SEO Analyzer v 1.2 – Adding support for Bing along with Google and Yahoo

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On May 28, 2009 Microsoft announced Bing which has now replaced Live search. And within 2 week of it's release, Bing seems to have leapfrog Yahoo search in U.S. With Bing coming up as a strong contender to Google and Yahoo search engines, I have added support for Bing in SEO Analyzer v 1.2. This will enable you to analyze a site's ranking for a particular keyword on Bing search engine, along with Yahoo and Google search engines. SEO Analyzer Future Roadmap: Saving reports on spreadsheets Comparing two sites for a list of keywords Keyword density extraction tool Happy SEO...

Y!OS Developer Release is Live. Yahoo! is open!

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Today, Yahoo opened the developer interfaces to our Y!OS platform stack through the release of the Yahoo! Social Platform (YSP), Yahoo! Query Language (YQL), Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP), and the YDN developer dashboard.  This makes Y!OS a reality for an essential constituency: developers.  Now, anyone on the web has access to Yahoo!’s tools and data to start building applications for Yahoo!’s vast audience and the web beyond.  It’s a great step forward in rewiring Yahoo! with a social dimension and a platform architecture that’s open like never before. Yahoo! Social Platform (YSP) See: http://developer.yahoo.com/social Yahoo! Query Language (YQL) See: http://developer.yahoo.com/yql...

Yahoo Web Analytics (Beta) – Far more better than Google Analytics

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Born out of our acquisition of IndexTools in May, Yahoo! Web Analytics (beta) provides powerful data and insights reporting that help website owners evaluate their marketing performance and tweak their website designs. They’ll get custom real-time reports and graphs that help them slice and dice metrics like sales, page views, and sources of traffic and ultimately identify ways to amp up their visitor satisfaction. The first big deployment is Yahoo! Small Business, whose 13,000 hosted e-commerce customers can get set up just in time for the holiday shopping season at the click of a button. Read more http://ycorpblog.com/2008/10/08/introducing-yahoo-web-analytics/

YAHOO! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2008 Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company’s 2008 annual meeting of stockholders. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, eight members of Yahoo!’s current Board of Directors will stand for re-election at the 2008 annual meeting:  Roy Bostock, Ronald Burkle, Eric Hippeau, Vyomesh Joshi, Arthur Kern, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, Gary Wilson and Jerry Yang.  In view of the settlement agreement with Mr. Icahn, and the termination of the proxy contest, Robert Kotick has...

My Interview with Yahoo-Inc! (Part 1)

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Hello Friends, Last month I was interviewed by Yahoo-Inc! for a job as software engineer. Here I would like to point out the discussions and various question/answer sessions I went through before I got my confirmation letter :) Probably someone looking to join yahoo can take some tips from here. In total I went through 7 rounds of interview (1 telephonic, 1 HR, 1 with Manager, 3 technical, 1 general aptitude). I will try my best to recall and summarize all of them for you all. But before I go ahead, I would like to thank my good friend Rajib...

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft toolkit for startups

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Welcome, Well there is some good news for young entrepreneurs out there. Google released Google Apps which can be used by for your websites email, hosting needs. You can use all the google applications (Gmail, Gtalk, Google docs, Calendar, Page Creator etc) for your site and all for free. This really helps one to focus more on the functionality and features of their website rather than wasting time in maintaining such trivial things. (Altertunes currently uses Google Apps without any problem) In competition, Microsoft too have released Startup Center and Microsoft Office Live Basics, which includes Business plans for startups,...

How to write crawlers and parse a page using Perl (Part 1)

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Hello all perl freaks, One of the most powerful thing which we can achieve using perl is, extracting any content from a website you want to. For example, you can use perl to extract information of all the artists from All Music, extract information about all cricket players and matches from CricInfo. In the past I have used perl for making web crawlers for Altertunes and most recently I used perl to extract news from Google News. Here I will try to explain how efficiently you can extract information by parsing html pages using perl. To start with lets revise...