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- Microsoft To
Buy Health Search Engine Medstory Inc.
Microsoft to Buy Health Information Search Engine at the New York Times reports that Microsoft is buying the Medstory health search engine. Microsoft plans on building out a specialized search engine focused on delivering medical information to consumers, the story reports....
- Google Steps
Up Web Page Malware Notifications
The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced that they are now stepping up malware notifications to webmasters. They are giving more detailed reports on the malware issues with a specific site and they are also sending email notifications to webmasters about these malware warnings. In the past, Google just posted a...
- AdWords Editor
3.0 Available For Windows; Mac Version Coming In Weeks
The Inside AdWords Blog announced that the AdWords Editor program has been updated and has extra features including: Add or edit site-targeted campaigns Add or edit negative sites for keyword- and site-targeted campaigns Edit another account while posting or checking your changes Pause or resume individual ads, keywords, and sites...
- Where's The Official Google Windows Blog?, Daggle
- Social Media
Not Converting? Put Down The Shotgun & Use A Rifle!
One of the most frequently asked question I get about social media marketing is "Should we try and market to all social media sites or just focus on certain ones?" There are a couple ways to answer that question, and it really depends on a lot of factors. In...
Research Steps & Tool Update
Five Steps to Effective Keyword Research by Lisa Barone shares some of the basic steps to take when it comes to keyword research, which is the cornerstone of SEO. Complimentary to Lisa's article is an updated tool by SEO Book named New Keyword List Cleaner Tool....
- Google Maps Mashups: Not just for coders!, Official Google Maps Blog
- Find Road & Map Errors On Google Maps? How To Report Them, Search Engine Roundtable
- A Challenge To The Well-Intentioned SEO Industry, Publishing 2.0
- Dave Pasternack – Master Chef Extraordinaire, Greg Boser
- Yahoo! is Clearly Confused About My Personal Relationships, SEOmoz
- SES: Google’s Fox Clarifies Sitemaps, PageRank, WebProNews
- Did I get banned in Google, Dave Naylor
- 8 Googler Alternatives To Superstar Matt Cutts, Search Engine Land
- Piper Pegs 2011 Web Ad Spending at Over $80 Billion, ClickZ
- IKEA faces trademark trouble after Google ad campaign, Pandia
- Search Engines
Do Not Have To Display All Ads Says Court
Eric Goldberg summarizes a court decision in Langdon v. Google (PDF) showing a court deciding how search engines do not have to display all ads. Langdon took Google to court to force Google to display ads that "attacked people." Reportedly, Langdon is a complainer or griper and he wanted to...
- Google Ink
Sends Ask.com New Google Pen
First Ask.com had some fun with Google earlier this month, joking about how their Google pen "flatlined" and ran out of ink during a crucial meeting. Now Google gets in on the joke in good spirit, sending Ask a new pen along with a letter discussing the Google Pen's "redundant"...