SearchCap: The Day In Search, Feb. 8, 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:

  • Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason
    Jason Calacanis is riled up about SEO today, telling the world that "90% of the SEO market is made up of snake oil salesman" and still confused over why the "SEO folks" were mad at him when he said "SEO is bull" during our keynote conversation at SES Chicago last…
  • The State of Search Engine Marketing 2006
    Search marketing is thriving, according to SEMPO’s annual "State of Search Engine Marketing" survey, with North American advertisers spending $9.4 billion on search engine marketing in 2006, a 62% increase over 2005 spending. SEMPO collected data on spending trends on paid placement, paid inclusion, organic search engine optimization (SEO)and SEM…
  • Will Google Remain ‘The Start Page For The Internet’?
    This subject is worthy of perhaps a 10,000 word New Yorker article. But this will just be a relatively short post based on some thinking following a meeting with Netvibes CEO Tariq Krim in San Francisco the other day….
  • Roundup Of Feedback On Yahoo’s Panama Release
    Yahoo launched their new ad-ranking algorithm "Panama" this past Monday. Since then, I have collected feedback from the search community on the release. Here is a collection of blog posts, forum posts and opinion on Yahoo’s new quality score factor:…
  • 3 Ranking Survival Tips For Google’s New Personalized Results
    The effects were subtle. The average person searching on Google probably didn’t notice. For most, the results of last Friday’s rollout of the long-tested, debated and awaited personalized search results for the masses was an entirely unremarkable event. For the search marketing industry, it was cataclysmic. In short, it’s a…
  • YouTube Founders & Investors Cash In Big Time
    YouTube’s Payoff: Hundreds of Millions for the Founders at the New York Times reports that Google released some of the details of the acquisition costs for YouTube. From the US Securities & Exchange Commission filing, we learned how much the founders actually made in the deal and the VC company…
  • Yahoo Pipes: Letting Non-Programmers Make Mashups & More
    Yahoo launched Yahoo Pipes, "an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator" enabling you to "create feeds that are more powerful, useful and relevant." It took me a deep read of Tim O’Reilly’s post to get an idea of what that actually meant. But since I can’t play with it myself at…
  • Searchforvideo Upgrades Design, Capabilities
    Video search service Searchforvideo has launched several new features today. From the press release: Searchforvideo 4.0 introduces a new website design across several popular video categories that simplifies finding popular online video clips from the world’s most trusted video publishers. The next generation site design is intended to promote brand…
  • Google Maps Sticker Spotted In London
    This Google sticker (on Flickr) was spotted in London. While it’s in some ways unremarkable and like any number of similar stickers (Michelin, Mobile Travel Guides, Citysearch, Zagat, etc.), it represents something of a shift for Google and a bit of a traditional marketing push. To my knowledge nobody has…

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  • rustybrick

    Nice, categories…

    Makes it much easier to read.

    More work for us. :-(

  • Bill Slawski

    The categories are a great addition. They improves the readability of those additional resources, and provide more focus.

    Great idea.

  • Kristina

    I LOVE the new categories. Really caught my eye and got me clicking through!

  • morgret

    The categories are fantastic! Thanks for the extra bit of work it takes to put that part together.

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