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Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz

Articles by Barry Schwartz

  1. Link Exchanges Are Spam Links According To Microsoft

    The other day I reported that Microsoft Banning Sites from Live.com For Link Exchanges, where I uncovered an email sent to a Webmaster. The email stated that a particular site was removed from the Live.com Search index because the site was...

  2. Social Search Manipulation: Case Study

    Niall Kennedy has one of the most thorough write-ups on why search spam exists with his article "The Spam Farms of the Social Web." The article explains how he stumbled upon a spam site, researched the site to death, guesstimates on how much...

  3. Answers.com Integrates Yahoo Answers Into Content

    Answers.com announced that they have integrated Yahoo Answers directly into their content. So if you do a search at Answers.com, you should see at the bottom right portion of the page, a box for Yahoo Answers results that match on those...

  4. Google Beats Microsoft, Yahoo As College Grad Choice

    Online Recruitment reports on a CollegeGrad.com poll showing Google is the most desired place for technology students to work for. The poll asked 1,600 respondents in October "Who would you rather work for?" The results: Google - 49%...

  5. Norway Upset With Google News Over Copyright Laws

    Pandia reports that Google News is in trouble again over copyright laws overseas. Google News Norway was launched and publishers are upset that Google is placing copyrighted images in the Google News home page. Mediebedriftenes Landsforening,...

  6. Search Headlines & Links: Nov. 20, 2006

    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… New Compliance Manager from Yahoo Publisher Network Yahoo Publisher Network...

  7. Yahoo Integrates Answers Into Search Results

    Yahoo has finally officially integrated Yahoo Answers into the Yahoo Search results, according to an email we received from the company. We reported back a month and a half ago that Yahoo Tests Enhanced Yahoo Answers Integration In Search...

  8. Yahoo Strikes Deal With 176 Newspapers

    The New York Times reports that Yahoo has struck a deal with 176 newspapers, consisting of a 7 newspaper chains to "share content, advertising and technology." The first part of the deal will promote Yahoo's HotJobs site, where newspapers will...

  9. Google Testing Map Quick Link Under Search Results

    Threadwatch screen captured Google testing out placing a link to Google maps results directly below the search result's description and above the url of that result. It is a limited test, and I am not able to reproduce it, but Matt Cutts of...

  10. Search Headlines & Links: Nov. 16 & 17, 2006

    Below, a recap of stories posted today to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with other items we've spotted but not blogged separately: Extended version since Danny and I are in or on our way back from the PubCon Vegas conference. From...

  11. Search Headlines & Links: Nov. 15, 2006

    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 Expands Mobile Text Ads Beta Google has expanded its mobile ads beta...

  12. Ask.com, Google, & Yahoo Fight Raising SEC Fees

    The Washington Post reports that the SEC wants to charge new fees for accessing and displaying real-time stock quotes. IAC (Ask.com), Google, Yahoo and others in a coalition are fighting back. "The coalition in particular is looking for the SEC...

  13. Google To Add 500 Jobs In Dublin, Ireland

    Reuters reports that Google is going to be adding 500 new jobs in the Dublin, Ireland office. This will make the Dublin office fairly large with 1,300 people, after first opening in 2004. If you are looking for a job in that area, you can check...

  14. Search Headlines & Links: Nov. 14, 2006

    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… Video Search Beyond YouTube Google's recent purchase of YouTube is yet...

  15. Program Note: Danny & I Are In Vegas

    Danny is currently on a plane to Vegas and I am already in Vegas. News here will probably be much slower than a normal week. Also, I think I will be including more items in headlines as opposed to blogging them individually. Finally, if you...

  16. Google Officially Buys YouTube

    Yesterday, Google announced that they have officially closed the deal on YouTube, acquiring them for "3,217,560 shares, and restricted stock units, options and a warrant exercisable for or convertible into an aggregate of 442,210 shares, of...