Yahoo has a new way to block off parts of your web pages from being indexed. Going to try robots-nocontent? Belgian papers make a sort-of peace in Google and become searchable once more. Google is (rumored) to be buying everything. Google features VW on its blog (to bad about VW turning out to be using hidden text). And more in today's episode!
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Supports New Robots-Nocontent Tag To Block Indexing Within A Page
For over a decade, search engines have supported standards allowing you to prevent pages from being spidered or included within a search index. Today, Yahoo now supports a new twist -- a way to flag that part of your page shouldn't be included in an index. It's called the...
- Robots-Nocontent | How To Spot Abuse By Sneaky Webmasters, Andy Beard
- Yahoo! search going to torture Webmasters, Sebastian's Pamphlets
Papers Back In Google; Begin Using Standards For Blocking
Belgian newspapers that sued Google to be removed from its index are now back in, having agreed to use the commonly-accepted blocking standards that they initially rejected as not being legal. Google and the group representing the papers, Copiepresse, have issued a joint statement. That's below, along with a look...
Leading Wireless Challenge Against Broadband Incumbents
Google Goes Wireless from BusinessWeek reports on Google's lobbying in Washington DC to open up a government auction of licenses for those wanting to provide new wireless services. We know that Google, Microsoft and others would love to use a slice of these radio waves to run their own...
Buys EU Mobile Ad Firm ScreenTonic
Microsoft announced earlier today that it had acquired six-year-old European mobile ad platform company ScreenTonic. Last February, Microsoft acquired European mobile search provider MotionBridge. This past March Microsoft bought Tellme. Thus, the company is putting together an impressive suite of mobile assets for both consumers and carriers....
- Yahoo Rolls
Out oneSearch In Canada And Europe
Yahoo isn't waiting for consumers to download its mobile application Go or for handset makers to distribute it. The company is stepping up its push to make Go's central feature, oneSearch, available via any Web-enabled mobile phone. This evening Yahoo oneSearch, which launched in the U.S. in March, replaces existing...
- Google Might
Buy NBC, Dow Jones (Walmart, Amazon, Pepsi....)
How about this? Any time some major media company may be on the block, let's make it a requirement that all media stories automatically insert a comment from some made up financial analyst suggesting that Google is thinking of buying the company too. Maybe I've just had it. I mean,...
Starring: The Algorithm - Ask.com To Focus On Ranking System In New TV Ads
Ask.com Hopes Ads Compute to Buzz from the Wall Street Journal reports that Ask.com is launching a new TV and web ad campaign today, to try to generate buzz about the Ask.com search engine. The article says this ad campaign is "gearing up to a relaunch of the site...
- Ask’s New Ad Campaign: Will It Be Effective?, Screenwerk
- There are people who don't use feed readers?, Google Reader Blog
- Yahoo's Web Messenger, Google Operating System
- The Art Of
SEO For Wikipedia & 16 Tips To Gain Respect
Wikipedia's importance as an authority site is undisputed. It's at the point where it seems a bit ridiculous how often Wikipedia shows up in the first page of Google for just about every search imaginable. In many cases, these Wikipedia entries are extremely light on content. Oftentimes they are...
- Don’t Trust Jason Calacanis, Graywolf
- Google &
Gatorade, Together In Oklahoma
Google makes it official, they're moving into an industrial park where citizens of Pryor Creek, Oklahoma were already thrilled about for having attracted Gatorade. Pryor Mayor, Jimmy Tramel said, "Gatorade and Google are just unbelievable to think about," he adds "What's next?" Tulsa World reports the initial Google construction can...
- Kevin Martin visits the Googleplex, GigaOM
- Google’s Bring Your Kid To Work Day, InsideGoogle
Features Volkswagen, Which Happens To Be Search Spamming
The Google Enterprise Blog recently featured the Volkswagen web site for using Google Enterprise search to power a new feature on the VW web site. As you can see, the Volkswagen home page has a huge search box in the middle of the page. Cool, right? Danny and I...
- Google gives $200,000 to plug-in hybrid car group, SiliconBeat
- Online Communities Mapped, xkcd
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