In a recent blog posted on the Goggle Custom Search Engine site, there is the announcement of the launch of the APIs for Google Custom Search Engines.

Now API will be used to create and control Custom Search Engines (CSEs). Until now, a CSE was created with the help of wizard or by writing an XML file and then uploading it to Google. For making any sort of changes, one had to use the control panel or upload the new XML specification. There were some limitations with this process like

Microsoft India in a recent agreement discloses its future plan to launch an online job search service during this current year. This service is targeted to nearly 400,000 engineers graduating from India every year. The company's online portal will also put up educational and instructive contents to students.

The company is already in talks with partners in government and industry for fast implementation of job search portal, reports Economic Times.

image2thumbnail1 Google Vs Microsoft: Federal Judge Asks Google to WaitMicrosoft Corporation's antitrust settlement case took a new turn on Tuesday, when the federal judge, colleen Kollar-Kotelly supervising the case, asked the government lawyers to come up with a way to handle Google's concerns over Microsoft's Vista operating system, reports Reuters in an article called "U.S. judge tells Google to work through Justice.

Google AdWords MCC Bug

Jun 27, 2007 | 2,273 views | by Navneet Kaushal

A WebmasterWorld thread, reports that AdWords client center is not showing accounts. People are complaining that their adwords accounts are not showing, but the API and the individual accounts are working fine. Users are getting remarks like

  • Account requirements: Not met
  • Days since first AdWords account creation: 904
  • Total spend managed: US$0.00

Google Adsense now offers 'square, slightly rounded, or very rounded corners' options for your advertisements, reports the official Inside AdSense blog.

rounded corners Adsense Ads Now Have Rounded Corners!

“To get started with these new ad shapes, visit the 'AdSense Setup' tab in your account. As with all format options like sizes and colors, different corner styles will perform better for different publishers. We recommend that you choose the corner style that best matches the look and feel of your sites. Please keep in mind that if your page background color, ad background color, and ad border color are all the same, these new corners won't be visible.”

New Google News Image Version!

Jun 27, 2007 | 1,605 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google has made some interesting changes in its Google News section. It is now available in an attractive new image version and has a fresher feel compared to the old text oriented pages. The 'image version' link on the left side of the Google News page takes you to the new 'image version'. Along with news articles, there are relevant news images carrying small subtitles. If one places the cursor on the image, it immediately places the related news article on the right side to the top position. By clicking on that one can read the news report.

awimages.thumbnail SEO News Site Threadwatch To Close Down!Threadwatch the boldest and off-the-cuff, yet always informative and fair SEO news site will be shutting down this Friday announces owner, Aaron Wall.

Citing reasons for shutting down as:

  • Threadwatch's edgy news spurned a whole breed of similar sites. These sites gained popularity and made Threadwatch seem like a farce.

pp images.thumbnail Manage The Value Of Your Clicks And Keywords With Yahoo! Search MarketingHere's a step by step approach to learn how to manage the value of your clicks and keywords , writes Stephanie Bilberry in a post called Pay the cost to be the boss in the official Yahoo! Search Marketing blog.

“To set an Ad Group bid for one or more ad groups:

  • Click the Campaigns tab.
  • Identify a campaign with optimization off and click its name.

Yahoo Images now integrates Flickr into its gallery of images to give Yahoo Image Users more variety and options to their image search queries, informs the Official Yahoo! Search blog.

flickr Yahoo! Image Search Integrates With FlickerFlickr alone has 300 million images while Yahoo! Image search crawls billions of images. Now, the two will combine to give you a multitude of options. The official blog says:

adcenter1 Adcenters Scheduled Maintenance Delayed!adCenter 411, Microsoft adcenter's official representative had announced in Webmaster world, Digital point and Search Engine Watch forums, on June 19 that their scheduled maintenance would be on June 23.

As we reported it would include an update to content ads. However, the rep, adcenter 411 reported again in the same threads saying the maintenance would be delayed.

  • “Hi everyone,