Microsoft Warns Webmasters: You Might Be Dropped From New Search Formats

first_imgTags:#Microsoft#news#search#web#Yahoo Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Both Microsoft and Yahoo have announced that the two companies have begun testing the partnership originally inked a year ago, which will bring Bing search results to Yahoo. The testing is currently affecting a quarter of Yahoo’s search traffic and, while not site-wide, Microsoft is warning on its blog that webmasters should be diligent in making sure that their sites are showing up in search results correctly, lest they be left behind. To that end, Microsoft is releasing a completely redesigned version of its Bing Webmaster Tools.Microsoft is warning webmasters that, just because their site showed up as they wanted on Yahoo search does not mean it will be the same for Yahoo search when it is powered by Bing and there are a few steps they should take:During this testing phase, it’s important to look at how your site is showing up in search results on Yahoo! and Bing today, so you can assess if there are any tweaks you need to make or feedback you need to share with the team to make sure your site is accurately represented in Bing’s results.In particular, now is a good time for you to review your crawl policies in your robots.txt and ensure that you have identical polices for the msnbot/Bingbot and Yahoo’s bots. Just to note, you should not see an increase in bingbot traffic as a result of the transition.The updated webmaster tools give webmasters control over three areas: crawl, index and traffic. Through the use of these tools, webmasters can control how and where their website shows up in Bing search results, as well as look at traffic on the search engine. Here’s Microsoft’s explanation: Index Explorer gives you unprecedented access to browse through the Bing index in order to verify which of your directories and pages have been included. Submit URLs gives you the ability to signal which URLs Bing should add to the index. Other new features include: Crawl Issues to view details on redirects, malware, and exclusions encountered while crawling sites; and Block URLs to prevent specific URLs from appearing in Bing search engine results pages. In addition, the new tools take advantage of Microsoft Silverlight 4 to deliver rich charting functionality that will help you quickly analyze up to six months of crawling, indexing, and traffic data. When we looked at this partnership a year ago, we posited that it could create some competition for Google. In the last year, Google has lost little ground in the search marketplace, but Yahoo and Bing both hold the number two and three spots in search engine popularity worldwide. We’ll see if Bing-powered search results do anything to change the status quo. In the meantime, webmasters would be wise to heed Microsoft’s advice and monitor their site in the search results. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Warriors focus on crown, not historic unbeaten run

first_imgFiloil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win “We want 15-0. That’s what we want,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday, his version of taking one win at a time.“We literally have never once mentioned 16-0. To me it’s a miracle that it’s even a possibility. It’s so hard to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe difference between making history and taking the title was put in clear perspective last year when the Warriors won an NBA record 73 regular-season games but lost the finals to Cleveland, squandering a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series and falling to the greatest comeback in finals history.“We’re more focused on what happened last year in terms of we were up 2-0 and we came here and the series shifted,” Kerr said. “That’s the important lesson, not any historical benchmarks or anything like that. It’s definitely not something we’re focused on.” The Warriors, who won 113-91 and 132-113 at home over the Cavaliers, swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio to reach the finals.They surpassed the 13-win streaks of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and the 2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers to set the record, although “Showtime” Lakers star Magic Johnson claimed Monday his squad would have swept the Warriors in a series.Hearing that, Warriors forward Draymond Green began a long period of laughter before saying, “That’s my thoughts.”The best record for any champion in NBA playoff history belongs to the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1 to claim the crown, their only loss in the opening game of the finals.‘A huge hurdle’ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The Warriors know history can be bittersweet. There are four championship banners in the team’s practice facility and a much smaller one to commemorate 73 wins.“We have a huge hurdle to get over tomorrow,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “To give ourselves a chance at even coming close to thinking about (16-0), we need to really just lock in on how hard this 48 minutes is going to be to really seize control of this series.“We talked about it before — 16-0 doesn’t matter in any stretch of the imagination unless that’s a closeout game. And that’s the opportunity in front of us, because all it is is just winning a championship and doing what you need to do to get that done.“Tomorrow is another step in that direction that we need to be ready for.”Complacency will not be setting in for the Warriors, Green vowed.“There’s no feeling of we’re almost there. You’ve got to play every game like you’re down. If you can keep that mindset you’ll eventually reach the goal,” Green said. “But to say we’re up 2-0, we’re good, we still got two more games to win and those two will be way harder than the first two.”Green had said that the effort to win 73 games might have taken focus on the title quest last year, but Curry said he had no regrets about how Golden State handled the situation.“That was a decision that we had talked about and we had discussed as a group,” Curry said. “I don’t know if there may be have been a little bit of a mental fatigue when it comes to just how much it took to get that 73 done and then having to restart and go to the playoffs. “But honestly I wouldn’t regret those decisions at all. We were one game away from winning a championship, so I don’t think you can second guess that that much.“This situation, it’s nice to be able to just turn the page and focus on winning the championship and in its purest form and that’s what we’re about right now.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPA year after making history but falling one game short of an NBA title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run.The Warriors remained perfect in the 2017 post-season by sweeping the first two games of the NBA Finals at home and enter game three Wednesday at Cleveland on a record 14-0 playoff win streak — two wins shy of the first undefeated run to a championship.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

MS Dhoni, Indian cricket’s great warrior, gears up for intense scrutiny

first_img“If he is not (delivering), we will have to look at alternatives.” These chilling words by chief selector MSK Prasad were used for MS Dhoni.Who would have ever imagined a day would come when they would put out an ultimatum for one of India’s most adored cricketers? India’s five one-dayers against Sri Lanka assume great significance for a few of the younger men in the squad but none more so than for Dhoni.At 36, Dhoni is still India’s first choice wicketkeeper in the shorter formats. For a decade since his dramatic international arrival, he had carried the mantle of ‘keeper, finisher, captain, strategist with panache.Reuters PhotoBut somewhere down the line, the heavy workload began to take its toll, even on his well-built frame. Dhoni, though, battled on – broken fingers, a bad back and the pressure of intense expectations from his cricket-crazed countrymen.Along the way, Dhoni played some of the most iconic innings of the modern era, led India to the top of the Test rankings and brought home three ICC titles. But like everything else in life, all good things in cricket must also come to an end.It was @imVkohli vs @msdhoni vs @klrahul11 at the football today. #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/mEc6iWiES7- BCCI (@BCCI) 18 August 2017Dhoni’s storied career is nearing an end – the horizon is somewhere close. He has set himself up for the 2019 World Cup and Virat Kohli would love to have his former skipper in his squad when India travel to England in less than two years. But will it be that easy?advertisementPrasad’s assertion that nobody was guaranteed of a place in this Indian side must put enormous pressure on Dhoni. He is no stranger to expectations or the high demands of international cricket but the scrutiny could still be telling. Besides, coach Ravi Shastri is adamant only the fittest would survive in this team.Yuvraj Singh was dropped (rested if you go by the chief selector’s press conference) while Suresh Raina continued to get the cold shoulder. In their stead, fitter, faster and more agile youngsters have forced their way back in. Manish Pandey is about as fit as Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja while the likes of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have come back stronger from their injuries.The team management takes the issue of fitness very seriously but that is hardly a concern for Dhoni, who is in good shape. His wicket-keeping is still poetry in motion and his understanding of the DRS is clearer than anybody else in the Indian team.The problem is with Dhoni’s batting – he is no more the same finisher and his firepower is now on the wane.Reuters PhotoDhoni retired from Test cricket at the end of 2014 to focus on limited-overs cricket but he has since managed 1304 runs in 46 ODIs including eight fifties and a hundred.Earlier this year, Dhoni also stepped down as India captain in the shorter formats, thus further compromising his position in the side. Kohli made no bones about the fact that he needed Dhoni in his side, that he wanted his experience and skills but even he would begin to feel a little edgy given Dhoni’s run of form with the bat.Since relinquishing captaincy, Dhoni has scored 386 runs from 13 ODIs at 64.3 but the phase also includes the second slowest fifty by an Indian. The highlight, of course, was that sizzling 134 against England in January – his first hundred since 2013.There are other options available. Dinesh Karthik was impressive in the two opportunities he got in the West Indies while Rishabh Pant, despite a disappointing India A tour, continues to be in the radar.Dhoni arrived in Dambulla with the rest of his teammates, looking fit and dapper. He trained hard at the National Cricket Academy and looks set to put himself through the grind.Not for the first time, the spotlight would be on Dhoni, albeit for very different reasons.last_img read more

Manolo Jimenez’s Return Officially Announced By AEK

first_imgATHENS – Manolo Jimenez’s third time at the helm of AEK FC was officially announced on Wednesday. The management of the club released a statement regarding the 54-year-old Spanish coach’s return to the team. Jimenez signed a 1.5-year contract with AEK.AEK’s statement regarding Jimenez coming back to the club:“The champion has returned! Manolo, welcome home!”Last year, Jimenez oversaw 30 wins, 16 draws and 6 losses in all competitions while leading AEK to the league title and to the Greek Cup final. In the final, AEK lost to PAOK at the OAKA Stadium in Athens. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

a month agoREVEALED: Club Brugge beat Aston Villa to Mignolet signing

first_imgREVEALED: Club Brugge beat Aston Villa to Mignolet signingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa failed to land Simon Mignolet ahead of Club Brugge this summer.The former Liverpool goalkeeper signed for Club Brugge last month.HLN says Aston Villa were also trying to recruit the Belgium goalkeeper. Benfica and Porto were others to show interest.But in the end, Mignolet decided to return to his home nation.Mignolet lost his place in the Liverpool starting line up to Loris Karius, then went down the pecking order after the signing of Alisson Becker last summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Mamata unveils longawaited Khadyashree Bhawan

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Khadyashree Bhawan, the newly constructed head office of the department of Food and Supplies, from Nabanna through remote control on Friday.State Food and Supplies minister Jyotipriya Mallick and principal secretary, Food and Supplies department Manoj Kumar Agarwal were present on the occasion. “Rice and wheat will be distributed from here (Khadyashree Bhawan),” Mallick told Millennium Post. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaKhadyashree Bhawan, a seven-storey building situated at Mirza Ghalib Street, will have a cafeteria and parking facility at the basement. According to the officials, different sections of the Food and Supplies department will be transferred to the Khadyashree Bhawan. The state Food and Supplies minister will also sit there. The inauguration of the Khadyashree Bhawan comes seven months after Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the middleman menace. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayShe had also reiterated that the government wanted to procure directly from the farmers, thereby increasing the target of the overall paddy requirement in the state. Both the Agriculture and Food Supplies department have started a massive crackdown on the middlemen in all the districts to eliminate the earlier practice prevailing in the state so far. This apart, the state Agriculture and Food and Supplies department has also decided to install an advanced machine at all the Kisan Mandis to ensure better monitoring of the operations.last_img read more

Residents asked to reach out to lonely people invite them to Christmas

first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s families minister is asking residents to reach out to people who may be alone for the holidays.Stephen Horsman says people should be on the lookout for signs of social isolation.He says New Brunswickers could invite people to their home for Christmas dinner, or just check in on them.Horsman says people who can’t visit relatives can get in touch through a phone call or video chat.He suggests New Brunswickers visit family members living alone or in care facilities — and to “maybe pack along an extra flower or gift you can give to another resident you think could use some company.”He says if someone says they are lonely, “make a point of helping.”“During the festive season, let us make sure everyone has someone to share the holidays with,” said Horsman, the minister of families and children.People who feel lonely can look for programs at their community centre, join book clubs and other social groups or volunteer for a charity, he says, adding they should let people know they want to spend time with them.last_img read more