SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 20, 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:

  • Google’s Matt Cutts Video Presentation On SEO

    I have seen Matt Cutts of Google speak dozens of times, I have seen dozens of videos of SEO tips from Matt, I have read hundreds of blog posts from Matt – but nothing compares to his presentation given at WordCamp. Lucky, the presentation was recorded and is available for everyone to watch. [...]

  • Yahoo’s Social Plan: Twitter, Twitter, & More Twitter?

    Is it just me, or does Yahoo have a thing for Twitter? Watching Yahoo’s moves this year is like watching a kid in class fall head-over-heels for the prettiest girl in class. He scribbles her initials inside his notebook and tries to impress her at every turn. She never seems to reply, at least not [...]

  • You Don’t Own Your Own Business Details Anymore

    Who owns your business details – your phone number, address, company name? As the owner of a business, do you have the right to choose where your details are listed online in search engines, directory sites, blogs, forums, social networks, and, do you have the right to force such sites to remove your details? What are [...]

  • Best Search Engine In Canada? Hitwise Says It’s Bing

    In a detailed report about the Canadian search landscape, Hitwise says Bing is the best search engine at producing “successful searches,” beating out both Google and Yahoo, as well as their Canada-specific search engines.

    The chart above, provided specifically to Search Engine Land, shows that Bing is the 6th most popular search engine in Canada, but [...]

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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