Search Engines Agree on Canonical Tag

An agreement was struck yesterday by the three main search engines (Google, Yahoo and MSN) on the adoption of a new tag to tackle canonicalisation in the SERPs. jQuery(document).load(function(){ ...

MSN Abandons Yahoo Bid

After a few months of wrangling, MSN has now officially abandoned its efforts in bidding for Yahoo. Yahoo shareholders are now bracing themselves for a share slump as a direct result ...

Breaking News: Google Lifts Adwords Brand Protection

Google announced today that it will lift the protection it previously provided for brand owners on its PPC network (Adwords).  This was an unanticipated yet not very surprising ...

Barbarians at Yahoo’s “Gates”

Unless your head’s been in the sand for the past week, you’ve probably heard by now that Microsoft has made an unsolicited offer to buy out Yahoo for $45 Billion.  You’ve ...

MSN to Buy FAST Enterprise Search

MSN has announced that it will buy the FAST “Enterprise” Search engine for $1.2 dollars.  Fast is a Norwegian enterprise search company focusing on providing tailored ...

New Keyword Research Resources

Did you know that Google, Yahoo and MSN now all offer a free source of information for your keyword research efforts?  The new versions of MSN Live and Yahoo! both offer opportunities ...

Strategic Link Building

What is strategic Link Building?  I define it as the art of acquiring links that will get you ranked above your competitors (all other things being equal). Lets say you own a widgets ...

Digg Dumps Google Ads for MSN

Social networking site Digg has dropped Google Ads on its site for rival Microsoft AdCenter.  The details of the deal were not disclosed as both companies declined to comment. Digg ...

To Validate or not to Validate

To Validate or not to Validate…That is the question. Does your HTML code validate? … But first, do you know what valid HTML means? Let me start by explaining what Valid ...

Ebay & Google Make Up

Ebay has decided to end its spat with Google as it resumed its advertising campaigns with the internet search giant. Ebay decided to pull its ads out of the Google ad network “as ...

Google partners with Sina in China

In an effort to better penetrate the Chinese market, Google has partnered with the Chinese portal Sina to offer search facilities to its 230 Million registered users. The partnership ...

March 2007 Search Statistics

Google now accounts for 67 percent of all worldwide search queries, according to a March 2007 ComScore update. This is up from 66.3 percent the previous month. Yahoo dropped to 18.8% ...
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