SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 30, 2007

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Nielsen Finds High Audience Retention And Overlap For Search Engines
    Nielsen//NetRatings found that in June and July of this year the major search engines enjoyed high user retention but also high audience overlap, suggesting that audiences are actively using two and three engines. Search engines saw the highest user retention of the three categories that Nielsen compared and examined (search,…
  • Virtual Earth Adds More ‘Bird’s Eye,’ Satellite And 3-D Imagery
    Gary Price points to a Microsoft Virtual Earth blog posting that reflects enhancements of low level orthogonal “Bird’s Eye” photography within the U.S., as well as satellite mapping for a range of countries and locations outside the U.S. In addition there’s also now more 3-D imagery and more 3-D cities…
  • Google To Resume Webmaster Penalty Email Notifications
    The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced they will be resuming the emailing of penalty notifications to webmasters. Google stopped sending these notifications when they learned that some people were using these notifications as a way to scare, spam and send viruses to webmasters. Soon after, Google launched a message center…
  • Yahoo Reorganizes, Schneider Now Sits Atop Sales & Marketing
    The New York Times and PaidContent report on a new reorganization at Yahoo. Among the changes, Executive Vice President of Sales Greg Coleman will be leaving Yahoo early next year and Hilary Schneider has been promoted to EVP to lead a new group called “Global Partner Solutions,” which is now…
  • Top Ten Organic SEO Myths
    SEO myths get crazier every year. Some are based partially in reality, and others have spread because it’s often difficult to prove what particular SEO action caused a resulting search engine reaction. For example, you might make a change to something on a page of your site, and a…
  • Got The Current Time? Your Search Engine Does!
    Next month, AT&T is killing its call for current time feature. One reason? There are too many other ways to get the correct time — and search engines are among those resources. Below, a look at how easy search engines make it to get the current time for anywhere in…
  • Send To (German) Car: The New Local Search Front
    Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at one point that one of the reasons Google wanted to get into radio advertising was that the company couldn’t reach users during the morning or afternoon commutes. That’s all changing very quickly. Both Google and Yahoo have almost simultaneously announced in-car mapping and local…

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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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