SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 5, 2008

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Search In Pictures: Yahoo vs. Google Cake Off, Onam at Yahoo & Google's Toilet Defrag
    In this week's Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more....
  • Search And Display Spending Diverge In Bad Economy
    Traditional media is suffering in the current downturn/recession. For example, US print newspaper revenues were down 16 percent in the second quarter, compared with a year ago. Online (and Outdoor) are really the only media segments that are growing or holding their own (maybe TV). However, the Wall Street Journal...
  • I Don't Get The Microsoft TV Ad But I Like It
    Everyone is talking about the new Microsoft TV ad featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. called the ad pretty pathetic, Sam Diaz didn't get it, nor did I. TechCrunch got word from Microsoft that the ad is triggered to "engage consumers" and "spark conversation," which I guess it is...
  • Web Analytics For (SEM) Dummies Part 2: Three Real-World Situations
    In The Trenches is a weekly spotlight of tips, tricks, and news about the tools search engine marketing professionals use to give them a leg up on the competition. Today: News from the search engines, today's in-depth look, Web Analytics for (SEM) Dummies Part 2: Three Real-World Situations, Setup...
  • Cleaning Up the Retail Site Navigating Mess
    In recent years, many retailers have implemented powerful attribute-based (a.k.a. faceted) navigation systems that make it easier for customers to filter, sort, navigate, and buy from a retailer's inventory. Most of Netconcepts' clientele who have implemented these technologies report good results, increased conversion and sales. From the natural search...

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

  • Chrome is a security nightmare, indexes your bank accounts, TG Daily
  • 44% of SEO/SEMs Say Google's Chrome Won't Win the Browser War, Search Engine Roundtable
  • Buy a Google Chrome Comic Book, proceeds going to charity, Inquisitr
  • Google Chrome vulnerabilities starting to pile up, ZDNet
  • What Netscape's Founder Thinks About the New Google Browser,

Business Issues

  • Alibaba merges Taobao and Alimama, Brand Republic
  • Early Success of Quintura Site Search Rewarded With New Funding, Quintura blog
  • Execs predict next Google-like tech,
  • Google at Age 10, New York Times

Local, Maps & Mobile

  • Tip of the week: Postcards from Google Earth, Google LatLong
  • Tools for tracking hurricane season, Google LatLong

Paid Search & Contextual

  • MSN AdCenter Contextual Ads Running on Cartoon Barry Blog, Search Engine Journal
  • Google Chrome changes how Yahoo Publisher Network ads are displayed, JenSense
  • How to Seduce the Cash-Strapped Shopper - adCenter Blog for Advertisers,
  • Relating AdSense to AdWords, Inside AdSense


  • Announcing Election Live QnA!, Live QnA
  • Search Engines' Choices: Google v.s., Hakia Blog
  • xRank and the Yahoo Buzz Index, Search Engine Watch Blog


  • 5+ SEO Text Analyzers for SEO Diagnostics & Copywriting, Search Engine Journal
  • What is Cloaking , Search Engine Journal
  • Examples of What Makes Good Content,
  • Google Says Private Registration Won't Hurt Your Search Rankings, Search Engine Roundtable
  • How Can Using Chrome Help My SEO Efforts?, Bob Massa
  • Most SEOs Will Clean Their Site Versus Start a New Site After Being Penalized, Search Engine Roundtable
  • Out of Stock? Don't Delete or Redirect That Web Page!, Search Engine Roundtable
  • SEO? Oh yes, our web design company handles that, BlogStorm
  • Site Clinic: The Most Important Question You Need To Answer, Search Engine Guide
  • Snake Oil In Disguise: Useless Information Passing As Good Advice, SEOmoz
  • Why Rank #1 in Google, FutureNow

Social Media

  • MySpace links users to US hurricane emergency alerts, Yahoo! News

Video, Music & Image Search

  • Screenshots And Video Of The New Joost, TechCrunch
  • Start Exploring, Google Photos Blog
  • Ustream and Google News Team up to Provide Live Streaming for the Republican National Convention, MarketWatch

Other Items

  • Running Hood to Coast, Official Google Blog

Recent Hot Items From Sphinn, Our Social News Sharing Site:

  • 10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome
  • Moving Away from SEO Link Building
  • 7 Tips for Improving Search Rankings on a Limited Budget
  • Snake Oil In Disguise: Useless Information Passing As Good Advice
  • Six Ways to Make More Money by Wasting Less Time
  • Could Google Chrome Change the SEO Field?
  • 5+ SEO Text Analyzers for SEO Diagnostics & Copywriting
  • Brand the Company or the Players?
  • Email Marketing: 15 Essential Tips for Increasing Sign-ups to Your Mailing List
  • How To Redesign Website And Not Screw Up Your SEO
  • Should SEO Companies Offer Refunds?
  • Share Your Chrome Usage With Us
  • Don't Install Chrome Until Google Answers These Questions
  • Matt Cutts Gives His Answers to common Google Chrome objections
  • Please Boycott KeywordSpy Spammers

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