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Search Headlines & Links: June 29, 2006

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Below, a recap of stories posted today to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with other items we've spotted but not blogged separately:

From The SEW Blog...

  • Google AdWords Adds Statistics Tabs
    I just discovered that Google has updated their AdWords campaigns interface to include "account statistics tabs." The new tabs are named "Summary," "Keywords," and "Ad Variations," they can be found if you click deeper into a campaign. AdWords posted a help page that describes each tab. I have also posted a screen capture at the Search Engine Roundtable....
  • Google Video Adds New Features
    Google Video is letting now letting users add comments, labels and ratings to any video on the site. Yes, tagging by any other name. From the press release:...
  • Google Now A Verb In The Oxford English Dictionary
    Gary Price reports that "Google" is now officially a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary. Google already is a verb in some other dictionaries, but the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is considered the most authoritative dictionary of the English language. You can see the OED's latest editions for June 2006 here, do a control F (find) for the word "Google."...
  • Google Knocks Off Apple On The Wired 40
    The Wired 40 was just released and Google has secured the top spot, at number one this year. They have bumped off Apple, who last year ranked number one. Wired commented on Google with the following; Less cuddly but more profitable than ever, the monster from Mountain View has rivals but no peers. Is it a search engine? A media company? A software provider? Who cares? Microsoft, for one. Get ready for the grudge match of the decade. Wired is a huge Apple fan and supporter, as far as I know. For them to hand over the spot to Google,...
  • Yahoo Gains Market Share In China, Google Loses Share
    TMCnet.com reports that Google has slipped back to third place with 13.2% share in China. Yahoo is in second place with 21.1% market share and Baidu with 43.9%. TMCnet sources this information from the Beijing Modern Business Daily on page 1 from the Tuesday, June 27, 2006 edition. I do not have the previous market share figures for search share in China....
  • New Look For The Google Accounts Page
    I reported that Google Revamps Google Accounts Page. The most noticeable difference is the listing of Google Services, from Gmail to the Google Coop, on the My Account page. There are also links to update your personal information, you credit card information (see Google Checkout), your payment history (checkout again), your ship to information (checkout again) and some other links. So it is all coming together, on this single Google Account page. If it hasn't hit you yet, just login to your Google Account and you will see. Google knows what we like, what we search for, our interests, our...
  • MSN Search Requires Unique Robots.txt Files In HTTPS Vs. HTTP Cases
    A quick note from the MSN Search Blog on secure content that https and http are considered separate "from a robots.txt perspective and requires its own robots.txt file." Nothing more to add here, but thought some of you would like to know this bit of information....
  • Another Microsoft Executive Leaves To Join Google
    CNN Money reports that another Microsoft executive has left the company this month. A 15 year veteran, general manager for platform evangelism at Microsoft, Vic Gundotra, has left Microsoft to join Google. This news comes after shocking news that Microsoft VP Martin Taylor has departed from Microsoft. Vic Gundotra has a non-compete that will not allow him to work for Google for at least one year. During that time Gundotra will be working on his "charitable endeavors."...
  • Not GBuy: Google Launches Checkout
    The wait is over for Google's long-awaited payment service that's been the subject of so much speculation. Google Checkout is a new system that makes it easy for online merchants to process credit-card payments, and also streamlines the checkout process for consumers. The service also raises some thorny issues for AdWords advertisers, who may be reluctant to let Google capture customer transactions, and yet advertisers that use the system may benefit from improved rankings in search results. More on the new service and the issues it raises for search marketers in today's SearchDay article, Google Launches Checkout, not the Rumored...
  • Yahoo Settles Clickfraud Lawsuit
    A California judge has approved Yahoo's proposed settlement of a class action click fraud case brought against the company by Checkmate Strategic Group in June 2005. Yahoo believes the settlement will cover all click fraud claims that have been filed against Yahoo, including a suit filed by Lane's Gifts and Collectibles in Arkansas last year against both Yahoo and Google. The terms of the settlement include a cash payment of $4.95 million to plaintiffs' counsel and a provision that will allow advertisers to file a claim for Yahoo to investigate potentially fraudulent clicks back through January 2004. Yahoo will pay...

Other Things We Read, Didn't Blog But You Might Want To Read...


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