Not only can you look for link commands via Microsoft's LiveSearch but you can also look for competitor's backlinks. However, Karen Blakeman writes that "There is one important change to the command." Meaning that, if you have to precede both the link: and the linkdomain: commands with a plus sign. For example, to find pages that link to UnofficialSeoBlog you would type in:

Yahoo! ultimatum over Europe performance, informs a post in MSNBC. Apparently, the staff in Yaho's European division have been told to get their act together else the branch will shut down by 2008 Quarter 1. Yahoo! has already said that it might take up "strategic options", which includes a possible sale, for Kelkoo, the comparison shopping service it bought three years ago.

According to a thread in Digital Point Forum, Google Adwords account can never be canceled!

"I have discovered to my dismay, that Google does not permit an Adwords user to permanently close his account once it has been activated. Your account is not canceled but only deactivated. It can easily be re-activated with a simple click of the Reactivation link provided."

As soon as news reached that AOL released Video Ticker there also was an announcement that Google will be introducing AdSense Video Units to Canada, the UK &Ireland.


Microsoft launched Windows Live Community Builder without any fan-fare or hoopla. This comes shortly after launching Live Search Webmaster Tools For Business.

Some of the features include:

  • E-mail on your own domain.
  • Admin tools to help you add and manage member accounts.
  • Create and share a photo album in minutes.

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

  1. Microsoft Added Multi-function Tab To Live Search Homepage. This tab includes a drop-down menu of various pages in beta.

    These are:

Google Goes after the Everyday Blogger says a post by Ted Murphy. Apparently, Google has punished PayPerPost bloggers by completely removing their PR. This is not new, as readers of Unofficial SEO Blog should know that PageRank problems have been a regular feature in our blog.

rajaram AdSense Father Is Latest To Join List Of Google Exodus!Gokul "AdSense Godfather" Rajaram, Google Product Manager who helped the No. 1 search engine giant launch AdSense is quitting the company, informs CNN Money. In his own words, "I've been having the itch to do something entrepreneurial for awhile now. I'm in my early 30s and I have some experience and financial security, so the time felt right. I have some ideas on the consumer Internet side. I'm still trying to flesh that out in the next few weeks. Right now, I'm just trying to get used to not going to work."

At the start of the week, we had a post that about how Google Changes Rules For Adsense's Clickable Area and now Inside AdSense informs of how Accidental clicks fade into the background.

As seen on Google Groups an AdWords Pro warns that you should be concerned of those companies who guarantee the top position in their paid listings.

"Bottom line, if anyone says they can 'guarantee' top placement – whether in the unpaid search results or within AdWords – then buyer beware."