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Bing Tips and Tricks

Some lesser known but useful features of Bing (formerly Windows Live) that you may not find them in any of the other popular search engines including Google and Yahoo.

Why Create a Google Sitemap for your Website

An XML sitemap, which is simply a plain text file on your server, will enables Google, Yahoo and other search engines to locate pages on your website that have been recently updated or added.

Template: Request Reconsideration To Remove Google Penalty

Want to file a reconsideration request with Google? Few weeks ago, my site almost disappeared from Google after a penalty. The search rankings of all pages dropped way down in Google search results though the site was not entirely banned in Google.

Google Should Seriously Consider Decoding TinyURLs of Twitter

When someone posts a link on Twitter, it is automatically converted into a short URL often powered by tinyurl.com. Human visitors can click the tinyurl link to visit the underlying website but that may or may not be the case with Google spiders.

Screenshot: Google AdSense Ads in Image Search Results

Google AdSense ads will make an appearance in Google Image search very soon. This is not a clear screen capture but should give you an idea about how well Google has managed to blend advertising in image search results.