Yahoo, Microsoft search deal

Microsoft and Yahoo have finalized the terms of a broad search and advertising agreement intended to help them compete more effectively with Google. The companies announced the agreement in July, in which Microsoft’s Bing search engine would power Yahoo’s search results, and Yahoo would provide premium search-advertising services for both companies. They had hoped to […]

Google drops PageRank from webmaster tools

Google has removed the PageRank section in the crawl statistics in Google Webmaster Tools. This has gone mostly unnoticed, with the release of the labs feature, until now. A Google Webmaster Help thread reports the PageRank values shown in Webmaster Tools has now been completely removed. You can get more information in and


Microsoft’s Bing search engine aims to rival Google Microsoft stepped up its efforts to cut into the search dominance of Google, launching a public preview version of its widely praised Bing search site on Monday. The site offers several features that are not automatically available on Google such as instant excerpts that allow users to […]

Canonical Tag

Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft announced a joint effort to help reduce duplicate content. The three major search engines came together to allow users to point out their preferred version of a url. This format offers users more control. Duplicate content has been a challenging issue for a long time. Websites containing a lot of content […]

Google ads in Google News

Google has introduced ads to the results of search queries on Google News in a move aimed at turning the news aggregation site into a money-making venture that may raise the hackles of newspapers and other media outlets. Josh Cohen, a business project manager at Google, announced the change in a post on the official […]