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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 26, 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:

  • Flickr User Names Now Linked Within Yahoo Image Search
    Loren Baker reported that Yahoo Image Search is now hyperlinking the usernames of Flickr accounts for images found within Flickr. For example, a Yahoo Image search for danny sullivan returns many images, and many from Flickr. The Yahoo Image Search results that are from Flickr have a hyperlink to the…

  • Search Illustrated: The Power Of Link Baiting
    Link Baiting is the latest in a procession of strategies search marketers have concocted over the years to ease the often laborious but absolutely necessary process of getting other web sites to link to your pages. Search Engine Land contributing writer Nick Wilson is often credited with coining the…

  • Google Adds Image Version Of Google News
    Google Blogoscoped reports that Google News has added a link to the left bar that enables you to view an image version of Google News. I suspect Google found out that a picture, really does, tells a thousand words. If you mouse over an image, the news on the right…

  • Survey: Mobile Users Most Receptive To Paid-Search Ads
    An Ingenio-sponsored survey conducted by Harris Interactive, released today, captured a broad range of user attitudes and behaviors toward mobile phones and mobile advertising. The survey polled just over 4,000 U.S. mobile phone owners. Among other things, it confirmed that more people own mobile phones than landlines and that users…

  • Threadwatch, Search Industry Blog/Forum, Says Goodbye
    Aaron Wall, owner of Threadwatch, has announced that the blog/forum will be closing down this Friday….

  • Google Leads Among Smartphone Users In US & UK
    The mobile measurement firm M:Metrics released data showing what it characterized as the “top mobile Web companies among smartphone users.” Data were drawn from a relatively small sample but seek to reflect reach by the various companies among the broader population of Smartphone users in the U.S. and U.K. The…

  • Google Wants DOJ To Continue Microsoft Probe
    Google seeks to extend Microsoft antitrust decree from Reuters reports that Google has asked a federal judge to continue the US Department of Justice’s antitrust investigation over Vista’s built in desktop search. Last week, Microsoft agreed to change various ways they handled the integration of desktop search in Vista. Google…

  • Report: Don’t Buy AdWords, Focus On SEO
    Over the weekend, with the sensational headline “Search & Destroy,” the New York Post wrote up the forthcoming results of an “audit” from UK-based Internet Search Metrics (also called Internet Search Management). The Post article says the audit, which is not yet released, argues that the spending on paid-search is…

  • Free Tool For Back-Of-The-Napkin Paid Search Forecasting
    Forecasting is a delicate process which demands care. When prospective new clients ask our agency to build 12 month PPC projections, we often shudder. It isn’t that building forecasts is technically or theoretically difficult: stir reasonable monthly estimates of term-level click volumes and click costs into reasonable estimates of…

Search News Headlines From Elsewhere

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues


Link Building

Local, Maps & Mobile

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video & Image Search

Other Items

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