On Friday, Microsoft Corp. declared it would purchase aQuantive, Inc. for a sum of $66.50 per share. A sum of $6 Billion will be paid to aQuantive Inc in an all-cash transaction. Microsoft Corp though interested in 24/7 Real Media – which was purchased by WPP – saw more in aQuantive.

CMS Watch says Google Analytics is "not yet enterprise ready".

Phil Kemelor, the Head Analyst who was incharge of the report said, "Google can rightly boast that its Google Analytics service can process enterprise-level web metrics loads. But there's more to analytics than processing: integration, support, and documentation can be decisive to e-marketing success."

Elaborating on their decision, CMS Watch wrote:

Search Engine Journal has an interesting report on DreamHost, a Web hosting & Server company who has asked its Client sites to block Googlebots. The news came known when a letter DreamHost sent one of its clients

Zoso emerged.

Stated in the letter from DreamHost:

WSJ Group plc informs WPP , the global leader in communications services groups will purchase 24/7 Real Media in an all-cash transaction sum of $649 million.

Google Webmaster Tool users in a Google Groups forum are irate about their sites not receiving regular query updates.

It began with a post that said "Seems Query stats for my site have frozen. They haven't changed for about 6 weeks. They used to update at a good rate. Seems my internal links haven't changed either. I included several new pages and they are turning up in Google search but not in internal links tool. Sitemaps and last crawl date are seemingly the only data that is updating."

Aaron at SEO Book mentions a site called SEO Digger which has a free competitive analysis tool that catalogs keywords a website ranks for.

Alternatives tool are: URL Trends, KeyCompete and SpyFu. All these domain tracking tools will help you download the keywords and adwords used by your adversaries.

Liveside reports Microsoft has an improved version of Live Search called Imagine Live Search.

Unlike the original version, with Imagine Live Search, search results are different too. Imagine Live Search has more information including images (including information about the image), a section called try other searches and related searches to name a few.

Other Interent Search providers already have similar versions like Yahoo Alpha, Ask's Ask X and Google SearchMash.

Google Book Search has added another feather to their cap, in this situation additional results will appear besides the digitized format already present in Book Search. The extra results will be present as it prevails in analog.

That means, if you have entered “Catcher in The Rye” in the new book search engine besides the full text “you can often read reviews, a summary, or see what other people had to say about the book around the web.”

David Naylor addresses the issue of Google's Paid Links Algorithm affecting both sides of buying and selling paid links.

Google Changes Ads Stance!

May 17, 2007 | 1,967 views | by Navneet Kaushal

When Google and AOL negotiated a deal to create Global Advertising Partnership, one of its clauses included, "Expanding display advertising throughout the Google network".

To this provision, Google's official Blog vehemently commented, "There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever."