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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 8, 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: SMX, Ice Sculptures, Race Cars & More
    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….

  • Search Engine Marketing (& Search Engine Land) Not Notable For Wikipedia?
    Earlier this year, Wikipedia pondered whether Matt Cutts was notable enough to continue having a Wikipedia entry. Good sense prevailed, and his entry remained. Now debate has shifted to whether the entry about search engine marketing should go. Oh, and apparently Search Engine Land has an entry that might also…

  • Google Maps & YouTube Are Big Traffic Winners in Google Universal Update
    Bill Tancer of Hitwise released new data comparing Google’s web properties before and after the release of Google Universal Search. As we know, Google Universal Search changed how Google’s vertical search results appeared in the main Google web search results. Overall, Google Maps and YouTube saw the biggest increase, while…

  • Searcharazzi: Feisty, Feisty
    My, we were a feisty bunch last week. Now that it is all out of our system, let’s look to a bit more benign gossip from the rumor mill For the football fans out there, here’s some water cooler conversation for the off season: last week’s New York Times…

  • iProspect Releases Search Marketer Measurement & Performance Study
    Search Marketer Measurement & Performance Study from iProspect and JupiterResearch was released, providing an update to the search marketing landscape. Here are some key points learned from the study. 43% of SEMs cannot measure the ROI from SEO campaigns SEO nets a higher ROI than paid search Traffic is the…

  • Google’s Wireless Proposal Takes Heat From Verizon & AT&T
    AT&T, Verizon oppose Google airwave proposal from the Seattle Times reports that the two U.S. telecom giants, AT&T and Verizon, are opposing Google’s wireless airwave proposal. AT&T and Verizon told the Federal Communications Commission that Google has “no legitimate basis” in their proposal to have the government auction off the…

  • Baidu Calls European Expansion Rumors “Groundless”
    Baidu denies plans for European expansion from InfoWorld reports that rumors of Baidu expanding to Europe are false. Baidu, the Chinese search engine, released a statement saying, “Recent rumors alleging that Baidu.com is expanding into Europe are groundless.” A UK Telegraph article recently sparked such rumors….

  • Minor AdWords Quality Score Update Last Night
    Google has informed me they have made a change to how they measure landing page quality, which will impact the overall quality score of your ads. I was told that this was a minor update and should not impact the “vast majority of advertisers.” However, some advertisers will see an…

Search News Headlines From Elsewhere

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues


Local, Maps & Mobile

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video & Image Search

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