SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 31, 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:

  • Search in Pictures: Search Engine Fun, Yahoo Giant & The Google Dance
    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….
  • Google News Now Hosting Wire Stories & Promises Better Variety In Results
    Today, Google News will begin offering articles from several major wire services and news agencies hosted on its own site, rather than sending readers away from Google. The move is part of licensing agreements that have been stuck over the past year. Google News is also promising better duplicate story…
  • Yahoo Gives College Graduates A “Kickstart” With Social Job Networking Site
    Yahoo’s new social job network: Kickstart from News.com has an excellent review of Yahoo’s new social networking job site named Kickstart. The site is currently is currently a concept, which Yahoo wants to turn into a reality. The concept is to use social features to connect college alumni working at…
  • Searcharazzi: Last Time, on Yahoo! Executive Survivor…
    Coleman is out, and president Sue Decker rises to the top. Hilary Schneider (is it possible that she is Decker’s long lost twin?) smugly rules ad sales and partnerships (Global Partner Solutions), leaving Jeff Weiner to run content (Yahoo! Network Division). According to a Valleywag tipster, these two hate…
  • How To Go Beyond Google’s Advanced Search Page Date Options
    Google Operating System reveals a way to expand your date specific search beyond what Google has available on Google’s advanced search page….
  • SEOmoz & SEO Book Organize SEO Tools & Add Features
    SEOmoz and SEO Book both announced that they have organized their SEO tools. SEO Book organized his SEO Tools page and SEOmoz organized their SEO Toolbox page. SEOmoz also added an easy to use bookmarklet feature named “SEO Dashboard” for premium members….
  • An Insider’s View Of Google Universal Search
    Google’s Universal Search was definitely a buzz generator at Search Engine Strategies in San Jose. Universal was tagged as probably the most significant development in search this year, and its effects are just starting to be felt throughout the industry, by both searchers and search marketers alike. It’s particularly…
  • Yahoo Adds New Ad Tools & Reporting; Google Changes Reports Interface
    Yahoo has announced several new advertising features for their search marketing platform. You can now write ads faster, quickly check your quality score and create and save up to 45 customized reports. Google also announced changes to their AdWords reporting engine. Now, the Google AdWords reports are now more similar…

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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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