Sneak Peek at new MSN home page

by Donna Fontenot December 18th, 2004

Wondering what the new MSN home page will look like when the MSN beta search goes live? Seems as though this might be in the works. http://www.msn.com/defaultpf.armx.

Google SERPs jumble, tumble, rattle, and shake

by Donna Fontenot December 17th, 2004

Reminiscent of the Florida shakeup last year, the Google SERPs are again going through a major update. The shakeup started yesterday, and has not yet settled across all datacenters. Like last year's Florida algo change, webmasters are reporting massive changes to search results. At least this year, Google played this little trick near the end [...]

Bombardment of search engine news

by Donna Fontenot December 16th, 2004

There has been a literal barrage of news coming from the various search engine lately, so I will attempt to summarize the latest here. Everybody and his brother has announced a new Desktop Search application (either in beta or coming soon). Each time a new one is announced, I feel like saying "Yada, yada, yada". [...]

2005 Search Engine Predictions

by Donna Fontenot December 15th, 2004

By the end of the year 2005, Google will see its market share of consumer-oriented searches drop significantly, while Microsoft and Yahoo! battle for the consumer and retail-related searches. Google decides that its best hope of increasing revenues is to turn itself into a non-commercial search engine, either by offering a subscription model for scientific [...]

More SEO bookmarklets

by Donna Fontenot December 14th, 2004

Here are a few more handy bookmarklets that may save you a little time in your SEO work. Just drag the links to your browsers Bookmarks Toolbar or Links Bar, to have a quick easy way to see the cache, backlinks, or indexed pages of whatever page you are currently browsing. (This essentially just runs [...]

The previous post was the standard press release for the new MSN Toolbar Suite with Desktop Search. I listened in on the teleconference announcement, and jotted down some points that were made. MSN believes they take the lead in this particular area of search They believe they are unique in that they have taken personal [...]

New MSN Toolbar Suite Will Offer Consumers More Ways to Find Information Quickly and Easily on Their Personal Computers REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 13, 2004 — Microsoft Corp. today introduced a beta version of its new MSN Toolbar Suite, with breakthrough desktop search functionality that helps consumers quickly find virtually any type of document, media [...]

CSS Tutorial

by Donna Fontenot December 12th, 2004

A lot of interesting SEO news will take place tomorrow, so I thought I would focus on a different topic for today. CSS is an incredible method of controlling the style and layout of web pages. In addition, it can rid your pages of the code bloat normally associated with tables and font tags. This, [...]

So how hot is desktop search anyway?

by Donna Fontenot December 11th, 2004

If you look at the competition that is not just heating up, but practically boiling over, one might think that winning the war of desktop search is the key to technological world domination. Personally, desktop search doesn't excite me all that much. Sure, the old way of finding things hidden away on my computer was [...]

Big MSN announcement forthcoming on Monday Dec 13

by Donna Fontenot December 11th, 2004

MSN to Announce Important News via Teleconference What: Telephone conference call announcing a significant new MSN service in the United States. Who: Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of the MSN Information, Services & Merchant Platform division at Microsoft Corp. When: Monday, Dec. 13, 2004. Teleconference begins at 10 a.m. PST Teleconference Information: Call-in number (U.S.): [...]