How to stop Google from adding your site to certain Google properties

If you’ve wanted to prevent your site from appearing on Google Shopping or Google Advisor, you now have a chance to do so within Webmaster tools. Webmasters can now opt out of having content that Google has crawled from their site displayed on: Google Shopping Google+ Local Google Flights Google Hotels Google Advisor To do so simply visit the Opt-Out page and you will be presented with the following option. Simply click the big red button to exclude your site from showing up in the Google properties.

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Search both Bing and Google at the same time

I’ve been using Bing quite a bit since its release and it has turned out to be one of the better search engines. I still prefer Google’s search results and usually switch between the two. But, if you want to search both, you can choose to switch between windows, or even better save yourself some time and search using Bing vs.

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Is Google endangering our planet?

I came across an article in the Economic Times, India a few days back which had some frightening statistics about Google. According to a new research by Alex Wissner-Gross, a typical search generates about seven grammes of CO2 whereas an electric kettle generates about 15 gm. On average there are 200 million searches performed daily which is a lot of CO2.

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Turbocharge your search with Surf Canyon

If you’re constantly searching for something or the other onlines, then check out Surf Canyon. Surf Canyon is a browser extension that personalizes search engine results as you search! Available for download as an add-on for Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE6 and IE7), the software figures out what you want and then automatically recommends relevant search results.

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Iconfinder (Website Wednesday)

There isn’t much that you can say about Iconfinder other than it does its job. Iconfinder is a simple site that helps you find icons that various icon designers have on offer. You can search by entering a keyword and Iconfinder pulls up the relevant results for matching tags from its database.

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It’s ok to search your own site with AdSense for search, but…

Many bloggers and site owners have Google Adsense for Search installed on their blogs. This ensures that you can provide relevant results to your blog users while simultaneously making some money on the side. While, there is no issue with other users using the search box, however, the question arises on the legality of you using the same.

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12 Free SEO Tools

In 12 Free SEO tools to check complete site stats and not just page rank or SERP ranks, Mani Karthik takes a look at 12 tools that you can use to check your site stats, gauge their popularity and more. Many of these can analyse backlinks, links from other sites, search enginer rankings etc.

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