Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Your own search engine with Google

"Wouldn't it be cool if you could easily build a search engine on your blog or website tailored to the topics and areas you know and love the most? You're not alone if you'd like that -- we've heard from partners large and small, and users across the web who want access to the Google search platform, and want to customize and make it their own. "
You will be able to select the websites that you like and include them into your web search. Any searches will then return results just the results from yours selected web sites.

  • You easily add hundreds of urls
  • You can also choose to exclude results from different sites
  • The look and feel is also customizable
  • The Google Marker allows you to add and label sites in your Custom Search Engine (CSE) or in a Google topic
  • Upload OPML, TSV, XML formats
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Google Webmaster Central Adds New Tools

Googlebot activity reports

The number of pages Googlebot's crawled from your site per day, the number of kilobytes of data Googlebot's downloaded per day, and the average time it took Googlebot to download pages. Webmaster tools show each of these for the last 90 days.

Crawl rate control

If you'd like Googlebot to slow down the crawl of your site, simply choose the Slower option. If we feel your server could handle the additional bandwidth, and we can crawl your site more, we'll let you know and offer the option for a faster crawl."

Enhanced image search

You can now opt into enhanced image search for the images on your site, which enables our tools such as Google Image Labeler to associate the images included in your site with labels that will improve indexing and search quality of those images. After you've opted in, you can opt out at any time.

Number of URLs submitted

Lets webmasters view the number of URL’s which are could in the Sitemaps submitted to Google.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

20 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results » SEO by the SEA

Search engines try to match words used in queries with words found on pages or in links pointing to those pages when providing search results.

Often, the order that pages are returned to a searcher are based upon an indexing of text on those pages, text in links pointing to those pages, and some measure of importance based upon link popularity.

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Yahoo Search Marketing’s New Platform Goes Live

This afternoon Yahoo announced that it is finally going live with the rollout and transition to its new Yahoo Search Marketing platform, dubbed ‘Panama’.

Yahoo is converting over its first group of advertisers to the Yahoo ‘Panama’ system today, and expects the majority of Yahoo advertisers to be transitioned into the system by the end of the year, with the option for advertisers to make the switch after the busy Christmas season."


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Biggest list of Google Adsense alternatives on the Net?

If you want to make money from your website or blog, then check out this huge list of alternatives to Google Adsense. Everything from CPM, CPA and CPC, to price comparison, affiliate marketing and pay per post...

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Yahoo Optimization Help, Yahoo Optimization Tips

For a long time, Yahoo seemed to be the only real player in the search engine market. Somewhere along the way, they became a hybrid search engine and web directory, allowing more than one way for users to find websites they are looking for. Being yanked highly in Yahoo allows you to have the best of both worlds. Find out more about how to optimize your website to make the best use of the Yahoo experience.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Increasing Your Traffic with Web Directories

Are web directories worth the effort anymore? Why spend the time (and in some cases money) submitting your website to a directory if it seems like nobody uses them anymore? Well, web directories are more useful to attract visitors to your site than you might think. This article gives you the surprising reason why, describes a couple of the biggest web directories, and helps you make the most of this resource."


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion in Stock

Combination Will Create New Opportunities for Users and Content Owners Everywhere

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 9, 2006 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community."

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Monday, October 09, 2006

5 Basic Tips For DMOZ Listings

With all of the recent buzz about linkbaiting, social media optimization, and the wealth of new vertical search engines launching on the market, sometimes it’s easy to glance over the basic do’s and don’ts in the world of search engine optimization. We’ve discussed link building and directory submittals before in the past, and it’s time to revisit some of this discussion.

Hands down, the top three directories where a site should be submitted are, Microsoft bCentral Small Business Directory and the Open Directory Project (DMOZ).

Quality sites can be added instantly into bCentral and Yahoo via payment, but a link in the DMOZ can be a little difficult, especially if you don’t know any editors.

Akash Kumar, CEO of Search Engine Optimization Company Vista Divine Inc., was awesome enough to lend the world his 5 tips for getting listed in DMOZ:

1. Submit your site to a proper category. Most of the sites submitted to Dmoz are rejected due to having submitted to improper or wrong categories, so you must find out the most relevant category for your site before submitting it to Dmoz. If you are unsure about which category you should submit to then just do a search in Dmoz for the sites similar to yours and note down the category to which they have been submitted to. If"

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Choosing Keywords - How to Conduct Competitive Research

So what’s involved in competitive research? The first step in competitive research is to figure out where you are in the SERPs for certain core keywords. This sounds difficult, and if approached manually, it is almost impossible to track. So you need the right kinds of tools to help you here. One tool that’s available commercially is Internet Business Pro, or IBP for short, from Alexa. You simply enter your keywords and website, and it can find your site within the top 500 for particular keywords, if there.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Tools for SEO: Search Engine Friendly URLs

Search engines prefer static URLs to dynamic URLs. This article explains the difference tells why search engines don t like dynamic URLs and shows you some ways to make your dynamic URLs look like static ones....



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