SearchCap: The Day In Search, Feb. 26, 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:

  • Video Search Challenge Isn’t Speech Recognition, It’s Content Owner Management
    Millions of Videos, and Now a Way to Search Inside Them from the New York Times is a big giant love story to video search firm Blinkx, suggesting that the idea of finding video content will take a leap through new idea of speech recognition. In reality, it’s not…
  • Google Video Plus Box Results
    Philipp Lenssen spotted plus box results at Google for Google Video results. He noticed it for a search on nightwish videos, but I do not see it myself. For a screen capture check out Philipp’s Google Blogoscoped. We have covered two other plus box results in the past. Google "Plus…
  • Google AdWords To Show Advertisers Exactly Where Their Contextual Ads Are Displayed
    If you are an advertiser running Google AdWords on the content network, the only way to know where those ads are being run is to dig through raw logs and extract the content site URLs from the massively long AdWords referral strings. But in an article in the New York…
  • Google Checkout Australia Coming Soon?
    Is Google Checkout coming to Australia? It appears that Google registered Google Payment Australia PTY. LTD. in Australia recently, which could be a sign of that. A reader pointed me to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission web site that shows a record for a Google Australia payments company. On…
  • Google Ordered To Change AdSense Contract By South Korea’s Watchdog
    S. Korean watchdog orders Google to fix unfair contract clauses by Yonhap News (and see longer version here) reports that Google has been ordered to change its AdSense contract to be more publisher friendly. The Fair Trade Commission said the contract is currently enabling Google to "one-sidedly cancel advertisement deals"…
  • Pew Research: Wireless Internet Grows
    Amid an increasing body of consumer research showing that more Americans are using their mobile devices for more than just voice, The Pew Internet Project surveyed 1,623 U.S. adult Internet users in December, 2006. The survey broadly asked about wireless Internet access, whether on desktops, laptops or mobile phones….
  • 2007 SEMPO Board of Directors Announced
    SEMPO has released the names of the 2007 board of directors. The board for 2007 includes: Chris Boggs, Avenue A/Razorfish (reelected) Massimo Burgio, Global Search Interactive (new) Fionn Downhill, Elixir Systems (new) Dave Fall, DoubleClick Inc. (new) Duane Forrester, Sports Direct Inc. (new) Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant (reelected, currently…
  • 3 Jump-Start Methods For Passionate Linking
    For a lot of people, link building is a drag. It’s like going to the dentist or writing that tax check every quarter… you don’t really want to do it but you know you have to. It’s that drag factor that makes a lot of people look for short…
  • NASA & Google Earth Color Earth With Near Real Time Information
    Garett Rogers summarizes a post at the Google Earth Blog explaining that Google and NASA now have added more KMLs (a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser) to Google Earth. The new files provide almost real-time information including: Sea Surface Temperature [KML File] Chlorophyll Concentration…
  • Google Steps Up Web Page Malware Notifications
    The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced that they are now stepping up malware notifications to webmasters. They are giving more detailed reports on the malware issues with a specific site and they are also sending email notifications to webmasters about these malware warnings. In the past, Google just posted a…

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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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