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February 2006

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Google - its not about search any more....

Google shares dropped by up to 14% today (Tuesday) after CFO George Reyes warned of slowing growth from search and said that the company would need other sources of revenue to continue to meet market expectations. "Clearly our growth rates...

Monday, 27 February 2006

AltaVista more popular than Google

I don't consider myself that out of touch with the youth of today, but I just sat through three interviews with prospective employees, all currently degree students, 2 of which claimed AltaVista was their favourite search engine.

Overture becomes Yahoo! Search Marketing

After months of waiting, today Overture in the UK has finally become Yahoo! Search Marketing. As members of the exclusive Overture Accreditation scheme we are still waiting to see how they update the Ambassador programme for the UK market.

Monday, 20 February 2006

Paid to search on Yahoo! and MSN

It looks like Yahoo! and MSN Search have realised their main hurdle in the serch engine war is getting users to actually adopt their search engines as primary choice, and they just can't wait to throw money at us in...

Thursday, 16 February 2006

AOL converts better than Yahoo! or Google

We're mostly interested in the UK marketplace so this WebSideStory survey that has been linked from down below in MyWeb 2.0 for most of today should be taken with a pinch of salt. It does however highlight what we know...

US Congress gives internet businesses a tongue lashing.

Great coverage on BBC Radio 4, "Business update" with Greg Wood this morning. Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Cisco, all got a really solid going over. You can get hear the broadcast via the BBC Radio 4 website .

Friday, 10 February 2006

New Yahoo! homepage

I see Yahoo! are playing with a new design and layout, check it out here . Yahoo! design dudes if you read this what I really, really want is a one click option to permanently turn your homepage into a...

Wednesday, 08 February 2006 back in the Google index

After the online equivalent of being placed in the stocks for a few days, and after removing the offending content, and also have been allowed back into the index. I appreciate BMW’s quick response on removing JavaScript-redirecting pages...

Tuesday, 07 February 2006 - SEO not banned by Google

British Broadcasting at its best. After swift note from Martin and I the BBC have graciously updated their article to correctly reflect that search engine optimisation is not in fact banned by Google. I take on board your comments...

Monday, 06 February 2006 banned from Google - highlights media ignorance

Why, why, why PART 2. Yesterday when I blogged that had been penalised in Google it was in the mindset of O'h well there's another big brand that either got convinced by another search marketer or talked themselves into...
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