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SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 20, 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:

  • Search in Pictures: Yahoo Hair, Google Beach & Extremists
    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….

  • Yahoo Shortcuts For Sale?
    Scott Hendison found an interesting Yahoo Shortcut that appears Yahoo might be selling these shortcuts. A search on special k at Yahoo Search returns this Yahoo Shortcut….

  • Google Offers $4.6 Billion Incentive So The FCC Can Approve Wireless Spectrum Proposal
    Google has made it officially clear that they are committed to making their wireless spectrum proposal win the FCC decision. Google said they would bid $4.6 billion for the 700 megahertz band wireless spectrum, if the FCC approved their proposal. Why? Google said they want to put their money where…

  • Exalead Teams With Directory Assistance Provider To Offer Voice-Powered Mobile Search In France
    Gary Price at ResourceShelf alerted us to the fact that enhanced directory assistance provider 118 218 in France is now offering a much broader service using content and results from search engine Exalead. In principle, this is comparable to enhanced directory assistance/mobile voice search services being offered in the US…

  • Searching For Earthquakes
    This morning at 5 am US Pacific time there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in the Oakland, California hills where I live. Danny found the earthquake by doing a search on Ask simply for “earthquakes.” The example highlights the value of Ask 3D, the inclusion of more “vertical” structure in…

  • EU Backed Search Engine, Theseus, Given $165 Million Grant
    EU OKs German Online Search-Engine Grant from Forbes reports Theseus, the German search engine that is currently under development, has received a $165 million grant from the European Union. Theseus is expected to be the most advanced multimedia search engine when it is launched. The EU is expected to fund…

  • How To Hire A Search Marketing Team Leader
    When you make the decision to build an in-house team to manage the search marketing function for your company, the biggest challenge that you’ll face is where to actually find the first person that will be the one to create and mold your in-house team. Do you want to…

  • Ask.com To Launch AskEraser To Erase Search History & New Data Retention Policy
    Ask.com announced that they will be launching "AskEraser" in the near future, a feature to allow you to erase your search history. Ask also said it will be implementing a new 18 month data retention policy, where searches will be disassociated from IP addresses or cookies that might possibly be…

  • Yahoo July 2007 Search Update
    The Yahoo Search Blog announced that they are currently rolling out a web search update. Priyank Garg’s “weather report” said: We’ve been rolling out some changes to our fresh web data and crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms over the last few days. We expect the update will be completed by…

  • Microsoft Reports Q2 Revenues
    Here’s the Microsoft earnings release: “Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, a 13% increase over the same period of the prior year.” Online Services Business is the category where search and other ad revenues are reported. Here’s what the release shows:…

  • Google Free Fridays Now Officially Become Google Free Mondays
    Earlier this month, we started the Google Free Friday series, designed to open readers’ eyes to search engines beyond Google. AOL happened on schedule, then I had to move Ask.com to this past Monday, as I got behind in writing as we launched our Sphinn social news and sharing site….

  • Google Q2 2007 Revenues Released: $3.87 billion
    Google just reported Q2 revenues: “Google reported revenues of $3.87 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, representing a 58% increase over second quarter 2006 revenues of $2.46 billion and a 6% increase over first quarter 2007 revenues of $3.66 billion.” Revenues were somewhat short of high-end Wall Street…

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues


Local, Maps & Mobile

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

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