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Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft join forces on sitemaps

That sound you hear? It's the sound of a million webmasters shouting for joy. I certainly didn't see it coming, but Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Google have entered an agreement to support a single, unified sitemap protocol, which webmasters can use to give all three companies' search engines a complete listing of their site's pages. Microsoft's Live Search Blog, the Yahoo! Search Blog, and Google's Web...

Googleholic for August 29th, 2006

In this issue of Googleholic we cover: Google has too much money Webmaster Central blog The Google Tower How Google Profits from Spam Google's look into hydropowered electricity Google's next online applications Google Maps Red Light Camera detection NYC parking locator Tuesday's Googleholic...Starting off the week right......

Google announces Webmaster Central

Anyone eager to climb Google's pagerankings - listen up, as Google has just introduced a slew of tools specifically designed to allow webmasters to learn more about and interact with Google's crawling and indexing systems. Complete with a topic-specific blog, this new Webmaster Central service offers tools like a site status wizard (I thought we were getting away from 'wizards' in the industry), s...