SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 31, 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:
- Google Doesn’t Want Searchers To Find SEOs & Web Designers
If you go to Google.com and type “hamburgers,” “shoes,” “candy,” “grills,” “beer,” and hundreds of other terms of ambiguous local intent, Google will almost always show you local results on a map that’s tied to your IP address.
But type in “seo,” “seo company,” “web design company” and several terms related to these two types [...]
- As Verizon Implements Bing Default Search Deal, Company Sees User Backlash
The wide-ranging search and advertising deal between Verizon Wireless and Microsoft reportedly cost Redmond between $550 million to $650 million in revenue guarantees over five years, according to prior reports in the Wall Street Journal. The deal specifically exempts Android handsets, such as Droid, from the provision that Bing become the default search engine on [...]
- Google Updates Toolbar PageRank For New Years 2010
To kick off the 2010, Google is currently exporting the PageRank values to the Google Toolbar. Yes, there are major reports of a Google Toolbar PageRank update taking place right now.
This may become a New Years tradition for Google. Last year, Google pushed out a PageRank update for New Years 2009. [...]
- Year In Review: Local Search & Maps
While analysts and practitioners have been prognosticating the imminent arrival
of local search for the last several years, 2009 was finally the year that proved
us right. A number of innovations
and developments in mobile search, such as the widespread adoption of the
iPhone, the release of [...]
- Search Month European Edition, December 2009
In Search Month European Edition we bring you a monthly update of European search news, with related links to full coverage. Here’s what happened in December.
Google fined $430,000 dollars in France. A Parisian court ruled that Google should be fined over $430,000 dollars because it has broken French copyright laws by displaying snippets of books [...]
Search News From Around The Web:
Applications & Portal Features
- EXCLUSIVE: Oops! Wikipedia Pronounced Rush Limbaugh Dead, RadarOnline.com
- ChaCha Makes Its Crazy Business Model…Profitable, TechCrunch
Local, Maps & Mobile
- Santa Tracker was amazingly popular, Google Earth Blog
- PubSub Finally Rises From the Dead [Kind of], newcommbiz.com
- Superb! Digitization: Juilliard Manuscript Collection Adds Content by Beethoven & Mendelssohn, ResourceShelf
SEO & SEM
- Is SEO Science or Art?, SEO Book
Video, Music & Image Search
- YouTube’s Quest to Suggest More, So Users Search Less, New York Times
- Vevo to Pull Its Music Videos From the YouTube API, newteevee.com
- More kindness during the holidays, Yodel Anecdotal
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