Searchers Grow In Impatience: 62% Click On First Page Links

Apr 11, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

According to a new joint study report by iProspect and Jupiter Research, 62 percent of search users click on the links displayed in the first page. If the results are unsatisfactory, then they either revise the querie or change the search engine altogether. As per the findings in 2004 the related figure was 60%.

Niall Kennedy-Part Of Windows Live

Apr 11, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Niall Kennedy, former personnel at Technorati has made an official statement that he will be a part of Windows Live from now on. In his statement he conveyed "to create a new product team around syndication technologies such as RSS and Atom. I will help build a feed syndication platform leveraged by Microsoft products and developers all around the world."

Yahoo! Publisher Network Blog-New Creation By Yahoo!

Apr 10, 2006 1087 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo! has come out with a unique creation titled YPN blog. The facility would be beneficial for the publishers as it would keep them updated about the latest industry trends ranging from product-focused industry blog to publisher interviews. Not only this, YPN blog would also act as a new platform for the ones who want to learn and experience more success in the publishing industry. It seems that Yahoo! in a course of years will lead the search engine market. Keep goin' guys.

Google Buys Israeli Student's Search Algorithm

Apr 10, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

According to Haaretz Daily, Google has bought the search engine algorithm invented by an Israeli student Ori Alon. He was a doctoral student in computer science at University of New South Wales, Australia.

The University has acknowledged that Yahoo! and Microsoft were also conducting negotiations with their business development company.

MSN Acknowledges MSN Search Outage

Apr 7, 2006 1095 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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.

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