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Google shows multiple results from same domain

Google has made a major change in its search results, which is going to affect Search Engine Optimization activity done on many sites.

All these days, when there is a search for an organisation, eg Yahoo, the results used to show one result from their website and then results from other sites with the information on Yahoo.

With the change made by Google, the results now show multiple results from Yahoo website. In some instances, there are as many as eight results shown from the same site. This change is tactical and is going to result in the following:

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Personalization feature from My Yahoo

Yahoo had announced earlier this month that it was opening up its home page to be personalized fully by the users. This was a significant change as it is the first time any leading portal was allowing users to customize their content 100%. BBC website had allowed this to certain extent, but Yahoo has now made a remarkable change with this decision.

While sites like BBC allowed users to customize their pages from the options given by BBC, Yahoo is allowing users to even build their own content using Open API. If this feature clicks, this will result in an explosion in the marketplace with developers coming up with various applications, just like how the iPhone Application Store took off last year.

In addition, people should be able to now bring in their RSS feeds and videos hosted externally. This is in addition to the standard features such as changing the themes, etc.

If you are a developer and you are interested in developing applications for My Yahoo portal, you should visit the My Yahoo Home page on Yahoo Developer Network

I am quite thrilled at this and am hoping to jump into this and see how the YAP Application Editor helps us quickly build new apps for Yahoo Home Page. If successful, we should be able to come up with sample portals (like the ones created in the past for pageflakes, netvibes, etc) and share it with our friends.

Will keep you updated.

Microsoft – Yahoo announce new search deal

Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a new search deal, which is considered as a big news in technology space.

This partnership will make their combined search strengths as the best competition to date to the Google Search monopoly. Even now, Google controls over 60 percent of the search market share, but this partership might change that landscape.

The official communication below:

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