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November 16th, 2006 - Filed under Google,MSN,Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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Ken Moss, General Manager, Live Search announced:

Today, we are excited to announce that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol. The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world. This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their site instead of having to rely solely on crawl algorithms to find it.

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October 25th, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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After MSN and Google, Yahoo! Search just released a weather update on the support for ‘NOODP’ after Tim Mayer promised a NOODP snippet update for Yahoo, a few days earlier, whilst talking to Barry Schwartz on The Pulse.

Use the following META tags on your pages:

META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOODP”

META NAME=”Slurp” CONTENT=”NOODP”

 
October 23rd, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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After Google’s purchase of Youtube, David Katz, Head of Yahoo! Studios, just released some words :

“With the launch of this new contest, Yahoo! demonstrates our commitment to continue offering the most original, high-quality video content for our users”

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October 20th, 2006 - Filed under Google,MSN,Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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So each one released their earnings for the third quarter of 2006:

Google Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results

Google reported revenues of $2.69 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2006, an increase of 70% compared to the third quarter of 2005 and an increase of 10% compared to the second quarter of 2006. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. In the third quarter of 2006, TAC totaled $825 million, or 31% of advertising revenues.

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October 20th, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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Maria Sansone on Yahoo 9So I’m reading my daily nightly dose of Yodel and I see this great blonde chick on the first page. What’s her name ? Maria Sansone. She is the youngest TV reporter in the history of network television.

She’s the host of Yahoo 9 (excerpt from the movie below):

The 9 is a web based show. It’s actually a web-sessed and celebrity-sessed show that they put on Yahoo! every single day. It’s 4 minutes long, and basically in 4 minutes they aggregate everything that’s great on the Internet and package it into an easy to navigate, easy to digest, easy to laugh at, 9 chunck countdown hosted by the incomparable Maria Sansone.

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October 08th, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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In this thread at WebmasterWorld, a member got a message about Yahoo! releasing IE 7 before Microsoft, after he installed Yahoo! with the IE toolbar:

Yahoo! introduces the hot new look for Fall ’06.
Update your web browser to the new Internet Explorer 7 (BETA) optimized for Yahoo!

The link to this IE7 optimized for Yahoo! leads to Yahoo!’s website. Here is the download URL.

What the heck man ? Yahoo’s gone crazy.

 
October 01st, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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Yahoo! Inc. announced its plans to deliver Yahoo! services to HP consumer PCs in Europe and North America, including regional combinations of a Yahoo! and HP co-branded toolbar, Yahoo! start page and Yahoo! set as the default search engine in Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 7 on HP consumer desktop and notebook PCs.

So Yahoo! partners with Hewlett Packard after just 15 days from the last agreement with ACER to form a multi-year partnership to deliver Yahoo! products and Services to ACER customers worldwide.

As Ross Dunn mentions, this might level the share of global local search.

HP & Compaq sold aprox. 130 Million PC’s in 2001 -2005, and have an estimate sales number of 246 Million PC’s for 2006-2010 (via Computer Industry Almanac). So imagine 300 Million + users of Yahoo search, as fast as you can say “cheese” :)

The funny thing is, that when I bought my new Toshiba notebook about 2 weeks ago, the case (and the notebook itself) came like this (pictures taken with a Nokia N72 mobile phone, during low light conditions, so bare with me please):

Toshiba Notebook bundled with MSN

Off course I uninstalled all the Microsoft search products that came preinstalled on my notebook.

I wonder how long will this Microsoft -Toshiba relationship last.

Via Stepforth Blog.

 
September 20th, 2006 - Filed under Issues, Rumors & Scandal,Websites,Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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Unbelievable right ? Well you better believe it: Yahoo! Directory is cloaking, and is spamming :)
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July 25th, 2006 - Filed under Ask.com,Google,MSN,Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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I was reading the June 2006 comScore Search Engine Rankings and Nielsen releases (U.S. based studies) and I just can’t miss the fact that search engine traffic is on a steady inclinde year after year:

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July 19th, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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Yahoo! has partnered with Zillow to improve their current home valuation product.

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July 13th, 2006 - Filed under Web Directories,Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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So I’m trying to find a website in Yahoo! Directory right ? Well it seems that it’s not so easy. I just knew that a particular website was included. The search gave me no results. So out of habbit I try a little Q/A.

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July 09th, 2006 - Filed under Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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A new feature: Sitemaps for your store was implemented.

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May 04th, 2006 - Filed under MSN,Yahoo by Cristian Mezei
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So is Microsoft really so afraid of Google ?

 

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