SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 29, 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:

  • Finally, Yahoo 360 To Be Shuttered In July

    More than 18 months after first saying that Yahoo 360 would close, the company has finally announced a date: July 13, 2009. Why the delay? Yahoo’s announcement says they’ve been looking for a way to preserve its users’ content: “Before we could retire 360, we had to find a sustainable and adequate solution for your personal information. [...]

  • Open Letter To Google & The AP: Reveal The Licensing Terms

    Discussions between Google and the Associated Press about renewing their content licensing deal continue, I assume, but all’s quiet recently on the negotiation front. I want to disrupt that. It would be wrong in this particular case for both parties to reach a deal where “terms are not disclosed.” The future of [...]

  • Google I/O: New Advances In The Searchability of JavaScript and Flash, But Is It Enough?

    This week at Google I/O, Google talked a lot about the evolution of the technological capabilities of the web. HTML 5 is ushering in new era of browser-based development and applications. Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, kicked things off with, “My message to you is that this is the beginning of the real win of cloud [...]

  • Keyword Research: Listen To Your Customers!

    While SEO is a part of our daily lives, the process of digging into keyword research hasn’t gotten any easier. Yet, as we know, keyword research is critical to any SEO effort. While you may find the process of uncovering and selecting the most appropriate keywords for optimizing your site to be fairly painstaking, it [...]

  • How To: Excel at Excel for SEM Applications, Part 1

    Ever since Microsoft Excel beat Lotus 1-2-3’s butt to become the world’s preferred spreadsheet solution, it has never looked back. It’s hard for any search marketer to think of a world without Excel. I tell rookies new to the industry to move themselves a tiny bed into cell A1 because they’re going to [...]

  • Search In Pictures: Google Street Trikes, Yahoo iPhone Orchestra & Hacky Sacks

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. [...]

  • Did Google Cleverly Upstage Microsoft’s Bing?

    Mike Arrington thinks that Google engaged in “a little stealth black ops mission” and blunted the full impact of the Ballmer Bing announcement yesterday by announcing Wave. Whether Wave represents a huge new development in digital communications remains to be seen, but almost every major news outlet had to cover it and divide its attention [...]

  • Digital Literacy And Digital Diligence

    Do you regularly use Google’s Wonder Wheel? How about SearchWiki, Yahoo Correlator or Search Monkey? I’m guessing about 95% of you said no. And you’re no ordinary group of searchers . In terms of search literacy, you’d be ranking in the top 0.1% of the population. In a randomly assembled group of 1000 people, you’d [...]

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