SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 27, 2008

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • FindLaw Hit By Long Arm Of The Google Law Over Paid Links
    Toolbar PageRank penalties are nothing new to the SEO world, we see them all the time. But when Todd Friesen broke the news that is marketing a new advertising service to sell links that will “help you increase your company’s visibility, rank and penetration within natural search results on…
  • Google Offers New Content Hub For US Presidential Elections Home Stretch
    Many millions of people saw Hillary Clinton speak last night at the Democratic National Convention. If you didn’t (and are interested) you can see the speech on YouTube. Indeed, Google has been doing various things in various places — on Maps, YouTube, iGoogle and elsewhere — to offer news, content,…
  • Google Checkout Steps Up Promotion Through AdWords
    Steve LaLonde spotted Google sporting new checkout badges for some Google Checkout merchants within the AdWords listings. I was able to reproduce it for a search on petco, a Google Checkout merchant. Here is a side by side look at the checkout badges on AdWords. The $5 off version is…
  • AdAge: Microsoft Likely To Sell Avenue A To WPP
    AdAge reported that Microsoft and mega-agency WPP have restarted talks that may result in the sale of Interactive agency Avenue A to the latter. Avenue A was part of the $6 billion deal for aQuantive that also included Atlas and the DrivePM ad network….

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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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