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Google Acquisitions : Papers, Employees &Patents;
Google Acquisitions : Papers, Employees & PatentsBill Slawski of WebAdvantage.net and Cre8asite Forums (you know, the guy with 10,000 forum responses and who’s always digging around search patents), recently too the time to look into some of the companies which Google has acquired, their employees, and papers published by the …

Yahoo Search Open Shortcuts in Beta
Yahoo Search Open Shortcuts in BetaOn the Yahoo Search Blog, Don Chennavasin and Lalgudi Kannan have announced a new Yahoo Shortcuts tool which lets Yahoo users construct their own customized Yahoo Shortcuts; Open Shortcuts. The whole idea looks like a pretty good way to let Yahoo users not only develop …

Yahoo Free Submit Your Site Broken
Yahoo Free Submit Your Site BrokenIf you have been trying to submit your site to the Yahoo! Submit Your Site form, you are probably getting a timeout error.Submit Your Site Request FailedYour submission request was not accepted because: The following resulted when trying to access your document: timeout Please correct …

Google Bundling Google Toolbar with Hardware
Google Bundling Google Toolbar with HardwareGoogle is expanding its toolbar partnerships beyond web downloads &computer software and into the hardware market. Aaron at Threadwatch points to a story on Google’s partnership with Lexar Media and USB Flash Drives.Lexar Media Inc. on Tuesday said it is adding Google applications, including …

Search Engine Blog Awards To Be Announced Wednesday December 20th
Search Engine Blog Awards To Be Announced Wednesday December 20thThe reader voting for the 2005 Search Engine Blog Awards is finished and the Search Engine Journal will be announcing the awared winners tomorrow, Wednesday December 20th. I was originally planning on announcing the awards winners yesterday, but due to the …

Ask Jeeves To Grow 20% Says IAC
Ask Jeeves To Grow 20% Says IACAndy shows that The Street reports that Diller Asks Jeeves to Grow. Specifically by 20% says Berkowitz;Barry Diller’s Internet empire expects to increase the staff at its Ask Jeeves search engine by about 20%, Ask Jeeves head Steve Berkowitz says. The expansion comes as …

Matt Cutts : Google &SEO; Interviews
Matt Cutts : Google & SEO Interviews2005 may be remembered as the year of the Green Chicken for some, and the year of Paris Hilton and the Pritt-Aniston break up for others, but for the SEO community, I’m taking the liberty to declare 2005 to have been the Year of …

Google Landing Page Quality Rankings &Organic; SEO
Google Landing Page Quality Rankings & Organic SEOI saw this a couple days ago but didn’t give it much thought until an idea occurred to me. What if Google decides, after tweaking this landing page measurement algorithm, to begin applying it to regular SERPs? Well in this article I …

Local.com Search Engine Offers Insider Pages Reviews &Advertising;
Local.com Search Engine Offers Insider Pages Reviews & AdvertisingLocal.com has been building some strong partnerships over the last three months, including new partners in Looksmart’s FURL and Ingenio Pay Per Call advertising. Now, Local.com has announced a new advertising and user review content partnership with Insider Pages, a community oriented …

Yahoo Sponsored Listings Getting Face Lift
Yahoo Sponsored Listings Getting Face LiftAn email went out last night to all Yahoo! Search Marketing (Overture) customers notifying them of new changes to come to YSM in 2006. YahooSarah at Search Engine Watch created a thread named New Look Coming For Yahoo Sponsored Search Listings where she informs the …