As MSN Search  was replaced by Windows Live Search  recently, so will be its related services. Curious to know? Have patience. Microsoft Corp. stated that they would soon introduce a much convincing and powerful version of its blogging service MSN Spaces  this summer. The new version will be renamed as Windows Live Spaces, and was announced on the Spaces homepage.

Google comes with a new GoogleBot which is picking up its speed tremendously. This new bot has been visualized by several other Webmasters, as the bot explores their websites. The Google spider has the User Agent; "Nokia6820/2.0 (4.83) profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0 (Compatible; GoogleBot-Mobile/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)" and comes from a Google IP address. To many it was an interesting feature, while for few it raised issues.
 
The main point to notice here is that the transcoding translates the page and strips out some html data, which is a concern factor for some of the users. You can find a complete section on the Google Remove URL page under the Remove transcoded pages anchor.

The next time you visit Ask Sponsored Listings home page, do not forget to have a look at its newly launched service titled "The Advanced Plan." The service has been introduced for only those category of advertisers who can pay a sum of $ 5,000 approximately, per month, and what you get is a special contract form to fill up. However, for the ones whose advertising budget is less than the above mentioned amount, you can sign-up for a fully-automated self-serve account.

Google Finance Vs Yahoo! Finance

Mar 22, 2006 | 6,487 views | by PageTraffic

As Google launched its new finance site on tuesday, the already existing Yahoo! Finance take a few steps ahead by introducing new information, multimedia and style features to its finance site. Yahoo! leads the market in terms of its finance category, having an enormous user base of nearly 12 million who visited the site last month. According to the Netratings, Yahoo! is on a verge of expansion which would make its stock charts more convincing.

It looks as if Google Base is experimenting with the Google's main serach results. The GoodROI raises its fingers to the present query that has put the Base listings to appear right on top of a Google SERP.

Share your Google feed with others

Mar 22, 2006 | 1,928 views | by PageTraffic

Google Reader  has added a nice new feature: sharing of feeds. This feature enables you to publish items by label or by their star.

Just click on the new "Share" tab and let your friends see what you are reading.

With the help of this feature, you can also put the items on your website just by a HTML code. It's really cool as it empowers you to customize its appearance, title, length and other details.

A recent study indicates that Google has made its Adwords keyword research tool accessible from other Adwords accounts. To add more to its features comes the seasonal search volume data which is meant for the global as well as local searches. The main function of the Keyword Tool will be producing efficient keywords for a better campaign performance which would also report its Google statistics. However, it is not gauranteed that the usage of the keyword tool would improve the performance of your campaign completely.

Windows Live Mail or WML has reached the depths of non-functionality, the ads are really obtrusive, and the search doesn’t really work. It's true. There are whole lots of things that really make it weird. To get a new view, you have to switch to IE6 as it doesn't work with Firefox.

Sources at netimperative report that MSN Search has been exploring to expand its search partner base for quite a some time. It is stated that MSN has added MSN Search box to Moneyextra.com. This is done so that MSN increase its search base to lead its Rivalries such as Google and Yahoo! in the search engine market race.

It has been observed that Yahoo! has removed the block result feature from My Web. Well, the FAQ  has not been updated yet. The FAQ still says that the feature is available. It goes like this:

Can I block a site from ever showing in my search results?

Yes. Use the Block link in any search result to block that site from showing in search results for all subsequent searches.