It is considered to one of the most dreaded penalties that can be levied by Google on a Webmaster for bad link practices. Known as -60 Penalty, it pushes the website of the penalized Webmaster 60 positions back in the search pages. This penalty is enforced mainly in the case of Paid Links, as they are considered to a be questionable tactic to gather links.
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Google had launched an application in January 2004 called WHOIS, that was later withdrawn. However, now according to Matt Cutts, the WHOIS feature has been released again.
By entering a simplistic web address such as whois google.com, a user would be able to know the creation and the expiration date of the domain.
According to New York Times Microsoft Corp. is in talks with Rupert Murdoch’ News Corp, publishers of ‘The Wall Street Journal’ about a joint bid towards the acquisition of Yahoo!. As of now, the two corporations still need to reach an agreement, but some sources have stated that the talks are extremely serious in nature.
OpenX which is an open source ad server platform is moving its HQ from London to Los Angeles. According to a report by AllThingsD, while going through the transition of re-branding itself from OpenAds this February, OpenX decided that it needed a new CEO and picked up Yahoo’s global ad marketplaces SVP (senior vice president) Tim Cadogan as the new CEO.
It seems the world we live in has recently been relocated to the ‘Twilight Zone’. The reason being, that recently a man named Jason Gambert is trying to register ‘SEO’ as a trademark. The most shocking point in this bizarre event is that he has managed to get all the way to the publication stage of the registration process.
Google had posted ‘recommendations on how to take advantage of universal search‘ last year, in an effort to let the webmasters receive more relevant search traffic. In spite of this previous post, at the SMX West conference last month ‘universal’ and ‘personalized’ search remained the core of the conference topics.
Finally Google has successfully completed the acquisition of DoubleClick, a leading Internet advertising service providers. And even EU has given a green signal to the merger and therefore from now onwards DoubleClick would be owned by Google unchallenged.