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SEO-Space: Top 7 Search Engine Related Happenings of April 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Well as we roll into the second quarter of 2007, SEO-Space is proud to present the Top 7 Search Happenings of April 2007. Last month, Google again topped the list when they announced the release of actual click fraud data. I have a sneaking suspicion that Google will again top our list this month.

Here now are the top 7 Search Happenings of the Month for April 2007.

#7. ASK. com joins the "Big 3" and announces support of “autodiscovery” of Sitemaps. The autodiscovery process allows webmasters to specify the location of their Sitemaps within their robots.txt file, eliminating the need to submit sitemaps to each search engine separately.

#6. ASK.com releases a new social search ranking algorithm code named Edison. Wow ASK has the first two entries on this month's chart, nice job.

#5. Google Webmaster Tools improve to allow more insight into anchor text. This is a great tool that just continues to get better. Great job by Vanessa Fox and the team over at Google Webmaster Tools.

#4. Yahoo Site Explorer comes out of beta and begins accepting mobile feeds.

#3. Google's launch of Web History in the next step towards the personalization of Search. This didn't receive much press but it should have. Google is moving towards personalization of search at a breathtaking pace. Behavioural targeting is part of how Google will move more aggressively towards personalization on more types of searches as they will impact more results.

#2. SES NY - probably the biggest show of the year in the Search Industry took place earlier in the month with Search Engine Strategies in New York.

#1. Google's purchase of ad firm DoubleClick in it's largest to-date acquisition for an estimated 3.1 billion dollars. With the move Google may account for close to 80 percent of the ads served up on the Internet.

There was a lot going on in the world of search this month. This could have easily been a list of the top 37 search happenings of the month, but we had to narrow it down for our monthly staple here on SEO-Space. We will have to wait until next month to see if someone else can dethrone Google at the top of the list.

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