Bloglines Founder Resigns

Jun 7, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Mark Fletcher, the founder of Bloglines, the most popular Web base RSS reader has announced  his resignation from the company. Bloglines was acquired by Ask.com in February last year. Since then they have added new features to it. In fact, last week Ask.com launched a blog & feed search feature with the help of the Bloglines team.

French Publisher Sues Google

Jun 7, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

A French publishing group is suing Google for piracy. The case relates to Google's controversial effort to digitise millions of books for online viewing. This is the third case filed against Google for its book scanning program. The other two are Association of American Publishers and Authors Guild.

Adwords Editing Tool : Free For All

Jun 7, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Google's offline AdWords editing tool is available to all for download. Google has also announced that they are adding dayparting to AdWords. This will enable you to integrate your AdWords campaign timing with Google Calendars.

Google Spreadsheet

Jun 6, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Google is releasing a new Google Spreadsheets on Tuesday. This will enable anyone with a web browser to create and interact with spreadsheet information.

Keep hooked to Google Labs for the latest developments. Followed by Google's purchase of Writely, Google Spreadsheets is another move against Microsoft, especially Microsoft Office. This spreadsheet enables you to-

  •  Import and export from .xls and .csv files

New Search Patent Applications

Jun 6, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

There has been a plethora of search patent applications lately. While Yahoo provides an XML based bid management tool, Microsoft combines email with search to provide a way store and track queries.  IBM aims to improve text search by preprocessing and maintaining relationship data between documents and delivers a means of spellchecking URLs. These are but only a few. Read the full story.

Google Testing Expandable "More Google" Links On Home Page

Jun 6, 2006 113 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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?

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