Spam targeting search engines (Spamdexing)
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Spamdexing (a portmanteau of spamming and indexing) refers to the practice on the World Wide Web of deliberately modifying HTML pages to increase the chance of them being placed high on search engine relevancy lists. People who do this are … Read More

Organic search engines
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Google was started by two PhD students at Stanford University, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and brought a new concept to evaluating web pages. This concept, called PageRank, has been from the start important to the Google algorithm [1]. PageRank … Read More

Early search engines
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SEO began in the mid-1990s, as the first search engines were cataloging the early Web. Initially, all a webmaster needed to do was submit a site to the various engines which would run spiders, programs to “crawl” the site, and … Read More

Google will allow advertising for online gambling in UK
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Google received the highest approval, from the Queen, to allow companies to buy sponsored links for the online gambling in UK. Google stopped advertising online gambling in the search results pages in 2004 after the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement … Read More

Google Insights For Search, for advertisers and marketers
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Google launched a new product very useful for advertisers and marketers. It include a world heat map for the search volume and regional interest, the evolution for a specific search term and the top related and rising searches. With Google … Read More

Obsolete results from Cuil
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I cannot explain to myself how that, if Cuil was launched some days ago, it shows results from web sites that are dead for more than a year ago. I just started a search for a very known keyword for … Read More

Cuil, the new search engine
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Anna Patterson, the ex Google employer and one with a very important contribution in the development of the main search engine, decided to start a new search engine, which would provide better and more attractive results. She left Google and … Read More

Google Knol, the paid Wikipedia
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Writers has now a good occasion to make profit. Google launched this week Google Knol, the user-generated encyclopedia similar to Wikipedia. And every author can earn money from his work, depending on the hits of his articles Google official blog … Read More

Twitter has acquired Summize
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Twitter purchased Summize these days, in order to improve the search of the Twitter network, for relevant topics. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based … Read More

Yahoo spurns Microsoft last offer
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Like I said in a previous post, the strategy of a big company like Microsoft to buy a big company like Yahoo!, cannot be based on a simple offer only. It takes into consideration multiple denies of the targeted company, … Read More

Google Ranking explained
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Google PageRank is based primarely on the “votes” submitted by other web sites under the form of the links. It uses a complex algorithm to assign values, in order to measure the relative importance for every hyperlinked element. An interesting … Read More

Google Health and Search Factory Tour
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Google shows the latest research in various search-related fields and announced the official debut of Google Health. R.J. Pittman, Director of Search Properties, showed some of the amazing advances Google made in image search, as well as how ads might … Read More

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