Is MSN Live Going Regional?

Dec 10, 2007 | 2,482 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft seems to be regionalizing searches observes Woz on a thread on Webmasterworld. He says "just noticed today that it seems to be regionalising results automatically. I.e., being in Australia, live.com is automatically serving results focused towards, but not necessarily from, Australia." However he also observes that "They have added an "Australia Only" tick box which indeed does only return results from Australia, but there seems to be no simple way of turning off the regioanlisation for general results." Why not? One may ask, are they still testing it.

Google's Annual Holiday Party 2007

Dec 10, 2007 | 3,869 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Googlers had a blast with Google's Annual holiday party held last Friday.

google space station07 Googles Annual Holiday Party 2007

Photo Credits: Gregory Smith

This year's theme seems to have something to do with skies, stars, planets.

google space station2007 Googles Annual Holiday Party 2007

Photo Credits: Allison McCarthy's

Some real party time for Googlers!

All that happened in the world of search engines in the third week of November. All the blogs are all in chronological order. Enjoy!

  1. Google Cracks Whip Again: Disable ads for more "buy PageRank"-type queries!

    Google has aggressively begun to crack down on Ads that violate Google's quality guideline of "paid links should be disclosed through a "rel=nofollow."

pubcon las vegas Webmaster World PubCon Las Vegas Dec 2007 Full Coverage!With all the sessions, people and topics covered, we knew Webmaster World PubCon Las Vegas 2007 would be vast. Proving just this are the coverage of sessions from all over! Hers is the complete list of postings, images, videos ad fun stuff from around the world!

  1. PageTraffic Blog Webmaster World PubCon Las Vegas 2007 Coverage
  2. Coverage by other members of SEM communities

With all the sessions, people and topics covered, we knew SES, Chicago 2007 would be vast. Proving just this are the coverage of sessions from all over! Here is the complete list of postings, images, videos ad fun stuff from around the world!

  1. PageTraffic Blog SES Chicago 2007 coverage
  2. Coverage by other members of SEM communities
  3. Images of the event

images Larry Page And Lucy Southworth Getting Married At Necker Island!Google's co-founder Larry Page will be marrying his long time girlfriend Lucy Southworth this weekend on 8th December. The wedding will take place on Necker Island, in the Caribbean. It is Larry's best man, Richard Branson who owns the island. Some 600 guests will attend the wedding. Earlier this year, Larry's partner, Sergey Brin got married to Anne Wojcicki.

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Google has upgraded its Ads Diagnostic Tool. This tool is used by AdWords advertisers to determine why their ads are not appearing on a Google results page. Earlier, it used to list just one reason, but now it has been improved and it lists multiple reasons and multiple issues that should be fixed.

SEOmoz hosted the much-anticipated Search Spam party in Les Vegas. The party, held in the room opposite the Google Meet the Engineers was hosted by Rand and Gillian. The main focus of the party was an interesting game with leading names in the SEM industry. The game was based on the popular game Werewolf, and special cards were created picturing folks in the search marketing industry.

Google has launched a new and simple Chart API. With this tool one can easily create charts and graphs that are perfect for websites. It just generate a chart and return in (PNG) image format which one can embed in their web page using the simple img tag.

To explain it in a better way, here is an example. With this simple URL mentioned below, one can create this image.