Newsletter Archive: 2006

Google Forgetful About Memorial Day
Google has been known to commemorate darn near anything by changing its logo on holidays, famous birthdays, and designated awareness days. But when Memorial Day rolled around this year, many noticed a definite lack of commemoration - again...

Date: 2006-05-31

Yahoo Updates Index, Feedback Process
The latest weather report from Yahoo for its search engine has some changes in where sites are ranked and what is now in the search index. Yahoo reported in its Search Blog that another update had taken place recently...

Date: 2006-05-30

Ethical SEO, and Competitor Monitoring
When a company undertakes a search engine optimization program, whether it is performed in-house or outsourced to an SEO service, most of the attention...

Date: 2006-05-26

What About Google Co-op?
Google has been on a new feature launch tear here recently, which began at this year's Google Press Day. Of these tools, Google Trends is probably getting the most publicity and with good reason...

Date: 2006-05-25

Taking Stock With
The Smart Answers feature available through the Ask search engine provides some nice shortcuts for people searching for information on publicly traded companies...

Date: 2006-05-24

Will The New MSN Eat Into Google?
"I am wondering if the new search on MSN will start to eat away at Google? I realize Google is still the preferred choice of most web savvy searchers, but Google is getting so big"...

Date: 2006-05-23

Getting Indexed But No Hits?
Over in our forum WebProWorld there is a discussion going on how to get visitor traffic once your site is indexed by the search engines...

Date: 2006-05-22

Google Hits The Street Down Under
Street-level mapping comes to Australia and New Zealand by way of Google Maps, though this soft launch appears to need further development to please users in those countries.

Date: 2006-05-19

Yahoo Is Pleased With Themselves
Yahoo has a new ad system, and the search engine company is quite pleased with itself about it. The innovative system promises to let advertisers target their audience not only by what keywords they type, but also by their demographic, their physical location, and their other activities on the Yahoo network.

Date: 2006-05-18

Yahoo: The Future Of Information
The newly unveiled redesign of the Yahoo homepage incorporates elements gleaned from one school's streamlining of its name.

Date: 2006-05-17

Google Chef Search May Restart
Rumors have begun to swirl that Steve Petusevsky has ditched his gig as one of Google's new executive chefs barely a month after snaring the high-profile job...

Date: 2006-05-16

Gtalkr Gone Googling
The Gtalkr instant messaging client, which combined several applications into a single Flash-based webpage, has vanished from the web...

Date: 2006-05-15

Brin Cracks On Yahoo Censorship
Google co-founder Sergey Brin let a member of Amnesty International know just where they should worry about censorship and other human rights issues...

Date: 2006-05-12

Google Press Day - Eustace On Crawling
Alan Eustace is Google's Senior Vice President, Engineering & Research, and during his talk at Google's media event he handled a few questions and expounded on the virtues of the crawl...

Date: 2006-05-11

What People Are Asking Google
Google Press Day is under way, where the media will pick the brains of various Google company members like CEO Eric Schmidt. Mike McDonald, managing editor of WebProNews, is on hand to represent our readers and forum participants...

Date: 2006-05-10

Dorkus Maximus Sues Google Over Porn
A New York politician's effort to sue Google for being the "world's largest facilitator and distributor of child pornography" may have earned him more scorn than points. Nassau County legislator Jeffrey Toback, champion of toy gun bans, slapped the search giant with a lawsuit last week...

Date: 2006-05-08

BMW Runs Google Down With An Ad
After Matt Cutts demonstrated Google would back up its efforts on banning international sites that violate its guidelines by dumping, the automaker took a delayed shot at Google in response.

Date: 2006-05-04 Hits The Airwaves
Buoyed by the growth of the Search & Media division, IAC/InterActiveCorp plans to launch a television campaign with NBC and air advertisements during several shows.

Date: 2006-05-03

Searching In Any Language
Look past the "babe" in Babelplex and think Tower of Babel instead of pin-up girl. It'll save you the disappointment of blindly clicking the link only to discover it's a Google mashup that allows you to search split-screen style in a number of languages...

Date: 2006-05-02

Amazon Dumps Google For Microsoft
Windows Live Search now delivers the web search results for a pair of Amazon's services, the A9 search engine and the Alexa web traffic research site...

Date: 2006-05-01
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