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SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 21, 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 Denies
    New UK News Search Deal

    Google reach deals with news websites from the Sunday Herald reports that
    Google has reached a dead with several large UK newsgroups to carry content on
    Google News, but Google tells me no such deals have been agreed….
  • More Rumors:
    Yahoo After Bebo? Google Launching Phone Service?

    The Daily Telegraph reports Yahoo is after Bebo, a social networking site,
    while TechCrunch reports hearing a rumor that Google may launch its own phone
    service in the UK….
  • Rumor: Google &
    Salesforce.com To Join Forces Against Microsoft

    Google, Salesforce.com Weigh Alliance to Battle Microsoft from the Wall Street
    Journal reports that the two companies are rumored to be in discussions about
    working together to compete against Microsoft. By teaming up with
    Salesforce.com, the Wall Street Journal says teh two can compete with
    Microsoft’s customer relationship management (CRM)…
  • June To Be
    "Month of Search Engines Bugs"

    ‘Month of bugs’ pins bull’s-eye on Google, Yahoo from Computerworld reports
    Websecurity.com.ua says it will post a security vulnerability about the most
    popular search engines of the world each day throughout the month of June, in
    particular cross-site scripting ones….
  • Google Coop
    Meets Google Gadgets

    Steve Rubel reports that Google Coop has added integration with Google
    Gadgets. For example, I subscribed to a weather subscribed link within the
    Google Coop and then did a search for weather 10901 and got this:…
  • Foundational
    Links Don’t Split, Crack Or Get Dugg Up

    A lot of business owners I work with understand they need inbound links but
    aren’t sure how to get started or prioritize their efforts. I suggest they
    begin by establishing a base of links from authority sites that work toward
    building their business reputations. I refer to these as…

  • Post-Acquisitions, Google & Microsoft Should Offer A (Free) Bone To Search

    One month ago I mused about possible impact of Google’s DoubleClick
    acquisition on SEM agencies and bid management tool vendors. This week’s
    Microsoft acquisition of aQuantive sheds an interesting new light on the
    situation. As I reported, DoubleClick (and now Google) sells a powerful PPC
    bid management system called DART…
  • Microsoft
    Search Marketing Vs. Google Search Marketing (Beta)

    I wrote before about the inherent conflicts of both Google and Microsoft
    potentially owning firms that do search marketing. Since Microsoft is now back
    on track to join Google in doing this, I can’t help myself. Let’s have some
    fun. From a future Google help page (apologies to the existing…
  • SMX Advanced
    Tickets Going Fast!

    This is a special message for our SearchCap newsletter readers and anyone who
    visits Search Engine Land, regarding Search Engine Land’s first conference:
    Search Marketing Expo Advanced. It’s coming up fast — only two weeks away, in
    Seattle this June 4th and 5th. This is mainly a reminder that if…

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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