1184014749 spray.thumbnail SHOCKING: Google Rescues Two Bigg City BurglarsTechnology does come to the aid of everyone, including two Bigg city burglars. reports the Gazette.

Two burglars came prepared with door keys, pass codes and combinations for the safes at a Colorado Springs indoor amusement center. However, for 75 minutes the two struggled in vain to open the safes till finally they did what all of us do when needing answers – Google.

The Official Google press center announces their acquisition of Postini a global leader in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide. Google will acquire Postini for $625 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and Postini will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2007."

Jim Boykin has a very helpful post on How to Achieve Higher Rankings and Stay out of Google Hell Via Optimized Internal Linking. Basically, he explains the process he undergoes:

  1. “I’ll start by looking at how many pages the site has indexed in google by going to google and typing in (for example):Site:mysite.com which will show me how many pages the website consists of in the eyes of google.

As seen on Google AdWords help center, just launched is AdWords' new metric called Impression share that represents the percentage of impressions where your ads were shown out of the total available impressions in the market you were targeting. This metric is available at the campaign and account level for search.

“Inside AdWords gives a quick rundown of what each Impression Share column represents:

adcenter images AdCenter Introduces New Click Quality ReportsThe official AdCenter blog announces their latest release – new click quality reports.

  1. After signing in to your Microsoft adCenter account, click the Reports tab.
  2. In the Report drop-down list, select either Campaign Performance or Account Performance.
  3. In the Report View drop-down list, select Summary.
  4. In the Date Range drop-down list, select the date range you want to work with.

Loren Baker suggests 11 more search marketing options beyond AdWords saying:

  1. Search marketing role is based on the concept of search marketing share and distribution.
  2. You can’t put all of your eggs in one Google basket and ignore the other 40% of the consumer market.
  3. If you do not diversify your paid search campaigns beyond Google AdWords, you’re not only missing the boat – but losing your company money via inaction.

images2.thumbnail Resetting Your Geo targeting Panama MarketSadly, UK Panama advertisers cannot advertise on US Panama unless you create a US-based account and vice-versa, as Webmaster World reports. Within the country is another story, as Search Engine Round table suggests:

“To target prospective customers by state, province, or territory:

  1. Click the Specific Regions button. The Target By dropdown list is displayed.
  2. Select State/Province/Territory. The states, provinces, and territories within your market are listed below.

table.thumbnail Yahoo! Leads Asia  Pacific Internet Usage, Followed By Microsoft And GoogleComScore, a global internet information provider unveiled its first ever comprehensive review of Internet behavior covering 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and surprise, surprise, discovers that Yahoo! Sites are the most popular in the region. The study revealed that in themonth of May, around 284 million people, 15 years and above acessed the internet from home or office. Overall, "this represents 10 percent of the Asian-Pacific population 15 years of age and older. The average person in the Asia-Pacific region visited the Internet on 13.8 days in the month and spent 20.2 hours viewing 2,171 pages. This compares to the global averages of 17.1 usage days per month, 25.2 hours per month, and 2,519 pages per month, indicating that the Asia-Pacific region’s PC-based Internet usage is somewhat lower than the rest of the world.

As seen on a Webmaster World forum, the webpage for keyword "top queries data" in "AdSense for search," does not load.

Reporting the abnormality first was one webmaster who wrote:

yahoo More Exposure For Your Website With Yahoo Search Submit The official Yahoo! Search marketing blog announces the unveiling of Yahoo! Search Submit for those seeking to increase their site’s chances of displaying in non-sponsored (algorithmic) search results.