Pandia Weekend Wrap-up Jan 5
Happy New Year!
And welcome to a new year of Pandian search engine information and analysis.
Believe or not, but we are now entering the 10th year of Pandia’s life.
Yes, that’s right! Come December we can celebrate our 10 year anniversary. This means of course that you can look forward to a broad review of search engine history as we know it.
We start the year with a list of recent search engine oriented stories and blog posts:
Ask and LookSmart Finally Sending Click Fraud Settlement Letters!
The letters were sent for the class action suit that both the companies are trying to reach to some conclusion for quite some time. (Page Traffic Blog Jan 4 2008)
Excessive Length URLâ€™s and Social Media
Most social media platforms like Digg and Stumbleupon have limits of 255 characters for URLâ€™s, making it impossible to submit stories with long URLs. (Graywolf Jan 5 2007)
Google Puts Up Year End Zeitgeist
e sure to check out the tabs on the side of the main page so you can check out the most popular newsmakers. (Researchbuzz Dec 30 2007)
Almost 50 UK search engines disappear in 3 years
The search engines that seem to have survived, or perhaps even prospered are the UK variants of some of the major engines (Phil Bradley Jan 4 2008)
SortFix – Improve your Search
This is a search engine that is bolted onto the front of Google, Yahoo and DMOZ (Phil Bradley Jan 4 2008)
Google Docs Presentation Adds Embed Feature
The embed presentation in other webpages feature is now on, using the usual copy and paste code method (Search Engine Journal Jan 5 2008)
Google Soon to Recognize Text in Images?
Google patent for a â€œmethod of optical character recognition in digital images.â€? (Marketing Pilgrim Jan 4 2008)
Google Tells Us How They Can be Gamed
They Artificially Inflate Recent Web Pages (Search Engine Journal Jan 3 2008)
Yahoo Says Goodbye to â€œYahoo Picksâ€?
Service which highlights new and interesting sites on the web is closed down (Search Engine Journal Jan 3 2008)
Matt Cutts corrects IZEA’s Ted Murphy’s mistakes
You do not have to nofollow all links in sponsored articles (Dec 30 2007)
7 SEO Techniques That Google Smashed in 2007
Copy Brighter has the list (Dec 31 2007)
Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007
Tamar Weinberg describes them all (techipedia Dec 26 2007)
Top 50 Search and Social Media Happenings for 2007
The year in search 2007 as presented by 10e20 (Dec 31 2007)
Link Building this Year
What happened in the field of Link Building in 2007 (Wiep Dec 30 2007)
Vote for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007
Search Engine Journal is ready to have you vote for your favorite Search Blogs, Communities and other search related categories for 2007. (Dec 28 2007)
Matt Cutts Says Financial Arrangements Should Affect All Links Within a Post
All links inside of any sponsored post should carry the no-follow tag period – or not? (Graywolf Dec 30 2007)