Yahoo! Mobile Site Revamped

Feb 13, 2007 | 2,391 views | by Navneet Kaushal

purple%20yahoo%21 Yahoo! Mobile Site Revamped    Lately, the Yahoo! Mobile site pertaining to many countries have received a site makeover with a new URL. The most prominent change is that the color of Yahoo! Logo has changed to a fresh purple.

Other changes reported by Resource Shelf are :

Google Benefited From Film Piracy?

Feb 13, 2007 | 1,030 views | by Navneet Kaushal

It is apparent that the complicated acquisition of YouTube by Google will become more and more tense. According to a report published by Wall Street Journal, some of major media companies have impeached Google for providing business support to two websites that allegedly allow illegal video download. Google is also accused of offering such sites with advertising keywords, for which registration is required, to assist them to market their services. 

If you want to download free videos for your cell phone, Tech Recipes advises that you can do so with numerous open directories that offer free videos. The mode of search he suggests is:

Open Directories of 3gp files:

      Google: -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:asp intitle:"index of" 3gp

Specific Searches for 3gp files:

      Google: filetype:3gp inurl:3gp

Lately Yahoo! has been romping up on new grounds, at times leaving Google behind. The latest is the Reuters report that Yahoo! has signed top corporate advertisers to run ads in 18 countries using its advertising system.

The regions covered are Western Europe, South Asia and the Americas. The countries included are Britain, Ireland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. According to the report:

“If search engines were never invented or they ceased to exist tomorrow, how would you build traffic to your website in a searchless world?”

Not a pleasant question but the answer to it might open up new ways of getting high quality traffic. Brian Provost has a great post about alternate modes of attracting traffic on the internet. It is a comprehensive list some of which are very general by now, however, there are a few others which are worth the read.

There is a thread at Webmasterworld where some members doing som reverse engineering on Google AdSense source codes. A member noticed many variables that were being passed to Google from the AdSense iframe. A sample of them are:

The official Google Analytics blog has announced the Google Analytics Authorized Consultant (GAAC) Program for 2007.

Can the anchor test used to link to your content negatively affect the rankings of it? Previously, we thought it can either affect positively or none at all. But Aaron Wall says that Google scrapes search results to see which content has exactly same anchor text, implying that the links are not natural.

Aaron Wall has a good post about pulling out blogs from Google Supplemental Index. The methods listed include:

  • Relevant and deep links
  • Make longer posts and turn comments on
  • Remove/downplay sitewide repetitive features
  • Optimize your internal linking structure     

 As per commercial sites, Aaron says that you need to do all the above and in addition you should:

Google has filed a new patent titled "Agent Rank" which will enable differentiation of content based on its author and assignment of a score to the author. Thus pages which have multiple authors, advertisements or comments will be broken down to an author based ranking before deciding upon the page value.