SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 22, 2009

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Don’t Miss The Networking At SMX West – Online & In Person
    We’ve been writing frequently about the SMX West content and keynotes lately. There’s another aspect of the show that is just as important and valuable – networking. And with more than 500 companies sending delegates (so far), there are lots of people to network with! Click here to learn more about the networking opportunities and then register for your All Access pass to SMX West.
  • Google Revenues Up, Economic Uncertainty Lingers
    Google reported better-than-expected earnings this afternoon. Here are the top-level highlights: Google reported revenues of $5.70 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2008, an increase of 18% compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 and an increase of 3% compared to the third quarter of 2008. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $382 million as compared to $1.29 billion in the third quarter of …
  • Job Search Engines: The Hottest Thing Going
    Desperate times call for job search engines. That’s how comScore explains today’s news that job search was the fastest growing search category in the U.S. in 2008. Visits to job search engines grew by more than 51% in 2008 to 18.8 million visitors, comScore says. And as the economy grew worse during the course of the year, job search engines saw more traffic: …
  • Google Wants To Help Marketers Do More With Less
    The Google AdWords team has launched a new mini-site,, to help advertisers reach their goals in light of the current economy. The mini-site is really just a set of links to a variety of Google tools and services (Insights for Search, Google Maps, Google Analytics, etc.) available to online marketers or business owners. …
  • The Rise (And Fall?) Of Real-Time Search
    Blogging and micro-blogging represent a stream of real-time web activity; from important real-life events to random personal thoughts, more Internet users are putting what they see, hear, think, and feel into this stream. Twitter, in particular, is a river of information. Breaking news is often reported there first, ahead of any other media — online or not. Just last week, Danny Sullivan wondered why the major search engines don’t offer a search service that taps specifically into this stream of information. Two other services are aiming to do just that, but Twitter itself could prevent real-time search on other platforms …
  • Tube Mogul Buys Video Analytics Firm
    In this period of doom and gloom, its rare to see a small company being bold enough to make an acquisition. But that’s just what TubeMogul, which operates the web’s most popular online video syndication and tracking service, has done. The Berkeley, California based company has just acquired flash player analytics firm Illumenex. The combination allows TubeMogul to offer a broad range of data tracking to the online video industry. TubeMogul offers a free service which video producers can use to upload their videos to over 20 video sharing sites. Once the video is live on those sites, TubeMogul can track …
  • Microsoft Announces Q2 Results, 5,000 Layoffs
    Microsoft announced its fiscal second quarter results today, as well as 5,000 layoffs over the course of the next 18 months with 1,400 immediately. The rumors were true, though the numbers are less than anticipated. From the press release: As part of this plan, Microsoft will eliminate up to 5,000 jobs in R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR, and IT over the next 18 months, including 1,400 jobs today. These initiatives will reduce the company’s annual operating expense run rate by approximately $1.5 billion and reduce fiscal year 2009 capital expenditures by $700 million. Other highlights from the press release …
  • Search Week: January 19, 2008
    Search Week is an exclusive monthly newsletter for Search Engine Land premium members that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past month. Below are top stories organized by topic that happened over the past week. Each topic (or Search Engine Land column) is also a link, where you can click through and drill into the Search Engine Land members library to find other stories in that area. Because some stories are listed in more than one category, you may see them repeated. …

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