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SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 9, 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:

  • George W. Bush:
    A Failure Once Again, According To Google

    Remember how Google introduced a link bomb fix in January that, among other
    things, finally got US President George W. Bush out of first page of results
    for searches on miserable failure and failure at Google? Bush is back, at
    least for failure, and the White House has only itself…
  • Google Voice
    Local Search Launched

    You’ve heard the rumors. Now you can try the experimental service from Google
    Labs. Google Voice Local Search is now live and publicly claimed by Google.
    Greg Sterling will be along to say more either here or in a fresh post. In the
    meantime, you can call (1-800-GOOG-411) and…
  • AOL To Sell Ads
    Direct, Using Google’s Tools

    As John Battelle notes, the embargo on AOL’s deal to white label Google’s
    AdWords system and sell ads direct on its own has been broken. It’s no
    surprise this was coming. A white label deal was announced back in December
    2005 when AOL renewed with Google:…
  • More On AOL’s
    Search Marketplace

    As Danny noted, AOL is launching a new program for advertisers to buy Google
    AdWords directly from AOL. But AOL Search Marketplace, as the new program is
    known, goes beyond simply white-labeling Google sponsored listings. "We’re
    allowing advertisers to specifically customize their campaigns on AOL search,"
    said Dariusz Pacsuski, Vice…
  • Seed Funder STN
    Labs Is Open For B’ness

    This isn’t search news per se, but Jake Baillie, who used to run local search
    engine True Local, is now helping to lead incubator/seed-round funder STN
    Labs. Jake left True Local in December specifically to pursue working at STN
    Labs, which already has an interesting portfolio of companies including
  • Addicted to
    Link Research?

    It’s been a little over a week since MS Live Search disabled linking related
    advanced queries. The post itself announcing the decision was short, but the
    commentary that followed it was anything but. What’s the big deal? The search
    engines never had to give us this data in the…
  • Local Data: Not
    Sexy Just Critical

    A few weeks ago Steven Aldrich, a VP of strategy for small business software
    (and now marketing) company Intuit, delivered a speech in which he presented
    an amazing statistic. According to Aldrich, roughly 6 million businesses are
    started annually in the U.S. but another approximately 5.6 million go

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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