SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 15, 2010

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • OneRiot Launches RiotWise Ad Network For Real-Time Search

    OneRiot has announced the full rollout of RiotWise, a service that it calls “the first ad network for the realtime web.” Today’s launch follows a pilot phase that the company says was successful in allowing developers to monetize mobile apps, desktop clients, social search engines, and similar applications. Partners during the pilot phase included Digsby and [...]

  • comScore: Bing Share Up – Will It Overtake Yahoo? Plus, Ask.com Sale Speculation Returns

    According to comScore’s December search numbers (now being circulated by various financial analysts), Ask is down slightly, so are AOL and Yahoo. Google and Bing are up. Here are the new comScore figures, which will be formally released today or Monday:[...]

  • Amazon Slaps UK Affiliates Using Search Marketing Techniques

    Like Amazon did several months ago to U.S. affiliates, Amazon sent an email to their UK affiliates basically preventing them from using certain paid search techniques and free search techniques to drive sales to Amazon. The message sent to their UK affiliates yesterday read: [...]

  • It’s A Great Time To Be A Search Marketer…It’s About To Get Better

    Recently, my agency has been putting a lot of time and resources into the ad exchange space. For those of you paid search folks with SEM blinders on, let me elaborate because the opportunity here for those with paid search experience is about to open up tremendously in the next few years. Ad exchanges are [...]

  • A Principal Goal Of SEO Should Be Customer Loyalty

    How search engine optimization (SEO) professionals can measure customer loyalty as a part of a successful search experience.

  • Google Pledges $1 Million To Haiti Relief Efforts, Bing & Yahoo Add Donation Info

    As real-time searches for information on the Haiti earthquake disaster have bombarded Twitter, Facebook, as well as mainstream media websites and the search engines themselves, each of the major search engines have responded by linking information about disaster relief efforts from their homepages. Google has created the Google Crisis Response page, on which they pledged: “Google [...]

  • Where Have All The Old Tweets Gone?

    Looking for old tweets? You won’t find any that are more than a week or so old on Twitter. Put the blame on all the massive number of new tweets coming in. The engines, they canna hold captain! Or that is, the search index behind Twitter Search can’t hold it all. To see this in action, [...]

  • Google Search Suggestions For Mobile Get Locally Relevant

    At the recent Google Search Evolution event late last year, Google Engineering VP Vic Gundotra demonstrated search suggestions on mobile devices that varied by location. He showed that query suggestions could and would be different based on user location. Today Google is rolling that improvement out for the iPhone and Android devices. The geographic point of [...]

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