Friday, June 27, 2008

Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool is No More

Hi all,

Are you still using the Overture keyword suggestion tool? - yes! the tool for getting relevant keywords / phrases with their search counts. We have seen many flip-flops, ups and downs at this tool, sometimes it's working and mostly not.

Now, if you want to get keyword suggestion from this famous tool, then you would not get the actual thing on the site. You will be amazed to see Yahoo! Search engine marketing page instead of Overture Inventory. Yes! it's no more there on the site. It's been permanently redirected to http://sem.smallbusiness.yahoo.com/searchenginemarketing/



Saturday, June 21, 2008

I won at WebCosmo Forum


Hi all,

This is a wonderful morning, I got a good news...that I won the second prize at WebCosmo Forums and I am happy. This was the great contest there having two hosting prizes -


Top Poster Prize:

Baby Plan from hostGator.com
Linux hosting

Disk Space 600GB, Bandwidth 6000GB, CPanel, 1 Domain, Unlimited FTP,
Site builder, Unlimited email accounts, Unlimited MySql, PHP, 99.9% Uptime guarantee and more.

Second Top Poster Prize:
Hatchling Plan from hostGator.com
Linux hosting

Disk Space 350GB, Bandwidth 3000GB, CPanel, 1 Domain, Unlimited FTP,
Site builder, Unlimited email accounts, Unlimited MySql, PHP, 99.9% Uptime guarantee and more.

The contest have started on May 20, 2008 12AM GMT and ends on June 19, 2008 12PM GMT and I have been the Second Top Poster; got the 2nd prize for making 174 threads with 669 posts done.

Making these kinds of contests is one of the great tool / method to get more new visitors and traffic to a site, specially a discussion forum. I was heard about this forum through the V7N forum when Manik, the owner of the WebCosmo forum have invited me to join his wonderful site. I am impressed about his work done on the site and have joined the community. Gradually, we become good friends and now also thinking of some good worthful steps for making some good money online.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Google, I am not happy

Yesterday while searching for the phrase "gifts for everyday occasions" in the big search engine giant Google. I got this poor search results on the page 10 shown in the below image -




You can see the five continuous listings from a single domain. Just very unexpected to me. Google is lacking somewhere in their recent search algo, I think nowadays. I hope, they will remain their quality search results. credibility and faith on web.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Definition of Doorway Page has changed now

Recently, Google has changed the definition of Doorway pages by updating the information about Doorway pages in the Webmaster Help Center.

Previously, it was -
"Doorway pages

Doorway pages are pages specifically made for search engines. Doorway pages contain many links - often several hundred - that are of little to no use to the visitor, and do not contain valuable content. HTML sitemaps are a valuable resource for your visitors, but ensure that these pages of links are easy for your visitors to navigate. If you have a number of links to include, consider organizing them into categories or into multiple pages. But in doing so, ensure that they are intended for visitors to navigate the sections of your site, and not simply for search engines."

And now it has changed to -
"
Doorway pages are typically large sets of poor-quality pages where each page is optimized for a specific keyword or phrase. In many cases, doorway pages are written to rank for a particular phrase and then funnel users to a single destination."

So, Google is like changing many things now, like in the last month, we have seen G changes its favicon (but just favicon); even that's not a big change - but yeah! change is there. Lets see if some more changes are there or not?