Weekly Search Buzz Roundup - 09/07/07: Google Link Update, Live Search Portal, & Yahoo's BlueLithium

Sep 7, 2007 - 12:01 pm 0 by

search-buzz-roundup.gifAh, September has come around. School is back in session. We had work on Labor Day, and Nathan Weinberg picked up our logo in case you didn't. And we posted about the only other logo from Dogpile which indicates that summer is over. :( Sad.

Microsoft Goodies

Microsoft is accepting users into its live search portal. And after changes are done to adCenter tonight, advertisers can rejoice. Importing data from other campaigns? Sch-weeet!

Google Easter Eggs Make You Fly

In case you haven't heard, the newest version of Google Earth has an easter egg: a flight simulator. Now it's more than just informative; it's fun!

Give Matt Cutts a Break

Matt wants you to use Google Groups. And some people just don't want to accept that. But come on; let's be fair to the guy. He's one person. We're millions of webmasters.

Yahoo to Behaviorally Ad Target

Yahoo has acquired BlueLithium, a behavior ad agency. This is exciting news to most people. I think it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

These Results Aren't Relevant

Okay, seriously, I don't know why nobody brought this up earlier, but I agree wholeheartedly with the concern that Google should remove RSS listings from the SERPs. Do I really need to explain myself? I don't want to click a link and get a Feedburner subscription page or a Bloglines page. I want to see the content of the information I'm searching for. Google, please take note.

The Google Webmaster Link Tool September 2007 Update is Here

And now we have September 2007's top stories by number of links. Barry does a great job making a nice table. Ironically, though, my post about getting access to Gmail accounts of those who have died still has a lot of link juice. But anyway, Barry does this every month. Give him a pat on the back.

Making Millions off Google AdSense

It doesn't typically happen. On your first day, you probably won't make much off AdSense earnings. Most people still have their day jobs. Don't hold your breath or assume you can get rich fast off Google AdSense.

Google News Takes Over the Wires

Google News is now showing AP content on its own pages and reducing duplicate news stories from the same source. I'm not sure what to think about this one. If I find a story by AP on multiple sources, I might be compelled to click on another news story there that piques my interest. With the duplicate story filter preventing me from accessing these pages, I may never see some news stories of interest to me.

Google Webmaster Central News

Today, Google Webmaster Central changed its landing page. It looks pretty. And earlier this week, a webmaster successfully included URLs that were once removed from the URL removal tool. Cool.

Microsoft Performs Official Tests that Smell Spammy

Remember those weird referrals from Microsoft's Live Search? Well, it's a real test as confirmed by a Microsoft rep. Don't block them because you could be delisted. Ironic.

Google Advanced Search Gets Better

The Google Advanced Search page has added more features. Now, you can search for results that were added to the SERPs within a particular timeframe. Another sch-weet from me.

Has Yahoo! Stopped Supporting the NOYDIR Tag?

Well, we don't know. But webmasters report that Yahoo is ignoring that tag. Hopefully, it is a bug. No word on whether it is or not yet.

Uh, When is Google's 9th Birthday?

When will Google celebrate its 9th birthday? They haven't done so yet this month, but it's about time that they do it. Come on, someone is looking for a pretty logo. And I want cake.

Now I'm going to get lunch. But no cake. :(


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