MSN Acknowledges MSN Search Outage

Apr 7, 2006 1095 readsby Navneet Kaushal

So its official. MSN has a posting on its blog about the outage
It seems that the speller function made it crash. Here is the quote from MSN Blog:

"We are still troubleshooting the cause of the failure at this time, and to assist us in that we have disabled the speller function of Search. Once we are done, that functionality will be restored"

Google Announces 2006 Anita Borg Scholarship Winners

Apr 7, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Gooogle has announced 2006 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. $10,000 scholarships being given to 19 outstanding young women — graduate and undergraduate students who are completing degrees in computer science and related fields:

  • Brianna Bethel, University of Colorado – Boulder
  • G. Ayorkor Mills – Tettey, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gillian Rachael Hayes, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Himabindu Pucha, Purdue University

Google & Earthlink -Part Of San Francisco Wi-Fi Project

Apr 7, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Today, Google and Earthlink became part of the Wi-Fi projects which would provide the city of San Fransisco with both free and paid Wi-Fi services.  The approval on the matter was passed on by the San Francisco's Department of Telecommunications and Information Services (DTIS). The discussion on the matter took place for six long weeks, after which it was concluded that final negotiations with the two companies will start soon, and will be working together to construct the $15 million TechConnect Wi-Fi network.

Google Launches Toolbar v2 For Firefox Users

Apr 6, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Google has come out with yet another tool for the firefox fans. Toolbar v2, which is recently launched is Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible and will be available in 16 odd languages. Quite interesting. This beta version of Google Toolbar v2 comprise of feed integration with the Google Personalized Homepage and several other feed readers.

AdSense Publishers to Partake in the AdWords Pie

Apr 6, 2006 114 readsby Candid SEO

Google AdSense has released a program for all the AdSense publishers by which the publishers can earn $20 when they refer a new advertiser to Google. But for this the referred advertiser has to spend $100 within 90 days of sighning up. last year the program was available to ony a few publishers in certain parts of the world. But now its available to all the AdSense publishers.

Google PR Update underway

Apr 5, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

We are seeing Google PR update across some DCs.
Some pages have PR updated on all DCs – while others are on about 4/5ths.

WMW Discussion thread:
SEO Chat Future PageRank Tool:

Clear Channel Radio and Google Join Hands

Apr 4, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

Reuters reported that Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Google have entered into an exclusive deal to provide latter's search services across the radio station's websites. The services begin this month.

As per now, Clear Channel will incorporate Google's paid search service. In the near future it plans to display the sponsored links too.

Google AdWords Introduces Position Preference Tool

Apr 4, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Google will be adding bid management software named as "Position preference" to the Adwords. This would be a beneficial tool for the Adwords advertisers. It is stated that this particular software would work in replacement for tools such as Atlas Onepoint, KeywordMax, BidRank, and Bidhero. Not only this, if you login to Adwords and go to "edit settings," you would probably see "position preference" option in the Awords. Main function of the "position preference" tool is to let you set a position for some specififc keywords for your ad.

Add to Google – Information for Publishers

Apr 3, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Just saw this at Google Official Blog:

The personalized homepage has a new directory with more content and more ways to browse, search and add it to your Google homepage. A lot of content owners have been asking for ways to drive adoption of their feeds and modules. One option is the "Add to Google" button you can add to your website as a way to quickly connect fans to your content.

Search Engines Played Pranks on April Fools Day

Apr 3, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

If you think that it was only Google who tried to fool its visitors with Google Aliens and Google Romance, then guys you absolutely know nothing about the whole matter. Apart from Google, it is said that other search engines played tricks on the visitors as well. A detailed study on the whole scenario is discussed underneath.

Google April Fools With Love

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