In a bid to do their bit in the ever-growing energy crisis, Google promotes Lights Out San Francisco, and henceforth has turned black (lights out). Apparently, "that turning lights out in San Francisco for even one hour could save as much as 15 percent of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night".

google lights out sf Google Lights Out To Promote San Francisco Eco Conservation

As part of their ongoing tactics to improve their user's search experience, informs the Yahoo! Search blog.

“Members of the Yahoo! Search product, marketing, design, and engineering teams to get out of their cubes and into the "shoes" of our customers for a day. The goal of these customer visits was simple — have every team member understand at a very personal level how their customers use search in their daily lives.

According to Brian McAndrews, the Sr VP of Microsoft's Advertiser Publisher Solutions Group, Google receives too much credit or ad conversions. This was what he stated during a panel discussion at the San Francisco summit of the Web 2.0 Summit.

brian mcandrews Google Receives Undue Ad Conversions Credit, Says Microsoft VP!

As Frank Watson reports, "McAndrews was talking about Microsoft's plan to launch conversion attribution tracking – where the user's previous ad exposure etc. is attached to longer tailed tracking."

After 4 years of working with Yahoo!, Chief Marketing Officer and head of its Customer Experience Division Cammie Dunaway will be saying her final goodbye to the search engine company on November 2, informs Kate Kaye.

yahoo cammie Yahoo! Chief Marketing Officer Cammie Dunaway Resigns!

Dunaway stated no reason for joining the gang of Yahoo! management exodus. Nor did the company who issued a statement. Based on an e-mail Yahoo! sent ClickZ News:

After 4 years of working with Yahoo!, Chief Marketing Officer and head of its Customer Experience Division Cammie Dunaway will be saying her final goodbye to the search engine company on November 2, informs Kate Kaye.

yahoo cammie Yahoo! Chief Marketing Officer Cammie Dunaway Resigns!

Dunaway stated no reason for joining the gang of Yahoo! management exodus. Nor did the company who issued a statement. Based on an e-mail Yahoo! sent ClickZ News:

The official Google Webmaster blog announces Code Search Sitemaps. The Google Code Search team now enables you to create Sitemaps that contain information about public source code you host and would like to include in Code Search.

codesearch logo Now Add Google Code Search Sitemaps In Google Webmaster Tools

“There's more information about this new functionality on the Google Code blog. If you're eager to get going, take a look at our Help Center documentation, create a Code Search Sitemap, sign into Google Webmaster Tools, and submit a Sitemap for Code Search!”

Microsoft introduced new search features for its mobile & Internet customers, announces a press release.

bill mobile Microsoft Rolls Out New Search Features For Its Mobile & Internet Users

In a post called, Disable Specific Google Sitelinks, Philipp Lenssen writes that we can now control the number of sitelinks that by disabling specific ones via Google Webmaster Tools, verify your site in question, and switch to the Links -> Sitelinks menu entry.

image21 Control Number Of Sitelinks Through Google Webmaster Tools, Plus No. Of Sitelinks Grow From 4 To 8!

Barry Schwartz has an image (shown below) which shows more than 10 Google Sitelinks within some mobile devices.

google sitelinks danny Control Number Of Sitelinks Through Google Webmaster Tools, Plus No. Of Sitelinks Grow From 4 To 8!

Spam Wikipedia, and you will end up in one of the most dreaded places in the World Wide Web. Imagine a place where your site appears in the 'Spammer Blacklist' and Yahoo! And Google give you the cold shoulder.

jonathan hochman1 Spamming Wikipedia Leads To Shoot On Sight Followed By Yahoo! & Google Penalties!

This was the tone of things that would happen to anyone who spammed Wikipedia as Jonathan Hochman, Founder/President, Hochman Consultants said during the Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers & Answer Sharing session at the New York leg of SMX Social Media.

In the beginning of October, Microsoft launched Healthvault an online resource where you can collect, store, and share health information.

At the Web 2.0 San Francisco conference, Marissa Mayer said to "expect a lot of activity in the coming months," as Information Week informs. One of the known and most exciting upcoming initiatives is the Google Health Initiative that is expected to appear by early 2008. Through this, Google will bring its immense data storage and organization capacities to the area of medical care and patient records.