Bill Slawski has written about Google Local Search Glossary,  as reported by Matt Cutts. One month back Slawski had  mentioned in the post to 10 Likely Elements of Google’s Local Search Algorithm, writing about glossary of terms.
Many of the terms in the glossary has been explained in simplest language. According to Bill Slawski the glossary has been taken from several Google patent fillings on local search and is a collection of definitions and terms related to it.

Pandia has presented a custom search which is called the Search Engine Detective, which lets a user do a search engine specific search. Search Engine Detective gives you two options to search in:

  1. All the best sites about search engines – it searches a wide array of sites as well as blogs on SEO and the search engine industry in general.

Owing to Danny Sullivan's post on how search engines handle meta tags, Google's Vanessa Fox has written a post on how Google handles these tags.

For handling multiple content values Vanessa says:

We recommend that you place all content values in one meta tag. This keeps the meta tags easy to read and reduces the chance for conflicts. For instance:


New SEM Conference Series

Mar 6, 2007 | 2,640 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Pandia reports that SEO experts David Naylor, Greg Boser and Jennifer Slegg have launched a new conference series called Seodays. Seodays will conduct two days conferences in UK, Europe, Canada and USA. These conferences will have guest speakers and dignitaries from the SEM industry.

The conference series will target:

  • In-house SEOs
  • Independent marketers
  • Affiliate marketers

Microsoft has attacked Google Inc.'s rival book scanning project. Microsoft said that Google “systematically violates copyright”. Thomas C. Rubin, an associate general counsel at Microsoft has written how Google is violating copyrights in a speech which he planned to give at the annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers in NY.

A WebmasterWorld thread inquires if anyone has noticed an index update on

Seems to me that Ask underwent a recent update. My traffic just about doubled. Anyone else seeing anything.

A reply on the same thread says:

I'm not seeing anything – if only they would index my site, then maybe I'd get some traffic. You would think spending $5k+ per month would yield some better indexing as I'm giving them 30k keywords.

A Search Engine Watch Forums inquires on the way to get site indexed in's Webmasters page says that its crawlers go around the web from one link to another looking for significant content.

With the end of 2006 Yahoo! officially uncovered the commonly known Panama Update. Since that time the accounts are being upgraded from the older systems to this fresh system. Not all the accounts have been upgraded, however, it is expected the task would be full and finally accomplished by the end of march, approximately. Yahoo! Panama is definitely a welcome change.

Vanessa Fox at Official Google Webmaster Central has written a post namely using the site: command. Over at this entry she has explained that a site command update is taking place to make the site more user friendly to SEOs, Webmasters and searchers.

Historically, Google has avoided showing pages that appear to be duplicate (e.g., pages with the same title and description) in search results. Our goal is to provide useful results to the searcher. However, with a site: command, searchers are likely looking for a full list of results from that site, so we are making a change to do that.

This post is not about the Google layout update that took place about the month ago. A Google Image Search index update took place over the weekend.

A Digital Point Forum thread has discussion:

Anyone notice some large changes in the amount of traffic they are recieving from google images? Mine was cut in half overnight. Its not really high conversion traffic, but I am still wondering.