Wikipedia has introduced a special search feature that behaves pretty much like Google Suggest – you get suggestions in a drop down as you begin typing characters.
Web Search Engines including Google, Yahoo, Windows Live
Yahoo! is now displaying pictures from Facebook profiles next to search results just the way Google shows image thumbnails in search pages. Maybe this is a move towards Yahoo! People Search Engine.
Most experts believe that linking to other high quality and authority websites from your content helps in improving your own rank in search engines.
Some key suggestions from the official Webmaster team at Google to improve your site rankings in Google.
This is Part II of Google Webmaster Chat. You may also want to read Part I.
Q: What are the benefits of submitting a sitemap to Google Webmaster dashboard if your website is already crawled well by Google?
Relevant Outbound links to authority / quality websites on your blog / website can boost your organic rankings in Google and other search engines.
The Google Webmaster Guidelines document recommends using a text web browser called Lynx to help people visualize how Google spiders will see their websites.
The I’m Feeling Lucky button automatically takes you to the first web page returned for your query on Google website. An I’m Feeling Lucky search means less time searching for web pages and more time looking at them.
We have no clue how Google decides the ranking of pictures in Google Images but they are probably giving more preference to fresh content in image search results.
All these web domains are hosted on the same web server as google.com (18.104.22.168) and they are replicas of Google. Now even Google records your search queries for genuine reasons but if you are not convinced, theres a way to prevent Google from recording search habits.
Search for tags on various RSS blog search engines and social bookmarking sites from one location.
From GA Support – A pageview is defined as a view of a page on your site that is being tracked by the Analytics tracking code.
Googling your name or ego-surfing is easy on blogs and sites that offer RSS feeds but how do you track your name on web pages, message boards and mailing lists that are without RSS Feeds. Read this guide.
Search engines love to find things that search engine optimizers have a difficult time in manipulating — such as domain age — because they feel like this helps them to keep their index/rankings pure.
This visual heat map suggests how web searchers navigate scan the search results shown on Google pages and which areas on the Google web page tend to get the maximum attention.
Some things that you can do only with Yahoo! search not Google. That includes song lyrics search, compose email, search shortcuts and the incredibly useful linkdomain search operator of Yahoo!
Google is removing XML RSS feeds from their search index. As a first step, FeedBurner feeds are no longer indexed by Google.