Google introduces comments to Google News

Google News tests allowing comments on news items. Another step forward in user generated content (UGC) but one that may be restricted by the vetting process.

Joe Friedlein

Real time indexing from Google

More evidence to show how quickly Google updates its search results these days. Even Matt Cutts is surprised.

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Spock – a people search engine

A new search engine is launched which will help perform searches on people. Spock aims to fill a need for the 30% of searches that are related to individuals.

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Is Google on speed?

How long does it take to rank in the organic search engine results pages? Evidence showing that it can happen in minutes.

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Ask.com attracts 1m new searchers

ask.com makes inroads in the competitive world of search engine usage – the combination of a new service and agressive marketing campaign increases market share.

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UK online ad spend to hit £4.5bn by 2011

UK growth in online advertising spend is outstripping US and many other nations. Half of total advertising spend to be online in Western Europe by 2010.

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eBay reduces Google Adwords spend

Ebay resumes ad on Google Adwords, albeit at a lower level. Does Ebay need Adwords and how much does Google earn from the PPC ads? What does the future hold for this relationship?

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