After bringing you the news on a forthcoming Googleplex in Hyderabad, now it seems things are beginning to take shape. In a recent update, a senior IT department official of the Andhra Pradesh government said that the Global Internet major Google will be setting up its first campus in India, which will be spread over 20 acres in Hyderabad, as was reported by ET.

During the closing months of last year, there were complaints from many webmasters not Live search not indexing their sites, and there were others who complained that their sites were unfairly banned, see: Where Do You Complain If MSN Banned Your Site Unfairly. In addition to this there were several sites which would have been thought to have ranked well but were not.

After being sued for defamation, it seems Google in now once again in for a lawsuit. Last week an Ohio based company – Paid Search Engine Tools filed a sued against Google and Microsoft, claiming to own a patent on paid search methods, reports Media Post.

During the weekend, Yahoo!'s social bookmarking property del.icio.us seems to have prevented robots of other search engines including Google from spidering the website or fishing out fresh web pages, bookmarks and websites, observes Collin.

It was clear that it was not a simple robots.txt exclusion, rather it was a 404 response that was being shown based on who the requesting User-Agent was.

yahooblock Did Yahoo! Block Google From Crawling Delicious Bookmarks?

Possible Google Update!

Feb 19, 2008 | 3,534 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Apparently, Google is showing signs of mixed and changing results at present. It struck us when our clients reported seeing different rankings for their websites at their ends, compared to our observations of their ranks from our location in Chicago. One of them reports seeing his website on the first page while we were stunned to find it on the second page at the same time. When we confirmed this with other clients in other locations, it showed the same behavior. It seems that an update is already taking place.

There has been a recent announcement at the Yahoo Video Blog regarding not only an update to Yahoo! Video, rather the launch of a whole new site. On this occasion, Kent from Yahoo! Video Team said "our new site makes everything about viewing, uploading, organizing, and presenting online video better. Yahoo! Video is now your one-stop shop for all video on Yahoo!, including music, movies, TV, news, sports and a whole lot more." With the latest changes made, the new Yahoo! Video now includes some cool features such as 16:9 cinematastic video player, maximum file size to around 150 megabytes, a whole spectrum of video found throughout Yahoo!, embeddable videos and playlists and more in-depth profiles.

All that happened in the world of search engines in the third week of February 2008. All the blogs are in chronological order. Enjoy!

Microsoft's Offer Rejected By Yahoo!

It's been a week full of buzz about Microsoft's bid on Yahoo!. The earlier statement from Yahoo! was that the proposal was being evaluated. Now, with no competitive bids in sight a final verdict from Yahoo! is out and it's a bold NO. Read on to find out what's Yahoo!'s take.

In a letter addressed to Yahoo!'s shareholders, Jerry Yang the chief executive of Yahoo! Inc seems to delve into the reasons behind rejecting the Redmond giant's bid.

Have you got an email recently from Google telling you, that you need to link your Google Analytics account with your Google AdWords account. Well, the mail seems to be an authentic notification as Google too has set up a help page explaining the issue, and how to link your Google Analytics account to your AdWords account?

We got the email as well and it says:

no follow1 Will Using A NoFollow Attribute Raise Googles Eyebrows?

Is it true that if you use a nofollow attribute on many of your links, it would raise a red flag at Google in additions to other search engines?

Recently, the viewpoint that using the nofollow with the purpose of controlling the flow of links or link juice is a big red flag in the eyes of the search engines has been expressed by Eric Lander, while some still believe that it doesn't.