Barry Schwartz in his blog states that,recently people have been seeing secondary search boxes in the Google search results. When the search was done for amazon and wikipedia, it was seen that the search returns, with a search box directly under the snippet but above the URL. Here is a picture:

As found for Amazon:

amazon Google Tests Additional Search Box Within Search Results

As found for Wikiepedia:

wikipedia Google Tests Additional Search Box Within Search Results

Formerly known as “Project Gatineau,” Microsoft’s analytics tool is the counterpart of the Google Analytics. Launched in July last year, the tool saw its international release just a couple of weeks back.

And now the Redmond giant declares the launch of an upgrade “We’re pleased to announce a recent upgrade to adCenter Analytic,” says Mel, adCenter Community Team.

Yahoo! Search Index Update!

Mar 4, 2008 | 2,996 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo reports of rolling out some changes to their crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. “While we expect the update will be completed soon, as you know, throughout this process you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index” says Sharad Verma, Yahoo! Search.

yahoo Yahoo! Search Index Update!

As is the case with any update there's a warning that users might experience spikes or drops in traffic crawl for the next week or two.

Do you already know something about Google Sitelinks and would want to know more about them? Recently, sitelinks made news as Google added them to a whole new set of websites and this was a happy moment for us too as we got them for ourselves.

Google groups is now showing PageRank too, and it seems that it's ranking with the best of SEO forums in organic search, observes Seo Buzz. Is it "algorithmic reputation management" at its best?

googlegroups Google Groups Now Featuring PageRank!

Google Groups are user-owned groups created using the Google Groups service. And they allow users to manage and archive their mailing lists, and just like other groups provide a means for communication and collaboration with group members.

All that happened in the world of search engines in the fifth week of February, 2008. Once again, the blogs are all in chronological order. Enjoy!

Matt Cutts: What Should NOINDEX Do?

Matt Cutts speaks on many issues either through his blog or through the videos. The NOINDEX tag has been deliberated upon before by him, and Google even made changes to how the tag was implemented, This latest post from Matt comes as a policy discussion about NOINDEX and how Google should treat the NOINDEX meta tag.

Last Tuesday, it was Google's 'Automatic Matching' which created quite a stir among the webmasters. Now as if it wasn't enough, it is reported that Google prepay AdWords aren't functioning at all.

The issue was brought to light by a webmaster on Google Groups discussion forum. He said that he is having some serious issues with two prepay Google AdWords accounts, since Thursday last week the accounts have been offline. He further wanted to know about the others who are having the same problem.

sempo SEMPO announces Agency Salary Survey!

In January, SEMPO's in-house SEM salary survey had announced that the search marketers are doing quite well financially. Now taking another steep in the same direction, SEMPO at present is engaged in a salary survey of agency search engine marketing professionals. The survey can be taken by anybody, irrespective of whether he/she is in SEMPO or not. However, to qualify for the survey, you must have the following requisites:

Rumors are rife that Ask could be considering handing over its search operations to Google and consequently downsizing it's engineering team, reports Silicon Alley Insider.

Ask might be thinking about abandoning or selling its “Teoma search engine” in favor of Google, “There is indeed a big shakeup coming. A new Ask. Some think a reduction in workforce is likely”, informs an unnamed inside source. “There are no sacred cows, Teoma may be sold or simply abandoned which is hundreds of engineers who work on the core search engine, in place of just using Google's search with our special brand of user interface.”

Why Did Google's CTR Took A Dip?

Mar 1, 2008 | 2,961 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Apparently, there were reports that Google's ads weren't being being clicked on at the same rate as earlier, and Google's stock also took a beating as a result. But it now seems that the markets might have picked up the reports wrong, as comScore suggests .

goog Why Did Googles CTR Took A Dip?