Search Headlines & Links: July 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:

  • Google:
    No, We Don’t Let Click Fraud Happen

    We posted earlier about Google CEO Eric Schmidt quoted as saying click fraud
    was "self correcting" with an economic solution of "let it happen." Those
    quotes got the blogosphere buzzing. Google’s now responded on its official
    blog in "Let click fraud happen"? Uh, no., to say that Schmidt was talking
    about hypothetical approaches to click fraud rather than what Google itself
    does. The post also links to the entire presentation, so people can watch and
    judge for themselves….

  • Microsoft: "Enterprise Search Is Our Business" (It’s Not) & Google Can’t Have
    It (They Don’t)

    Microsoft to Google: Hands off enterprise search from News.com and a similar
    report from The Register both cite Microsoft Chief Operating Office Kevin
    Turner declaring "enterprise search is our business, it’s our house and Google
    is not going to take that business." Gosh — I though enterprise search was
    Autonomy’s business, Autonomy’s house. This recent Investors Business Daily
    article had Autonomy as the "clear leader" in enterprise search, followed by
    FAST, IBM and then Google. Microsoft isn’t even mentioned — not once….
  • Caffeine
    and Tin Foil At Windows Live Search

    What do Microsoft Interns, birthdays, caffeine and tin foil have to do with
    each other? Well, nothing. But at Microsoft, they have tin foiled and over
    caffeinated an Intern in the Windows Live Search group. Check out this picture
    of the Intern sitting at his desk, with his computer wrapped up in tin foil
    and with 99 cans of Cherry Coke. Why did they do this to that Intern?…

  • KinderStart Becomes KinderStopped In Ranking Lawsuit Against Google

    Kinderstart has lost its case over lost rankings on Google, though the company
    will be allowed to amend defamation claims relating to its PageRank zero
    score. If it does by September 29, I suspect that reattempt will go down in
    flames as well. But the entire case exposes vulnerabilities Google has created
    for itself with mixed messages over how keyword ranking and Pagerank work….
  • Many
    Advertisers Are Frustrated With Google’s New Quality Score & Pricing

    On July 7th Jennifer Slegg reported that the new Google AdWords landing page
    quality score algorithm has been updated. Since then, the effects of the new
    algorithm have been rippling through AdWords campaigns and digging deep into
    the pockets of many of Google’s advertisers….

  • Newspapers To Team Up With Yahoo To Create An Online Classifieds Network

    Reuters reports on a Business Week article that shows how a "loose consortium
    of newspaper publishers" are in discussions with Yahoo’s HotJobs to build an
    online classifieds network. For Yahoo, this can help increase the popularity
    of HotJobs and for the newspapers, it can help them drive more ad dollars, but
    this time, online ad dollars….

  • Specialty Search Roundup #7

    Another week and another set of specialty databases and research tools that
    were posted on ResourceShelf during the past week or so….

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