2005

Google Music
You can find Google’s new musicsearch at www.google.com/musicsearch. They are indexing CD-shops, lyrics, notes and...
Johannes Beus
15. December 2005
Yahoo! Update
According to an announcement on the official Yahoo!-Blog, there has been an update to the index. It’s a shame that...
Johannes Beus
15. December 2005
Alexa for developers
Alexa is offering developers a possibility to access the Alexa-database named websearch. The applications are run directly...
Johannes Beus
13. December 2005
Photos from the Googleplex
flickr has some pictures from inside the Googleplex.
Johannes Beus
12. December 2005
Yahoo! buys del.icio.us
After some very interesting purchases (for example Flickr), Yahoo! has now also purchased the social-bookmarking-service...
Johannes Beus
10. December 2005
Google Transit
With Google Transit, Google is introducing a searchengine for public transportation. At the moment, the search is still in...
Johannes Beus
8. December 2005
Google’s plan of selling advertisements in printed media
There have been speculations for a while now that Google will expand their already started experiments in the newspaper-...
Johannes Beus
6. December 2005
Microsoft’s Base competitor
heisereports that MSN is planning its own online-classifieds-market to go up against Google Base. The interesting part is...
Johannes Beus
30. November 2005
Google Base blog
Google’s classifieds-marketplace Google Base now has its own blog over at googlebase.blogspot.com. There, the Base...
Johannes Beus
30. November 2005
Google Calendar?
What could Google be planning with the freshly installed calendar.google.com subdomain? At the moment at least there is nothing...
Johannes Beus
29. November 2005
Google Base in the SERPs
It seems that the Googlebot is indexing Google’s new classifieds-marketplace (Base). Maybe they should rename it to...
Johannes Beus
28. November 2005
Google Base clean-up
After CNET’s article on how the freshly started Google Base was being flooded with pornographic materials, it seems...
Johannes Beus
24. November 2005
Google Click-To-Call
Now, Google is also planning a pay-per-call-billing for advertising. New in this version is that the searcher gets called...
Johannes Beus
24. November 2005
Seekport Blogsearch
The Seekport searchengine is now also sporting a blogsearch. In Germany they are supposed to crawl through 300.000 blogs....
Johannes Beus
23. November 2005
Google Urlconsole
Due to recent events, here the note, that domains that are deleted through Google’s Urlconsole are completely and irreversibly...
Johannes Beus
15. November 2005
Google Personalized Search
Google just unlocked their personalized search. If you have a Google- or GMail-Account, you can use this feature at www.google.com/psearch....
Johannes Beus
11. November 2005
Enderlein Baufinanzierung at Affili.net
My personal experience (uncommented, just click to enlarge):
Johannes Beus
8. November 2005
Google overcomes the 100 Billion dollar threshold
After presenting their quarterly figures on Thursday, Google’s stock price rose by a good margin, which led the searchengine’s...
Johannes Beus
24. October 2005
German Publishing Houses are planning a Google-Print-competitor
Yahoo! is reporting that German Publishing Houses are planning to start a competitor to the just recently started Google...
Johannes Beus
24. October 2005
Quality-check at MSN
A posting on seo-news.de made me aware that MSN seems to manually check the SERPs, too. I went through my logs, looking for...
Johannes Beus
20. October 2005
PageRank- and Backlink-Update
After being able to see some changes in the index for a few days, now we also get the new PageRank as well as the new backlinks....
Johannes Beus
20. October 2005
DMOZ editoral-account on eBay
You can now buy a editoral-account for a PageRank 5 category on eBayeBay. Quickly go and make some money before it is all...
Johannes Beus
18. October 2005
Google Print in Germany
Google Print just started in Germany. Though it seems that in Germany, Google is not automatically indexing large bookcollections,...
Johannes Beus
18. October 2005
Are Google and Comcast entering into AOL?
The Spiegel.de is reporting, that there are already negotiations on the way between Google, Comcast and AOL. The investors...
Johannes Beus
13. October 2005
Podcast-search at Yahoo!
You are now able to search for podcasts on Yahoo! Personally, I think this silliness is just a hype.
Johannes Beus
10. October 2005
Spam Google
After the recent cleaning- and polishing-actions in the Googleindex, the quality of the SERPs is rising and spam is getting...
Johannes Beus
10. October 2005
htaccess generator
There is a generator for all those who are having problems with creating individual .htaccess-files.
Johannes Beus
10. October 2005
SEO Regulars-Table in Munich
On October 22nd at 3 PM the fourth SEO Regulars-Table will be held in Munich. There will be representatives from Google,...
Johannes Beus
10. October 2005
Google Reader
With the Google Reader, Google introduced a onlineapplication for reading RSS-feeds. Those who want to use this service need...
Johannes Beus
8. October 2005
Yahoo! plans on digitizing books
Now, after Google had quite a bit of trouble with their plan to digitize whole libraries, the Open Content Alliance (OCA),...
Johannes Beus
3. October 2005
Google-Toolbar 1.0 for Firefox
Google’s first non-beta version of their toolbar for the Firefox browser can now be downloaded. Besides the PageRank...
Johannes Beus
25. September 2005
Yahoo!-News
Yahoo! got a new searchindex and therefore a completely new set of SERPs. It is also interesting that they are now showing...
Johannes Beus
25. September 2005
Google Print in trouble again
Google got in trouble again thanks to Google Print. With Google Print the searchengine is digitizing the libraries of large...
Johannes Beus
21. September 2005
Johannes Beus
21. September 2005
APIs for MSN
Just as the rumors that have been around for a few days now rumored, MSN is now offering an API (Application Programming...
Johannes Beus
15. September 2005
Design-comparison Yahoo!/Google
The MIT’s simplicity blog compared the homepages of Yahoo! and Google. It is quite interesting to see how the one design...
Johannes Beus
13. September 2005
Fun gimmick using Google Images
Gpuzzle.com crawls Google Images for fitting pictures for sentences and shows a graphical interpretation of that sentence....
Johannes Beus
9. September 2005
Yahoo! and the China-Case
The accusations that Yahoo was complicit in the arrest of a journalist by passing on data is growing into a public-relations-disaster....
Johannes Beus
8. September 2005
Google turns seven
Google’s official birthday was 09.07.1998. Happy 7th birthday.
Johannes Beus
7. September 2005
Google Mini Test
AnandTech switched the search on their site to the Google-Mini-Box and has already put up a small test.
Johannes Beus
6. September 2005
Google Local for China
Google started Google Local forChina, which is supposed to hold informations on more than 100 cities, 77 of which also have...
Johannes Beus
5. September 2005
Google Print comes to Germany
Heise.de is reporting that Google Print is about to start in Europe, too. Jens Redmer, the Google-Manager in charge, told...
Johannes Beus
1. September 2005
Brandnames in Google AdWords
Dr. Bahr is reporting that the LG Leipzig decided that using a term as a keyword for Google AdWords is neither a trademark...
Johannes Beus
31. August 2005
Searchengine priceindex SPIXX August 2005
explido WebMarketing‘s monthly pricelist for searchengine advertisement prices, SPIXX, shows that the prices for terms...
Johannes Beus
30. August 2005
Google punishes linkvendors
After Phil Ringnalda posted in his Blog that on some pages of the O’Reilly-network there are some links that were set...
Johannes Beus
30. August 2005
gmail.com for German users
David Wolski, editor for sueddeutsche.de, wrote up a short article on how German users can get an e-mail address on the gmail.com-domain....
Johannes Beus
30. August 2005
GooglePark
Google Southpark-style
Johannes Beus
29. August 2005
GMail open for all
Google just opened its e-mail service GMail up for everyone in the USA. Until now, you needed an invitation of a GMail-user...
Johannes Beus
25. August 2005
Google Talk
There had been speculations but not its official, Google just started a messaging-service. Google Talk allows GMail-users...
Johannes Beus
24. August 2005
Google wants to sell 14,16 million shares
Google announced, that they wish to sell an additional 14,16 million shares. At the current price of around 275 US-Dollar,...
Johannes Beus
18. August 2005
Google AdSense-Blog
Google AdSense now has their own official blog. Google-employees should blog tips and informations there two to three times...
Johannes Beus
17. August 2005
Doubts on the size of Yahoo’s index
A UIUC study is casting doubts on Yahoo!s reported number of 19,2 billion websites in their index. In this study, they tested...
Johannes Beus
16. August 2005
IP2Nation: IP-database
IP2Nation is a free database that puts countries to IPs. This can be interesting for the delivery of ad-banners. Via: Webhosting...
Johannes Beus
15. August 2005
Google confirms Sandbox
In his blog, Rand Fishkin recollects a conversation with Google-employees at the Search Engine Strategies, in which Google...
Johannes Beus
15. August 2005
Yahoo! indexed 20 billion documents
In their own blog, Yahoo! Disclosed that they now have 20 billion documents (19,2 billion websites, 1,6 billion pictures...
Johannes Beus
9. August 2005
Distributed Whois
Mario Dolzer, CEO of Universal Boards GmbH & Co KG seems to want to circumvent the mandatory blockings that Whois-server...
Johannes Beus
5. August 2005
Google looking for chefs
In its own pressrelease, Google announced that they are looking to fill 2 head chef positions. To make things more interesting,...
Johannes Beus
5. August 2005
Yahoo! Publisher Network Beta
Today, Yahoo started the beta for their Yahoo! Publisher Network (YPN). 2000 betatesters should put the Ads on their sites...
Johannes Beus
3. August 2005
Johannes Beus
1. August 2005
MSN Virtual Earth started
Today, Microsoft started their betaversion of Virtual Earth as a competitor to Google Maps. Just like Google, MSN offers...
Johannes Beus
25. July 2005
Free AdWords gift-card
At the moment, Google will give out a 25 EUR gift-card to all new customers.
Johannes Beus
23. July 2005
Yahoo!-Toolbar for Firefox
In the fight for the searching public, Yahoo! is now also offering a toolbar for the free Firefox browser. The toolbar has...
Johannes Beus
22. July 2005
Google AdSense Reports Webinar
Google will hold a webseminar at 11:30 pm MEZ on the subject of Google AdSense Reports. This will be a 30 minute seminar...
Johannes Beus
21. July 2005
Google Moon
Google Moon lets you take a look at the surface of the moon. Sadly the resolution is not good enough to make out little green...
Johannes Beus
20. July 2005
Yahoo! blogs in German
Yahoo! now also blogs in German at http://ysearchblog.com/de/
Johannes Beus
15. July 2005
Google PageRank Update
The time is upon us once again: Google started an update for the PageRanks that are shown in the toolbar. Those of you who...
Johannes Beus
15. July 2005
Amazon turns 10
Amazon, the Internetshop and affiliate-program pioneer is turning 10. Happy Birthday. A click on the picture will produce...
Johannes Beus
13. July 2005
Wikipedia-Search by Web.de
After both Google and Yahoo! have already made the Wikipedia-database part of their results, Web.de is not offering an extensive...
Johannes Beus
13. July 2005
Hunt for the cheetah-trout
Google is dominating the Internet-searchenginemarket. But now, both Microsoft and Yahoo want to catch up. This is about the...
Johannes Beus
11. July 2005
Copyrightviolations through Google Video
google.blognewschannel.com is reporting that many copyrighted movies have shown up at Google Video. Interesting how this...
Johannes Beus
30. June 2005
Spam is healthy
The manufacturer of the canned meatpaste is trying to assure their customers that Spam is healthy ever since 1937. Cannadian...
Johannes Beus
30. June 2005
Google sued over Click-fraud
Reuters is reporting, that Click Defense is suing Google because Google is unable to effectively prevent click-fraud. Click...
Johannes Beus
30. June 2005
Google and the DMCA
At chillingeffects.org you can get a list of all the cases in which Google changed the SERPs due to alleged Digital Millennium...
Johannes Beus
28. June 2005
Google Earth
Google’s purchase of sateliteimage-provider Keyhole is yielding the first fruits: Google released the first version...
Johannes Beus
28. June 2005
Google overcomes the 300 US-Dollar-Mark
For the first time, Google stocks have overcome the 300 US-Dollar-mark at the New York Technology-exchange NASDAQ. This is...
Johannes Beus
28. June 2005
MSN is hiring bloggers
Mediapost.com is reporting that, at the moment, MSN is looking for bloggers on five different topics. They will have to write...
Johannes Beus
23. June 2005
Many do not differentiate between results and advertisements
According to an article in ADWEEK, 53% of searchengine-users do not know the difference between organic results and the advertisements....
Johannes Beus
22. June 2005
Google confirms rumors about payment-service
The rumors about a Google payment-system were now confirmed by CEO Eric Schmidt. He mentioned though, that Google’s...
Johannes Beus
22. June 2005
Free Tool against Click-Fraud
Vericlix is offering a free tool against click-fraud for PPC-campaigns. For this, all a webmaster has to do, is add a JavaScript-Code...
Johannes Beus
21. June 2005
MSN Local Searchengine
MSN introduced a localized-search for America. After entering your own address, the search offers everything that you can...
Johannes Beus
21. June 2005
Google for Cell-Phones
Today, Google started the German version of their Googlesearch for cell-phones. If a cell-phone goes to www.google.de, they...
Johannes Beus
16. June 2005
Yahoo! purchases DialPad
heise.de is reporting that Yahoo! also bought DialPad, an Internet-telephone provider. DialPad is mostly offering services...
Johannes Beus
15. June 2005
blo.gs now belongs to Yahoo!
Jim Winstead is writing that Yahoo! just bought the blog-ping-service blo.gs. The service, containing 8,785,909 active blogs,...
Johannes Beus
15. June 2005
MIVA online
After the announcement, that, in the future, Espotting and the FindWhat Group will appear in public under the consolidated...
Johannes Beus
13. June 2005
Is Yahoo! planning their own Browser?
After the rumors that Google is planning on developing their own browser to bind users closer to their searchengine, it seems...
Johannes Beus
12. June 2005
How far can Google-stocks rise?
Two interesting articles, one in the Guardian, the other in the Times, are dealing with the question of how far Google’s...
Johannes Beus
12. June 2005
Mirago Context Stream in in the wild
As announced, Mirago is starting an AdSense-alternative. The first advertisements were now observed and it is amazing, how...
Johannes Beus
8. June 2005
.xxx-domains on the horizon
cnet is reporting that the .xxx-domains, which are designed for erotic-websites, are close to be approved by ICANN (Internet...
Johannes Beus
2. June 2005
Editors help out Google
An article on Searchbistro depicts how Google is working together with editors to improve their searchengineresults. They...
Johannes Beus
2. June 2005
PageRank shown once again
The Google Toolbar once again shows your PageRank. It seems that the outage was due to a technical problem.
Johannes Beus
31. May 2005
Google PageRank-display broken
Since this morning, the Google Toolbar stopped displaying the PageRank. Until now, Google has not commented on the reasons...
Johannes Beus
28. May 2005
Book-Trade’s Full-Text-Searchengine
The German Book-Trade is planning an online full-text-search for German Books, according to a report on heise.de. This is...
Johannes Beus
25. May 2005
Ask Jeeves buys Excite Europe
Ask Jeeves is buying the Excite Italia B.V, which means Excite Europe, from Tiscali. According to Tiscali, the price was...
Johannes Beus
20. May 2005
Google AdWords Blog
Google’s AdWords Team now also has its own Blog: Google AdWords Blog
Johannes Beus
18. May 2005
Yahoo! Visualized
Grokker uses a Java-applet to visualize the Yahoo!-searchresults. Nice to look at but not really something new.
Johannes Beus
10. May 2005
Google PageRank Update
Google is updating the PageRank once again. For those of you who are curious, you can use this tool to check it already.
Johannes Beus
22. April 2005
Yahoo! doubles profits
The American Internet-company Yahoo managed to double their profits in the first quarter of 2005. More at heise.de
Johannes Beus
20. April 2005
Is AdSense planning new ad-formats?
problogger.net is reporting that Google AdSense is experimenting with new ad-formats at the time that are also available...
Johannes Beus
14. April 2005
Google-Toolbar 3 in German
The Google-Toolbar 3 has now also been released as a German version in beta-phase. The most important changes are a spell-checker...
Johannes Beus
2. April 2005
Google Ride Finder
With Ride Finder, Google Labs is showcasing an interesting use of geo-data. They are, for example, showing the current taxi-positions...
Johannes Beus
1. April 2005
GMail is offering 2GB worth of storage
Georges Harik, Gmail product management director, announced today that GMail will keep upgrading the storage in the days...
Johannes Beus
1. April 2005
Google Desktopsearch in German
Google’s Desktopsearch, which searches for files on the computers hard-drive, is now also available in German. With...
Johannes Beus
30. March 2005
Creative Commons Search at Yahoo!
Yahoo! now offers a search especially for documents that are subject to the Creative Commons License.
Johannes Beus
30. March 2005
Google purchases Urchin software
The Google searchengine announced the purchasing of the statistic-service-provider Urchin. Urchin offers a web-analytics...
Johannes Beus
30. March 2005
Is Ask Jeeves being sold?
According to the Wall Street Journal, Interactive Corp., an Internet-investment-company, is about ready to take over Ask...
Johannes Beus
21. March 2005
Yahoo! starts videosearch
Conveniently timed with the start of the CeBIT, Yahoo! Deutschland has put a videosearch online. This beta version of a searchfunction...
Johannes Beus
11. March 2005
T-Online with their own desktop-search
According to the Wirtschaftswoche, T-Online, after Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, now wants to offer their own desktop-searchengine....
Johannes Beus
9. March 2005
Full-version of Google’s desktop search
Google is now offering the full version of their desktop-search for download. After five month of beta-testing, they added...
Johannes Beus
7. March 2005
Google and Mozilla
An article at ZDNet UK looks at the relationship between Google and the Mozilla Foundation. This partnership nets the Mozilla...
Johannes Beus
3. March 2005
Yahoo! celebrates their 10-year anniversary
A long long time ago, as far as Internet-dimensions are concerned, Yahoo! started out as a hand-tended catalog. It was one...
Johannes Beus
2. March 2005
Journey to the Center of Google
This Is the title of an interesting article on the origins of Google by John Heilemann.
Johannes Beus
1. March 2005
AOL Localsearch
With Localsearch, AOL is now also offering a localized searchfunction besides Yahoo! and Google. Once your address is saved,...
Johannes Beus
24. February 2005
New Google-Toolbar version
Google just released a beta-version of their Toolbar 3. They added a spell-checker that checks input into forms. Additionally,...
Johannes Beus
17. February 2005
Google wants to help Wikipedia
The Wikimedia-foundation announced that Google has offered to host part of the Wikipedia-project. They are appropriating...
Johannes Beus
11. February 2005
Ask Jeeves purchases Bloglines
The Searchengineoperator Ask Jeeves has bought Bloglines, a site that specializes on new and Internet-diaries. According...
Johannes Beus
9. February 2005
Google with additional revenue and profit
In its second regular quarterly earning statement, Google shows that it took in revenues of 1,03 Billion US-Dollar. This...
Johannes Beus
2. February 2005
Google AdWords API
With a beta-version of it’s API for AdWords, Google will now give advertisers the possibility to manage ad-campaigns...
Johannes Beus
28. January 2005
Google Video Search
At video.google.com you are now able to search through the US-American TV-programming. While the number of stations is still...
Johannes Beus
25. January 2005
Price-comparison at heise.de
Now, heise.de also has its own price-comparison. The Site for the heise-publishing-house, publishes the three magazines c’t,...
Johannes Beus
24. January 2005
Online-advertising still going strong
According to Nielsen Media Research, online-advertisement was able to gain a plus of 21 percent in the second quarter of...
Johannes Beus
24. January 2005
Will Google start being a Telecommunications company?
According to the British Times, Google could soon start offering a free Internet-telephone service. Sadly, this article is...
Johannes Beus
24. January 2005
New MSN-Search online
Today, Microsoft launched its new MSN-search at suche.msn.de. It seems that they are putting more emphasis on domain names...
Johannes Beus
19. January 2005
SISTRIX Livestream
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