SearchCap: The Day In Search, Feb. 13, 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:

  • Google Loses In Belgium Newspaper Case A Belgium court has found that Google did violate copyright when including material from several Belgian newspapers in its search index. Google may have to pay a fine, but the ruling is far more positive for the company. Google can continue to index content without explicit permission. NOTE: The story…
  • Social Media Marketing Is Ethical! There seems to be a lot of misconception that social media marketing isn’t ethical. Almost daily, I come across bloggers who denounce SMM as spam or suggest that social media marketers are poisoning the community well. In reality, they either aren’t properly educated or perhaps only see the "bad…
  • Now Redirects To AOL Video Search Gary Price reports that now redirects to AOL Video. AOL purchased from Thomson Multimedia in November 2003. In June 2005, AOL revamped their AOL Video Search, which included having results from SingingFish. Now, SingingFish is set up as a 301 redirect (permanent redirect) to….
  • InfoSpace Joins Forces With FAST For Mobile Search InfoSpace and FAST announced a partnership at 3GSM conference that seeks to marry InfoSpace’s carrier relationships and content expertise with FAST’s search technology and PPC platform on mobile devices. The companies will be offering their new "white label" services and platform to wireless carriers in the U.S. and Europe. That…
  • Wordtracker Adds UK Keywords Option To Keyword Tools Wordtracker, a very popular keyword tool used by search marketers, has added UK keywords to their existing tools. This means, those wanting to target the UK region, will have an option to specify UK keywords only and will be shown related keywords based on that data….
  • Google Search Results Now May Display Malware Warnings Google Operating Systems reports that Google has changed the way they handle warning searchers of sites that may contain malware on them. It notes that a search on beautiful free screensaver currently brings up a result from that has a message from Google reading: "This site may harm your…
  • Google Maps Adds "Report Incorrect Data" Link Mike Blumenthal reports that Google has added an easier way to report inaccurate data found within Google Maps. For any unverified business listing, Google will show a link that reads "report incorrect data" that takes you to a page to easily notify Google of the problem. For example, currently this…
  • Sproose – A Social Search Engine Sproose is another social search engine where you get to vote for your favourite websites/pages, and to that extent it’s very similar to previous social search engines that I’ve looked at recently. It’s got the double ‘o’ in the name which always helps, and uses terminology that sounds familiar, such…
  • You Hum It, These Search Engines Claim They’ll Find It Recently a couple of search engines have come to my attention that are designed to allow you to hum a few bars of a tune into them, and then they’ll tell you what the song is. These are Midomi and Humming Search from Nayio. That’s the promise; the reality was…
  • Special Valentine’s Day Cards For SEOs Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and it is the time of the year to show your love. Why not show your love to your favorite SEO via an e-card tailored towards SEOs? Internet Traffic Solutions has SEO e-cards that you can send to your favorite SEO or SEM. Messages include, "I…

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About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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