SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 16, 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:

  • Report: How The Internet Has Changed Music Consumption

    Music file sharing services have always been a mutant species of search, offering different tools and methods for finding and listening to tunes. Napster was one of the first and most infamous, and its widespread adoption caused the recording industry to panic, suing both the company and thousands of its users. That hasn’t stopped the [...]

  • Microsoft Taking Click Fraud Battle To Court

    The New York Times reports that Microsoft is taking the click fraud battle to court: Microsoft filed the civil complaint on Monday in United States District Court in Seattle against Eric Lam, Gordon Lam and Melanie Suen, of Vancouver, British Columbia, along with several corporation names they were believed to have used, and several unnamed parties. [...]

  • Clean Tweets: New Add-On Zaps Twitter Spam

    If you use Twitter regularly, you probably know spam is a growing problem — particularly with Twitter’s search engine and the way it surfaces trending topics. Danny Sullivan described how spammers are targeting hot keywords in his Twitter’s Real Time Spam Problem article 10 days ago. Since Twitter hasn’t addressed the problem yet, the folks behind [...]

  • PageRank Sculpting Is Dead! Long Live PageRank Sculpting!

    Earlier this month, Google’s Matt Cutts sent a shockwave through the advanced SEO community by saying that site owners could no longer perform “PageRank sculpting” using the nofollow tag in the way they’d previously thought. Now Matt’s posted more explanation about the change. But rather than stop PageRank sculpting, I expect [...]

  • Taptu Offers Search Engine For iPhone; 40 Percent Of iPhone Users Online More With Mobile

    Mobile search engine Taptu has just launched a free iPhone app (”alternative search machine”). It’s the first iPhone-specific search engine but Taptu has been doing mobile search for some time. According to the company the engine crawls the web and indexes “iPhone friendly pages” that are optimized for the device. The index is much smaller [...]

  • Understanding Federated Link Building: A Primer With Examples

    You’ve probably heard the term “Federated Search“. It’s the term used to describe the process of simultaneously searching multiple search engines or online databases from a single search box. Federated search is unfortunately an awkward term. It sounds like something from the Civil War. Federated search is closely related to meta-search. If you’ve ever [...]

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