New From Google, Coupons

Is your business listed with Google Local otherwise known as Google Maps? Does your business offer coupons? Well if you answered yes to both you can now combine the two. Beginning today Google is allowing anyone with a listing at their Local Business Center to add coupons to their listing. Once added the coupon will show whenever your business is found through Google Maps.

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Yahoo Search Builder

The new Yahoo Search Builder is an easy way to add search to your site. I took it for a quick test drive today and liked what I saw. It’s very simple to set up and Yahoo gives you some decent customization options. There are a also a couple of nice features to give you a lot of control over what gets searched. And if you’re into web standards you might like that the code to add the search box is all css.

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Google Webmaster Central

In case you missed it, Google recently re branded Sitemaps and added a few things to what is now Google Webmaster Central. There have been a few mentions of the change, but with many seo bloggers at S.E.S. San Jose the change has fallen somewhere below the radar. I signed up with an account for this post and can report the revamped Webmaster Central looks pretty good after a quick look.

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Does Anyone Still Use One Word Searches?

Does anyone still use one word searches? Well I know I still do on occasion and I’m sure I’m not the only one, but according to OneStat.com most of us are using a one word search phrase less and less often. So why would anyone want to optimize pages for one word anymore? Does anyone still optimize for one word?

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More From The AOL Screw Up

And just like that one of the supposedly anonymous AOL searchers has been identified. As reported in the New York Times this morning searcher number 4417749 has been identified as Thelma Arnold of Lilburn, Georgia. Her identity was found simply by following the trail of searches assigned to the ID. That didn’t take long.

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