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SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 15, 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:

  • Google
    Anonymizing Search Records To Protect Privacy

    Google has announced that it will now anonymize the server log data that it
    collects after 18 to 24 months, as a way to better protect the privacy of its
    users. Until now, Google has retained server log data in its original form
    indefinitely, which made it possible for anyone…
  • When AdWords
    Gets Sex Wrong

    Via Marketing Shift, Don’t Be Evil (Or A Dyke, Or Trans) at SFGate.com from
    Violet Blue shows how AdSense ads can totally go against the message of the
    sex content you may have published and covers concerns that Google may be
    banning some sexual orientation terms as offensive, even though…
  • The Duplicate
    Content Penalty Myth

    One thing that has plagued the SEO industry for years has been a lack of
    consistency when it comes to SEO terms and definitions. One of the most
    prevalent misnomers being bandied about is the phrase "duplicate content
    penalty." I’m here to tell you that there is no such…
  • Safa Rashtchy
    Leaving Piper Jaffray

    Piper Jaffray financial analyst Safa Rashtchy has been covering the search
    space seriously for years. He was one of the first analysts I recall looking
    hard at the industry before it became clear to the world how much money it was
    generated. He’s now leaving Piper Jaffray and has sent…
  • Q&A With Link
    Building Experts

    Rae Hoffman posted a group interview with not just one link building expert
    but five. Rae asks Eric Ward (a columnist here), Rand Fishkin, Roger Montti,
    Todd Malicoat and herself ten questions where each expert gives their opinion.
    Here are the ten questions. For the answers, you’ll have to check…
  • Choosing a Web
    Friendly Name for Your Business

    Groucho is not my real name. I’m breaking it in for a friend. – Groucho Marx
    One of the most important and one of the most difficult decisions that a
    business can make is what to call themselves. A friend managed to put together
    a business model in few…
  • Google
    Webmaster Central Blog Jetzt Auf Deutsch

    Like the advice you get from the Google Webmaster Central blog? Heute kommt es
    auf Deutsch. Think I got that right. Two years of college German, and that’s
    the best I can do. German speakers can now keep up on the happenings with
    Google’s support for site owners in their…
  • Blinkx Offers
    Video SEO Wiki & Whitepaper

    Spotted via ReadWriteWeb, multimedia search engine Blinkx has launched a video
    SEO wiki with lots of useful information for effectively optimizing video and
    other multimedia for search engines. Main sections cover preparing video for
    search engines using meta-data and other information, what to avoid, and a
    good list of video…
  • Ask On Ad
    Campaign: Fun Way To Wake The "Sleep Searchers"

    I wrote earlier about Ask’s guerrilla marketing campaign now underway to raise
    awareness of the search engine in the UK. I’ve now talked with Ask CEO Jim
    Lanzone, who explained more about how the campaign is designed to unfold. He
    said it’s all meant in good fun, not to be…

Search News Headlines From Elsewhere

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Mobile & Maps

Paid Search & Contextual

Privacy & Legal

SEM Industry


Social Media

Video & Image Search

Other Vertical Search

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