Firefox plugin for MSN Search Beta search

by Donna Fontenot December 2nd, 2004

I rarely go to a a search engines homepage to run a search. It is just much more convenient, and is a habit, for me to search right from the toolbar. When I used IE, that meant the Google toolbar, and that meant searching in Google. When I switched to Firefox, I got rid of [...]

Ever wonder what happens when you do a search on Google?

by Donna Fontenot December 1st, 2004

So what really goes on behind the scenes when you search on Google? The following article gives a nice summary of some of the operations, from the problems Google faces to its hardware configuration. Of course, it is not all-inclusive in its details, but the information given is still worthy of a read. Check it [...]

Webby introduces concept of Domain Popularity

by Donna Fontenot November 30th, 2004

Alan Webb, Editor and CEO, ABAKUS Internet Marketing www.abakus-internet-marketing.de/en/, also known as Webby on various forums, presents the following SEO theory. Also, the linkdomain tips are excellent. Thanks, Webby. DOMAIN POPULARITY A buzz phrase for some time now in SEO circles has been 'Link Popularity'. Rightly so as well. Google were the first to include [...]

Web CEO now includes MSN beta search in rankings reports

by Donna Fontenot November 29th, 2004

Recently, I suggested to Web CEO that they include the MSN beta search engine in their software. They agreed, and it is now one of the search engines you can choose when running ranking reports. There are many search engines to choose from, but I routinely only run reports on Google and Yahoo, and now [...]

Gmail search found to be lacking

by Donna Fontenot November 28th, 2004

Yesterday, I remembered that I had never emailed someone back and went in search of the original email in my Gmail account, so that I could reply. I could not remember much about the email except that it had the word "monkey" in it. So, I typed the word "monkey" into the Search Mail form [...]

MSN beta search ranking tool

by Donna Fontenot November 27th, 2004

The first of its kind that I am aware of – a ranking tool to check your SERPs position in MSN beta search. Check it out at www.devppl.com/msnbetarankings.php. I hope more will crop up soon so that we have a few to choose from. Thanks go out to whoever made this one.

The Great Google Hoodwink?

by Donna Fontenot November 26th, 2004

Was the announcement that Google doubled the number of sites indexed really true? And if true, is there more to it that Google doesn't want the press and public to know? Is there a sandbox, and if so, why does it exist? Fact: Google announced they had doubled (approximately) the number of documents they index [...]

Google updates backlinks

by Donna Fontenot November 25th, 2004

Although BL updates are not exactly exciting anymore, at least Google has honored its tradition of making changes on or near holidays. And speaking of holidays, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. May the turkeys be on your plates and not in your SERPs.

New MSN using Rosette Linguistics Platform

by Donna Fontenot November 24th, 2004

Found this press release that could prove to be of interest when analyzing the new MSN beta search results. I am unclear if it is only for multilingual processing or not, but it may lead to some interesting info regardless. The press release is at www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=7372 and you can get more information about the Rosette [...]

Pre-update tremor

by Donna Fontenot November 23rd, 2004

Time to go out on a limb and make a prediction. Google had a small update this weekend that was larger than its continuous updates, but smaller than what we could call a major update, such as the likes of Florida. My prediction is that this was a pre-update tremor, where Google is testing out [...]