SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 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:

  • December 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories
    Below are Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular stories from December 2007:…
  • Search Month: December 2007 Search News, In Review
    Search Month is a monthly newsletter that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past month. It’s also available by feed here. Below, news about Search Engine Land itself, then our 10 most popular stories from December 2007, then a major story for various search topics along with…
  • My Love/Hate Relationship With Facebook Ads
    Last month I began running a campaign on Facebook’s new ad network. After hearing the hype, I couldn’t resist playing around with it as soon as I had a reason to. At first I was somewhat frustrated because I wasn’t getting any page views or clicks. It took some time…
  • The 2007 Paid Links War, In Review
    The paid links debate is back, this time about whether Google wants all links in a paid post to have a nofollow attribute. Below, a look at the latest round, plus a recap of this year’s "War On Paid Links" by Google and where the other search engines stand on…
  • Baidu’s CFO Dies In Holiday Accident says CFO killed in China accident from the AFP reports Shawn Wang, Baidu’s CFO died on December 27. Wang was in a fatal accident during a holiday vacation in China. He joined Baidu in 2004 and helped Baidu with their extremely successful IPO and NASDAQ listing….
  • Google Trademarks Knol, Android, OpenSocial & More In 2007
    Gary Price reports Google has applied to trademark several terms this year, including Knol, Android, OpenSocial, Open Handset Alliance, Panoramio, Dalvik and more. These trademark applications are common for companies wanting to protect their new product releases….
  • Yahoo’s Chief Performance Expert, Souders, Joining Google
    Steve Souders, Yahoo’s Chief Performance expert and writer of the Firefox add-on YSlow announced on his site he is joining Google on January 7, 2008. It is not clear exactly what Souders will be doing at Google. It appears that he will be working with Dion Almaer, who is working…
  • Pew/Internet Study Finds Most Americans Get Their Answers From the Internet
    A PEW/Internet and American Life study out today finds that the place Americans turn to most for answers is the internet. The study, which surveyed 2,796 Americans, found that 76% have internet access and that 58% turn to the internet when they have questions about things like health, school, careers,…
  • Google The Stealth Social Network?
    Google’s plan to socialize its various applications continues. Google Operating System has spotted code in Gmail that may lead to a Facebook-style news feed of status updates from your Gmail contacts. More about this and Google’s continued "stealth social network" moves below….
  • Deconstructing Google: Chapter 4, After The Google Breakup
    Previous chapters have covered how the growth of Google and fears of how it was reshaping the communication landscape led to the application of existing anti-trust laws along with new ones to force a Google breakup in 2010. This chapter looks at the immediate aftermath: the "Baby Googles" or "Googlets"…
  • Comparing Search Popularity Ratings Services: June To Nov. 2007
    I’ve now compiled the latest search popularity stats from Nielsen, comScore, Hitwise and Compete. That means it’s time to put them all together, to see what a "panel" of ratings services agree on — and don’t agree on — in terms of search engine popularity….
  • Compete Nov. 2007 Search Stats: Google Hits High; Microsoft Steady & Yahoo Declining
    Nearly done with today’s search popularity stats review. Previously, I’ve covered the latest stats from Nielsen, comScore and Hitwise. Now its time for Compete. Like the others, it puts Google tops. Unlike the others, it’s far more positive about Microsoft’s share and negative about Yahoo….
  • Hitwise Nov. 2007 Search Stats: Google Near All-Time High; Microsoft Hits All-Time Low
    With the latest stats from Nielsen and comScore posted earlier today, I continue on with my compilation of the latest search popularity stats, now moving to Hitwise. As with the others, Google is way in the lead for November 2007. But unlike the others, Hitwise has a full year of…
  • comScore Nov. 2007: Google Tops Search Share; Yahoo Holds Steady In Number Of Searches
    Continuing on from my earlier post about Nielsen Online’s latest search popularity stats, I’m now moving to those from comScore. For November 2007 — as with Nielsen — it’s the same-old, same-old. Google’s on top, followed by Yahoo and Microsoft. But in terms of raw searches, while Google still shows…

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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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