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SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 10, 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:

  • Compete:
    Microsoft Gaining Searches; Live Search Club Giveaway Working?

    Compete is out with its latest search marketshare report for June 2007,
    showing that MSN/Windows Live Search has posted a dramatic rise since last
    month. This appears to be do to the Live Search Club promotion that’s going
    on. Below, a look at the trend, a history of how giveaways…
  • Flickr Now
    Second Most Popular Photo Site

    LeeAnn Prescott of Hitwise posted data showing that Flickr has surged to the
    number two spot, controlling over 6% of the market share in the US.
    Photobucket still leads the pack with a comfortable 43.5% share. But in the
    past four weeks, Flickr’s traffic grew 38%….
  • Twitter Useless
    For Driving Traffic? Think Again

    In the past few weeks I have been hearing more and more people saying that
    Twitter is useless. For those of you who are not too familiar with Twitter I
    recommend reading my write-up on the service or better yet creating an account
    on twitter.com and start diving in….
  • How To Optimize
    A Contextual Search Advertising Campaign

    The major pay per click engines, such as Google and Yahoo, include two
    different types of distribution: On their own search engine result pages, and
    on content pages elsewhere on the web. These two types of advertising, while
    often lumped together under the pay-per-click (PPC) label, are very
  • What Triggers
    Google CAPTCHA Requests When Searching

    Ever done a search at Google and get a message saying you need to type some
    characters to keep searching? Those characters are called a CAPTCHA, a method
    designed to help someone prove they aren’t an automated program hitting
    Google. Sometimes Google can mistake a human for programs like these,…
  • Scholarly
    Science Search Tools Explored

    Gary Price has complied a comprehensive list of science search tools that are
    available via the internet. He explored several science search tools including
    Scirus, Live Search Academic, Google Scholar, Scitopia, Global Science Gateway
    and others….
  • Stumped By
    Safe, Burglars Google For Help, Steal $12,000

    Via John Battelle, Bumbling Bigg City burglars got $12K from the Colorado
    Springs Gazette covers how two burglars turned to Google to crack a safe….
  • Where Should
    New Search Marketers Start?

    Ask SEMpdx: What is the best way for a Newbie to learn Search Engine
    Marketing? from Search Engine Guide covers a variety of ways on how new search
    marketers can go about learning the the trade. There are plenty of good
    resources and tips worth checking out….
  • Is Google
    Gearing Up To Drop The Supplemental Result Label?

    Matt McGee reported last week that he noticed that a method where webmasters
    can see pages that Google places in its supplemental index appears to be
    disappearing from some of Google’s data centers. Now he’s spotted a comment at
    SEOmoz from Google’s Matt Cutts which suggests that Google might do…
  • Search
    Illustrated: The Power Of 301 Redirects

    One of the most common questions we get is "how can I safely move a web page?"
    When moving a page or even doing something as simple as changing its filename
    (and thus its URL), it’s important to do it the right way. Done properly,
    you’ll let search engines…

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