Google Introduces New Features In Google Scholar

Apr 20, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google has introduced new features in Google Scholar. This new feature will be responsible for the ranking of scholary papers and information. This sounds pretty interesting. The main purpose to introduce this feature is to provide convenient methods for the researchers, so that they keep themselves updated with the recent research.

From official Google Blog:

Google To Launch "Search This Site" Feature Soon

Apr 20, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The news has been in the air for quite some time now that Google is launching it's "Search This Site" feature soon. This particular feature will allow you to find new search features within its search results. In the past few weeks all the major search engines are undergoing a redesigning process. For example, Yahoo! is redesigning it's homepage, while Microsoft is busy to improve Windows Live. And if these two are busy making enhancements in their search engines then how can Google lag behind. So probably, by introducing "Search This Site" feature, Google is just wanting to be one step ahead from it's competitors. 
Not a bad idea at all Google!

Research Shows Lower Click Fraud Rates

Apr 20, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

According to a report by Click Fraud Index, Click Fraud rate is actually lower than the widely assumed level of 20% to 30%. The report shows that the average overall Click Fraud rate is 13.7 percent.

Matt Cutts Confirms Adsense Mediapartners Bot Indexing Pages For GoogleBot

Apr 19, 2006 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

According to Matt Cutts, the Adsense mediapartners bot is helping Googlebot with indexing. How? Well, this was confirmed by him in this week's Pubcon. In his statement he said that Adsense mediapartners bot is not only focusing on ads for Adsense but also indexing for the regular Google search database, in a bandwidth saving move. Hmm..quite an important thought to think upon. 

Yahoo!'s Q1 Earnings-Revenues Increased, Profits Decreased

Apr 19, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

A recent study shows that Yahoo!’s net income came down to 22%, but surprisingly it's revenues were increased by 34%. However, Yahoo!, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., submitted a net income of 159.9 million, or 11 cents, a share which was found to be less than last year's $ 204.6 million, or 14 cents a share.

2006 Brings A Drop In The Pay Per Click Keyword Prices

Apr 18, 2006 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

A recent report presented by Fathom Online says that search engine marketing PPC keyword prices have undergone a tremendous fall in the first quarter of 2006. For example, the average keyword bid has dropped down from $1.43 in Q4 of 2005 to $1.39 in Q1 2006, according to Fathom.

Site Text Size Expands-And So As Google Adsense Text

Apr 18, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Recently, it was discovered that Google Adsense Text size increased with the increase in the size of the page text. Surprised? Don't be. Because this particular act was done using the Firefox browser, many feel that this might be the cause of such a problem.  It was seen that when the text size was increased  by selecting "View" from the Firefox browser buttons, the Google Adsense ad box size increased as well.

New Features Included In Google Analytics

Apr 18, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

It is stated that some "great feature additions" have been added to Google Analytics which would be comprising of an upgraded support and brand new invites. A detailed picture of the whole matter is discussed on the Unofficial Google Analytics Blog which gives elborative description for the above said statement.

The update would be featuring the following features:

Yahoo! Announces New Managers

Apr 18, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

This Friday Yahoo! announced Ash Patel as the chief product officer and Qi Lu as senior president of engineering for search and marketing. This was reported by a Wall Street Journal.

Patel will report to Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and will be responsible for global product strategy and development. Lu will report to technology chief Farzad Nazem.

Podcast Directories On The Rise

Apr 18, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

The PublicRadioFan Directory lists a total of 678 public radio podcasts. Each program has a feed link. To receive a podcast all you have to do is copy and paste the feed link into a podcasting program. There are around 35 podcast categories listed on the site. You can sort by category or by source too.

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