Windows Live Search Launched

May 9, 2006 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

MSN Search would be replaced by Windows Live Search by Thursday. Also, Microsoft is taking off the "beta" label from Live, Live Search and Live Local. Live Search comes with some brilliant innovations in image search like slider bar, scratchpad and scrolling. The users can browse through a range of vertical tabs- Web, Images, News, Local and QnA. According to Yahoo! News "Live Search had previously been available in test form and is the successor to MSN Search, Microsoft's current search engine and ranks a distant third in U.S. popularity after Yahoo and Google, according to the most recent data from Nielsen/Net Ratings." Live Search is expected to gain market share for Microsoft from Google and Yahoo! in the long term.

Google Launches Official Google Book Search Blog

May 9, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google recently has launched new official blog which will focus on covering the Book Search. This very blog focus on the thoughts, tips and occasional announcements about the Book Search. This will be the place not only for people who have an inclination towards the Book Search but also for the people who love to explore the world of books. Google has come up with an innovative step which would probably take a rise in the near future.

Google Earth as Google Earth AdWords

May 8, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

It has been reported that some of the European bloggers are noticing a new channel for the serving of local targeted Google Adwords as Google Earth Adwords.

As stated by Philipp Lessen the Radioactive Yak’s screenshots of Google Earth software serves miniature AdWords ads in their Map balloons:

Yahoo! Upgraded New Sponsored Search : Instant Ads & Geotargeting

May 8, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo! upgraded their sponsored search technology today.They sent an e-mail to Yahoo! Search advertisers regarding the whole matter. As stated by the personels of Yahoo!, the changes done in the sponsored search look quite positive, excluding long 3 day editorials processes, geo-targeting, and dayparting.  The e-mail which was received as a Yahoo! Search Marketing advertiser was titled as The New Sponsored Search is coming.

Google Bowled Over by Cricket

May 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

As reported by a blog, Google has taken everyone by surprise by creating a special Googly Cricket Ads package targeting Cricket websites and search keywords related to the game. This is with an eye on the India-West Indies Series 2006 round the corner.

Yahoo! Launches New PPC System

May 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Recently MSN dumped Yahoo! as PPC provider. Now Yahoo! has retaliated by announcing their new PPC system.

The system will be rolled out in phases in order to lessen disruption to Yahoo's base of hundreds of thousands of customers, who need time to optimize the system to maximize the number of customers their ads may attract.

MSN Affirms Windows Live QnA

May 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Microsoft was forced to affirm its unrevealed project after some web pages went to town about it. Windows Live QnA is planned to compete with Yahoo Answers Social Q&A Search service.

Betsy Aoki, Community Program Manager at Windows Live made the news official on the newly created QnA blog.

Google May Buy Olive Software

May 8, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

This is the 'rumour' that SiliconBeat published and was later picked up by Aaron Wall of Threadwatch. The rumour has it that Google is looking to pay between $70 and $80 million to buy Olive Software.

Windows Live Product Search Beta Launched

May 6, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Windows Live Product Search offers you the power to browse products available for purchase online from over 100,000 sellers. You can try searching for all you want and can't find either online or offline. It uses technology provided by product teams in Redmond and Beijing in collaboration with Microsoft Research Asia. It depends on productizing the core technology which can algorithmically classify and extract product information from numerous online web sites.

Alexa Traffic Rank Numbers Updated

May 6, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

The Alexa Traffic Rank Numbers get updated today. The Amazon.com's Alexa which is now supported by Windows Live, instead of Google has updted its Traffic Rank Numbers because of the fact that it would reflect estimated site traffic over Februray, March & April.

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