According to Reuters "Microsoft Corp. began on Monday to place advertisements on its U.S. MSN Mobile page, moving into the nascent mobile phone advertising business."

Further, that the biggies Microsoft, Google and Yahoo see the mobile advertising market as being more lucrative than the online advertising market which is worth $40 Billion.

To begin with Microsoft would advertise for "from Bank of America, Paramount Pictures and Jaguar."

Ask.com has launched the AskEraser feature to enable searchers to delete their search activity from Ask.com's servers.

askeraser1 Ask.com: Delete Your Footprints With AskEraser

You can turn on or turn of the feature at your will.

askeraser2 Ask.com: Delete Your Footprints With AskEraser

Ask.com's help page on the feature gives the details about its functionality. The list of FAQs include:

General Information: What is AskEraser?What is search activity data?Is my search activity deleted immediately?

Google Changes Its News Algorithm!

Dec 11, 2007 | 2,229 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google News blog in the post titled "Quantity and quality" reports about a couple of changes in Google's new algorithms "We are constantly improving our algorithms to bring you a better organized, more relevant selection of the day's news. This is an ongoing process, but in the past few months we have been working on a number of improvements that we hope bring us closer to this goal."

Matt Cutts has tried to make the picture crystal about the statements he made at Pubcon. The issue has been doing rounds on a lot of blogs and forums. See, Would Subdomains Be Treated as Folders By Google?

Barry Schwartz deliberates upon Matt Cutts's statement about subdomains being treated as subfolders by Google at Pubcon. He says that it can have consequences for companies and SEOs. Further, he talks about the applicability of such a change, he cites that if you search for Google on Google, "Google returns ten results from Google, nine of them from google.com and one from google.org. Here is what I see right now:www.google.com, video.google.com, maps.google.com, groups.google.com…" would the rule apply to Google as well?

Is MSN Live Going Regional?

Dec 10, 2007 | 2,492 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 | 3,920 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
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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
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  3. Images of the event