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Top Search Stories November 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Well it's that time again for the SEO-Space Top 7 Search Stories for the month of November 2007. Last month, Yahoo's Search Assist topped our charts. Here is a look at some of the top search engine related stories from the past month.

There are always lots of rumors and such, but November was filled with talk of Google's mobile project (not the gPhone), various conferences (think adTech and BlogWorld), and of course discussion about Facebook.

#7. adTech New York took place - we posted a story about Yahoo about an interesting panel/SEE Workshop on a number of key SEO issues.

#6. Rumors of ASK's parent company Interactive wanting to purchase AOL - Barry Diller was quoted as telling AOL to "name their price".

#5. BlogWorld Expo took place in Las Vegas - BlogWorld is the only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. In addition to the only industry-wide exhibition, BlogWorld featured the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business.

#4. Yahoo Launches New Social Network Kickstart - Surprisingly this didn't get as much press as it deserved. Yahoo Kickstart is an online social network that connects college students, graduates and alumni professionals on the job market. Sounds similar to the foundation of the product that became Facebook.

#3. Live Search Unveils Webmaster Center Blog - Microsoft announced the launch of their new Live Search Webmaster Center Blog. Of course there was a link to Live Search Webmaster Center. According to the inaugural post,

We want this blog to be a place for two way communication between Live Search and the webmaster community because we understand that SEO’s and webmasters need this kind of information and the tools we are building to keep their sites performing well.

#2. Facebook announces the launch of Facebook Ads - According to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Ads are essentially an ad platform for businesses to connect with users and target advertising to the exact audiences they want.

#1. Google's Big Announcement about Android and the Open Handset Alliance - Many were awaiting word of Google's Phone Project. Well Google did not announce the birth of the gPhone instead they announced the launch of Android a new operating system for mobile phones that Google envisions as being the foundation for many new phones that will create a new experience for users of mobile phones with new applications and capabilities.

That's been this kind of month that it has been for November 2007.


posted by Jody @ Monday, November 19, 2007  
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