Google's homepage design is predicted to resemble more like My Yahoo!. In one sense it will be a good improvement by Google. All the registered users of Google will be delighted to know that Google will be offering a Google Reader option for RSS aggregating on Google Homepage.

Read more on the Official Google Reader Blog.

Google Promoting Downloads

May 5, 2006 | 1,498 views | by Navneet Kaushal

It has been noticed that Google wants to make their Google Pack free. And the most interesting part over here is that they are even paying people so that they get others to install it. That's something expected out of Google only. Looks like Google not only wants to make their Google Pack free, but now they are paying people to get others to install it.

Ask.com France Launched French Blog

May 5, 2006 | 1,882 views | by Candid SEO

Ask.com France has recently launched a French blog which will act as a counter part to its English blog.  However, in their first blog post they have just emphasized on the usage of blog including some write ups about what is the current scenario going on at  Ask.com. Apart from other top three competitors, Ask.com will be the first one to launch a blog in a foreign language.

It is said that Microsoft’s AdCenter will be officially launched today. As compared to Google Adwords and Yahoo! Search Marketing, Microsoft's Adcenter comes with some unique features. It promises to provide you with more specific targets.

The advertisers can explore an entire new world of opportunities to expand their businesses in the online world. Further more, you can also select the kind of ad you want to show it to the audience who perform extensive searches using your keywords. Infact they particularly fit the targeting criteria you choose like:

According to the studies done by the resources, MSN adcenter which was on the pilot mode since last mid-October has been launched officially today. The statement was confirmed by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer at thursday's MSN Strategic Acoount Summit.  That simply is a good news.

A study done by USA Today blog entry says that may be Google is on the verge of introducing Google Health next week. The satement was made by Marissa Mayer of Google. Marissa, further conveyed that "Health is an interesting one– keep your eye out for that next week." Earlier, stories erupted that Google is working on a health search product since last month. May be Google Health is an effort regarding the same project the team at Google was working upon.

Jim Lanzone recently appeared for an interview with Elinor Mills of CNET’s News.com. The journalist has published Ask.com's new CEO Jim Lanzone's interview. Lanzone is said to be the main person behind the transformation of Ask Jeeves into Ask.com. The new CEO took his charge after the departure of former Ask.com CEO Steve Berkovitz. Steve currently joined Microsoft's Online Buisness Group which acts as a support division that also includes MSN.com, MSN Adcenter, MSNTV and Windows Live.

A recent article by Bill Slawski says that Wikipedia should undergo changes regarding it's page for Search Engine Optimization. The write up has been posted in his SEO by the SEA blog. The write up emphasize on the fact that Wikipedia should  improve the page which is rather simplistic and non-optimally informed. 

Here is some information from Bill’s post:

Statements like this one really need to be changed:

Google has added a new option for verifying site ownership. The new method requires you to place a specific <meta> tag in the source code of your home page. As per Vanessa Fox of Google Engineering, many features are available only to site owners only.  At least , as per now.

The much awaited Sphere Blog Search Engine is launched. With all the secret beta testing going on for months the search engine now becomes live for all. This new Sphere Blog Search Engine has been launched to cover an enormous amount of fanfare. Several critics such as Steve Rubel, Michael Arington, and Chris Sherman  who is less of a blogger and more of an expert gave different views on the launch of the new blog search engine. Amongst their reviews, the best review was found to be posted by Graywolf at the Wolf-Howl who also displayed some of the interesting screen shots of the Sphere Blog Search Engine.