SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 27, 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:

  • Keeping It Private On Google Reader
    Almost two weeks ago, I wrote my Google Reader Gets Social With Friends Shared Items post detailing how disturbing it was that Google Reader was now sharing items with people it considered my friends, on an opt-out basis. Privacy concerns over this finally exploded this week, with Google Reader…
  • Get Your Sphinn Google Gadget
    Patrick Sexton at SEOish created a Sphinn Google Gadget that you can add to your Google Personalized Home page. The Sphinn Google Gadget displays the most recent hot items at Sphinn, the what’s new items, and also the most recent comments. To add the Sphinn Google Gadget to your Google…
  • Google To Sign Deal With Japan’s Largest Mobile Operator, NTT DoCoMo
    Via TechCrunch, Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to tie up with Google-sources from Reuters TechCrunch reports that Google is set to close a deal with NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile phone operator. The deal will make Google search the default search service for NTT DoCoMo’s 48 million customers. In addition, Google Apps…
  • Coming Soon To Walmart: Off The Shelf SEM Services?
    Next time you’re doing the aisles at Walmart-owned Sam’s Club, perhaps you’ll see a package for SEM services on the shelf next to 40 packs of razor blades and 12 cans of tuna. Karl points out that Sam’s Club is now pitching “SEM” online, at least what seems to be…

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues


Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Other Items

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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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