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Live Search Officially Launched

Microsoft officially launched its “Live” search Last Monday. Live Search, Live.com, and Live Local Search were officially released from Beta. Live Search will also be the new power behind MSN Search. Live.com has been released in 47 worldwide markets. Throughout its...

RedZee – Local Number Contact Information

Since I initially wrote about the RedZee search engine I received some requests for direct contact information. Apparently the 1-800-475-9470 number that RedZee publishes does not work within Canada so my Canadian readers have been a bit frustrated trying to find the...

A Week in Review – Notable Search Stories

Well this week has been a crazy one at StepForth so I apologize for the sparse postings. I promise I will be back in my normal groove next week. Fortunately it appears that the stories that broke this week were not exactly ‘blow your mind’ quality. Here...

Adwords API Will Now Cost Money

Google has announced that it will be charging a pay per usage fee of $0.25 per thousand queries of its Adwords API. To those business owners that didn’t have a clue what I just said here is the scoop. First of all, this really does not ‘directly’...

Search Engine SPAM Strikes Again

We were recently contacted by a client who had found a number of occurrences of search engine SPAM. What made this SPAM a problem is that they were targeting the clients business name and coming up in some of the top 10 rankings! The pages were littered with the...

Some Buzz on Google’s New Patent

There is a low buzz in the SEO world about a new Google patent titled: “System and method for supporting editorial opinion in the ranking of search results”. You can find the actual Google patent here. As far as patents go this seems to be an odd one;...