Announced at PubCon in Las Vegas, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to come together and accept a standard protocol for submitting web pages to their crawlers via site maps. Google was the first to develop a site maps program where one could submit a feed to the Google index and not only ensure their pages are crawled but identify any potential problems. Now MSN and Yahoo follow suit. A new site (Sitemaps.org) has been launched that will contain more information on the subject.
It’s offical! As of July 1st, Yahoo! Sponsored Search (Overture) ads will no longer appear on MSN or Windows Live. They have been slowly phasing the ads out anyway but tomorrow is the official end to the agreement between the two companies. Now if you want PPC exposure on MSN, you’ll have to us Microsoft’s AdCenter itself.