New 'Retry Card' Billing Feature

Jun 1, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Google has introduced a new billing system for the AdWords account holders. It's the ‘Retry card’ button.

Once you've resolved a decline issue with the credit card you're using for your AdWords account, this convenient button allows you to retry charging your existing primary or backup credit card without having to re-enter your credit card information.

Ask Launches Blog & Feed Search

Jun 1, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Ask has launched a new blog & feed search which combines its aptitude in search and Bloglines. Ask had acquired Bloglines las year and has added new readers consistently. The new tool has features that will appeal to all.

Google, Firefox and Anti-Phishing

May 31, 2006 114 reads by Candid SEO

Google employs its developers and millions of dollars in enabling Firefox browser with state of the art anti-phishing capability. This will protect users from online scams that steal identities among other crimes.

Google already collects an online list of phishing sites to help alert users of the Google Toolbar. The same technology will be used to provide Firefox 2.0's Safe Browsing features. Currently Firefox corners around 20% of the browser market and is steadily gaining against Internet Explorer.

All About Live Local

May 31, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

The Live Local team has summed it all up for us. In a recent blog post they have elaborated about all the features of the new Live Local. Dissatisfied with the non-elaborative media coverage, they have come out with this exhaustive run-down of features.

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Yahoo! Updating Its Search Index

May 31, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Yahoo! has made an announcement regarding their updating of their Web Search index. So some changes might occur to your Yahoo! rankings over the next several days. However, they have a feedback form wherein you can provide feedback or make a sugestion within 6 lines of text.

Google's Link Guide

May 31, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

The Google Sitemaps team has clarified that links from bad neighborhoods do not harm a site's rankings, only links to bad neighborhoods. The clarification goes against conventional thinking which assumes that links from bad neighbourhoods harm as much. Vanessa Fox has clarified about the difference between natural and unnatural links.

Marchex Acquires Local-Vertical Search Company Openlist

May 31, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Marchex, a company providing search and contextual marketing, has acquired New York-based Openlist, a local, vertical search engine. Marchex also owns a network of thousands of "direct navigation" domains. Openlist is just a two year old company.

The deal is worth $13 million in cash and stock and Berk. Openlist is doing really nice work in Local search. Thus the acquisition empowers Marchex in both local and vertical search.

Google Australia Comes Out of the Tube

May 31, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Julian Sonego, Marketing Manager, Google Australia and New Zealand declared its coming out of beta.

While Google has had a presence Down Under since late 2002, we have only recently moved into our new digs, which have water views that are the envy of Googlers worldwide. This new Googleplex in Sydney gives us the opportunity to scale our operation to support a growing band of users, advertisers, and partners. We have also invested heavily in local engineering talent to conduct original R&D work, underscoring Google's commitment to Australia and willingness to set up shop wherever there's talent.

Free New AdWords Alerts Service

May 30, 2006 114 reads by Candid SEO

A free alert service has been launched for Google AdWords and AdSense. You can get daily email alerts with the costs of the most expensive AdWords both by bid and by cost per day. Today is a new alert by keyword that emails you when new advertisers appear for a keyword you supply.

Google Maps + Wikipedia= Wikimapia

May 30, 2006 114 reads by Candid SEO

The hottest recent launch was Wikimapia. It uses the Google Maps API and a Wiki interface. This new functionality enables users to enter or edit information with map hotspots. However, it comes with the advice not to add something that would not be generally useful. Currently, the entries mainly consist of empty hotspots on buildings of interest, but a UK PacMan was also spotted. The search functionality only works searching tags applied to entries.

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