2004

Google-News filtered in China
Reporter ohne Grenzen is reporting that the Chinese Government is seemingly blocking news.google.com.
Johannes Beus
30. November 2004
Spammers and Spyware
Heise Security published the translation of a text by Tom Liston that deals with unwanted spyware. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part...
Johannes Beus
30. November 2004
Google fights pay-per-click fraud
Google has sued the Texan Firm Auctions Expert International because they are supposed to have created automatic clicks on...
Johannes Beus
23. November 2004
Page and Brin wanting to sell Shares
heise.de is reporting that Google-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin want to sell off up to 7,2 million shares within the...
Johannes Beus
20. November 2004
AOL switches partner for sponsored links
AOL is changing his partner for sponsored links in Europe. Overture is being replaced by Google, after AOL USA has already...
Johannes Beus
20. October 2004
Is Google censoring its news in China?
According to DIT.INC, Google is not showing news results in China from sources that the Chinese Government does not approve...
Johannes Beus
25. September 2004
Welcome to the wealthiest Americans thanks to Google
All 4 new entries in Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans are there, thanks to Google’s public offering: Google...
Johannes Beus
24. September 2004
Yahoo! renovates their news-search
Yahoo!’s news-search has been renovated and was upgraded by a means to show appropriate pictures.
Johannes Beus
21. September 2004
Redball wants to replace Google
Once again, someone is declaring war on Google. This time, Redball.info plans on searching through mailinglists and the Usenet...
Johannes Beus
12. September 2004
Google changes PageRank checksum
An interesting article on prweaver.com announces that, with the new version of the Google-Toolbar, Google will change the...
Johannes Beus
10. September 2004
Happy Birthday, Google
Google turns 6 and celebrates with a fitting logo
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7. September 2004
Bill Gates on Google
Bill Gates voices his viewpoint on Google, in an interview with ZDnet Australia : Some things here are cases where there...
Johannes Beus
5. September 2004
iTunes want to start an affiliate program
heise.de is reporting, that Appke is planning to introduce an affiliate program for their online-musicstore iTunes. Affiliates...
Johannes Beus
2. September 2004
New at AdSense
AdSense now allows the incorporation of up to three advertisement-blocks per page. There are also some additional new features...
Johannes Beus
2. September 2004
Blogger now with AdSense
Blogger, Google’s free Webblog-service is now offering the possibility of showing AdSense-Advertisements, so that you...
Johannes Beus
26. August 2004
Price for Google Stocks set at 85 US-Dollars
n-tv.de is reporting that Google and their investmentbanks have agreed on a initial offering price of 85 US-Dollars. This...
Johannes Beus
19. August 2004
Yahoo!-Search with its own blog
Right on the heels of Google, Yahoo! has started its own blog. The first entry is a review of the Yahoo!-Searchenginetechnology...
Johannes Beus
19. August 2004
Google has to lower price-range for IPO
The price-range for Google-stocks has been lowered to between 85 and 95 US-Dollars. Initially, they had planned on a price...
Johannes Beus
18. August 2004
Sulky Bankers?
An article in Die Zeit is asking whether the Investment-banks that are barred from Google’s IPO are spreading rumors...
Johannes Beus
17. August 2004
SEC initiates investigation into Google
The US-Exchange Supervisory Authority has started an investigation into Google due to the recent series of mishaps. More...
Johannes Beus
17. August 2004
Did you think about Christmas yet?
It might sound rather weird to ask this at a time of the year where ACs are doing overtime, but right now is exactly the...
Johannes Beus
16. August 2004
Microsoft Block-Level
In a PDF (574 Kb), Microsoft introducing what might be the new foundation for the upcoming MSN-Search. Overall, it is about...
Johannes Beus
14. August 2004
Google-IPO: Summary at Yahoo!
On a special site, Yahoo! is putting together interesting informations about the upcoming Google-IPO.
Johannes Beus
14. August 2004
Google-Logo: Summer Olympics Athens 2004
Google has changed it’s Logo for the Summer Olympics in Athens. A summary of the Google Olympia Logos can be found...
Johannes Beus
14. August 2004
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24. July 2004
Google purchases Picasa
With Picasa, Google is acquiring a lot of management and maintenance know-how for digital-images. Picasa has already been...
Johannes Beus
13. July 2004
Google-IPO already in July?
According to a Financial Times article, Google is already planning their IPO for this month. They are expecting 2.7 Billion...
Johannes Beus
12. July 2004
Google PageRank for Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox now has a plug-in in ‘pagerankstatus‘ that gives reliable Google PageRank information on this...
Johannes Beus
11. July 2004
Googles.com challenges the Google Trademark
Googles.com, an American site for kids, is challenging Google’s Trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark...
Johannes Beus
8. July 2004
Record-Results at Yahoo!
Yahoo! has managed to set a record-result of 112,5 Million US-Dollars for the second quarter, this is an increase of 50 Million...
Johannes Beus
7. July 2004
PPC-fraud already a daily occurrence?
PPC-fraud happens when affiliates click on ad-banners that they get paid for themselves. They need to constantly change their...
Johannes Beus
4. July 2004
Espotting merges with FindWhat.com
The Pay-for Performance-Providers Espotting (Europe) and FindWhat.com (USA) announced their merger today. Press Release.
Johannes Beus
1. July 2004
GMail bans Account sale
In a change to their general terms and conditions on Monday, Google explicitly banned the sale of GMail-Accounts/Invitations....
Johannes Beus
1. July 2004
MSN-Search gets a Facelift
Microsoft treated its MSN-Search to a facelift. Now, sponsored-listings are more visually emphasized and in addition, MSN...
Johannes Beus
1. July 2004
Technology-preview for MSN-Search
If this page, which can be accessed through techpreview.search.msn.de, is really the current state of development for the...
Johannes Beus
1. July 2004
Google wants to appeal to smallholders
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google set the minimum amount of shares to be purchased for their imminent IPO...
Johannes Beus
28. June 2004
Google PageRank Checksum Calculator
It seems that the checksum that is needed to get the PageRank of a site has been cracked: http://meese.ath.cx/google/ alternative...
Johannes Beus
27. June 2004
GMail Competition follows suit
After Yahoo! increased their Email storage from 4 MB to 100MB a few days ago, Hotmail followed suit and is now offering 250MB,...
Johannes Beus
25. June 2004
AOL purchases Advertising.com
AOL bought Advertising.com for 435 Million Dollars in cash. AOL plans on strengthening their online-advertisement-market...
Johannes Beus
25. June 2004
Overture with minimum turnover
Overture Deutschland is introducing a minimum turnover of 25 EUR from July on. The minimum turnover will be offset with any...
Johannes Beus
25. June 2004
AdSense WebSearch
Through WebSearch, Google is offering AdSense-Users a way to search their own site with Google and show appropriate advertising...
Johannes Beus
18. June 2004
Slow down the MSNBot
According to an article on webmasterworld.com, you are now able to limit the MSNBot: User-Agent: msnbotCrawl-Delay: 20 where20...
Johannes Beus
13. June 2004
13.8% of all page views go to searchengines
At least that is what Hitwise, which uses userprofiles from several ISPs for their statistical data, is claiming. Google’s...
Johannes Beus
5. June 2004
Yahoo!-Japan is also replacing Google
After Yahoo! has already switched from their former index-supplier Google to their own technology in many different countries,...
Johannes Beus
3. June 2004
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31. May 2004
Verisign takes over Jamba
Verisign is purchasing the wireless-content-provider Jamba for 273 million US-Dollars. 65% of the purchasing price will be...
Johannes Beus
25. May 2004
Google plans Hard-drive Search
The New York Times is reporting that Google is working on a software that that will be able to search through the contents...
Johannes Beus
19. May 2004
Doubleclick purchases Performics
Online-marketeer Doubleclick is purchasing the searchengine-marketeer Performics for 64 Million USD. With this, Doubleclick...
Johannes Beus
18. May 2004
GMail
Who would have thought that people would pay so much money for giving up their privacy? Update: It seems that the demand...
Johannes Beus
1. May 2004
Google can read Flash
It seems that Google can now read Flash-files and enter the text into the Google-index. (Example)
Johannes Beus
28. April 2004
Web.de cooperates with Overture
Web.de will market their sponsored links through Overture in the future. This cooperation only pertains to the search on...
Johannes Beus
28. April 2004
Date for Google’s IPO
Google commissioned Credit Suisse, First Boston and Morgan Stanley to prepare their IPO. They are planning on releasing more...
Johannes Beus
26. April 2004
Backlink- and PageRank-Update at Google
You can take a look at Google’s newest backlink-update at http://64.233.161.98/, which also holds an updated PageRank...
Johannes Beus
26. April 2004
Google-File-System
Steve Neiderhauser has a writeup on his blog on the advantages of the Google-File-System as a product-platform.
Johannes Beus
22. April 2004
eBay with record results
The first quarter of 2004 was the most successful quarter in eBays history. They exeeded all expectations with revenues of...
Johannes Beus
22. April 2004
Real-Player with Google-Toolbar
RealNetworks announced that the Google-Toolbar will be able to be loaded with the new RealPlayer 10. With this, RealNetworks...
Johannes Beus
20. April 2004
MSN Sandbox
After Yahoo! is already, similar to Google, showcasing new features as well as gimmicks on a special page, MSN is now following...
Johannes Beus
20. April 2004
A different view of Google News
Newsmap by marumushi.com is offering a somewhat different preparation of the Google News.
Johannes Beus
6. April 2004
Google E-Mail service
Google is planning to start its own E-Mail service with GMail. They plan on setting it apart from other offers with its 1GB...
Johannes Beus
4. April 2004
Altavista now also with Yahoo!-data
After Alltheweb went over to using the Yahoo!-index, Altavista followed suit. Thanks to this, one of the first searchengines...
Johannes Beus
2. April 2004
Yahoo! purchases Kelkoo
Yahoo! has bought Kelkoo for 475 million Euros and thereby want to strengthen their European presence. It begs the question,...
Johannes Beus
29. March 2004
Design-change at Google
After having been tested for a long time, Google has finally changed to a new design. It is somewhat less colorful and the...
Johannes Beus
29. March 2004
Yahoo_Mike
Just as Google has Google_Guy who answers questions on webmasterworld.com, it seems Yahoo! felt it necessary to send Yahoo_Mike...
Johannes Beus
25. March 2004
Google blackmailed
intern.de is reporting that Google was being blackmailed by a programmer, that threatened to distribute a software that automatically...
Johannes Beus
25. March 2004
Orkut to become part of Google
During the PC Forum conference, Google-CEO Eric Schmidt announced that Orkut will become integrated within Google, so that...
Johannes Beus
23. March 2004
Visualized Changes in the Google-Index
At Rankpulse.com you can see a visualization of the changes within the Google-Index. For this, they take the first 10 results...
Johannes Beus
8. March 2004
Search Engine Decoder
A nice overview of data-distributors and data-receivers in searchengines can be found at the Search Engine Decoder.
Johannes Beus
7. March 2004
AskJeeves goes shopping
It has become known, that AskJeeves is taking over the Internet Search Holding (Excite.com & iWon). They are paying...
Johannes Beus
4. March 2004
Entry into AskJeeves for free from now on
Contrary to the way the market is developing, AskJeeves stopped asking for an entry-fee. They are justifying this by saying...
Johannes Beus
3. March 2004
Visualized differences between Yahoo! and Google
After Yahoo!-USA started to use its own search-technology (Inktomi), you can take a look at the differences with the tool...
Johannes Beus
3. March 2004
Email-Spam from the USA
Sophos analyzed eMail-Spam for two days and arranged them by the countries of origin. The results show that more than 56...
Johannes Beus
1. March 2004
First screenshot of the MSN-crawler
Just now we managed to get our hands on the first screenshot of the MSN-Crawler!
Johannes Beus
1. March 2004
Unicode-switch finished at ODP
According to the ODP-Blog, they have finished their switch to Unicode. This should lead to some URLs becoming invalid and...
Johannes Beus
28. February 2004
Froogle Wireless
Froogle, Google’s online price-comparison service is now offering a WML-Interface. Thanks to this, users can now compare...
Johannes Beus
26. February 2004
Paul Ryan leaves Microsoft
Paul Ryan, former CTO of Overture has left Microsoft after only 4 month. Of course there are no reasons stated for his decision....
Johannes Beus
26. February 2004
Yahoo! with Inktomi-index
Searchqueries on search.yahoo.com show that Yahoo! USA has already switched their index to Inktomi. This means it should...
Johannes Beus
18. February 2004
Google as a University class
The Seattle Times is reporting that the University of Washington Information School is offering a seminar on Google. The...
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16. February 2004
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10. February 2004
Advertisement in RSS-Feeds
rssads.com is offering feed-hosters a way to market their feeds. I find RSS-feeds interesting, especially because of the...
Johannes Beus
8. February 2004
Does Gates want to stop Google’s IPO?
AlwayOn is speculating on a possible delay of Google’s IPO by Microsoft-founder Bill Gates. This way, Gates would be...
Johannes Beus
7. February 2004
Searchengineoptimization done right
Chio Maisrimi has some tips on how you can become a real pro in Searchengineoptimization on his site site-check.cc. Worth...
Johannes Beus
6. February 2004
Google IPO later than expected
The last few days had us expecting this, but Google seems to not plan on hosting their IPO in 2004. Seeing how Googles coffers...
Johannes Beus
3. February 2004
Google soon to be without ODP?
An article on neilturner.me.uk is assuming that soon, Google will be able to work without the directory that is based on...
Johannes Beus
2. February 2004
Amazon in Google-AdSense-look
At bestdealsdiscounts.com/agar you can find a script that lets you create Amazon Webservices ads that look like Google-AdSense...
Johannes Beus
1. February 2004
Google plans for a research-center in Zurich
The NZZ is reporting that Google is planing on opening a research-center in Zurich in the Spring. With this, Google plans...
Johannes Beus
28. January 2004
Record-Christmas for Amazon
heise.de is reporting that Amazon made a recordprofit of more than 73 million Dollars in the Q4 2003 with nearly 2 billion...
Johannes Beus
27. January 2004
Google’s accounting fit for IPO
According to the New York Times, Google has passed the necessary accounting check that is needed before an IPO.
Johannes Beus
27. January 2004
eBay takes over mobile.de
eBay is buying mobile.de for roughly 121 million Euro. This purchase still has to pass scrutiny by the cartel office.
Johannes Beus
26. January 2004
MSN with own toolbar
MSN has also introduced their own Toolbar for the Internet Explorer. The MSN-Toolbar is supposed to make it easier to access...
Johannes Beus
26. January 2004
Google’s PageRank and backlink update
Google has now also updated the PageRank and the backlinks, after the large ranking-update of the weekend.
Johannes Beus
26. January 2004
Online-community supported by Google
The testticker.de is writing that the Google employee Orkut Buyukkokten is developing the online-community Orkut.com Orkut.com....
Johannes Beus
24. January 2004
A somewhat different searchengine
When you search for an artist on musicplasma, they will try to find other artists that have a similar style in music. When...
Johannes Beus
23. January 2004
The lawyer and the dialer
This is the heading under which the Tagesspiegel is reporting on the relationship between the law firm Gravenreuth and dialerwebpages....
Johannes Beus
23. January 2004
eBay keeps on growing
heise.de is reporting that the online-auctionhouse eBay exceeded their profitexpectations for Q4 2003 with 648,4 million...
Johannes Beus
22. January 2004
Google News Alerts now in German
Google put up a German beta-version of News Alerts. If there are new stories about subjects that you selected beforehand,...
Johannes Beus
22. January 2004
Adsense Statistics
At www.adsensecharts.com you can create useful graphics from your Google Adsense-statistics. Source: ABAKUS SEO Blog
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21. January 2004
Yahoo! Research Lab
Just like Google is doing for a while now with Google Labs, Yahoo will now also demonstrate newly developed features and...
Johannes Beus
20. January 2004
Google AdSense soon to be in Emails?
heise.de is reporting that Google plans on expanding their Google AdSense program to emails. The necessary technology has...
Johannes Beus
18. January 2004
Optimize for Inktomi
Seeing how you are unable to neglect Inktomi in 2004, there is an article on SEOChat about Inktomi optimization.
Johannes Beus
15. January 2004
Yahoo is once and for all doing their own searches
It is clear now that Yahoo will let their contracts with Google expire at Q1 2004. Yahoo announced that they will start using...
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15. January 2004
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14. January 2004
Email-spam banned for the first time by law in India
An Indian Judge has banned a commercial spam-distributer from sending unsolicited emails to the users of the state provider...
Johannes Beus
13. January 2004
Google’s January Update
Today, Google updated both the backlinks as well as the PageRank. The changes can also be seen on www-cw.google.com.
Johannes Beus
11. January 2004
Lycos on a shopping spree
After yesterdays announcement that Lycos is taking over the united-domains AG, which means they are getting further into...
Johannes Beus
8. January 2004
WEB.DE separates from Google
de.internet.com is reporting that WEB.DE does not want to search with Google anymore. The specific contract was not renewed....
Johannes Beus
8. January 2004
Google IPO in April
Bloomberg is reporting that Google will use about 1/3rd of its shares in the amount of 4 billion US-Dollar for its IPO in...
Johannes Beus
6. January 2004
DeNIC is expecting the seven millionth .de-domain in January
The provider for .de-Domains is expecting to give out the seven millionth domain this January. At the momen, there are 6...
Johannes Beus
5. January 2004
Merry and successful 2004
We wish you all a merry and successful 2004.
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1. January 2004
SISTRIX Livestream
Merry Christmas