8 Things that Google Ignores

We all want to get first page on Google search results and do a lot of things. There are some HTML attributes that Google pays no attention to when it goes through its crawling process. Google won’t penalize you for these HTML attributes, but why waste time on these attributes. There may be some exceptions to these rules.

Meta tag keywords and Description: Google crawler doesn’t look your web pages Meta tag key words and their description. But other search engines look for Meta tag keywords and for Meta tag description. It’ better to use Meta tag keyword and description.

Comments Tag

Comments tags are used by designers or web developers in order to understand the code easily. Google search crawler completely ignores the comment tags. It’s always better to delete all the comment code before putting web pages on to the server. Comments are very useful; if more then one webmaster is working on the same web page.

Style Tag

most of the Websites now a days use a separate CSS file, but it is not possible for webmaster to make a CSS entry for each and every design. Style tags that are present in web pages are also ignored by Google crawler.


Script Tag

Script tag is used to get advantage of JavaScript in web pages. Script written between the script tags is not useful for Google crawler and it will be ignored completely. Webmasters use JavaScript code to run Applet, AJAX code or any other program that run in a new window.

Duplicate Links

If your web pages has more then one link for the same web page then Google crawler only count the first one.

Linking points on Same Webpage

This time of web pages you find when the information on web page is too large and the user may not interested in all the information, so the webmaster creates page that will link to the same webpage points.

Multimedia Content

Google crawler does not pay attention to images, Flash content, Video and other multimedia content. Text surrounding to any multimedia content is May notice by Google and other search engine crawlers.

Boolean Words

Words like a, an, the, is, etc don’t make any sense for Google crawler. If you are optimizing your website only for Google then don’t use these keywords, for other search engine crawlers these keywords may make some sense

Yahoo! updates their browser toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Yahoo! updates their browser toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Just days after Google updated their search toolbar for the Internet Explorer web browser; Yahoo! has released an updated version of their toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox browser. The new toolbar comes as an extension for the Firefox browser and brings better integration with the various Yahoo! services.

The Yahoo! Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox is offering capabilities to interact with Yahoo! services directly from right clicking on a webpage. Users can now send web page details to their buddies on Yahoo! Messenger, Blog about the page on Yahoo! 360 and even add them to their Yahoo! My Web service.

The company also added some new functionality to their My Web 2.0 personal portal, which is currently running under beta testing. The homepage provides access to user’s three most recently saved Web pages, and the ability to search pages saved by everyone on the network. However, the feature we like the best about it is the integration of an AntiSpyware utility in the toolbar itself, which helps the user to scan their systems for any malware presence.

Checkout: Yahoo! Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Google Introduces Software Starter Kit

Google Inc. is distributing a free software startup kit designed to make computing safer and easier — a generous gesture driven by the company’s desire to steer technology offline as well as online.

The software bundle, unveiled Friday in Las Vegas during a speech by Google co-founder Larry Page, represents the Internet search engine leader’s latest jab at industry kingpin Microsoft Corp.

The suite of programs is designed to make it easier to install and maintain basic applications that have helped turn the PC into a hub of information, entertainment and communications.

With the initiative, Google is setting out to prove that it is better positioned to help people get the most out of their computers than more-established software makers, particularly Microsoft — the maker of the pervasive Windows operating system.

“We thought, ‘Why can’t using a computer be more fun, simple and empowering?'” said Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of search products and user experience.

Six of the programs in the package are owned by Google, which had previously offered all but one on a piecemeal basis. A screensaver that automatically displays pictures stored on a personal computer is being introduced for the first time as part of the “Google Pack.”

With the exception of a Norton antivirus program that is being offered in a free six-month trial, the seven other applications in the Google Pack are already available for free on the Internet.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Google has simply negotiated agreements to create a one-stop shop for all the applications, supplemented with tools to simplify the process for installing and updating the programs.

Neither Google nor the other participants in the Google Pack are paying each other any money, Mayer said.

Although cobbling together a bunch of free software isn’t revolutionary, the move could foreshadow bigger things to come as Google’s maneuvers to gain more influence over the products people install on their PCs while diminishing Microsoft’s power.

If the Google Pack proves popular among PC owners, more software makers are likely to be lining up to be included in future versions — a phenomenon that would give Google even more leverage in its slugfest with Microsoft, said Forrester Research analyst Charlene Li.

“This has the potential of giving Google more control over the software supply chain,” Li said. “They in effect could become the arbiters of software taste, determining what’s good and bad.”

For now, Google is primarily interested in making personal computers easier and more enjoyable to use, Mayer said.

If people spend more time on their computers, Google believes it will receive more Internet search requests — an activity that generates the highly profitable ads that has catapulted its stock and spawned more than $100 billion in shareholder wealth during the past 18 months.

Google’s shares surged $14.42 Friday to close at $465.66 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The stock price reached a new high of $470.50 earlier in the session.

Hoping to stunt Google’s rapid growth, Microsoft has invested heavily to expand its presence in Internet search during the past year. So far, though, Google has been able to win even more market share, emboldening the company to embark on far-flung expansion that has increasingly put it on a collision course with Microsoft.

Toward that end, Google plans to distribute even more software as it builds upon the loyalty fostered by its popular search engine.

“I can imagine an operating system that some day does a better job storing your data, using (a) network,” Mayer said in a barb clearly aimed at Microsoft.

The Google Pack includes Adobe Systems Inc.’s Acrobat Reader, RealNetworks Inc.’s media player, Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser and Cerulean Studios’ Trillian instant messaging program.

Notably missing are word processing and spreadsheet programs, though Google pledged in October to work with Sun Microsystems Inc. to promote an open-source version of those applications.

Mayer couldn’t explain why the free OpenOffice suite, which includes word-processing and spreadsheet applications, wasn’t included in the Google Pack.

Li believes the programs were excluded because Google didn’t want to risk including anything that might be difficult to install or interfere with other applications, such as Microsoft’s competing Office suite.

Mozilla Firefox for Intel powered Macintosh coming in March

Open source foundation Mozilla has said that they plan to launch their application versions for the recently launched Macintosh machines powered by Intel processors sometime in March this year. Mozilla Firefox is now the second most widely used web browser online and it is significant for them to cater to the Macintosh audiences who would be purchasing these new machines already available on Apple Web Stores.

Mozilla would be aiming to get users away from the Apple Mac OS X default browser Safari to use their browser application. However, it just might be tough for them to achieve that considering unlike Microsoft; Safari is frequently updated and is closely tied to online services provided by the company. In addition, Safari is also one of the most standard compliant web browsers around.

Mozilla is already offering a test version of the Firefox for Intel powered Macintoshes. However, it would take sometime before the browser application is ready for wide release. Mozilla is also waiting for an updated release of Flash Plug-in for this customized version of Firefox release, which seems to be crashing the test version. Mozilla software engineer Josh Aas said in a statement on this issue: “The problem has been brought to Macromedia’s attention, and they are working on a fix”.

Of course, Apple has made sure that all existing applications made for regular Macintosh computers run fine on Intel powered versions. They are making use of Rosetta, a tool built into the Apple operating system that lets programs written for PowerPC run on Intel machines. However, most software companies would like to bypass this converter to ensure better performing applications as the Intel powered Macs become more popular and widespread.

Even the third popular browser application online, Opera is due to get a special version for this platform in the coming months. It would be interesting to see whether the custom versions perform any better than the regular versions written for the regular Macintosh machines. Apple has claimed that they are looking towards converting all their offerings to Intel powered versions by next year.

Microsoft fixes WMF vulnerability in Vista OS builds

Microsoft fixes WMF vulnerability in Vista OS builds

It is interesting to know that even the test releases of Microsoft’s Vista operating system were suffering from the same WMF rendering vulnerability, which affects the regularly available OS from the company. The software company has now issued a patch for a preliminary version of its Vista operating system for this bug.

The patches issued by Microsoft apply to a Community Technology Preview of Vista released last month. This release was made available to a limited group of testers under the Microsoft Developer Network Universal and Beta Testing program. Microsoft is scheduled to release the publicly release Vista sometime later this year.

This fix updates the way Vista renders the WMF files preventing it from getting infected by corrupt WMF files. If the OS is left unpatched, opening up specially crafted WMF image files can render a machine vulnerable to security issues. It could trigger the execution of code, which can be programmed to download even more dangerous code from the internet.

This vulnerability was discovered last month and was critical enough to get Microsoft to release an early patch rather than waiting for the Patch Tuesday.

Yahoo reaches out beyond browser

Web giant Yahoo has taken the first steps towards moving beyond the browser.

It has announced plans to allow people to use Yahoo e-mail, messaging and other services on mobile phones and via the TV.

Yahoo joins a growing number of net firms that are looking to break out of the confines of the PC browser.

Details of the venture, dubbed Yahoo Go, were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

In the hand

Yahoo has set up camp in a large tent at CES to provide a taste of how people can access its services on different gadgets.

As mobiles become almost ubiquitous and offer increasingly powerful capabilities, they have attracted the attention of net-based companies.

Google, for example, recently introduced a version of its Gmail e-mail service customised for mobiles.

And internet calling company Skype has released a beta version of its software for Windows smartphones.

Yahoo is dipping its toes into the mobile arena by joining forces with Nokia, Motorola and US carrier Cingular to gain a foothold.

The Nokia handset offers one button to get access to Yahoo mail, contacts and more, mirroring what users get on a browser.

Motorola’s Razr and Slivr handsets on Cingular come with a pre-loaded package of Yahoo services.

Big screen service

As well as targeting the small screen, Yahoo has set its sights on larger displays. It has created a version of its services specifically for the TV, running on Windows Media Center PCs.

It means that people would be able, for example, to look at their pictures on the photo-sharing site Flickr on the TV.

Yahoo’s move to the living room has being prompted by the evolution of the TV set into the gateway for digital video, music and pictures.

Other big players in the industry such as Microsoft and Intel are also pushing to play a bigger role in the lounge.

CES, the world’s largest consumer technology trade show, runs until Sunday.

Google to Launch Video Marketplace

LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan. 6, 2006 – Live from the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced the planned opening of the Google Video Store, the first open video marketplace enabling consumers to buy and rent a wide range of video content from a major television network, a professional sports league, cable programmers, independent producers and film makers. This fast growing collection of videos will include prime-time and classic hits from CBS, a full slate of NBA games from this season and outstanding performances from the past, music videos from SONY BMG, Charlie Rose interviews as well as news and historical content from ITN and new titles being added everyday.

“Google video will let you watch lots of high quality video on the web for the first time. You can search and browse, and we make it fast and easy for you to watch,” said Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and president, Products. “For video producers and anyone with a video camera, Google Video will give you a platform to publish to the entire Google audience in a fast, free and seamless way.”

Available soon, people who visit the Google Video homepage at http://video.google.com will be able to browse listings of video by category from the store or search Google’s entire collection of videos by simply entering keywords into the search box.

“This is yet another exciting platform in which CBS can leverage its market-leading content to a whole new audience,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation. “Making our programming accessible to the Google Video Store guarantees our shows significant new exposure to millions of users who are likely to access this Web service and who may not be traditional TV viewers. As the industry’s most prolific generator of popular TV content, it’s only natural that CBS would partner with Google on this service, which is destined to become one of the web’s most popular destinations.”

CBS’s current primetime hits will include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Survivor and The Amazing Race. Library classics will include I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, The Twilight Zone, MacGyver, Have Gun Will Travel, Mannix, My Three Sons, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. All CBS programs will be presented commercial free.

Google Video will also feature NBA games from this season and some of the greatest individual performances in NBA history. Marking the first time NBA fans can purchase full NBA contests on the Web, each NBA game for the rest of this season, including the NBA Playoffs and The Finals, will be available to fans in its entirety 24 hours after the contest’s conclusion. In addition, the highest scoring games of several of the NBA’s best players will be available including Kobe Bryant’s 62 point performance in three quarters vs. Dallas last month.

“Google’s innovative presentation of information and content is revolutionizing the way people access media,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “In the increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world of entertainment, Google Video provides us with a new way to deliver the NBA experience to our fans when and how they want it.”

Additional highlights of Google’s video collection will include:
Music videos from SONY BMG. The line-up of launch videos includes offerings from some of SONY BMG’s global superstar artists, including Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kenny Chesney, Destiny’s Child, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Lil’ Flip, Jessica Simpson, Shakira, System of a Down, Switchfoot, Usher, and many more.
Feature Length Independent Films from Greencine.com. Including works by legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda (Promised Land), documentary filmmaker Ted Bonnitt (Mau Mau Sex Sex) and independent actor/director Caveh Zahedi (In the Bathtub of the World).

Historic, news and educational footage from ITN. This material ranges from coverage of key events in 2005 such as the Pope John Paul II’s death, back to a recording of the 1896 coronation of Tsar Nicholas II – one of the earliest known pieces of moving imagery.
Charlie Rose interviews. Including interviews with Henry Kissinger, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Martha Stewart, Martin Scorsese, Harrison Ford, Dan Rather, Charles M. Schulz, Steve Jobs, Jay Leno, Tom Brokaw, and others.
Cartoon classics from Classic Media. Featuring many of the world’s most famous animated series such as “Felix the Cat,” “Casper The Friendly Ghost,” and “Rocky and Bullwinkle.”
Children’s educational programming from CLEARVUE & SVE. Educational video topics vary from teen education on tattoos to explanations about the workings of the human brain.
Clips from Getty Images’ Archive Films Collection. A diverse collection of short clips that capture personalities, moments and eras throughout history – selected from vintage newsreels and educational film, as well as contemporary news and events from around the world.

There will be thousands of titles for sale in the Google Video Store with more titles added everyday. The list of content producers will also include a broad range of entertainment and educational partners including among others, BlueHighways TV, CareTALK, Fashion TV, Here! TV, HDNet, HilariousDownloads.com, Image Entertainment, iWatchNow.com, Kantola Productions, MediaZone, Plum TV, Porchlight Entertainment, SOFA Entertainment, Teen Kids, Trinity Broadcasting Network, WGBH, Wheels TV, and Wilderness Film India Ltd.

Launched early last year, Google Video is the first open video marketplace where any video producer, large or small, can upload their content and distribute it for free or at a price. Video prices are set by the content provider with no minimum or maximum dollar-limit. Owners also have the choice to offer their content with or without copy protection – enabling them greater control over its distribution.

Additionally, content from Google Video can be viewed with a new player that can be downloaded for free from any playback page. It offers all the traditional playback options (play, pause, stop…) as well as a “thumbnail” navigation feature that enables users to browse through an entire video, or frames at a time, with a simple click of their mouse.

iPod and Sony Playstation Portable users will also be able to download and watch any non-copy-protected content from Google Video, and even get it specially optimized for playback on their devices. Google Video Store will be available throughout the world, however purchasing premium content in the Google Video Store will only be available in the U.S.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.google.com.