was reported for the first time at a thread titled, "MSN Submit Down Again" at WebmasterWorld.

The form remained down until in a different WebmasterWorld thread named "Where Can We Submit To MSN Now?", it was written: