Wise Nut Has Been Shut Down

Oct 1, 2007 | 3,072 views | by Navneet Kaushal

As seen on ResourceShelf, Wisenut, owned by LookSmart has been shut down.

wisenut Wise Nut Has Been Shut Down

"If you’ve been following the search engine biz for a long time you likely remember the rise and fall of WiseNut. It was acquired by LookSmart several years ago. We haven’t really heard or ready anything about WiseNut of late. Now, in the past few days the site was removed telling users to visit LookSmart."

'Improve snippets with a meta description makeover,' says a post at Google Webmaster Central blog.

The quality of your snippet — the short text preview we display for each web result — can have a direct impact on the chances of your site being clicked (i.e. the amount of traffic Google sends your way). We use a number of strategies for selecting snippets, and you can control one of them by writing an informative meta description for each URL.

'YouTube offer Publishers AdSense Embedded Video Players' informs ProBlogger, after noticing the said features in YouTube.

imagesadsense youtube YouTube Video Units Created Exclusively For Google Publishers!

"Video Units

Enhance your site with high quality, relevant video content from YouTube partners, and earn extra revenue along the way.

Relevant, Premium Content

Deliver high quality video content to your site. Choose categories, individual content providers, or have Google automatically target your site’s content.

A post called Google GMail E-mail Hijack Technique shows us how by 'installing a persistent backdoor within anyone's GMail account, we can snoop into conversations'.

SEOpedia informs that AdSense now pays through Western Union’s QuickCash service. The QuickCash facility can be used in countries, such as:- Argentina, Colombia, China (Mainland), Chile, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines and Romania.

Note: Commissions received in in the listed countries are not the same as the normal Western Union money transfer. These commissions are NOT mentioned or listed in the Google or AdSense Website neither is it present in the Western Union website. Listed below is the Romanian commission.

New Live Search: An Overview

Sep 28, 2007 | 3,635 views | by Navneet Kaushal

It all started with Akram Hussein who posted details of the new LiveSearch, a little too early. As news broke out, before the people at Microsoft could pull it out, LiveSide already captured some of the images.

livesearchlocalresults New Live Search: An Overview

Anyway, Searchification came and went and here comes the features and reviews.

  • The entire look is more streamlined and organized. SERPs are now simpler thanks to improvements made in colors, typography, spacing and contrast.

AskCity is the best platform for any kind of local search within no time. And now it will also bring a smile on your face as it will even save your hard-earned money.

To know how, one has to enter IAC sister company Entertainment Publications, Inc, which is known as a company that puts out the annual Entertainment coupon books.

Navy to alter swastika-shaped barracks after aerial photos highlight snafu informs the Associated Press. Originally a Hindu symbol, the Swastika gained much popularity after it became to be associated with evil, as the Nazis adopted it as their symbol.

According to the report, The Navy will spend as much as $600,000 to renovate this Swastika-shaped 40-year-old barracks complex.

Use Images, Drive Traffic!

Sep 28, 2007 | 1,994 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Jennifer Laycock writes a great article on how using images can boost traffic.

"While vertical search is still in its infancy, the integration of vertical results through Google Universal and Ask 3D are allowing sites to draw more and more visitors from specialty indexes. One of the vertical search indexed that is becoming more and more popular is imagine search. Unfortunately, many small businesses are overlooking traffic opportunities by not optimizing the images on their sites.

Want A Job At Google?

Sep 28, 2007 | 2,202 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Yes, you got the point, Google is hiring. Google Inc is planning to expand its manpower by a third. The new recruitments are mostly for the European market. This was reported by Financial Times on its website.

Some thousands of engineers will be selected by the search giant, to create a research and development team in the region as big as in the United States.