SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 24, 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:

  • comScore: Search Behavior Is A Sign Of The Times

    You can watch the TV news, read a newspaper, or maybe drive down your street to see signs of the current financial struggles that many Americans are facing. You can also take a look at what Americans are searching for online. That’s what comScore has done, and today’s announcement confirms that we are what we [...]

  • Changes Leadership, Aligns Goals More Closely with Big G Itself

    Google’s philanthropic arm, is changing its operational leader and trying to more tightly integrate with the larger objectives of Google the company. According to the Google Blog: Long-time Googler Megan Smith will take over day-to-day management of, joining as General Manager to lead us through this transition, in addition to her existing role as [...]

  • MapQuest Launches Mobile Personalization

    As part of a wave of new features, MapQuest late last year introduced My MapQuest, a personalization tool for the PC side of the business. It subsequently renamed that offering “My Places” and has now launched it in mobile. My Places for MapQuest4Mobile offers a rich user experience and the ability to save maps and directions. [...]

  • Yahoo To Offer Dayparting, Demographic Targeting & Display Ads Based On Searches

    Yahoo to Offer Tools To Match Users, Ads from the Wall Street Journal reports Yahoo is set to launch new ad features and tools today. What is expected to launch today is the ability for advertisers to show graphic ads to users based on their previous search history. Plus, Yahoo will allow those [...]

  • What If A Client Doesn’t Like Link Building?

    What if you have a client who wants SEO but simply does not want you to do any link building even though, over and over and over, you’ve told this sweet client that link building is a key component of doing well online? I’m not talking about the outright purchasing of links here either. I’m [...]

  • And The Oscar For Best Search Engine For Oscar Winners Goes To … Microsoft Live &

    I’ve written about how hard it is for people to break the Google Habit (and see here) and consider other search engines. But breaking the habit can be done, and Microsoft’s Live Search shows an easy win for this type of thing in response to a search for oscar winners. [...]

  • Google Webmaster Central Launches YouTube Channel

    The Google Webmaster Central team has officially announced the launch of a new YouTube channel at This channel will contain, you guessed it, videos from Googlers on how to help your web site success in Google. The first video is the presentation Matt Cutts gave at PubCon last year named “State of the Index [...]

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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