Dallas Search Engine
and SEO News 7-07:
July 27, 2007- Search
Wikia has acquired Grub from LookSmart. Grub is a
didtributed web crawler platform that searches the world wide
web for pages to index. Crawlers of major search engines operate
from large data centers that crawl the WWW for information but
Grub is installed on personal computers and runs in the background.
Wikia has made Grub an open source project and with thousands
of Grub clients installed on many thousand personal computers
the results could be quiet impressive. Readers can help the project
by downloading the Grub client.
July 27, 2007- Google
has made live Robot
Exclusion Protocol; to have a webpage removed after
a certain date users can introduce the unavailable_after tag
and users would write the tag> <META NAME="GOOGLEBOT"
CONTENT="unavailable_after: 12-Jun-2020 13:00:00 EST">
doing so will have the page removed from results the following
July 17, 2007- Google
has launched its Custom Search Business Edition geared
toward small and medium size businesses that is similar to the
Google Custom Search but with more features and support. The search
product starts at $100/year for searches of up to 5,000 pages
up to $500 for searches up to 50,000 pages. The extras for the
business search product include customized search results, optional
ads, email and phone support and the ability to turn off the Google
logo on the search box.
July 12, 2007- Microsoft
Live Search had a large spike in traffic due to its Live
Search Club and prizes given away to users who had the most
searches. The company reports that bots were not counted
but actual human users and that the company expects to retain
those users. Live search increased significantly this year while
May to June saw a rise of search queries from 8.4% to 13.2%, according
to a blog
July 12, 2007- Google
is introducing a new tag called “unavailable_after” that lets
the googlebot know that the page is no longer to be crawled, according
to an article
on SearchEngineLand. The tag will be of value when information
expires and is no longer relevant to a page.
July 6, 2007- Google
closed at an all-time high on Thursday by rising $7.29 to $541.63.
The stock is up 17% for the year and has Google's cap at $169
billion and ranks among the top 25 companies traded in the U.S.
Search Engine and SEO News; July 2007