Yahoo! Japan Buys Toshiba's Online News Search Units

Mar 24, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO
Forbes confirmed that Yahoo! Japan agrees to buy the new search and clipping service NewsWatch, Inc. from Toshiba. With this deal, Yahoo! Japan would acquire 69 percent of the 89 percent Toshiba's share in NewsWatch.
 
Besides this, other NewsWatch investors are Dentsu Inc, Toppan Printing Co Ltd, and Mitsui and Co.
 
This is second major deal by Yahoo! Japan firm. Recently, Yahoo! Japan's parent company Softbank bought the Japanese leg of Vodafone. This aquisition would bring some intersting initiatives and innovative mobile search in the Japanese search market from Yahoo! & Vodafone.
 

Yahoo!, DMOZ, Business.com-Ranks Best For Link Popularity

Mar 24, 2006 114 readsby PageTraffic

A recent article on the Link Popularity stated that established sites should construct more effective and efficient link popularity. The article published by Rob Sullivan, emphasized on the fact that three places prove to be the most efficient where your business site can be listed and would function authoritatively right from its start and probably result in its rapid PageRank 4. However, an elaborated discussion on link popularity can be read on text link brokers.com.

Google's "BIG DADDY" Bids Goodbye

Mar 24, 2006 113 readsby PageTraffic

Another few weeks left for the Big Daddy process to come to an end. With just 1-2 data centers left in the switchover process, this software upgradation of Google infrastructure will take a back seat after a while. So, just stay calm even if you get stuck in the Big Daddy's network. For a detailed study on Big Daddy updating procedure you can also visit Searchengine Watch blog. The change has been brought about to bring in enhancements in the core search quality of Google for future months. The new improved functionality would include smarter redirect handling, improved canonicalization and so forth. However, if you think all this is done with just a blink of an eye, you are mistaken. The personnels at Google have worked hard for the almost done Big Daddy status. Hats off to them!

Google Devices to Advertise in Google WIFI

Mar 24, 2006 113 readsby PageTraffic

Now, you can see Google's patent filling on advertisting funded WIFI. MsGraph of Threadwatch says that the filing is "Short and easy to read. Lists different ways for how they might display advertisements to offer free or reduced-rate wifi access." According to him Google is left with two options, either create their own network or build partnerships with other providers.

Here’s a fraction from the patent filing:

Google Base Search Box Added in Google Real Estate

Mar 24, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

So, it’s done. Now, it’s confirmed that Google Base search box has been added in Google serps (search engine result pages). This development has been observed by many American and English users over the past 24 hours. You can see a Google Base search box above the main web result while searching something specific on Google searches.

Zeal is Dead! – Looksmart Now Concentrates On Furl.net

Mar 23, 2006 153 readsby PageTraffic

Looksmart will no more operate their Zeal directory from 28th of his month. Surprised? Don't be. The members of Zeal recieved an e-mail which said that Zeal.com will not function for its users, not because that it is being sold, but because of that fact that company does'nt have any kind of plans to take it further.

MSN Spaces To Be Relaunched Under Windows Live Search

Mar 23, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

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.

GoogleBot Wireless Or Google Mobile Transcoding

Mar 23, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

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.

Ask.com Introduces "The Advanced Plan" For Ad Top Shots

Mar 23, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

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 118 readsby 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.

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