sensebotmd6894.thumbnail SenseBot: New Search Engine That Makes Sense of Search Engines!SenseBot is the latest search engine to hit the World wide web. However, this indeed is a smart move, like its claim "The Search Engine that finds sense in the heap of Web pages ."

After many senior Google engineers like Vanessa Fox left for Zillow, a Real estate-based search engine, Bret Taylor and Jim Norris left their mothership to join Benchmark capital, a Venture Capital firm as "Entrepreneurs in Residence".

Apparent enough, it wasn't going to be too long before a major newspaper like Wall Street Journal would report about this sudden departure of Googlers, as they have in the article called Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google's Work Force.

In a tell-all article called "The Saboteurs Of Search" with Forbes magazine, Brendon Scott reveals about a little something called Negative SEO which some SEO professionals indulge in. The purpose: to make rival websites disappear.

"I understand the rules of search. And once you understand the rules, you can use them not just constructively, but also destructively." says Brendon Scott.

Yahoo! has added some new features to the Panama account interface.The new features streamline account management will go live today.

Some key features are:

  1. Move/copy keywords: With this feature one can move and copy keywords from one ad group to another without the use of copy, paste, and delete. The 'move' button under the 'Campaigns' has to be used to avail this facility. Note that there is still a 1000 keyword limit per ad group.

In a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums, there is an interesting discussion about a service one member was offered. The service in question has offerings, like

  1. Drop the search engine rankings of your competitor.
  2. Pay them to protect your own search engine rankings.

In a recent blog posted on the Goggle Custom Search Engine site, there is the announcement of the launch of the APIs for Google Custom Search Engines.

Now API will be used to create and control Custom Search Engines (CSEs). Until now, a CSE was created with the help of wizard or by writing an XML file and then uploading it to Google. For making any sort of changes, one had to use the control panel or upload the new XML specification. There were some limitations with this process like

Microsoft India in a recent agreement discloses its future plan to launch an online job search service during this current year. This service is targeted to nearly 400,000 engineers graduating from India every year. The company's online portal will also put up educational and instructive contents to students.

The company is already in talks with partners in government and industry for fast implementation of job search portal, reports Economic Times.

image2thumbnail1 Google Vs Microsoft: Federal Judge Asks Google to WaitMicrosoft Corporation's antitrust settlement case took a new turn on Tuesday, when the federal judge, colleen Kollar-Kotelly supervising the case, asked the government lawyers to come up with a way to handle Google's concerns over Microsoft's Vista operating system, reports Reuters in an article called "U.S. judge tells Google to work through Justice.

Google AdWords MCC Bug

Jun 27, 2007 | 2,300 views | by Navneet Kaushal

A WebmasterWorld thread, reports that AdWords client center is not showing accounts. People are complaining that their adwords accounts are not showing, but the API and the individual accounts are working fine. Users are getting remarks like

  • Account requirements: Not met
  • Days since first AdWords account creation: 904
  • Total spend managed: US$0.00

Google Adsense now offers 'square, slightly rounded, or very rounded corners' options for your advertisements, reports the official Inside AdSense blog.

rounded corners Adsense Ads Now Have Rounded Corners!

“To get started with these new ad shapes, visit the 'AdSense Setup' tab in your account. As with all format options like sizes and colors, different corner styles will perform better for different publishers. We recommend that you choose the corner style that best matches the look and feel of your sites. Please keep in mind that if your page background color, ad background color, and ad border color are all the same, these new corners won't be visible.”