June 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular stories from June 2007:

1) Ask Relaunches: Now "Ask 3D" – Ask.com is touting the release of "Ask3D" as a "major leap forward" for search. A bold three-panel interface (taken from the experimental Ask X) integrates more multimedia content, including images, videos, music files, as well as more structured text-based content. It also offers a battery of impressive features – new and existing – to bring more context and help to search results.


2) Google Bad On Privacy? Maybe It’s Privacy International’s Report That Sucks – It’s a bad privacy day for Google, with Privacy International first accusing the company of having the worst privacy performance of any internet service company in a study it has just released and then accusing Google of conducting a smear campaign against it. But if you actually read the report, Privacy International itself comes off bad for putting out a haphazard condemnation of Google.


3) Google Launches "Street View" Photography – A new feature at Google allows you to see street-level photography tied to maps. (NOTE: This ran on May 29 but proved so popular in June that we’re including it in the June popular stories round-up).


4) Chinese Eye Tracking Study: Baidu Vs Google – I thought the easiest way to share the results of the Chinese Eye Tracking study might be in a Q&A format, as that’s what most research programs tend to be anyway. I’ll cover off some of the highlight findings in this column.


5) Google Street View Raises Privacy Questions: Amusing To Some, Upsetting To Others – Privacy is back – or at least the issue is back. A range events, announcements and investigations over the past several months have put privacy back in the headlines. And today the links are coming in showing funny, revealing or potentially embarrassing photos of people on Google’s new Street View photography. (NOTE: This ran on May 31 but proved so popular in June that we’re including it in the June popular stories round-up).


6) SEO "Don’ts": 20 Fatal Mistakes You Must Avoid To Succeed – The idea for this column came from a small business blog, where one small business owner asked for a quick and easy SEO checklist to follow. In other words, a concise list of do’s and don’ts for search engine optimization. Well, how about going one better than that? How about two checklists? This week, a checklist of don’ts: things to avoid whether you’re doing SEO yourself or having an outside firm do it for you.


7) Searcharazzi: Let the Layoffs Begin – Listen up, HR managers, there’s a fresh crop of search employees on the block. iCrossing commenced a round of layoffs this week.


8) Google Updates & Details Webmaster Guidelines – Google has just updated their Google Webmaster guidelines page with clearer and more detailed guidelines.


9) 21 Essential SEO Tips & Techniques – Last week, I shared 20 "don’ts" of search marketing for small businesses. Naturally, this week addresses the "Do’s"—things to make sure you include whether you’re hiring an SEO company or doing it yourself.


10) eBay Pulls Google AdWords Ads To Protest Google Checkout Moves – This week, eBay Live is happening in Boston, but the event is likely to be overshadowed by a fascinating and fast-developing controversy between the auction giant and Google. Rumors from ComparisonEngines.com and other sources last night and earlier today reported that eBay had pulled its ads off Google to protest a planned party (now cancelled) to promote Google Checkout, called "Let Freedom Ring," that was to coincide with eBay Live.

To see all of our most popular stories over time, visit our Most Popular Stories page.

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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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