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This week, we're taking a look at the most important search engine optimization news of 2006.
In the news: The Google Zeitgeist archive 2006 is available, Microsoft launches a new global ad site and more.
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|1. All you need to know about search engine optimization in 2006
|2. Search engine news of the week
|The Google Zeitgeist 2006 is available
"A year’s worth of search speaks to our collective consciousness, and 2006 is no exception. To compile these year-end lists and graphs, we reviewed a variety of the most popular search terms that people typed into Google."
Google's Vanessa Fox talks about using images on your web site
"Don't put the bulk of your text in images. It may sound simple, but the best thing you can do is to put your text into well, text. Reserve images for graphical elements. If all of the text on your page is in an image, it becomes inaccessible."
launches new global ad site
"The site, available in 15 local languages, will contain advertiser information for MSN, Windows Live, Live Search and Microsoft Office Online. It will also shows the new opportunities available to advertisers through its recently formed Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions network."
Search engine newslets
- The best Yahoo Answers of 2006.
- The most popular search terms on Lycos in 2006.
- Microsoft will display Baidu's paid ads in China.
- The top searches on Live.com in 2006.
- Google adds information about ad quality and performance in their help center.
- Yahoo's publisher network has new ad blocking options.
- Google now offers domains for $10/year.
- Google fixes Adwords security flaw.
- Google Finance gets an update.
- Google releases a patent search engine.
- German economics ministers reveals move away from ‘Quaero’.
- NASA and Google to bring space exploration down to earth.
|Can Yahoo catch Google?
"The real online race is the one for ads, with everybody struggling to catch up to Google. You may think of Google as a search company, but selling and deploying ads is the business that drives its stratospheric stock price."
The elusive click fraud issue: Google's side of the story
"Yes, this is Google's side of the story, but as the mainstream press seems to be more interested in focusing on a couple of egregious cases rather than providing a realistic picture of the issue across the entire network, I think it's important to pass it along."
Search results get safer; AOL edges Google
"Search results posted by Google, AOL, and Ask.com are less likely to lead
to dangerous sites than they did six months ago, a report published Monday said.
MSN's and Yahoo's results, however, send users to more risky sites than in May."
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