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SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 2, 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:

  • Yahoo Supports
    New Robots-Nocontent Tag To Block Indexing Within A Page

    For over a decade, search engines have supported standards allowing you to
    prevent pages from being spidered or included within a search index. Today,
    Yahoo now supports a new twist — a way to flag that part of your page
    shouldn’t be included in an index. It’s called the robots-nocontent…
  • Digg Gives In
    To User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?

    After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring
    posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced
    Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs. The AACS claims that anyone
    publishing the number may be violating US laws against circumvention of copy
    protection. How the…
  • Citysearch Gets
    New Look And Video

    Citysearch, one of the more venerable names in local search, has relaunched
    its site with an updated look and other "new and improved" features, including
    video. Video is currently available for New York, San Francisco and Los
    Angeles and has prominent placement at the top of the home page. It’s…
  • Globe Glider
    Enables "Next Generation" Maps Mashups

    Super Mapping Mashup -> Globe Glider Next Generation from the Google Earth
    Blog reports that Globe Glider has enabled more features to wow those who want
    to do map mashups. Now you can integrate Virtual Earth to Google Maps and
    Virtual Earth to Google Earth, when before you were only…
  • Google Goes To

    As earlier reported this year, Google launched a premier edition of Google
    Apps which included email service, calendars, SSO services, instant messaging,
    spreadsheets, and more. One interesting detail of their recent promotions of
    Apps is how they’re pushing this out to schools, in both free and paid
    "premier" service options….
  • Navigating
    Keyword Strategy In B2B SEO

    Perhaps nowhere is keyword strategy more complex than in B2B SEO. The lack of
    shared lexicons, the obscurity of most B2B brand names, the multiple parties
    involved in the purchase decision, and the extended nature of the buying cycle
    present unique challenges for B2B marketers. Here are some tips…
  • Yang & Filo
    Sumo Each Other To Save The World

    Will wrestle for climate change from Yahoo’s Yodel Anecdotal blog covers that
    the co-founders of Yahoo put on sumo suits to wrestle each other. Jerry Yang
    and David Filo agreed to this match after Yahoos did their part to their
    impact on the environment. Why sumo wrestle? Reportedly, Yang…
  • Google Might
    Buy NBC, Dow Jones (Walmart, Amazon, Pepsi….)

    How about this? Any time some major media company may be on the block, let’s
    make it a requirement that all media stories automatically insert a comment
    from some made up financial analyst suggesting that Google is thinking of
    buying the company too. Maybe I’ve just had it. I mean,…

Search News Headlines From Elsewhere

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Link Building

Local, Maps & Mobile

Paid Search & Contextual



SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Audio & Image Search

Other Stuff

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