As winter is approaching fast, manging the time becomes a headache. Keeping in mind this very problem of general people, has developed some helpful short cuts for AskCity.

The changes can be seen in the form of:

  • Embeddable Maps
  • Reroutable Maps
  • ZIP Code Business Search

Google Promoting Mobile Ads!

Sep 12, 2007 | 3,266 views | by Navneet Kaushal

For quite some time, Google is showing interest on mobile ads. And now the search giant is all set to formally promote mobile to its advertiser base and SEM firms. For the time being, any AdWords campaigns that conform to Google's mobile ad requirements and limits, will be automatically included in mobile AdWords distribution, free of cost until November 18. But after this time period, some amount will ve charged on clicks on mobile AdWords, till the marketers opt out. Marissa Mayer stated at SES that Google had seen a "surge" in mobile usage and in mobile Maps after the release of the iPhone.

image Adam Bosworth; Googles Man Of Health Leaving Company!Google Health's Adam Bosworth Leaves Google, informs Danny Sullivan. Bosworth who headed the Google Health team will be leaving his mothership soon.

“Adam is a great talent and was instrumental in starting Google Health. He is now on vacation and has decided to pursue other opportunities after that. Marissa Mayer is taking over the health team in the interim until a new team leader takes over. Google is moving forward with work on our health products.”

The Yahoo! Search Blog has a post which says that through Yahoo! Small Business customers can now easily submit and authenticate their websites to Yahoo! Site Explorer.

All that is required is to enable 'sitemap.xml' iand your site will automatically be submitted to Yahoo! Site Explorer automatically.

Yahoo Weather Update Already?

Sep 11, 2007 | 1,785 views | by Navneet Kaushal

A forum in Webmaster World informs of Change in Yahoo's SERPs yesterday.

pgrote wrote, "Has anyone else noticed a change in the SERPS for Yahoo yesterday? We're seeing more traffic from Yahoo to our sites."


"Yes, I had a drop from #7 to #18 for a 1 word search that had been stable for a while. No other changes seen on that, or any other sites though."

Ask City now incorporates a map feature. Explaining these new features really well is Gary Price:

How to use the Map feature -

  1. Select an area. We will start with large with a major metro area, Seattle. However, any size area will work fine.

Just announced are the Nielsen/ Net Ratings reports which sees Microsoft lead the list of Top 10 Parent Companies while Google leads the list of Top 10 Brands.

msn rules nielsennetratings Microsoft Leads Nielsens Domains Ratings; Google Rules Brand Ratings

google sells out Microsoft Leads Nielsens Domains Ratings; Google Rules Brand Ratings

"Example: The data indicates that 45.2 million home and work Internet users visited at least one of the Wikimedia Foundation-owned sites or launched a Wikimedia Foundation-owned application during the month, and each person spent, on average, a total of 16 minutes and 35 seconds at one or more of their sites or applications.

Google's 'top spot for sale', informs where according to a Sydney court, "GOOGLE has been selling off the top rankings on its search engine results to commercial partners", instead of out results appearing in SERPs in an organic manner.

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) brought a two-pronged case against Trading Post and Google – including subsidiaries Google Australia and Google Ireland – for potentially misleading consumers.ALso, the ACCC is "taking world-first legal action in the Federal Court against Google Inc."

The Yahoo! Search Marketing team has an announcement in the official blog called Lessons in Yahoo! Search Marketing. As simple as it sounds, it is a three-part series which will cover the ins and outs of Yahoo! Search Marketing in a detailed and helpful too.

This is a free seminar and the schedules is such:

Key Terms, Account Interface Overview and Structure

Is Google Classifying 'Types' of Websites and Search Terms? asks a forum in Webmaster world. The post originates from a Webmaster World September SERP changes forum which said:

"GOOG seems to be trying to do some "web site typing", i.e. trying to find a way to clump sites together in a taxonomy. Maybe they ARE planning to have their search categorized."