Alternative Ways To Get Into Google

Jun 9, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Google rankings keeps everyone on the toes. But now alternate methods of getting to the Google fort are being devised. The first volley has been thrown by Search Engine Guide. It elaborates many ways which include Google Video, Google Base, Google Local, Google Blog Search and Google News. Read the post.

New Link Building Guide

Jun 9, 2006 115 reads by Candid SEO

A new link building guide by Jim Westergren explains how to build links in 2006. It describes the "natural simulation" of link development and many methods of building links that is both natural and quick. However, read it carefully before you practise any of the methods as there are as many as 43 comments in the guide.

Yahoo Photos Upgraded, Beta Available

Jun 9, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

The beta is available at http://photos.yahoo.com/. Sign in and you will see a "try the new beta" link, click on that. It includes new features as:

  • AJAX functionality to drag and drop photos
  • Taggings and sets from Flickr
  • Free uploading, unlimited
  • Also point and click tag editing
  • "Smart Albums" which creates albums by ratings, tags, date, etc.

Yahoo! Submission Options

Jun 9, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Yahoo! offers diverse services and if you are not in the know about them, you will stop short of making best of it. Now there is help.

Wendy Boswell has given a comprehensive guide submission options for Yahoo! Here is the excerpt from her post-

Jobster Acquiring Recruiting.com

Jun 9, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Jobster Inc.has acquired the recruiting industry blog site Recruiting.com.

Recruiting.com will continue to aggregate content from more than 70 recruiting industry blogs as well as drive thought leadership in the industry through original content created by Recruiting.com’s team of industry experts. Jobster has already begun adding resources to the Recruiting.com site, starting with search engine optimization and site marketing designed to increase the visibility of the site in Web searches. The next step for the site will be to make archived content searchable, making it easier for users to locate information.

Yahoo! Shopping Blog Launched

Jun 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Yahoo! Shopping Blog has been launched. This is a great way to merchandise products, drive engagement and transactions. There will be 4-5 people contributors including David Beach and Joe Lazarus. In the first post, Beach explained “The Yahoo! Shopping Blog does not allow advertisers or sponsors to influence editorial decisions in the creation of blog posts. We just like to find good things so you can find them too.”

comScore Research Tool To Track From Search To Sale (Including Offline Sales)

Jun 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

comScore Networks is going to offer a new tool named qSearch Retail. It will track from the initial Web search to succeeding conversions which includes offline sales. Panel data and follow-up surveys will be used to capture the offline sale. However, comScore states that 60-90 percent of all conversions happen offline.

Web Based Picasa?

Jun 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

In 2004, Google bought Picasa which became their desktop based photo management software. Philipp Lenssen has screenshots of a button that was visible on the Picasa homepage which read, "New! Picasa Web Albums." Since then the button has been removed. However, it did link to a dead page at picasaweb.google.com. If that is a clue to go by, web based Picasa should not be too far.

Zero Impressions!

Jun 7, 2006 948 reads by Candid SEO

We have reproduced a post on zero impressions from Google here-

If there's one thing we like, it's the chance to answer a frequently asked question in front of a large and interested audience. Today, we'd like to clear up the seeming mystery of new or edited ads which receive no impressions, as typified by this message (slightly edited for length) from the AdWords Help group:

New Active Search for Windows Live Mail Desktop!

Jun 7, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

New Active Search for Windows Live Mail Desktop has been launched. And this is what we found at the MSN blog

Our friends over on the Mail Desktop team have been experimenting with ways to bring search right into a user’s inbox experience. Imagine you’ve received an email about the Arlo Guthrie show coming up later this summer…Live Mail Desktop’s Active Search would present search results about this show, as well as sponsored links offering perhaps a chance to buy tickets or read a review of the concert.

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