Starting today, every weekend we will post a special blog that covers the week's most important, hottest and relevant SEO news. All of them are we think, the most significant news that happened in SEO. For your reading pleasure, they are all in chronological order.

1) Microsoft's Gatineau Web Analytics Beta Launched!

Google Revamps Gadget Directory!

Nov 2, 2007 | 4,194 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Seen recently is the complete restoration of iGoogle Directory. The new design shows gadgets in one neat column unlike the previous design which was rather messy.

google gadget directory Google Revamps Gadget Directory!

According to Philipp Lenssen, the new design makes more space to display author information, which is linked to a revamped author page.

'MySpace and Google Join Forces to Launch Open Platform for Social Application Development' informs the official Google Presscenter in order to introduce a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web.

myspace opensocial MySpace and Google Collaborate to Introduce An Open Platform for Social Application Development

As a founding member of OpenSocial, MySpace will provide:-

  • Critical user mass and platform guidance.

Halloween's Eve With Google!

Nov 1, 2007 | 1,496 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google planned to celebrated the Halloween's Eve in a unique way. In a post by Google Blog Team, it reports "It's that time of year, when ghouls, goblins, and Zeitghosts roam Google in search of fresh human bandwidth. We hope you enjoy these Halloween photos from several of our offices, and wish you a safe — but suitably scary – celebration."

Google guys now have a dedicated channel for providing the users, information about their privacy policies. They talk about how the information collected by them is treated, and also what the users can do to protect their privacy.

In the official blog post at ask.com, they report of introducing new features for Ask Maps UK. These new features are
proclaimed to facilitate, finding your way when you have to drive or
even walk. They have detailed ten new features as follows:

Plot a route between 10 different locations.

askmap1 Ask.com Introduces New Maps For UK

Yahoo! Search is updating some important changes to its algorithm and index. The Yahoo team says, "Over the last few days, we've been rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. While we expect the update will be completed soon, as you know, throughout this process you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index."

A new cool feature was recently spotted at Google AdWords. This latest feature is mainly designed for advertisers. With this convenient feature, the advertisers who are not based in the United States, now will be able to easily change the format of numbers, times, and dates within their accounts.

google small.thumbnail Google AdWords Now Allows Advertisers To Choose Date And Number Preferences!This latest addition will definitely prove to be a good tool, for UK users to avoid any sort of confusion between US and UK date formats.

It was announced by Microsoft Corporation and SEMPO Institute of a new eduction alliance. This news came into the limelight, after a report published at marketingpilgrim.com As per this announcement, members from 20, 000 organizations from the MSN search engine family, will be able to access the SEMPO Institute’s online learning program. This education program is basically designed to provide thorough knowledge of the best practices in the field of search engine marketing.

AOL launches a local language version of its web search portal in India called AOL India Portal informs Arnold Zafra.

aol in lrg.thumbnail AOL Introduces Indian Language Portal"Coming into the Indian web market are a slew of AOL web services spearheaded by AOL's video search portal Truveo. Truveo is launching its international editions in eight major countries today as well."