Yahoo! India Now Sacks 40 Employees

Feb 14, 2008 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo! India, the Indian counterpart of the global search engine and news portal Yahoo! Inc., in a shocking news has sacked around 40 of its employees across various levels in its Bangalore base. In a recent post we had covered how Yahoo! had fired around 1,000 of its employees in U.S. But now it seems it's India time to bear the axe.

Some sources
link the termination to Jerry Yang's "strategic work-force re-alignment." As in an earnings call on January 29, Jerry Yang, CEO, Yahoo!, said that the company would cut 1,000 jobs globally starting mid-February.

Microsoft adCenter Rejects Landing Pages In Spanish!

Feb 14, 2008 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Joe Spector reports that when he tried designing a landing page for the Latino US market, and when he went on to advertise online, he approached all the big players: Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Surprisingly, while Google was helpful, all his advertisements were rejected by Microsoft adCenter because he had used Spanish on the landing page.

The rejection notice sent to him by Microsoft looked like this:

Google Announces "Doodle 4 Google" Competition For U.S. School Kids

Feb 14, 2008 116 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google announced the launch of "Doodle 4 Google" yesterday. The Competition is aimed at school children where they are asked to design a Google logo inspired by the question, "What If…?"

Working on the theme of getting the children when they are still young, the winner of the doodle would be rewarded quite handsomely by Google. The winning student’s doodle will not only get displayed on Google homepage on May 22, 2008; also the champion "doodler" will win a $10,000 college scholarship, along with a $25,000 technology grant for his/her school.

How To Generate Charts And Graphs With Raw AdWords Data?

Feb 14, 2008 118 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The VisualCalc AdWords Dashboard is a web-based solution that can improve the performance of your Google AdWords and other PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns. It can transform your complex PPC data into interactive, easy-to-interpret graphs and charts.

How To Generate Charts And Graphs With Raw AdWords Data?

Google Toolbar's 404 Page, A Boon Or A Bane?

Feb 14, 2008 116 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The latest version of the Google Toolbar (Version 5) seems to have sparked off a controversy about its functionality to handle 404 “Page Not Found” error. Many webmasters have expressed their concerns on various forums.

Google Toolbars 404 Page, A Boon Or A Bane?

Google: 7 Must-Read Posts For Webmasters!

Feb 13, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google's Webmaster Trends Analyst has compiled a list of must read articles from the archives. Most of these posts are the ones to which people are constantly referred to. While some are recent, some are much older.

Googlebot can't access my website!

Latest Crawler Improvements for Live Search Announced!

Feb 13, 2008 116 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft's announced today several improvements in the crawler for Live Search, stating that the improvements “should significantly improve the efficiency” with which the MSN Bot crawls and index web sites.

The latest improvements entail:

No Entry For SEO Blogs At WordPress!

Feb 13, 2008 128 reads by Navneet Kaushal

There are many different types of blogs on WordPress spanning dozens of different languages. Moreover, WordPress classifies the blogs into two primary categories (Popular and Spam). While those belonging to the popular category are acceptable to WordPress, the ones classified as spams are obviously not. Furthermore, the unacceptable ones being "spam blogs" or splogs, they are meant be deleted as soon as WordPress finds them or they get reported.

Nokia And Google Come Together To Offer Google Search to Nokia Customers Worldwide!

Feb 13, 2008 116 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Nokia and Google have announced that Google's popular search engine will be integrated with the Nokia Search application. This integration will begin in select markets with Nokia N96, Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator and Nokia 6220 classic. Later however, Google search will be extended to additional Nokia handset models, eventually making Google search available to its customers in over 100 countries around the world.

Nokia And Google Come Together To Offer Google Search to Nokia Customers Worldwide!

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