Who sends more traffic, Google News or Digg? A rare event of being tops with both at the same time let Danny do a case study. Groowe's fantastic search toolbar gets Digg and Delicious support. Should you worry a bug on Microsoft's Windows Live Search might let someone dump your site? Did Google change AdWords ranking to make more money for the holidays? And more!
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- Case Study: Digg Versus Google News Traffic, Daggle
- Danny Daggles on News Search vs Social News, Search Engine Journal
Toolbar Gets Digg & Delicious Support
Groowe is that rare product promising to improve search that I've stuck with over the years. Indeed, this toolbar that lets you search multiple search engines is on my list of new things I always install on a new computer. Now version 1.5 for Firefox is out, with new support for Digg and Delicious. Fantastic!...
Reveals How To Remove Sites From MSN Live Search?
Boogybonbon.com has revealed how you can potentially de-list your competitor's site from Microsoft's search engine. In short, most sites return a 200 status header for when you go to a page like domain.com/index.html?test=test or domain.com/index.html?test=test1234, etc. You can play on that by convincing Microsoft that a particular site has hundreds or thousands of duplicate pages, and at some point, Microsoft may penalize the site with a duplicate content penalty, where they de-list your site and home page. That is the short story, if you want the long write up visit Boogybonbon.com. Postscript: Other coverage at Threadwatch and Search Engine Watch...
AdWords Algorithm Kicks In; Google Advertisers Upset
Earlier this week, we reported that Google will be launching a new landing page quality score algorithm for AdWords ranking and pricing. It has now been released and Google AdWords advertisers are speaking up. It appears, like in the past, this update is forcing many advertisers to bid higher for their keywords, in order to realize top placement and clicks on their ads. There are a ton of good write ups already on this topic, so let me send you to the ones I found....
- It's a Beautiful Sweet Red Day in the Arbitrage-Hood, Traffick
- Microsoft adCenter Policy on Multiple Ads per Advertiser, adCenter blog
- More on
Google OneBox Results
Today's SearchDay article, A Closer Look at Google OneBox Results, is the final installment in our series looking at the special features search engines have introduced to push "direct answers" to the top of many search result pages. The first three were A Closer Look at Ask's Smart Answers, A Closer Look At Microsoft's Instant Answers and A Closer Look at Yahoo Shortcuts....
- Marisa Mayer on Googley Lessons, John Battelle
- Google says speed is king, News.com
- Yahoo planning a 180 on Yahoo 360, ZDNet.com
- Got .gov?, SEO BlackHat
- .gov Hosting on ebay, Dave Naylor
- ReviewMe Launches : New Blog Advertising Network, Search Engine Journal
- Review Me Launches, SEO Book
- Wordpress.com doesn’t allow PayPerPost and other SEO gaming, Robert Scoble
- Paid Blog Posts?, Google Blogscoped