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Google Mobile Search Front for Verizon? - 08/29/08 09:32 AM
Google and Verizon are in talks to secure a Mobile Search Deal, according to Wall Street Journal reports. If the deal is closed, it would make Google the default search provider for Verizon mobile devices. Previously, Verizon and other mobile technology have been reluctant to let search companies such as Google, Yahoo!, MSN and others enter this arena. Allegedly Google, upon closing of potential deal, would share the advertising revenue generated with Verizon. The goal is to create a new search platform to streamline business, making it easy for Verizon users to access search options from their mobile devices. For updates (0 comments)
Yahoo and NBC lead in Olympic viewers - 08/27/08 08:49 AM
NBC purchased the sole rights to broadcast the Summer Olympic Games in the United States, a distinct advantage over its competitors both in the land of television as well as online. NBC is the only media organization permitted to use the Olympics logos as well. This failed to stop Yahoo from getting in on the action. The online marketing mind that is Yahoo maintained a series of slide shows, news and feature stories covering the Olympic Games-giving NBC a true run for its marketing and online advertising money. The creative online work of Yahoo placed them fairly close to the traffic (0 comments)
Yahoo! Search Monkey climbs upward - 08/25/08 08:38 AM
In the competitive and continuously evolving search engine industry, Yahoo!’s latest Search Monkey enables developers to create search result enhancements based on semantic user data collected. Initially the semantically enhanced listings were not visible or “turned on” for users by default, which was an issue because most searchers do not customize their search options. Recently Yahoo! Has turned on several of the enhanced listings on Search Monkey by default, in efforts to experiment with the search experience and gauge user responses. The new defaults have motivated searchers to experiment with their search experiences. Yahoo! is also supporting Search Monkey developers by (0 comments)
Advertising on Google's content network - 08/20/08 12:52 PM
Advertising on Google's content network introduces several new advertising techniques designed to be more user friendly and targeted. The enhancements are frequency capping, frequency reporting, improved ads quality, and view-through conversions. The new frequency capping enhancement will enable advertisers to have control over the amount of times the same ad is viewed by uses, creating a more user friendly advertising experience for users who do not care to see the same advertisement constantly. On the advertising end opinions will vary about repetition-some feeling it creates a permanent product memory, others feel consumers may block out ads deemed irritatingly repetitive. Also added (0 comments)
T-Mobile, HTC and Google Partner to Launch Smartphone - 08/18/08 08:24 AM
Google is planning to launch its android software powered smartphone- developed by leading manufacturer HTC, to be provided through T-Mobile. The smartphone is to be comparable to the popular iphone, which has been an enormous success in the industry. The alliance is hoping to create a smartphone that can compete in the market and perhaps even provide something new to consumers. The touch-screen technology smartphone is to be powered by Google's android software. The phone will allow users the freedom to individualize functions, much like the iphone and other smartphones with computer capabilities. The company is hoping to release the smartphone (0 comments)
Yahoo and Customized Ads - 08/15/08 09:04 AM
World Wide Web and search engine presence Yahoo announced on Friday plans to permit users to opt out of customized advertising on the pages of Yahoo. Yahoo had previously implemented the option to turn off customized advertising on the pages of other companies, and this will be an extension of that. Through Yahoo's Privacy Center, users will have the choice of removing customized ads from the screens of Yahoo pages. The announcement to allow users this option seems to be in response to a privacy letter by four House Members. There were 33 letters issued by the top congressmen at the (0 comments)
Google and YouTube - 08/13/08 08:31 AM
It is foreseeable that Google's purchase of YouTube has the potential to be one of the best technological acquisitions of all time. In the aftermath of the acquisition, YouTube has enjoyed an increase in volume of its user-contributed videos. The master of search engines and online marketing tools is no stranger to expansion and new ideals. The idea being that Google is the go-to of search engines, and YouTube is then naturally the go-to for video clips. It is always important to keep your sights on future developments, and video has the potential to evolve into a digital on-demand format over (0 comments)
Google's Insight for Search - 08/13/08 08:29 AM
Always at the forefront of search engine tools, Google has unleashed its latest tool-called Insight for Search. Intended for marketers to act as a database of search engine requests, Insight for Search allows everyone to track keywords and phrases typed into Google's search box for popularity. Insight is an extension of two-year old Google Trends which displays Google's most searched terms, such as names of persons and business news, going a step further to also display keywords and phrases used in the queries. Insight for Search enables users to display the needed data by geographical location complete with a map for (0 comments)
Simulate a Search Engine Spider - 08/08/08 07:57 AM
Duplicate Content Checker Tool - 08/06/08 07:41 AM
It is known that search engines detect websites that contain similar and duplicate content. This search engine tool permits users to verify the percentage of similar content between website pages. The search engine penalizes similar and duplicate websites, though the exact percentage/punishment system is unknown and varies from search engine to search engine. It is important to be aware of websites with similar or identical content to your website, to avoid being labeled as a spammer and therefore blacklisted by search engines. It is also vital to be mindful of having similar content within your own website pages, such as with (3 comments)
Google, Yahoo, Cuil? - 08/04/08 07:29 AM
What is cool about Cuil is that is a cost efficient search engine . Yahoo's initial investment to enter the search arena was $300 million, Cuil's architecture permits entry into a ‘series B' price point; for a second round of venture capital, the standard term is not in hundreds of millions, but in the millions or tens of millions of dollars. Cuil has raised two rounds of capital-$8 million and $25 million, yet spent only $7 million. Cuil's parents are Anna Patterson and husband Tom Costello. In the late 90s they founded Xift, a search engine. Anne later wrote a search (0 comments)
Your Website, Your Sales Representative - 08/01/08 08:58 AM
A website that functions as a top notch sales team 24/7 can be a vital asset to any type of business. Building a website that acts as a powerful sales tool can be extremely time consuming, as it requires extensive research as well as creative and technical talent. Your sales team works hard, but your website must work harder. Your website has to be available 24/7 and not only remain user friendly but up to speed with current SEO trends and tweaks. Your website needs to consistently function optimally to produce wealth. You cannot expect to generate leads through a site (1 comments)
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