Sphere Blog Search Engine Launched

May 3, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The much awaited Sphere Blog Search Engine is launched. With all the secret beta testing going on for months the search engine now becomes live for all. This new Sphere Blog Search Engine has been launched to cover an enormous amount of fanfare. Several critics such as Steve Rubel, Michael Arington, and Chris Sherman  who is less of a blogger and more of an expert gave different views on the launch of the new blog search engine. Amongst their reviews, the best review was found to be posted by Graywolf at the Wolf-Howl who also displayed some of the interesting screen shots of the Sphere Blog Search Engine.

MSN Tops Search Relevancy Study

May 3, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

According to a study by Intralink, a Cincinnati web marketing research, search engine optimization and consulting firm, MSN provides the most relevant search results as compared to other search engines. In total five factors were considered, which are relevancy, freshness of content, failure rate, difficult search results, and non-organic or extra features. Difficult search queries as “car dealer fargo north dakota” were tried.

Google to Host Annual Stockholders Meeting

May 3, 2006 1104 reads by Candid SEO

Google has announced the date for its annual stockholders meeting. The meeting is scheduled on Thursday, May 11, 2006 in Mountain View, California. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time at Google headquarters.

You can access live webcast of the meeting at http://investor.google.com/webcast. The webcast will be available for two weeks after which the link will be available from the webcast archive at http://investor.google.com/webcast_archive.

Ask.com Comes Out With Physical Maps Views

May 2, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Recent reports say that Ask.com  launched a new look of the Ask.com Maps. Gary Price, who is working at Ask.com confirmed in his statement regarding the matter. This new feature will be named as "physical"and would be displayed in illustration the physical features of an area. Quite interesting…isn't it. It is surely different from the satellite imagery, where real pictures of the land, physical views are just mere illustrations. However, the feature does not work well in Safari for Mac and is only available for level 7 zoom or higher.

Much Awaited Windows Live Shopping Beta Launched-Cheers!

May 2, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

On friday Microsoft launched the much talked about Windows Live Shopping Beta. It must be a sigh of relief for many. To tell more about this amazing feature is the fact that it's lay out is built upon 100% AJAX technology. It is basically a unified search engine which would help you out to do shopping online with a much ease. Just drag and drop the items you want to buy and experience an entire new world of shopping online.

Yahoo! Local Featured Listings: An Effort To Ease Search Marketing

May 2, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

Yahoo! Search Marketing Local Featured Listings is a new feature which has been introduced by Yahoo! recently. This particular feature will probably help out all those who face troubles in the search engine marketing. Further more, it is stated that small businesses can advertise in specific local search results and the monthly fee will be $29.95. That's interesting.These listings vary than the normal Yahoo! Search Marketing sponsored links. However, it has the ability to add business phone numbers, map links, directions, and "send to phone" feature into the advertising mix.

Commerciality Of Keyword Phrase Now Becomes The Base For Google AdWords Quality

May 2, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

"Quality Change" is the new feature which will be added to the Adwords ad delivery system. As conveyed by Danny Sullivan, the quality of the search result page will vary based on the commercial nature of the keyword phrase. This means that if the keyword phrase is more non-commercial in it's origin, the number of ads displayed will be less. While if a keyword phrase is less commercial, the broad match criteria which displays ads will be used in lesser number (which tends to bring up to more ad inventory).

Alexa Receives Back Up From Microsoft

Apr 30, 2006 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Recent reports say that Alexa search recently joined hands with MSN's Windows Live. Google and Amazon, who, apart from being best buddies also act as rivalries in the market. Therefore, the step taken by MSN might be yet another way to compete with Google. Probably in near future we can experience a whole lot of changes in the search engine market. Refer threadwatch for more information on the matter. 

Adwords & MCC Account Owners To Set Local Time Zone This Summer

Apr 29, 2006 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

This summer Google Adwords plan to give an access to the Adwords and MCC account owners to set their accounts'time zone. By doing this they probably want to make sure that all metrics returned for a given account will be registered in that account's time zone (currently all accounts are reported in US Pacific Standard Time (PST)-the time zone for Google's headquarters in California). To add more, the billing and budgeting cycles will depend upon each account's time zone.

Google's Statistical Machine Translation Launched

Apr 29, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

One of the recent projects of Google that goes live is the machine translation. This particular feature will enable everyone across the world to acquire any kind of information in a language of your choice, while staying in any part of the world. According to Google Research most state-of-the-art commercial machine translation systems which are used today have been developed by using a  rules-based approach. Not only this, it also requires a lot of hard work by the linguistics to define vocabularies and grammers.

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