Technorati has introduced an Authority Score in their blog search results. It was particularly noticed as people logged on to read Technorati's list of Popular 100. The top 5 blogs include:

Ask's Co- Founder, Apostolos Gerasoulis's grand wish of making the 'Edison algorithm' a part of our daily vocabulary might just see light. Greg Ott,  Ask's VP of marketing recruited Crispin Porter + Bogusky of Burger King, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Coke Zero fame, to familiarize laypeople with algorithms. The Algorithm is On The Move which feature many billboards is Crispin Porter + Bogusky's way of popularizing the Edison Algorithm. In response, threads show a confused understanding of the ads.

Beginning May 2, AdWords caused some hiccups to users who tried to log in their accounts. At WebmasterWorld Forums users have complained about being automatically logged out to running in a painfully slow speed. What made matters worse was, there was no notice to users about the temporary snag. Later, a Google representative clarified matters by saying:

oneSearch, Yahoo's mobile search service is now available in UK, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Internet-enabled phones can use this tool to reach specific destinations rather than skim through unwanted trivial links. The service is quick and smart as with regular use, the technology anticipates the results we want.

Microsoft and Google have come out with voice enabled search. Google’s service is known as Google Voice Local Search or GOOG-411. The service is free and it will make local-business search accessible over the phone. To access this service one have to dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone. Though you can call from Europe too, the search results are from US only.

Is Google trying to be the sole vendor of paid links? Not many have doubts anymore. However, Google is also trying to make a good PR activity out of it. There is Matt Cutts trying to convince how paid links are spam and reporting them is for everyones’ good.  In a recent interview Adam Lasnik said:

Yahoo! has been making quite a few helpful improvements lately. The latest is robots-nocontent tag which will help webmasters differentiate main content and unrelated content for the Yahoo! crawler. Content in these restricted sections will not be used by Yahoo! for indexing the page or as excerpts in the SERPs.

Microsoft adCenter was all about greater relevancy, more traffic. Based on their April 29th notice, the world waited in anticipation. With their upgraded version the truth seems otherwise. As we reported earlier, we all know how the results affected users.

The End Of Overture In UK?

May 3, 2007 | 3,183 views | by Navneet Kaushal

It has been reported at WebmasterWorld Forums that users suggest Yahoo! has exited its UK version of the Overture Keyword Suggestion tool. Of late, the Keyword Suggestion tool which would load here without complications has proven unaccessible time out most quickly.

As it was promised with the US version, a better version too could be on the way. However, closer reading of the previous Yahoo! announcement suggests subliminally a new keyword tool, rather than improving the Overture tool.

Just when you think all is said and done about link building something new occurs. Rand Fishkin in a blog post draws attention to the typical patterns of external link equity that flows to sites. The graph often resembles mountains to heavily linked-to pages and valleys to link-poor pages. Good content gets more inbound links. Pages related to e-commerce or business receive very little link love.