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Businesses Take Stock Of Google Local Ads

The latest play for the local search market officially debuted from Google as the search advertising company discussed the launch of the new AdWords feature.

April Fools Starting Early at MSN?

Is April Fools starting a day early over on MSN? Check out this fun search for my name.

Podzinger “Searches” Video Podcasts

Podzinger today said they are now able to search both audio and video podcasts.

Ask Searches On The Continental Plan

Searchers in France, Italy, and the Netherlands can choose to try beta versions of the Ask.com search engine in those countries.

Marketing and Wikipedia Are Antonyms

Rohit Bhargava sees a way for marketers to carefully become part of the Wikipedia community by creating short articles in an effort to facilitate further discussion.

SES NYC 2006 Wrap-Up

While I was only at the SES conference for a day, I enjoyed my time there.

MSN Search Now Searches Microsoft.com

The tech company has shifted from using its dated search technology to implementing MSN Search throughout Microsoft.com.

Searches Up 55 Percent in One Year

Via MarketingVox…

Loomia Searches For your Podcasts

A new search engine, Loomia, comes into view on the horizon. Loomia, launched last June is a search engine designed for podcasts of all sorts. The site is laid out well and is a good place for those new to podcasting to go visit and learn about the new medium. The newest feature they’ve added is a recommendations section.

Yahoos Top Searches Of 2005

Yahoo has released their look back at the top searches of 2005. Britney Spears appears to have had a great year (surprising to me).

AOL Reveals Top Searches for 2005

AOL Search today announced the year’s top searches based on the topics that received the highest volume of online queries on AOLSearch.com, the AOL.com portal and the AOL service during 2005.

Butternut Squash Searches Up 279%

“What’s that got to do with anything?” you ask. For food and beverage websites, it has everything to do with it. As the holiday season approaches, reference sites posting recipes see a sudden spike in search engine-generated traffic. This year, just before Thanksgiving, everybody asking what the hell they’re supposed to do with a butternut squash (and other vegetables) produced 48% of epicurean website traffic, according to Hitwise.

AOL Serves Up Turkey Searches

The US Thanksgiving holiday arrives next Thursday, November 24th, and online searchers have been hunting for menu suggestions and recipes on AOL.

Off Topic Searches: Low Return Visitors

I know you’ve had some cheap visits to your blog. You know what I mean. You happen to mention some celebrity in passing, as sort of an analogy to your day’s blog post.

LookSmart Builds Spider Bait

So LookSmart’s creating content now, to ensure itself a higher-quality distribution network for the pay-per-click ads it sells.

When Advertising Searches You

Digital advertising has been appearing wherever a business can put up a TV screen; now, those screens may be able to recognize you, at least as a consumer. Some will consider this another step down a slippery, Orwellian slope.

Google Embedded Searches Raise Questions

About a month ago, stories were floating around of UI tests over at the Googleplex. The information showed up on a number of blogs and forums. One of those tests involved embedded results in SERPs.

Ego Searches and RSS

Ego searches are free and simple searches designed to monitor blogs and news portals for mentions of your company, product, competitors or other specific keywords.

Search Engine Wars – Quality Searches Vs Quantity!

It is no secret that Google and Yahoo are on a continuous battle to win our hearts and get everyone to convert, but is converting someone really a matter of the quantity or the quality? Let’s take a look at some top key searches and compare them with some search engines online.

Copyscape Searches For Scraped Content
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Having your content stolen or scraped for search engine purposes can lead to duplicate content penalties that can result in search engine index removal. Conversly, while your site may escape being punished, the fact that someone else stole your hard work and is presenting it as original content cannot be a pleasing discovery.

Today Google Searches, Tomorrow Google Talks

Rumors of a forthcoming Google instant messaging and voice platform get a boost from the LA Times.