SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 19, 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:

  • Go Figure: Twitter Tests Adding Search To Main Navigation

    The Twitter blog announced they are now exploring the option of integration the search experience directly at the top navigation of Twitter. Twitter Search has become incredibly popular, even when most people I speak with have no clue on how to find it. Twitter Search is not even currently linked to on Twitter’s [...]

  • And Your Next SMB Advertiser Is…Already An Advertiser

    SMBs who wish to advertise online now have many options: vertical sites, local sites, search engines, traditional and new directories; SMB owners need only choose where they would like their business to appear. Online directories are a common choice for advertisers, and the group at Palore chose to examine the more traditional type of national [...]

  • URL Rewrites and Redirects: The Gory Details (Part 1 of 2)

    If you’re dealing with a large complex website, rewriting your URLs from dynamic to static and placing all the necessary 301 redirects in place is – as programmers would say, nontrivial. The devil is in the details. Granted, the redirecting piece may not be quite as onerous anymore thanks to the advent of the search [...]

  • Yahoo Formalizes Rich Ads In Search, Text Ads Gain Images Or Video

    After testing this for close to a year, Yahoo is set to formally announce Rich Ads In Search — a service that places images and videos into paid ads in Yahoo’s search results. The New York Times says the service will be announced formally on Thursday. A search for Pedigree dog food brings up a video [...]

  • Happy Birthday: Yahoo Search Turns 5 Today

    The Yahoo Search Blog is celebrating the 5th birthday of Yahoo’s search engine today. It was February 18, 2004, when Yahoo stopped using Google search results and rolled out its own index and ranking of web pages. (It should be noted that Yahoo continued to use Google for image search results at first, even after [...]

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