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SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 18, 2007

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Releases
    Improved Content Removal Tools

    Google has rolled out new tools to help people quickly get content removed
    from its search engine. Those targeted at site owners allow for speedy removal
    of pages and cached copies of pages. Other tools allow those to request the
    removal of images or links to pages with personal information…
  • Despite Panama,
    Yahoo Earnings Fall 11 Percent — Investments Blamed

    Last night Yahoo posted (PDF) their 2007 first quarter earnings. Yahoo showed
    a decline in their profits by 11 percent. Revenue was up about 9 percent,
    excluding certain payments to partners. However, MarketWatch notes "the
    revenue Yahoo generates for every search using its Internet search engine
    dipped in the quarter…
  • Yahoo, PayPal
    Team Up On Checkout

    Building on their existing alliance, Yahoo and PayPal today announced that
    Yahoo Sponsored Search results will feature a blue shopping cart icon linking
    to merchants that accept PayPal Express Checkout as a method of payment.
    Participating merchants’ search listings on Yahoo will be enhanced with the
    shopping cart icon, pointing…
  • Yahoo Renews
    Search Deal With United Online

    Yahoo has renewed their search partnership with United Online, the company
    behind brands like NetZero, Juno and Bluelight. The multi-year exclusive deal,
    will allow Yahoo to continue to provide sponsored search and web search
    results to United Online’s brands. The full press release is available over
  • Driving Traffic
    to Channel Partners with B2B Search Marketing

    Although corporate brands are vitally important in driving B2B sales, B2B
    brands are often reliant on channel partners to sell products and services to
    end users. And while manufacturers and others offer traditional co-branding
    marketing tools, they often fail miserably at driving traffic to distributors,
    dealers, and other channel…
  • Google Testing
    Grouping Search Results By Category

    Lee Odden spotted Google testing this very unusual user interface. In short,
    some of his searches are displaying Google results that are grouped by
    category. I used Lee’s screen capture and cropped it a bit to fit here….
  • Google
    Continues Testing Top Of Page Services Links

    Via Google Blogoscoped, another round of the Google services navigation
    testing, where Google has put the "Other Searches" links normally above the
    search box at the top of the page. This type of placement was first spotted
    last month on both the Google home page and on search results pages….
  • Google News
    Gains Subscribe To Google Reader Link

    A reader sent us a screen capture of Google News now showing a link to add
    news searches to Google Reader….
  • Google Adds ‘Pennysaver’
    Content To Maps

    Google has developed one of the most complete local databases online and it is
    continuing to seek to enhance that information with third party deals. The
    latest such deal will integrate classifieds, business listings and coupons
    from Southern CA-based PennySaver, which is published by Harte-Hanks….
  • Microsoft
    PowerPoint, Meet Google Presentations

    Google adds presentation software to Google Docs from Reuters has Google CEO
    Eric Schmidt confirming the rumors that Google will be rolling out
    presentation software within the Google Docs suite….
  • Gphone? The
    Google Phone Timeline

    Rumors about a Google Phone once again, this time that handset maker HTC is
    building a Google-branded phone that will be offered to carriers, perhaps
    starting with European carrier Orange by the end of this year. Haven’t we
    heard all this before? We’ve heard lots of things, so here’s a…

Search News Headlines From Elsewhere

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Paid Search & Contextual

SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Audio & Image Search

Other Stuff

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