SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 27, 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:

  • The Big List Of Search Engines & Their Employees On Twitters

    Yesterday, Google joined Twitter with a company account. We twittered a few search engine-related addresses as part of our post about that, but we wanted to do one that was a little more organized. So welcome to our big search engine Twitter list! The list isn’t complete, nor will it ever be. But that’s how it [...]

  • Search In Pictures: Google ViewMaster, Twitter & Yahoo Cake Spelling

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Sergey & Larry Pixelized: Big week for Twitter & Search Engines: Typo in a Yahoo Cake: A Google ViewMaster: Google’s Easter [...]

  • Paid Search’s Point of Diminishing Returns

    “So, how much should we spend in Search?” Years ago, when I was a siloed search engine marketer, that answer was unequivocally: “As much as you can spend!”. Return on Investment was through the roof and paid search was setting the standard for transparent measurement. “You only pay when someone clicks and they have [...]

  • Google Still Working On Making Blog Search More Relevant

    It has been almost three months since Google Blog Search began indexing full text of the page and since then, there have been numerous complaints from searchers and webmasters. The majority of the complaints are that Google Alerts are coming up for irrelevant or out dated blog results. In addition, many blogs are [...]

  • Finding The Right Balance Between Search Marketing & User Experience

    Yesterday a colleague asked me to find information on software application response times. I responded with some qualifying questions to refine my assistance but what it boiled down was this: the corporate powers wanted to know how much they could fudge things so that an ecommerce software application could roll out into “production” even [...]

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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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