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Google Maps Anti-Microsoft?

A recent post at ZDNet shows a screen shot from a Google Maps search for “Microsoft” displaying an unexpected image. The image depicted the windows logo with a slash through it. How did this happen? Apparently Google automatically associated this image with...

Google Testing Search Volume

For quite some time Google has provided a keyword tool for advertisers with search volume represented by a green bar. While this green bar did help to indicate the popularity of a specific term, there was no way to know the actual number of searches. Over the past few...

Yahoo Links, Google Experiments, and Digg Gets Exposed

In my review of today’s SEO and search engine headlines I came across a few posts of interest that I would like to share with you: Barry Schwartz at The Search Engine Roundtable wrote that Yahoo removed directory shortcuts found under its search engine result...

Google Unveils Plus Box

More details are now available on selected searches as Google unveils “Plus Box”. Wherever you see the plus box icon “ ” clicking on it will provide you with additional information on the link. A search for Microsoft, with the plus box clicked shows the following:...

Kinderstart, Google Update

Tuesday, Matt Cutts posted a status update for the KinderStart / Google lawsuit filed by KinderStart more than a year ago. The judge in the KinderStart cases granted Google’s motion to dismiss without leave to amend. “The instant case has been intensively litigated...