SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 17, 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:

  • The Google Phone/Nexus One Was (Briefly) In My Hand

    Yesterday after I had coffee with someone (who is not a Google employee) I was briefly given the “Nexus One” to look at and fondle. I was not permitted to take a photo of it but did have a chance to do a few things on it and was able to form a few “first [...]

  • November Search Share: Google, Bing Up, Yahoo Down

    Both comScore and Nielsen put out November search numbers that show Google and Bing up and Yahoo losing share. According to comScore: Americans conducted 14.4 billion searches in November, up 1 percent from October. Google Sites accounted for 9.5 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites (2.5 billion), Microsoft Sites (1.5 billion), Ask Network (548 million) and [...]

  • Keyword Visibility For Orlando Local Businesses

    In order to be found online by potential customers, local businesses can take action in a number of ways. In my last post, I presented data on how many Columbus businesses advertise online, publish a website, or update their online listing. When properly implemented, these actions can significantly improve a local business’s online visibility. However, many [...]

  • Google Search Volume Compared To Type In Domain Traffic

    An interesting post from Elliot compared the number of searches in a month on Google versus the number of visitors received on type in traffic domains. He used the Google Keyword Tool and looked at the traffic of domains to compare the two. The results showed that longer domains received less type in [...]

  • Yahoo “It Was You” Protest: French Engineers Go On Strike

    Yahoo engineers in France went on strike and protested yesterday over Carol Bartz wanting to close down the R&D center in Grenoble and ultimately putting 78 engineers out of work. Some of these protestors created a web site named Yahoo It Was You on a Google owned Blogspot, as a way to mock Yahoo’s [...]

  • Google’s Fast Flip Expands to 90 Sources

    Fast Flip, the Google experiment that aims to make reading news online more like reading a newspaper or magazine, has expanded its list of sources. When Fast Flip launched in September, it had three dozen publishers on board. With today’s announcement, the number and variety of sources has grown: Today, we’re excited to be adding articles [...]

  • Is SEO Dead? 1997 Prediction, Meet 2009 Reality

    I shouldn’t take the bait — Robert Scoble’s latest missive that SEO isn’t important. But sometimes I can’t help myself for wanting to provide some perspective. I’ve covered the space going on 14 years now. I’ve heard the SEO is dead spiel over and over and over again. I feel like a [...]

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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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