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Yahoo Shown Miles Above Google for Retention

An interesting, albeit controversial, set of statistics was provided by Compete.com last week outlining the top 20 online properties that a pool of 2,000,000 people spent the most time on in December 2006. What struck me and other readers the most was the significant...

Google Bombing Will Be No Longer Says Google

Yesterday Google’s official webmaster blog announced that Googlebombing will be soon a way of the past thanks to some targeted attention from the search results team. Here is the gist of the posting: We wanted to give a quick update about...

Yahoo Search Marketing Ranking Model Changes

We’ve known it was coming as Yahoo has been talking about it for a while now, but the new ranking model will be officially unleashed on February 5, 2007, according to Yahoo’s mass mail out news letter. In the good old days things were very simple. If you wanted...

Google Germany Hijacked?

According to IBN live, German online news service, Heise, reported an unfinished website belonging to a client of a small hosting company, Goneo, in Western Germany “crashed quickly after an avalanche of Web surfers”. It seems another Goneo client had used...

Yahoo Bashed by Wired – Yahoo Responds

On the 16th of January Wired Magazine published an article called “How Yahoo Blew It” which was a scathing review of the company’s drop in popularity and profitability. The article makes a strong case that “Yahoo fumbled, bungled, and...

Search Engines that Pay Users – Advertisers Beware!

“If at first you do not succeed, try and buy your market share.” Okay, admittedly this is a bad example of the mantra I am trying to get across but it does fairly represent the enticements a couple of search engines are using to attract users; Blingo and...