2006

Google-challenger: Wikisari
How often did I have to read the word Google-challenger or -conquerer over the last few years where the project behind the...
Johannes Beus
28. December 2006
Google on Duplicate-Content
Adam Lasnik wrote a few tips about the handling of duplicate content in Webmaster Centrals Googleblog. Google is recommending...
Johannes Beus
19. December 2006
Block countries through .htaccess
Sadly, for some countries, the ratio of wanted to unwanted traffic is so bad, that you decide on blocking all traffic from...
Johannes Beus
18. December 2006
Google sells Domains
Thanks to a cooperation with the registrars GoDaddy and eNorm, Google is now also selling domains. At the moment this service...
Johannes Beus
16. December 2006
Block IP-networks through .htaccess
One question that often comes up in forums is how you can cleanly block complete IP-areas already in the webserver. Since...
Johannes Beus
13. December 2006
DMoz in motion
It seems that the AOL-admins are finally done with the evaluation of the AOL-data which opens up time to deal with the DMoz-hardwareproblem....
Johannes Beus
13. December 2006
Web2.0-Poster
Today I received the Web2.0-poster that I ordered from eboy. All the hyped important Companies from the new Internet are...
Johannes Beus
12. December 2006
… and Search Engine Watch is now known as Search Engine Land
Danny Sullivan, until now, the man behind Search Engine Watch, is ending his activities there and is now continuing to write...
Johannes Beus
1. December 2006
Most common IP-addresses of German Domains
In a way this is a product of garbage that I had from another evaluation, this list shows the IP-addresses which are used...
Johannes Beus
21. November 2006
Quo vadis, DMoz?
The editorservers for the project are already offline for more than a month now, since 10.20. Besides the notice that a temporary...
Johannes Beus
21. November 2006
Standardized Sitemaps-protocol
Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have agreed on a standardized Sitemaps-protocol. Microsoft is still taking some time while Google...
Johannes Beus
16. November 2006
Google Custom Search Engine
I just stumbled upon the announcement for the Google Custom Search Engine. Based on Google Co-op, everyone can build his...
Johannes Beus
24. October 2006
Webmaster Tools: Crawl rate
For a few days now, Google is offering a crawl rate column in their Webmaster Tools. The top part of the page shows pages,...
Johannes Beus
24. October 2006
Google purchases YouTube
Google went for it: The searchengine bought the videohoster YouTube for 1,65 Billion USD. YouTube, who only opened its doors...
Johannes Beus
10. October 2006
Google-Networks
Cidr Hosts Netrange 209.85.128.0/17 32766 209.85.128.1 – 209.85.255.254 72.14.192.0/18 16382 72.14.192.1 – 72.14.255.254...
Johannes Beus
7. September 2006
Searchengine-marketing Magazine: Suchradar
With suchradar (search radar), the Bloofusion Germany GmbH is offering a PDF-magazine on the topic of searchenginemarketing....
Johannes Beus
16. August 2006
Google Open-Source-Hosting
Google started an alternative to the Open-Source-Hosting of SourceForge.net, which had been a speculation for a while. Those...
Johannes Beus
28. July 2006
Google shows clickfraudrate in AdWords
Google unlocked a reporting for fraudulent clicks in AdWords. According to the FAQ, the customer can view the number as well...
Johannes Beus
26. July 2006
Springer purchases Idealo
The Axel Springer AG is taking over 74,9 percent of the price-comparison-site Idealo. Founded in 2000, the service will keep...
Johannes Beus
26. July 2006
Google doubles profit
Google’s net gain has nearly doubled from 342,8 million USD in April to 721,1 million USD in June. Google’s gross...
Johannes Beus
21. July 2006
Kinderstart.com fails in court
Kinderstart.com, a portal, which wanted to take Google to court because Google lowered the sites PageRank to 0 has failed...
Johannes Beus
14. July 2006
WebmastersOnTheRoof, OMTalk-regulars’ table
Today and tomorrow, Munich will once again hold 2 SEO-events. Tonight WebmastersOnTheRoof, tomorrow starting at 3pm the OMTalk-regulars’...
Johannes Beus
7. July 2006
PageRank-update
Google is playing the dice once again for their little green bar. A preview for this can be found at SEOChat for example...
Johannes Beus
30. June 2006
Yahoo introduces new advertising-platform
In a press release, Yahoo announced that they are going to replace the advertising-platform of Overture which is getting...
Johannes Beus
8. May 2006
Graphical evaluation of the searchenginecrawlers
Drunkmenworkhere.org just published the evaluation of an interesting experiment. Over the timespan of one year, they put...
Johannes Beus
5. May 2006
Interview with Google Zurich
PCTipp has conducted an interview with the head of the development center in Zurich that is worth a read. The topics that...
Johannes Beus
5. May 2006
MSN adCenter goes live in the USA
Microsoft’s AdWords-competitor adCenter has gone live in the USA after tests in Singapore and France. Great Britain...
Johannes Beus
4. May 2006
German Google Maps available
As reported by ThomasB on the OmTalk-forum, Google has finally started Google Maps for Europe. The new data-material is already...
Johannes Beus
25. April 2006
Google Crawl Cache
What had already been assumed for a few days has now been confirmed by Matt Cutts in his blog: lately Google is using an...
Johannes Beus
23. April 2006
Google Desktop 3
Google finished the third version of their desktop-fulltextsearch. They are indexing PDF-, HTML- and textfiles, MS-office-documents...
Johannes Beus
20. April 2006
Clickfraud-statistic
ClickFraudIndex.com is offering free public statistics and evaluations about clickfraud. Sadly they do not specifically mention...
Johannes Beus
20. April 2006
Google Travel?
The rumors about Google Travel are shooting back up again because at the moment, Google is looking for a Senior Account Executive,...
Johannes Beus
18. April 2006
Google crawls FTP
While taking a look at the logfiles for a FTP-server I noticed that the Googlebot (recently?) is also interested in FTP-servers...
Johannes Beus
27. March 2006
AltaVista-founder passed away
Paul Flaherty, founder of the first searchengine AltaVista, has passed away at the age of 42 due to a heartattack. The searchengine...
Johannes Beus
25. March 2006
AdSense for WLAN-hotspots
A patent that was submitted by a Google-employee last week shows that Google is planning to planning WLAN-access-point-attuned...
Johannes Beus
25. March 2006
Google Finance
The Google Finance Beta is exactly what one could have expected. Seems like someone did not feel like working on interesting...
Johannes Beus
21. March 2006
Blogrecommendation: Skytec Developerblog
In the blog of the Skytec AG, employees of the firm are blogging about technical possibilities and developments. Seeing how...
Johannes Beus
17. March 2006
Local Search by T-Info
T-Info put their own version of a local searchengine online with suchen.de. The site is based on Neomo‘s technology....
Johannes Beus
13. March 2006
OMTalk regulars’-table on April 1st
The registration to the OMTalk regulars’-table on April 1st in Munich is now open. I will be there and I would be delighted...
Johannes Beus
9. March 2006
Google Calendar
The first screenshots for Google’s new online-calendar can be found over at TechCrunch. Like GMail, the application...
Johannes Beus
9. March 2006
Searchengineoptimizer fled
Having gained publicity through his appearance on TVTotal, it seems there are news about Jerome Suckrow. The Berliner Zeitung...
Johannes Beus
24. February 2006
Spyware through searchengines
Benjamin Edelman wrote down a few interesting discoveries on the topic of how spyware is being distributed through searchengines....
Johannes Beus
9. February 2006
Tool for the Robots.txt
Google is offering a tool though Google Sitemaps that checks the robots.txt. After reading out the file, the tool will display...
Johannes Beus
8. February 2006
BMW.de and ricoh.de back in
Google has reinstated the sites of BMW and ricoh back into the index after a few days and a gigantic media-echo. Matt Cutts...
Johannes Beus
8. February 2006
Canonical Addresses
Christoph Schneegans is giving some tips on how to avoid duplicate content: Canonical Addresses
Johannes Beus
7. February 2006
Example 2.0
After the harsh crackdown on doorwaypages at automobile.de, Google has removed bmw.de from the index. Even though it was...
Johannes Beus
4. February 2006
Web.de wants to start local searchengine
Web.de announced to start a local search for restaurants, hotels, etc. just in time for this years CeBit. The database will...
Johannes Beus
1. February 2006
Google Numbers 2005
After the markets closed yesterday, Google published their numbers for the fourth quarter of 2005 and at the same time their...
Johannes Beus
1. February 2006
AdSense-integration for blogs
Today, Google’s AdSense-Blog is giving out tips for the integration of AdSense-advertisement in blogs. These tips are...
Johannes Beus
31. January 2006
Google Toolbar 4 Beta
Since yesterday, Internet Explorer users can download a betaversion of Google’s toolbar version 4. One of the most...
Johannes Beus
31. January 2006
AdSense payout-ratio
JenSense is reporting that the AdSense payout-ratio is supposed to be about 78,5 percent, meaning 78,5 cent per Euro of sales....
Johannes Beus
16. January 2006
SISTRIX Livestream
Merry Christmas