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goog drop plus

that’s not “goog plus” but the goog search “plus operator” and have replaced it with “goog verbatim”

in the past, we provided users with the “+” operator to help you search for specific terms. However, we found that users typed the “+” operator in less than half a percent of all searches, and two thirds of the time, it was used incorrectly. A couple of weeks ago we removed the “+” operator, encouraging the use of the double quotes, which are more likely to be used correctly.


Bing Webmaster now includes Yahoo! traffic data

The Bing Webmaster team have announced the integration of Yahoo! traffic data into Bing Webmaster Tools reports.

Bing Webmaster Tools will now be showing integrated data from Yahoo! within certain areas and reports.Traffic summary report and Page Traffic reports will be impacted as follows:

  • Impressions – will go up based on combined data numbers across both search engines
  • Clicks – will go up based on combined data numbers
  • Click Through Rates (CTR) as appropriate for above (change only due to the mathematics involved in the first two items)

No actual rankings will be affected by the combining of data within Bing Webmaster Tools.

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Cuil – the next Google ?

Cuil is the world’s biggest search engine.

The Internet has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years but search engines have not kept up—until now.
Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as M$.

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What is oohgle ?

What is oohgle ? Is it just an advert on the tube ?

I've seen green and orangle oohgle's on the Northern Line but there are apparently purple oohgle's too ! The number one oohgle search result was this blog http://john.beynon.org.uk/what-the-heck-is-oohgle/ and the number two was oohgle itself ! http://www.oohgle.com/

Find out more at http://www.mad.co.uk/Leveraging-The-oohgle-Effect.html and get free CokePoints from oohgle Posterscope at http://www.oohgle.com/right/ !

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Is Google in self destruct mode ?

Why would Google accept / approve / sponsor Tor for the Google Summer of Code 2008 ?

Tor is an organisation that "helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy" ie by attempting to subvert all Web Analytics tools including Google Analytics and apparently Tor also breaks Google Search itself ! Surely Googles primary product ?

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.ME top level domain

The .ME top level domain (TLD) sunrise has started http://www.domain.me/index.php?page=1

The Government of Montenegro recognized the potential worldwide appeal that .ME could have and decided it should be operated as a generic name space to gain the maximum benefit for Montenegro. The Government issued a public RFP in November 2007. The goal of the RFP was to find a Registration Agent that could operate an international registry, provide world class backend registry services, and provide the marketing and promotional muscle needed to make .ME a worldwide success. Ultimately, we believe they made an excellent choice!

Calendar (http://www.domain.me/index.php?page=15#1)

  • May 6 17:00 UTC – May 20 17:00 UTC: General Sunrise
  • May 20 17:00 UTC – June 6 15:00 UTC: Quiet Period
  • June 6 15:00 UTC – June 26 17:00 UTC: Land Rush
  • June 26 17:00 UTC – July 17 15:00 UTC: Quiet Period

  • July 17 15:00 UTC: Open Registration

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