The Live Search URL Submission form was down for almost one month. But, now it is back at http://search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx, where one submit URLs.

Report of the form being down was reported for the first time at a thread titled, "MSN Submit Down Again" at WebmasterWorld.

The form remained down until in a different WebmasterWorld thread named "Where Can We Submit To MSN Now?", it was written:

It was reported by us last week that Yahoo! Search is updating some important changes to its algorithm and index. This product fix is mainly targeted to the Site Explorer discrepancy regarding the mis-match number of inlinks, where registered users were getting different numbers as compared to non-registered users.

The Google Webmaster Tools has already been updated by Google with a link update earlier this week. This update is carried out by Google typically on a monthly basis.

google webmaster central lo.thumbnail Google Webmaster Link Tool Update For November 2007

In a thread with the title "Finally the link update happened" at DigitalPoint Forums discussions are going on related to this issue.

Recently, Aaron Wall released a new tool. This tool with the name of "Website Health Check Tool" has been developed especially for reviewing a site's title tags, descriptions, URLs, and page status codes.

website health check41.thumbnail New Website Health Check SEO Tool!

A few weeks ago it was announced by Google of a new Ad Management interface for AdSense.

In a DigitalPoint Forums thread titled "New Adsense options available", there are some reports that Google has already started the initial roll out of these features. One such feature is a new ad management screen and it is believed that it will replace some portions of the old ad setup screen.

Interesting iGoogle Themes!

Nov 7, 2007 | 6,742 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google has added five new interesting themes to its iGoogle homepage. Both Google Blogoscoped and Google Operating System have posts on these new themes. The new themes are:

  • Solar System theme,
  • Autumn theme,
  • Hong Kong theme,
  • JR The Monster theme, and
  • Aja Tiger theme.

To add one of these themes to the active tab, visit iGoogle and type in the address bar the following JavaScript code:

Spotted is Google China's alternative homepage. However, this is not a replacement for the diminutive "g.cn".

google china image Google Chinas Trying Alternative Homepage Designs!

Philipp Lenssen writes that this page is not even connected to the Google China homepage. Here's a screenshot with automated translations in English.

Our friends from Yahoo! just let us know Pato Spagnoletto, Senior Director of Marketing at Yahoo! Search Marketing, will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 14. Called "2007 Holiday Consumer Overview and Search Best Practices," many subjects from best practices, to the impact of combining search and display, to 2006 holiday results/consumer trends will be discussed.

AOL snapping up Internet ad startup Quigo for $300m, informs Haaretz.com. A week back, it was All Things Digital who reported the then rumor first. Back in July, AOL purchased Tacoda for $200 million – $300 million.

G.cn : Google China's New Domain

Nov 5, 2007 | 5,591 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google China Buys G.cn Domain informs Loren Baker. With this, Google's chinest domain is possibly the shortest domain names for the users in the Chinese market, G.cn.

Google says that this short domain name would help the web users in the country as they would be able to type it in fast. G.cn now redirects to Google.cn. Nevertheless, G.com is owned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.