SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 7, 2011

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Quora Co-Founder Outlines Plans To Deal With Growing Pains

    Quora, a relatively new question-and-answer search engine that’s become a darling of the tech community, is suffering through growing pains caused by exponential growth in the past two weeks. And co-founder Charlie Cheever has outlined some of the company’s plans to deal with those growing pains. In a post today on Quora, Cheever admits that [...]

  • Blekko Launches Spam Clock To Keep Pressure On Google

    Every hour, one million spam pages are created. That’s a stat that start-up search engine Blekko has now put out — complete with a new “Spam Clock” showing a count-up of spam pages created since the first of the year. Currently, the Spam Clock estimates that there’s been about 155 million spam pages made since [...]

  • Bing Adds FanSnap Ticket Inventory Into Search Results

    Just in time for the opening round of the NFL playoffs (coughGOSEAHAWKS!cough), Bing has followed through on its plans to integrate ticket inventory from FanSnap into its search results. This FanSnap integration was first announced as part of Bing’s December search event. FanSnap isn’t a ticket seller; it’s one of several ticket aggregators that displays [...]

  • How Human Factors May Affect Information Indexing And Retrieval

    If you were to ask a search engine marketer what their main goal is for their type of work, they may tell you, “We want our clients’ web site to come up first in search results.” To make their days more challenging, they may monitor popular keywords, create landing pages which are tightly focused on [...]

  • Reputation Conversations Start With Search Results

    This is the first article in which I will coin the phrase “Reputation Conversations”. Expect to hear me use this term further in this column, in future columns for Search Engine Land, and in other intellectual property that I generate. How’s that as an opening statement? It’s a great way for me to “practice what [...]

  • Twitter’s New Year Tweet Record Shown In Stunning Video

    Twitter started 2011 with a new record: 6,939 tweets were sent at four seconds after midnight in Japan. Twitter says that TPS rate (tweets per second) is more than double the previous high of 3,283 TPS during Japan’s World Cup soccer/football win over Denmark last summer. In a blog post detailing the new record, Twitter [...]

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