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1841: new post   Yahoo Introduces Search Direct (beta)
This new feature (currently in beta) taps into Yahoo!'s unique opportunity to combine content and structured data and to provide a rich search experience.[br][br]Search Direct predicts search results as fast as a person types, character by character, and presents those results dynamically, generating a fast, simple search experience that goes beyond a list of blue links.[br][br]Search Direct rolls out in a public beta to Yahoo! users across the U.S. today, and will be available in other Yahoo! products and markets later this year.
Yahoo Search Engine and DirectoryMar 23, 2011
1842: new post   Amazon Sued By Apple Over Appstore Name
Amazon has begun improperly using Apple's App Store mark in connection with Amazon's mobile software developer program.
EcommerceMar 22, 2011
1843: new post   Firefox 4 Launched
Firefox 4 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages.
Firefox Browser Usage and SupportMar 22, 2011
1844: new post   IE 9 Can Change the Document Mode Automatically
Have you seen this browser behavior in IE9? Click on a link to an HTML5 page, and the document mode that was set to IE9 is automatically reset to IE7.[br][br]The problematic result is that the new canvas element does not work - as well as other HTML 5 goodies. And even more puzzling part is that the page has the HTML 5 DTD. [br][br]There's a lot of detail to learn about document compatibility in IE 9.
HTMLMar 21, 2011
1845: new post   eCommerce: Managing Negative Online Reviews
Negative reviews can come about not just because the customer's buying experience has failed.[br][br]These reviews can stay online with original and scraper sites, despite satisfactory resolution.[br][br]WebmasterWorld Members discuss how ecommerce businesses can best manage negative reviews posted online.
EcommerceMar 21, 2011
1846: new post   Google's CEO Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Roots
Page's mandate now is to renew Google's energy and drive, and in some ways he is the perfect person to perform that task. He is also perhaps the quirkiest person to ever run a $30 billion company. Google has had a wild ride over its first 12 years. It's about to get even wilder.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMar 20, 2011
1847: new post   ICANN Approves New .X X X Top Level Domain
Today the ICANN Board of Directors authorized the CEO of ICANN to execute the proposed registry agreement for the .[smilestopper]xxx sTLD with ICM Registry.
Domain NamesMar 19, 2011
1848: new post   Microsoft Takes Down Rustock Botnet - Removes 39% of Email Spam
How about some good news? The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has dismantled a huge and complex botnet called Rustock, an operation given the credit (or blame) for 39% of all email spam. [br][br]Writing on the TechNet blog, Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit explained the complex of legal and technical action that lead to this success.
Webmaster GeneralMar 19, 2011
1849: new post   After the Google Panda Update,What Improvements Have You Seen?
WebmasterWorld members discuss the status of the Panda update at Google.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 18, 2011
1850: new post   AdSense to Load Faster For Content Publishers Worldwide
We've now developed a new ads delivery technique to improve the speed of websites that display AdSense ads, so that it doesn't slow down your page content. We're very happy to announce that we've eliminated this slowdown for the majority of websites and for a number of browsers, and are seeing pages load as much as a second faster than before.[br][br]At this time, we're deploying globally for users of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and will be expanding the list of browsers that benefit from this speed-up soon.
Google AdSenseMar 17, 2011
1851: new post   Google AdWords "Billing Content Change" Email Is Legitimate, and Not Phishing
I checked the headers, and it *looks* like it might have come from Google. But the email itself looks kind of skeevy, and I'm not replying to it.[br][br]If it *is* legit, suggest Google find a better way to communicate this - like through our account interfaces.
Google AdWordsMar 17, 2011
1852: new post   Does Google Whitelist Certain Websites?
Webmasters have long wondered if Google maintains a whitelist that protects certain domains from penalties. As reported on SERoundtable, Google issued a statement to clarify the question. [br][br]Their answer denies anything like a "get out of jail free" card, but it explains what they call "exception lists" or "exception logs."[br][br]
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 17, 2011
1853: new post   Court Finds SEO Firm Responsible For Online Sales of Counterfeit Goods
"For Internet Intermediaries like SEOs and web hosts, this should be a cautionary warning," says Christopher Finnerty, one of the lawyers for Cleveland Golf.[br][br]"The jury found that web hosts and SEO's cannot rely solely on third parties to police their web sites and provide actual notice of counterfeit sales from the brand owners.[br][br]Even prior to notification from a third party, Internet intermediaries must be proactive to stop infringing sales when they knew or should have known that these illegal sales were occurring through one of the web sites they host."
General Search Engine Marketing IssuesMar 16, 2011
1854: new post   Microsoft IE9 Ready for Download
The final, consumer-ready Internet Explorer 9 is available for download starting at 9:00 PM PDT at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 39 languages.[br][br]With this set of browser releases, the best experience of the Web is on Windows.[br][br]IE9 shows how your Web experience and browser are only as good as the operating system they run on...
Microsoft Internet ExplorerMar 15, 2011
1855: new post   Google to Take Another Try at Social Networking
"... the service will offer photo, video and status message sharing. Everything users share on Circles will be shared only with the most appropriate circle of social contacts in their lives, not with all your contacts in bulk. Circles may be shown off at an event co-hosted tonight by the ACLU, an organization focused on privacy and the liberties it affords. It may not be a big public launch yet, but it's clear that this is a major product in the works at the very least."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMar 13, 2011
1856: new post   US Senate to Investigate Google for Antitrust Issues
Google's dominance in Internet search are among the issues the Senate's leading legislator on antitrust issues plans to scrutinize in the months ahead. [br][br]Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) specifically called out Google as a potential cause for concern. The senator in December urged the Justice Department to conduct a "careful review" of the search giant's attempted acquisition of travel search software firm ITA.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMar 11, 2011
1857: new post   Google Adds Block Domain To Search
"Once you click the link to 'Block all example.com results' you'll get a confirmation message, as well as the option to undo your choice. You'll see the link whether or not you're signed in, but the domains you block are connected with your Google Account, so you'll need to sign in before you can confirm a block.[br][br]Now when you click a result and then return to Google, you'll find a new link next to 'Cached' that reads 'Block all example.com results.'[br][br]Once you've blocked a domain, you won't see it in your future search results. (Side note: Sometimes you may have to search on a new term, rather than simply refreshing your browser, before you'll notice the domain has been successfully removed.) The next time you're searching and a blocked page would have appeared, you'll see a message telling you results have been blocked, making it easy to manage your personal list of blocked sites. This message will appear at the top or bottom of the results page depending on the relevance of the blocked pages."
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 11, 2011
1858: new post   FF4 RC For Win, Mac and Linux Ready for Download
The millions of users testing Firefox 4 will be automatically updated to this version and will join our Mozilla QA team in validating the new features, enhanced performance and stability and HTML5 capabilities in Firefox 4.[br][br]The team has fixed more than 8,000 bugs since the first beta release of Firefox 4.
Firefox Browser Usage and SupportMar 10, 2011
1859: new post   Microsoft adCenter To Introduce Quality Score
Beginning this spring, advertisers will be able to leverage a new adCenter Quality Score for optimizing campaigns in the Bing+Yahoo search marketplace.[br][br]* Quality Score will be on a 1-10 scale, and be calculated at the keyword level for each match-type being purchased[br][br]* Scores are designed to represent how competitive your keyword is within the marketplace, with three sub-scores for keyword relevance, landing page relevance, and landing page user experience[br][br][br]* Actionable guidance will be provided to optimize and improve your quality score[br][br]* At launch, scores will be visible and exportable from the adCenter Web UI, and accessible through adCenter Reporting and Reporting APIs
BingAds (was MSN/Microsoft AdCenter)Mar 9, 2011
1860: new post   Microsoft To Launch Final Version IE9 March 14
We will release the final version of Internet Explorer 9 for download beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific.
Microsoft Internet ExplorerMar 9, 2011
1861: new post   Google Ventures, Sequoia, Salesforce Give HubSpot $32M
Google Ventures today joined Sequoia Capital and Salesforce.com Inc. in a $32 million Series D round for HubSpot. The company has now raised $65 million.[br][br]"We agree with HubSpot's belief that search engines, social media and mobile devices have fundamentally changed how businesses should market themselves," said Rich Miner, a partner at Google Ventures and a co-founder of Android Inc. (which Google acquired in 2005), in a statement. "We're thrilled to support their efforts to help thousands of small and medium businesses reach potential customers."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMar 9, 2011
1862: new post   New Rules On Cookies to Come Into Effect in Europe
Businesses are being urged to sort out how they get consent so they can keep on using cookies.[br][br]The changes are demanded by the European e-Privacy directive which comes into force in the UK in late May.[br][br]However, the directive is likely to have an impact on the more general use of cookies that remember login details and enable people to speed up their use of sites they visit regularly.[br][br]It could mean that after 25 May, users see many more pop-up windows and dialogue boxes asking them to let sites gather data.
Webmaster GeneralMar 8, 2011
1863: new post   Adobe Experiments With 'Wallaby', Flash Into HTML 5 Software
Adobe is fighting Apple's blockade of Flash technology on iOS devices with an experimental software called Wallaby that can convert Flash files into HTML5.[br][br]Wallaby, a cross-platform AIR app demoed in October, is now available to download on Adobe's Labs pages, as a technology preview for PC and Mac developers.
Flash and ShockwaveMar 8, 2011
1864: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - March 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for March 2011.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 8, 2011
1865: new post   Skype Launches Ads Service On Skype
Today we announce something new, the launch of advertising in Skype, which will appear in the Home tab in Skype starting this week.[br][br]Ads will appear in the US, UK and Germany and advertising sales for Skype are initially focused in those markets. [br][br]
Webmaster GeneralMar 7, 2011
1866: new post   Bing Teams Up With KAYAK In Travel Search
Teaming up with KAYAK, a leading innovator in travel search, allows us [Bing] to provide a more comprehensive travel search experience. In the coming weeks KAYAK will provide flight search results in the U.S. from multiple cities, airports and airlines, giving customers access to a larger set of flight itineraries as they work to plan and book travel on Bing. [br][br]For Bing, this means we can focus our development resources on delivering even more unique and valuable features for customers. In essence, this lets us do more for our customers as we continue to invest in next-generation travel experiences.
Bing Search Engine NewsMar 5, 2011
1867: new post   Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal Share Insider Detail on Panda Update
Wired Magazine interviewed both Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal and in the process got some helpful insight into the Farm Update. Some of the speculation we've had at WebmasterWorld is confirmed.[br][br]The process of creating this update used input from human quality raters. They were asked questions like: "Would you be comfortable giving this site your credit card? Would you be comfortable giving medicine prescribed by this site to your kids? Does this site have excessive ads?"[br][br]Then the formal algorithm was developed and back-checked against the human input.[br][br]
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 3, 2011
1868: new post   Microsoft and Google Together Sue GeoTag Inc Over Patent
Google and Microsoft have joined forces to take down a Texas company's geotagging patent that they claim has been used in lawsuits against more than 300 entities, many of which are customers of the two companies. Microsoft and Google want to protect Google Maps and Bing Maps against this kind of activity.[br][br]The complaint, filed in Delaware on March 1, 2011, asks for declaration of invalidity of the patent asserted, judgment that Google's and Microsoft's customers do not infringe any valid claim of the patent, and "a preliminary and permanent injunction precluding GeoTag (and affiliated persons and entities) from suing for infringement or otherwise asserting infringement of the (patent in question) against customers of (Microsoft's and Google's) Mapping Services for store locators or other locators on websites."
Webmaster GeneralMar 3, 2011
1869: new post   A New Way to Look at Anchor Text Links
I have been doing a good amount of testing lately, especially when it comes to anchor text links. The testing I've been doing is limited a little bit, but I thought I would share my results.[br][br]The links I've tested have been always within the middle of a sentence, not links that appear in a sidebar, in a footer, or anywhere else on a page--always within the text in the middle of a sentence. (-subscription required)
Google SEOMar 2, 2011
1870: new post   Opera 11.5 Has Full Hardware Acceleration
Our hardware acceleration is a bit different from what other browsers are doing. Like IE9 and Firefox 4, we do full hardware acceleration of all draw operations, but unlike those browsers, who only offer this acceleration on Windows Vista and Windows 7, our implementation will run on any OS with sufficient hardware support.[br][br]This means we can have full hardware acceleration on Windows XP, Linux, Mac OS X and OpenGL ES 2 capable devices such as recent smartphones and web-enabled TVs.
Opera Browser Usage and SupportMar 2, 2011
1871: new post   Google Is Working on an Algo Fix For Major Problems With Update
Here's official news that many sites have been waiting to hear. Google fellow Amit Singal is quoted in Wired: [br][br]"We deeply care about the people who are generating high-quality content sites, which are the key to a healthy web ecosystem," Singhal said. [br][br]"Therefore any time a good site gets a lower ranking or falsely gets caught by our algorithm - and that does happen once in a while even though all of our testing shows this change was very accurate - we make a note of it and go back the next day to work harder to bring it closer to 100 percent." [br][br]"That's exactly what we are going to do, and our engineers are working as we speak building a new layer on top of this algorithm to make it even more accurate than it is."
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 2, 2011
1872: new post   Google Pressures Yelp Over Reviews
"We are unhappy with the way Google uses our users' review on its Places page. However, there is no solution to the problem. [b]Google's position is that we can take ourselves out of its search index if we don't want them to use our reviews on Places[/b]. But that is not an option for us, and other sites like us, such as TripAdvisor, as we get a large volume of our traffic via Google search... We just don't get any value out of our reviews appearing on Google places and haven't been given an option other than to remove ourselves from search, how to improve this situation."
Google SEO News and DiscussionMar 2, 2011
1873: new post   Facebook Updates Comments Box Plugin
More Social Relevance[br][br]The upgraded Comments Box uses social signals to surface the highest quality comments for each user. Comments are ordered to show users the most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and the most liked or active discussion threads, while comments marked as spam are hidden from view.
Facebook MarketingMar 1, 2011
1874: new post   CNN: Growing Backlash to (MFA) Content Farm Update
CNN: "Google made one of the biggest changes ever to its search results this week, which immediately had a noticeable effect on many Web properties that rely on the world's biggest search engine to drive traffic to their sites. Comments from site operators lit up on the WebmasterWorld.com forum starting on Wednesday. Many webmasters complained that traffic to their sites dropped dramatically overnight, and others expressed concern that they can't adapt quickly enough to Google's changes to its algorithm."
Google SEO News and DiscussionFeb 26, 2011
1875: new post   Bing Goes More Social and Extends Facebook "Liked" Results
"A few months ago, we announced an exciting partnership with Facebook to make search more social. As part of that work, we introduced Liked Results, which promotes links your friends have publicly liked or shared via Facebook. Today we are extending Liked Results to annotate any of the URLs returned by our algorithmic search results to all users in the US."
Bing Search Engine NewsFeb 25, 2011
1876: new post   Stopping Scrapers From The Start
"I'm putting a *huge* number of pages of content online. I'm looking to stop the scraping/copying/bots from the outset and I need bandwidth kept to a minimum."
Search Engine Spider and User Agent IdentificationFeb 25, 2011
1877: new post   Google Goes After AdSense Farms With Update
"Google said Thursday that it had made a major change to its algorithm in an effort to improve the rankings of high-quality Web sites in its search results, and to reduce the visibility of low-quality sites. While the company did not say so explicitly, the change appears to be directed in part at so-called content farms like eHow and Answerbag, which generate articles based on popular search queries so they will rise to the top of the rankings and attract clicks."
Google SEO News and DiscussionFeb 25, 2011
1878: new post   Google Announces Major Algorithm Change
From Google's announcement: "In the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what's going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful."

According to Danny Sullivan's recent interview: "Officially, Google isn't saying the algorithm change is targeting content farms. The company specifically declined to confirm that, when I asked. However, Matt Cutts — who heads Google's spam fighting team — told me, 'I think people will get the idea of the types of sites we're talking about.'"
Google SEO News and DiscussionFeb 25, 2011
1879: new post   Yahoo to Close MyBlogLog
Users of MyBlogLog, a start-up that Yahoo acquired in 2007 for about $10 million, received an e-mail early today announcing the service's demise.[br][br]The announcement is not exactly a surprise. MyBlogLog was one of the Yahoo services listed on a leaked presentation screenshot from December as a property that would likely be sold or shut down as the troubled Yahoo cuts costs.
Blogging SEO Blog AdministrationFeb 24, 2011
1880: new post   Link Building Games and Schemes
What has the link building business gotten into![br][br]WebmasterWorld members debate the common, time wasting approach to asking for links.
Link DevelopmentFeb 24, 2011
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