A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including advertisers are bailing ship over privacy concerns with Facebook’s Beacon advertising program, Digg adds new Images section, new taxonomy and more, The Los Angeles Times has taken a small equity take in new start-up, Mixx and integrates Mixx features into the LATimes.com web site, JetBlue to test in-flight email access and instant messaging, and finally, Google will begin to treat sub-domains like folders meaning, no more than two results will appear for any given search query.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including SEOBook launches free SEO guide for blogs, Yahoo!’s merchant solution fails to deliver, crashing on Cyber Monday, AOL combines acquisition of Relegence with a newly redesigned Money & Finance site, Google caught experimenting with Digg style voting features on search results and finally, Facebook modifies Beacon advertising program in light of overwhelming concern over privacy rights.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including PayPerPost is Google’s latest PageRank reduction victim, Congress heavy hitters urging FTC to look closely at the Google/DoubleClick merger, privacy advocate Move.org is upset over Facebook behavioral advertising policies, Happy Thanksgiving from the search engines, and finally, Dan Ackerman Greenberg of viral video marketing company The Comotion Group provides tips on how to make your videos go viral on YouTube.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including Google releases Android SDK mobile platform and issues $10 million challenge for developers to create applications for it, Google is redefining what it constitutes a “click” on AdSense ads – background clicks no longer count, Loren Baker provides 10 ways to get links without buying them, Search Engine Guide and Small Business Brief to hold their first search marketing conference for small business, and finally, Microsoft unveils it 5 year plan to domination of the web.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including MySpace announces that they will be launching their own self-serving display ad network, Google simplifies management of AdSense ads allowing publishers to change ads within AdSense console, AOL to buy Internet advertising technology company Quigo for a reported $340 million, and finally, SEOmoz launches a search marketing services and jobs Marketplace.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including confirmation from Google’s Matt Cutts that they did in fact lower PageRank scores for site’s they suspect to be selling text links, as previously promised, Pownce releases public API, Google puts plans into motion to attack Facebook’s open platform, Everex launches its $200 “Google PC” to be sold at Wal-Mart stores, and finally, MySpace joins forces with Google on the OpenSocial platform.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including in light of emerging competition from Facebook, MySpace plans an extreme expansion of their workforce and global coverage, Verizon announces a super-fast Internet service that offers 20 Mbps download and upload speeds, Google slaps text link selling sites with PageRank reduction, Microsoft beats Google in battle for Facebook’s advertising hand, CNet sells Webshots photo sharing site to American Greetings for $45 million, and finally, in the next couple of weeks, Digg will roll out a new Images category in addition to News, Video and Podcasts.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including three .mobi domain sold for six figures at recent Moniker auction, Superpages roils out video advertising nationwide, old Yahoo! founder ad new boss, Jerry Yang, outlines the search engine’s future, MySpace will open its platform to outside developers., and finally, Michael Gray tells Jason Calacanis to shut up… well not those words exactly but pretty much to the point. Have a great weekend!
Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, Google acquires Twitter-like service, Jaiku, for an undisclosed amount, The Associated press sues Moreover for linking to their stories, the House Judiciary Committee supports the Internet Freedom Act and extends the ban on Internet access tax for four more years, and finally, Yahoo! Site Explorer now requires that you authenticate a site before receiving full information on data.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including Yahoo! Search Marketing now provides the ability for advertisers to block domains, Microsoft agrees to acquire Jellyfish.com – a discount shopping site, Performance Pricing sues AOL, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo over their competitive bidding patent, Alaska Airlines the first U.S. airline to test in-flight Internet access, and finally, an individual that stood up to record companies demanding settlements for illegally downloaded music lose her court case and is ordered to pay $222,000.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including DMOZ’s home page has gone missing from the Google search results, a new product called Fuser allows you to manage email and social networking accounts in one place, Google adds Video to the sources one can receive Google Alerts from, Microsoft rolls out a major update to their Live Search product, and finally Web security firm ScanSafe reports that one third of employers are blocking access to social network sites due to security and productivity issues.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including Yahoo! agrees to acquire open source office suite Zimbra, Google launches PowerPoint alternative called Presently, Netscape makes the switch regarding their social news service to new site – Propeller, Digg adds new social features and Diggers are not happy, and finally, nine search engine executives make Forbes 400 richest Americans list.