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Microsoft Live Search is Now Bing
Posted by Kevin Newcomb May 28, 2009

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today drew back the curtain on the new incarnation of Live Search: Bing. Speaking at the D7 Conference in San Diego, Ballmer launched Microsoft’s new Search brand, formerly code-named “Kumo.” Bing will begin rolling out in the coming days and will be fully available on 6/3. More than …
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Search Engine Watch Experts Columns

SEW Expert - Justilien Gaspard Justilien

Promoting Your Blog
You’ve followed everyone’s advice and started a blog. Now it’s time to gain exposure and readership.
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SEW Expert - Tim Ash Tim

The Decision-Making Funnel, Stage 4: Action, Part 2
Each product or service category only has room for a tiny number of established leaders, and they capture disproportionate value in their respective market categories. Although other products or services may be objectively just as good, they require additional attention to evaluate, and require additional steps to lead visitors to action.
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News from the Search Engine Watch Blog

Time Warner Board Approves Plans to Spinoff AOL
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 28, 2009

The Time Warner Board has voted and AOL will be spun off into an independent company. Right now, Time Warner owns 95% of AOL and Google owns the other 5%. Time Warner plans to buy back the 5% Google stake in the third quarter of 2009 before it spins off …
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Carol Bartz Paints Yahoo! in a Different Light
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 28, 2009

“It’s simple.” That’s the mantra new Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz kept repeating at her D7 appearance this week. It’s a message Bartz wants to get across to both her staff at Yahoo! and the media. Bartz took to the stage at the annual All Things D conference to be interviewed by …
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All Things Bing: A Roundup of Reaction to Microsoft’s Big News
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 28, 2009

The long-awaited unveiling of Microsoft’s new search product finally came today at the D7 conference. Wall Street reacted positively with a 2.11% increase on MSFT, higher than the DJIA of 0.67%. Here’s how the media and blogosphere reacted: First, here’s a summary of Steve Ballmer’s appearance at the D7 conference. From the …
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Yahoo! Testing Localization on Global Homepages
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 28, 2009

Yahoo! has been testing a new homepage for a long time now. The latest test involves localization features for global homepages. For example, if you live in the UK, you can get local transportation information via a widget on the left sidebar. The India homepage will feature a cricket app. Of …
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Android, iPhone Web Requests Higher Than Their Market Share
Posted by Nathania Johnson May 28, 2009

AdMob has released its April 2009 mobile metric report and, as expected, the iPhone is rocking the mobile web. While it doesn’t dominate the market share for handset sales (yet?), it does produce the most mobile web requests. The iPhone comprised 8% of smartphone market share, but generated 43% of …
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Search Engine Watch Forum Discussions

Effects of Proxy Server and Domain TLD May 27, 2009
Hi Friends, Let say I have an ecommerce portal and I would like to target a site in US and Europe market and my server is located in India. So do I need to create proxy servers in US and Europe to get better rankings in international markets. As I think …
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Lebron James’ Shot & Google’s Time sensitivity May 25, 2009
Anyone seen that three-pointer by Lebron James in the second game? In case anyone isn’t familiar with basketball that much: Michael Jordan once hit a legendary shot against Cleveland which has ever since been referred to as “The Shot”. A few days ago Lebron James (who plays for Cleveland) hit …
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Google has launched few more options….. May 25, 2009
As you may know that Google has launched few more options to Manage its SERPs under the link called Show options on the top of the SERPs. The option for Reviews under “Show Options” will present you the reveiws for your query but my question to Google is that how one …
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