Google Testing Expandable "More Google" Links On Home Page

Jun 6, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Google is currently testing a new "More you can do with Google" link on the Google.com home page.

The screenshot of the new feature shows a text link with an arrow directly under the Google search box. The link reads "More you can do with Google" and includes options such as image, group, news, Froogle, maps, books, video, desktop and more search options. There are links to other vertical search engines at the bottom of the Google results. It reminds of the Ask.com style of search box. Click to view the screenshot.

Google Bots

Jun 6, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Google has many kinds of bots apart from its regular crawler. There is the Googlebot, MediaBot for AdSense pages, ImageBot for the Image Search, AdsBot for AdWords, Feedfetcher for RSS feeds and Google Mobile.

Google Avoids Another Lawsuit

Jun 6, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Google Avoids Another Lawsuit Over Rankings Roberts v. Google, the "first legitimate complaint vs google regarding search result issues," was dismissed after Google threatened  to file an anti-SLAPP motion against Mark Roberts.

Roberts is a proprietor of two e-commerce websites. He was claiming breach of contract as Google's add URL feature and help pages formed a promise that his pages should be top ranked. They were in 2003 but later dropped. He still considers his pages to be most relevant.

Yahoo! Search Contact Information

Jun 6, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Yahoo! has come out with a few helpful contact information at the Yahoo Search blog.

 Information about Yahoo! Search can be obtained via a very handy URL – http://help.yahoo.com/search. Memorize, bookmark, email or copy it, whatever works…

We’ve also added a new link to this page, Webmaster Resources. This includes the list of resources that I usually pop up on screen at conferences. The URL is http://help.yahoo.com/search/resources. Save it and tag it on del.icio.us or MyWeb, whatever works…

First Study On Search Engine Security

Jun 5, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

McAfee, the Internet security company has published a study done with spyware-expert Ben Edelman on the security risks of Internet searching. The study covers the period January – April 2006 and the search engines Google, Yahoo!, MSN Search, Ask and AOL Search. The study has been elaborated in a blogpost. Here is the skinny-

What is a risky site?

An Update On Site: Operator

Jun 5, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

The Google Engineering team has fixed the issue for domains with punctuation in them. Vanessa Fox has clarified regarding other pending issues as well.

We are still working on site: operator queries for domains that include a trailing slash at the end (such as site:www.example.com/ ), so you may get better results for now by omitting the trailing slash in your queries. The Index Stats page of Google Sitemaps no longer uses the trailing slash for its queries, so you should see correct results when using this page.

Find Your Item At Google Base

Jun 3, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Mike Perry, Online Operations Coordinator, Google recently cleared the confusion regarding Google base. Like how to find your items in Google Base search results. We have reproduced the post here-

You can certainly find your items in Google Base search results (which assures you they've been published live). But in order to draw more search traffic, we also distribute your content to different Google search properties. So let's take a moment to talk about where standard item types appear now.

Microsoft, AOL and Google Asked To Safekeep Information

Jun 3, 2006 895 readsby Candid SEO

ttorney General Alberto Gonzales has asked several Internet companies, including Microsoft,  AOL and Google to retain records of communications for aiding in their prosecution of terrorists and child predators. They requested detailed lists of emails sent and received. They also asked that web search information be kept for a reasonable length of time. The content of emails aren't part of this request, since the proper legal channels through which such information can be sought is by subpoena only.

Are You Ready For Google TV

Jun 3, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Google is planning to launch a new version of its search engine that will be designed for TV screens. This is intended to rival traditional broadcasting.

Chief executive Eric Schmidt told The Business: “At the most people currently have access to only around 500 television channels,” said Schmidt. “They should have access to everything – that is where we are heading.”

Google AdSense Calendar

Jun 3, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

The newly launched AdSense Calendar enables you to find the monthly payment schedule, a record of AdSense blog posts, future system maintenance periods, and upcoming events-all backdated to the beginning of April 2006. The Google blog also includes a set of instructions to subscribe to the Google Calendar.

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