Weekly Search Buzz (12 Oct 08)

After a month today m available for a timely weekly buzz, This week was intresting and we had some new findings this week .. well here are some of the hot stories on this blog:

Change In Google’s Algorithm – Anchor Text Again Important: Earlier we discussed about Change in Google’s Algorithm where Anchor Text was considered Less Important and Patrick did a great post at BlogStrom in August about the situation.

Did I Got a Google Penalty ? Do I Require a Reinclusion Request?: A Great question Did I Got a Google Penalty ? Do I Require a Reinclusion Request ?

10 Effective Uses For Google Trends: There are probably 101 applications for the data that can be extracted from Google trends but here are 10 that could easily be applied to help in business and marketing planning.

Google Rolls Back PageRank Update For September 2008: Looks like Google Rolled back its PR update last week, Many webmasters over DigitalPoint reporting this sice Saturday.

Yahoo! To Help Mumbai Cops Against Terror: Yahoo Corporation which used to employ one of the alleged terrorists of terror group Indian Mujahideen, has finally agreed to cooperate with the Mumbai police, after its employee was arrested for allegedly sending terror e-mails for the Indian Mujahideen.

New Google SMS Channel For India: So, If you’re from India, and wan’t to suscribe my Feeds and Updates from your Mobile you can do that without spending penny ..  Yes! You can now subscribe My Feeds via SMS, using Google’s SMS channels in India.

Google Testing Thumbnails In SERP’s: Looks like Google is testing Thumbnails in SERP’s, Just got a screen shot from one of our visitor who reported thumbnails in Google SERP’s.

Hey MattCutts Ru Hacked ?: Lol, No not this time .. actually he got unexpected amount of visitors from Digg.com and as a result his bog went offline for few hours.

YouTube Adds Audio Preview: A good news for all Youtube fan’s, Now you can hear comments posted on the video’s.

Firefox User Gain Geo-Location Tool: Mozilla Firefox has released a new technology which will help websites to detect the physical location of computers.

Google and Yahoo to Delay Ad Deal: Both Yahoo!! and Google had agreed to delay there Yahoo and Google Ad Deal, the main reason behind the delay is because thay want to give Justice Department some more time to investigate its antitrust implications.

Here are some of the hot stories round the search industry this week:

Make Money from Google Maps with AdSense: So you’re searching for something and find it using Google Maps. You may also find another targeted result that you never anticipated due to Google AdSense’s integration into Google Maps. Who didn’t see that coming?

Yahoo Rolls out Web Analytics: Sometime in May, Yahoo has acquired a web service company called IndexTools. Now, several months after Yahoo is making use of their acquisition with a new service Web Analytics for Business websites.

Google Confirms RSS for Web Search Results: After resisting for many years, Google are going to provide RSS for their main search results. SearchEngineLand get the scoop.

SEOmoz Announced Index of the Web and the Launch of there Linkscape Tool: Exciting new features at SEOmoz, including an Index of the World Wide Web (30 Billion pages and growing!), the Linkscape Tool (extensive link data based on own index), a fresh design and a comic book.

Directory Links Next? Google Drops Yahoo & ODP Directory from Guidelines: Google has removed the suggestion to add your site to relevant directories such as ODP or Yahoo.

Who Coined The Term SEO?: Someone’s trying to trademark the term SEO, which has roiled the SEO community. The someone is named Jason Gambert and he has persistently filed with the Patent and Trademark Office, claiming to have coined the term “SEO”.

Well thats all for this week … I will be back with more stories from money .. enjoy .. 😉

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