Microsoft Bing vs Google

The new Microsoft Bing search engine is the successor to MSN Live Search. The old MSN Live Search failed to gain substantial market traction. Bing is currently struggling to cut into Google’s market share. Moreover, with Microsoft’s 10-year agreement with Yahoo!, Bing will see a boost in its search user base by absorbing Yahoo!’s search traffic.

It may be a long time before the majority of people switch over to Bing. The fact is that for many people, the word Google is currently a synonymous of “search engine”. At the time of this writing, Microsoft is investing a lot of money and time in marketing Bing, spending tens of millions of dollars on Bing campaigns.

Over the next few years, Microsoft will battle it out with Google for the top spot in the search engine market share. Microsoft did this with Netscape in the browser wars back in the mid 90’s, so there is no reason to believe it will not attempt to do the same thing with Google now.
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New WordPress Foundation site

The new WordPress Foundation site has just been released today. You can check the first post at the new WordPress Foundation site. They received their first donation from WordCamp NYC. The money will be used to help developing WordPress. It will be great to see this site running the 3.0 development version and the nascent theme called 2010.

Matt Mullenweg, the director of the WordPress Foundation, has been directly involved in the creation of a number of WordPress projects that espouse the core philosophy, including: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, bbPress and BuddyPress. Go check the foundation site out. Enjoy!

Blog deep linked content

Pagination is another known indexing problem that most Blogs, Forums and article sites will face. If you have many articles on your blog ( you should actually have as many articles as you can) and a lot of content, you can face some duplication issues when those articles get indexed.

When you create a new article, each entry will be found in multiple pages, including the home page, the archives, categories, older pages, calendar, etc. All of these pages are potential duplicated content pages. Once the blog entry becomes older, it starts moving down the page stack. Soon, it takes more and more clicks to reach that article, and then at some point it gets excluded from the search engines.
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