Yahoo's First Quarter Results Beat Expectations: Will Microsoft Back-out?

Apr 23, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The much awaited financial results for Yahoo's first quarter ending on March 31st 2008 have been announced. According to Yahoo! , the revenues for the first quarter of 2008 have been at $1,818 Million, which is a 9% increase compared to $1,672 million for the first quarter financial results of 2007. The operating income for this quarter has been $121 Million. Yahoo's operating income for the first quarter results of 2007 was $169 million for the same period of 2007. There has been a 28% decrease in operating income compared to 2007.

MSN Live Search Releases New Features!

Apr 23, 2008 117 reads by Navneet Kaushal

MSN Live Search has added some new features to its Live Search. Besides the fact that most of the search results by Live Search end up pretty much as what the user is looking for, still Microsoft wanted to refine the user search experience. According to the Live Search Team Blog, the MSN Live Search has a fresh new look and has also focused on website suggestion features. It now looks for more relevant results by delving deep into the search results. The update to the Live Search will now enable the Live Search Crawlers to burrow deep into the search results to dig out and suggest relevant sub-pages in accordance to the search query. This feature is quite similar to 'Google Sitelinks' where search results included a set of links below them to pages within the website. This feature that has now been incorporated in Live Search Results analyze the search results and find suitable shortcuts enabling the users to find what they are looking for without investing a lot of time.

Yahoo! Search Index Update Is Official!

Apr 22, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Last week we had informed our readers that, a possible Yahoo! update was underway due to which there were various reports of massive ranking changes in the Yahoo! SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages).

Yahoo! announced yesterday that it is in the process of making several changes to its crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. Just as many had previously experienced, this latest pre-update timeline might become a cause for concern. We might be seeing several instances of ranking changes and page shuffling in the index.

EU Urges Major Search Engines for User Data Deletion in Six Months!

Apr 22, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The European Union has asked Internet Search Engine giants Yahoo! and Google to follow European Data Protection Rules and delete all user data after a maximum of six months. This request has been made inspite of the fact that both these search engines operate out of the European Union. Among all search engines, Google was the very first company that had trimmed down its search information storage period to 18 months. AOL and Yahoo! retain their search information for an even lesser period of time. Their storage period is just 12 months. Inspite of this, the EU panel requires these search engines to cut down their time period to 6 months, stating that it does not see any need of data retention beyond six months.

April 2008- Week 3: Weekly Cover-up of Important Search Engine Related Happenings!

Apr 19, 2008 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Here is all the news, launches, updates or any thing that happened in world of Search Engines. All in a nutshell for you all to enjoy. Once again, the blogs are all in chronological order. Enjoy!

Google Re-launches WHOIS Query Search

Apr 19, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google had launched an application in January 2004 called WHOIS, that was later withdrawn. However, now according to Matt Cutts WHOIS feature has been released again. By entering a simplistic web address such as whois.google.com, a user would be able to know the creation and the expiration date of the domain.

Google Re-launches WHOIS Query Search

Yahoo! & Google Test Successful. A Giant Leap for Y! Google Partnership?

Apr 18, 2008 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Wall Street Journal has reported that Yahoo! Inc, and Google have got closer to a partnership deal after the successful testing of Google advertisements in Yahoo! SERPS (Search Engine Result Page). On April 10th 2008, we had reported to our readers that Yahoo! was going to test Google's ads in its SERPS. This latest update comes as a possible boon for Yahoo!.

Yahoo! Sued for $1 Million for Neglecting Click Fraud!

Apr 18, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

According to a post at Search Engine Round Table, Bigreds.com has sued online marketing giant Yahoo! for a total of $1 million. It claims that Yahoo! Services did very little to prevent the click fraud that was happening at the Bigreds website, inspite of repeated notifications and complaints.

Microsoft Relaunches Live Search News!

Apr 17, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft has relaunched Live Search News. It is speculated that this latest release is a direct answer to the Google News. The look of the Live Search News is quite pleasing, especially the layout and the design.

Google Webmaster Central Tips: Dos and Don'ts When Moving Your Website!

Apr 17, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Many Webmasters on several occasions try to move their website to a new domain. However, the prospect of a 404 error (File not found) negatively impacting their site rankings restrains most of the Webmasters to perform the transition. Yet again, Google to the rescue. Google has provided some tips on the Webmaster Central Blog for the site owners to follow while moving their website to a new domain.

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