Right Media Acquisition Closed

Jul 13, 2007 | 1,910 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Some months back Yahoo! announced their plan to buy the rights of Right Media Inc. Now this acquisition is official and Yahoo! has acquired the Right Media Inc. So, its time to cerebrate for Yahoo! advertisers, publishers and ad networks who will surely get some new value with this open ad exchange by getting an opportunity to compete with the largest players.

Google lands up in a problem with a Chinese company, Beijing Guge Science and Technology over the issue of name. Google's Chinese name which is a transliteration of the English word "Google" is also used in Beijing Guge's commercially registered name. The Chinese company is going to take some legal actions against Google Inc's China subsidiary for copying its name. They have already filed a case and it has been accepted by a court in Beijing's Haidian district. However, the fate of the case is still unknown.

Google is not happy with the anonymity of an interview posted by an anonymous blogger on June 24th. The blogger interviewed an ex employee of Google named "Life at Google – The Microsoftie Perspective". The employee who was interview was also a former Microsoft employee. He talks about Google’s environment as well as areas Microsoft should consider improving in order to be more competitive.

There is one very interesting group of bloggers at a thread at Google Groups. The bloggers include SEO Buzz Box, DaveN, and Search Engine Journal and everyone is ready to voice their reactions. This time the discussion was about a more than ten year old site http://www.alkenmrs.com. The owner of the website realized that his site had been de-listed from Google without any warning. With help from his friends, he addressed what he thought were technical issues related to his site. But even so, his site was not re-indexed and the Google crawler had never come.

It was revealed in a thread at the Search Engine Watch forums that it is quite possible to get back into Yahoo Search after being banned by paying for reinclusion using Yahoo Search Submit. A member of the thread discussed his personal experience where he pointed out that even though his site was banned from Yahoo! Search and was denied re-inclusion into Yahoo's index, he still can guarantee inclusion via Yahoo's paid inclusion program. It was a surprise for him to see that his site was re-included into Yahoo's organic results. So the question that arises now is that is it really this easy to buy a spot in Yahoo?

Google To Release A New META Tag!

Jul 13, 2007 | 2,441 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Dan Crow, Director of Crawl Systems at Google in an interview with Jill Whalen reports that Google is releasing a new META tag named “unavailable_after”. But when this tag will be released is still unknown. The interview took place last night on the occasion of the the third SEMNE event (Search Engine Marketing New England). Dan Crow discussed many important topics on how to get your site into Google.

RedFly Marketing has released the Google Global Firefox Extension which is an unobtrusive Firefox extension. With the help of this extension, the user can know what the Google search results that they are viewing would look like from other geographical locations. The Google Global Firefox Extension is a very helpful tool in the e-commerce field as it allows the users to compare organic search results in different countries or to know how their AdWords PPC campaigns appear in different regions.

Goggle came up with a new plan today for nonprofit organizations within the United States. It is going to open up educational tiers of Google Apps to nonprofit organizations. The announcement was made this evening at the Google campus in Mountain View, CA. On the occasion several nonprofit organizations were also present like Mercy Corps, Idealist.org, NTEN, and the East Bay Community Recovery Project. The organizations announced their planned adoption of Google Apps.

Yahoo! follows the path of Google. They have introduced Search Suggest on Yahoo.com. Getting suggestion based on what you have typed or what you are typing is not a new concept. But it is totally new for Yahoo. Yahoo! launched this feature in the Yahoo! Toolbar in Firefox sometimes back and one can get benefited from this tool from the Firefox 2 search box .

The monthly search percentage numbers released by Complete.com has got some shocking results. In this recent June Search Share it shows that Microsoft is the biggest gainer. Microsoft has shown a drastic improvement with MSN/Live increasing their query volume by 67% from last month and an impressive 48% from June numbers a year ago. The overall increment in the percentage has been attributed to their online gaming requirements of coming through their Live Search Club.