Feed & Information Overload? Read SearchCap!

I was talking to someone recently who felt overwhelmed by all the search news that happens when they’re out of-touch while traveling. They’d fire up Google Reader after getting back, only to have hundreds of posts to read through. I suggested they read our SearchCap newsletter. A few weeks later, they said it made a huge difference in keeping up. So, I thought it was worth a quick reminder. We put so much time and energy into SearchCap, and it can help anyone feeling the pressure of information overload. Here’s more about it and why it’s useful.

SearchCap goes out toward the end of each day. You can see an example by looking at yesterday’s here.

We list all the top stories from Search Engine Land at the top, with short summaries. These are stories where we either have original, in-depth content from our own work or where we feel something’s happened that deserves extra attention.

After Search Engine Land stories, we list stories from across the web about search. These are organized into topics. We get these stories by reading and monitoring literally hundreds of feeds, then pulling out posts we think are noteworthy.

SearchCap isn’t perfect. We might not have every story, nor might everyone agree with our choices in story selection. But I think it’s very good. If you’re looking for a rundown on everything that happened in search on a particular day, in one single place, I think it’s hard to match.

I travel a lot myself. To stay on top of things, I also depend on SearchCap. I’ll read every story we wrote on Search Engine Land while I was gone, then I’ll go through all the stories we’ve highlighted from across the web, in the SearchCap editions that came out during my travels. Doing this gets me quickly up-to-speed.

You can get SearchCap three ways:

  1. It comes out in email form. Just use the sign-up box at the top right-hand side of any page in Search Engine Land to get it, or use the box here.
     
  2. You can get it as part of the Search Engine Land feed. That gives you every post from Search Engine Land plus SearchCap. The feed can be found here.
     
  3. There’s a dedicated SearchCap feed. Don’t want all of our posts? The SearchCap feed will give you a full-text summary of everything we wrote and highlighted from across the web. The feed can be found here.

Been gone for a long time? Don’t forget we have a Search Month newsletter!

I’ll also put in a little pitch for the Daily SearchCast. This is a search news podcast that I’ve been doing for almost two years now. It runs for about 30 to 40 minutes and comes out Monday through Thursdays. During the show, I go through major search news events that happened during the day. Many people tell me they find this a great way to keep up when they are traveling, in the car, exercising or doing something where they have time to listen rather than read. So check it out!

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About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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  • http://www.weboptimist.com WebOptimist

    Thanks, Danny. Yes, overwhelming is definitely a good description. This industry changes so rapidly on a daily basis that it’s a full-time job just to keep up. I’ve got a backlog of Daily Searchcasts on my iPod waiting for me to find time to listen to them!

    I wasn’t aware of the Search Month Newsletter. I’ll be moving across country soon and that will be a great, one-stop source to catch up!

  • Hippo

    Thanks again for all the hard work you and your team continue to put in. I agree. SearchCap is one of the very few email newsletters I continue to read on a regular basis. In fact, lately I have been un-subscribing to a lot of other newsletters because SearchCap is sufficient to keep up on the industry and still have time to work.

    Corey

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